Restaurant Week Reservations Are Now Open
• Nine hotels and four stand-alone restaurants are participating in the fourth edition of Restaurant Week Mumbai, which will be held from Monday, March 19 to Sunday, March 25. Customers can get three-course prix fixe meals for just Rs1,000 per meal (exclusive of taxes) at Blue Frog in Lower Parel; Dakshin and West View at the ITC Maratha; Great Wall at The Leela Kempinski; India Jones at the Trident, Nariman Point; Kangan and Prego at The Westin Mumbai Garden City; Kebab Korner and Koh at the InterContinental Marine Drive; Neel at Tote on the Turf in Mahalaxmi; Olive Bar & Kitchen in Bandra; Saffron at the J.W. Marriott; San-Qi at the Four Seasons Hotel; Shanghai Club at the ITC Grand Central; Shiro at Lower Parel; and Stax at the Hyatt Regency. The meals will feature dishes from the restaurants’ a la carte menus. Starting Monday, March 12, reservations for Restaurant Week can be made on restaurantweekindia.com.
• Sugadaddy, a new frozen yoghurt store that we reported about in February, has opened next to Kobe Sizzlers in Opera House. The menu comprises milkshakes, softie swirls, smoothies and frozen yoghurts. They offer five yoghurt flavours: plain, blueberry, coconut, lemon tart, and chocolate with a host of toppings such as prunes, nuts, choco chips, cookie crumble, fresh fruit, chocolate sauce and Oreo cookies. Daily, from noon to midnight. 11, Sukh Sagar Building, N. S. Patkar Marg, Hughes Road, next to Kobe Sizzlers, Opera House. Tel: 6610 2345.
• Three Wise Men, a new resto-pub, is slated to open in Santa Cruz on Friday, March 16. Owner Nishant Joshi is a big fan of the Garfunkel’s chain of American-style family restaurants in the UK, and looked to their menu for inspiration. The all-day offerings include fish ’n’ chips, burgers, pizzas, pastas and nachos, to which Joshi intends to add an English breakfast soon. The music will be rock and retro. Daily, 11am to 1.30am. Sujata Building, opposite Santa Cruz Police Station, next to Talwalkar’s, Santa Cruz (West).
• In February, Mumbai-based siblings Pavan and Pankaj Nagori started a chocolate club called Cvado 1502 to acquaint people with premium chocolates from Europe. Against a payment of Rs2,600 per month, members of the club receive a monthly consignment of pralines, ganache, bonbons and truffles from chocolateries in Germany, France, Belgium and the UK. Each box, composed specially for Cvado 1502 members, comprises 20 pieces of hand-crafted chocolate and a tasting note that indicates flavours and offers tasting tips. The chocolates are delivered in special temperature controlled boxes and once delivered, have to be stored at a temperature of 16 to 22 degrees Celsius. To join the club call 6511 1502 or mail joinus@CVADO1502.com.
• Acting on a complaint registered by the residents of Bandra building Gasper Enclave, which houses a number of restaurants on its ground floor, the BMC demolished the illegally constructed walls, awnings and grills of Mia Cucina, Mac Craig, Thai Ban and Papa Pancho located in the suburb’s Pali Naka area, on Wednesday, March 7. In 2004, the residents of Gasper Enclave had moved court against these establishments as they had encroached on the society’s common areas and were creating a nuisance in terms of noise. A Bombay High Court directive authorised the BMC to conduct the demolition. [Mumbai Mirror]