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• Photographer, travel writer and wine enthusiast Aneesh Bhasin, along with his friend and business partner Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya, has launched the Indian Wine List, India’s first wine and food pairing application for smartphones. The IWL wine catalogue features eight Indian wineries; Sula, Vallonné, York, Reveilo, Fratteli, Four Seasons, Good Earth and Zampa, and lists 78 wines from across these vineyards. The app also offers tasting notes; food pairing recommendations; wine recommendations for occasions such as brunches, dates, and dinners; serving and storing temperatures; prices per bottle; and monthly updates on food and wine pairings at select restaurants. For instance, it recommends pairing Reveilo’s Reserve Chardonnay along with Juhu-based Mediterranean restaurant Opa’s pan seared basa (see picture). These updates include a picture of the dish, pairing notes, the price of the dish and the price of a glass of the recommended wine. The IWL app is available for free download from the iTunes Store. Android users will be able to download the app in the first week of May.
• The Miele Guide, an annual publication of Asia’s best restaurants, is inviting the public to vote for their favourite establishments in their home city. The results will be published in the 2012-13 edition of the guide. Anyone living in the 17 Asian countries it covers—the list includes India—can cast their vote by registering on their website, Mieleguide.com. In Mumbai, you can vote for any three of the following establishments that have been shortlisted by the guide: Amadeus, Aurus, Azok, Bonobo, Britannia & Co., Busaba in Lower Parel, Cafe Mangii in Powai, Cafe Zoe, China House, Dakshin, Dum Pukht, Hakkasan, India Jones, Indigo, Jamavar, Joss, Kebabs and Kurries, Khau Galli in Versova, Koh by Ian Kittichai, Konkan Cafe, Le15 Patisserie, Lotus Cafe, Ming Yang, Mahesh Lunch Home, Moshe’s in Cuffe Parade, Namak, Neel at Tote on the Turf, Out of the Blue, Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra, San-Qi, Smoke House Deli, Soam, Stax, Stella, Thai Pavilion, The Table, Trendz, Trikaya, Trishna, Wasabi by Morimoto, West View-The Grille Rroom, Yauatcha, and Ziya.
• For brunch on Sunday, April 15, Cafe Pico at Le Mill in Wadi Bunder will serve French toast; pancakes; lamb burgers stuffed with goat cheese; Tobago chicken with black eyed beans salad and pumpkin salsa; spinach lasagne; macaroni with smoked chicken in chilli oil; chicken and cheese omelette; eggs pericos; cous cous salad with orange segments and feta cheese in a celery dressing; eggless chocolate and marshmallow mousse; and Polish cheesecake. The brunch menu, which is priced at Rs800 per person (exclusive of taxes), changes every week. From 11am to 3.30pm. Le Mill, 17-25 Nandlal Jani Road, next to Wadi Bunder, New Railway Bridge, Wadi Bunder (East). Tel: 2374 2415.