Reserve Your Seat For the 2011 Mumbai Oktoberfest
• The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce will host the second edition of the Mumbai Oktoberfest at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse from Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16. At this beer and food festival, each table, which can accommodate ten people, is priced at Rs30,000 (excluding taxes). A table is served 20 litres of beer and 10 vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. To reserve a table, email email@example.com. Royal Western India Turf Club, Members Enclosure, Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mahalaxmi. For more details, contact the Indo German Chamber of Commerce on 6665 2121 or 6665 2147.
• Godrej Nature’s Basket and All Things Nice, a company that organises wine tastings across the city, will host a wine appreciation session at Le Pain Quotidien on Saturday, August 20. During the session, Nikhil Agarwal, the founder of All Things Nice will cover the basics including tasting notes, grape varietals, glassware, storage, and wine and cheese pairings. The session is priced at Rs1,500 per person. Dhanraj Mahal, C.S.M. Road, Apollo Bunder, near the Gateway of India, Colaba. Tel: 6615 0202. Passes are available at Nature’s Basket outlets in Bandra, Cuffe Parade, Warden Road, Juhu and Worli. See here for addresses.
• Koh will launch Sunday brunch from August 21. The buffet will include eggs made to order; Thai green curry; hot stone rice; steamed Cambodian sea bass; wok tossed tenderloin strips; pad Thai; and Thai crepes. Desserts include Thai guava crumble; tiramisu; coconut cheesecake; and mango sticky rice with creme brulee. The brunch with unlimited Moet & Chandon champagne is priced at Rs3,000 per person (excluding taxes) and at Rs2,650 per person (excluding taxes) without alcohol. InterContinental Marine Drive, 135 Marine Drive. Tel: 3987 9999.
• Emperor’s Court, the Chinese restaurant at the Renaissance Hotel in Powai, is hosting a Peking duck festival. They’re serving Beijing duck rolls; stir fried duck in black bean sauce; duck fried rice; clear duck soup with jasmine rice; and duck with mixed vegetables in chilli garlic sauce. Desserts include jasmine rice pudding with raspberry sorbet; black sesame sweet tofu and water chestnut pancakes with lychee ice cream. Until Tuesday, August 30. Renaissance Mumbai Hotel and Convention Centre, near Chinmayanand Ashram, Powai. Tel: 6692 7561.
• Pan Asian at ITC Maratha is serving Korean grills through August. The menu features prawn in a lemon, scallion and vodka marinade; red snapper with crushed black pepper and ginger juice; chicken in a miso and chilli paste; leg of lamb rubbed with a garlic and chilli paste; and bulgogi, a Korean specialty of beef marinated in a sauce made of garlic, chillis and pear juice. Until, Wednesday, August 31. ITC Maratha, near the International Airport, Andheri (East). Tel: 2830 3030.
• Fat Cat Cafe in Andheri is hosting a BBQ festival. Vegetarians can choose from smoked tofu; broccoli and shiitake mushrooms; and chilli garlic mushrooms. Non-vegetarians can pick from chicken in plum sauce; soya tiger prawns; herb fish; and smoked salmon. Until Sunday, August 28. Bharat Ark Building, next to ICICI Bank, Veera Desai Road, Andheri (West). Tel: 2673 2040.
• Earth Plate, the all-day restaurant at Hotel Sahara Star in Vile Parle, is hosting a Mumbai street food festival. The spread will include vada pao, misal, pao bhaji, ragada pattice, bhel, masala chai, nimbu paani, lassi, gulab jamun, jalebi and sugarcane juice. From 4pm to 7pm, the buffet is priced at Rs750 per person (excluding taxes) and at Rs1,550 per person (excluding taxes) from 7pm to midnight. Until Saturday, August 27. Sahara Star, near the Domestic Airport, Vile Parle. Tel: 3980 7444.Tags: All Things Nice, Earth Plate, Emperor's Court, Fat Cat Cafe, Food scoops, Godrej Nature's Basket, Intercontinental Marine Drive, ITC Maratha, KOH, Le Pain Quotidien, Mumbai Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest, Pan Asian, Renaissance Hotel, Restaurants, Sahara Star