Andheri To Get A New South East Asian Restaurant
• Trikaya, a new South East Asian restaurant, is slated to open in Seven Bungalows in Andheri, on Friday, January 13. The casual dining restaurant from Pune will feature a bar in addition to indoor and outdoor dining areas. The 2,000 square feet restaurant will serve soups, curries, stir fried dishes and desserts. The menu includes brandy flamed prawns; crab croquettes; lobster tempura; chicken yakitori; crispy lamb with honey and chilli; tofu satay; khowsuey; hot pot; tenderloin massaman curry; and seafood laksa. For dessert, you can choose from red velvet cake, tiramisu and banoffee pie. Daily, from noon to 3pm and from 7.30pm to midnight. 6/11 Meera Apartments, Juhu Versova Link Road, Seven Bungalows, Andheri (West). Tel: 6502 1389.
• Miss U Donuts and Coffee, a Kuala Lumpur-based doughnut store chain, opened their first outlets in Mumbai in the last week of December. At their two stores in Matunga and Khar, you can buy doughnuts in flavours such as orange, dark chocolate, blueberry, peach and lemon, and hot and cold beverages including cold coffee, cappuccino, and caffe latte. Daily from 11am to 11pm. See here for locations.
• From Tuesday, January 10, Fenix, the all-day restaurant at The Oberoi, will host chef Daniel Hebet of the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Jardin du Quai in Provence. Hebet has drawn up a special menu for Fenix that will include Greek-style artichokes with hermit crab and tiger prawns; green asparagus au gratin with marrow, Spanish ham and parmesan sauce; scallops with foie gras; scampi in a lemon and wine broth; pineapple pavlova with lime meringue and praline; and grapefruit and poppy macaroon. The menu will be available until Sunday, January 15. Lobby Level, The Oberoi, Nariman Point. Tel: 6634 2012.
• Hakkasan, the fine dining Chinese restaurant in Bandra, has launched a new set menu called “Taste of Hakkasan”. The four-course menu, priced at Rs2,100 per person (excluding taxes), includes dim sums, soup, main course and dessert. You can choose from har gau; lotus roll; sweet corn chicken soup; san pei chicken pot; steamed rawas in a spicy sauce; spicy fried rice; and Hakka noodles. Taste of Hakkasan will be served daily, from 7pm to 9pm. Krystal, Waterfield Road, same building as ICICI Bank, Bandra (West). Tel: 2644 4444.
• The Leela Kempinski in Andheri has introduced a new selection of cakes that includes chocolate truffle; pineapple; fresh fruit; black forest; tiramisu; chocolate and coffee; mango passion; strawberry and raspberry; and baked cheese cake. Prices start at Rs890 (excluding taxes) for a one kilo chocolate truffle cake. All orders have to be placed a day in advance. Near the International Airport, Andheri (East). Tel: 6691 1324.
• Mezzo Mezzo, the Italian restaurant at the J.W. Marriott, is now serving lunch. The menu includes salad of marinated artichokes; Tuscan-style tomato broth; lasagna with truffle cream sauce; saffron cream with lemon risotto; ribeye steak with pink peppercorn sauce; panna cotta with caramelised oranges; and ricotta tart. Tuesday to Sunday, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. J. W. Marriott Hotel, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Tel: 6693 3344.
• Pan Asian at the ITC Maratha is launching a new menu this month. You can choose from prawns with lemon and vodka marinade; chicken with miso and chilli paste; bulgogi; pomfret with black pepper and ginger juice; chicken dumplings; and Korean hot pot. Until Tuesday, January 31. ITC Maratha, near the International Airport, Andheri (East). Tel: 2830 3030.
• Polly Esther’s, the popular south Mumbai nightspot, which closed for renovation in June 2011, reopened at The Gordon House Hotel in Colaba in the last week of December. The retro nightclub is only open on Fridays and Saturdays, from 9.30pm to 1.30am. The club charges Rs1,000 and Rs1,200 per couple on Friday and Saturday respectively. They retain Rs200 as entry fee, while the rest can be used as cover. First Floor, The Gordon House Hotel, 5 Battery Street, Apollo Bunder, Colaba. Tel: 2287 1122. [Hindustan Times]