Busaba In Lower Parel Has Launched Happy Hours
• The Lower Parel outpost of South-East Asian restaurant Busaba has introduced happy hours, daily from 11pm to 1am. During these hours, if you pay Rs750 (inclusive of taxes), you can order unlimited rounds of domestic beers, spirits, wines and cocktails including bloody Marys, mojitos, martinis and cosmopolitans. Mathuradas Mills Compound, next to Blue Frog, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6747 8971.
• All Things Nice, a company that organises wine tastings across the city, will host a dinner called Twisted Decadence at Olive Bar and Kitchen in Mahalaxmi, on Thursday, October 4 from 8.30pm onwards. The dinner will feature three courses, which will be paired with wines from Italy, India and South Africa. You can choose from roast beetroot, green apple and chevre roulade; spiced seafood escabeche; roast pumpkin, marinated artichoke and grilled asparagus mille-feuille; confit of duck with kokum and orange reduction; and slow braised lamb shoulder. For dessert, you can choose either the Belgian dark chocolate pate or pinot noir and star anise poached pear served with cinnamon ice cream. As part of the new Twisted Decadence concept, guests will be blindfolded through the course of the dinner in order to heighten their experience of the meal. The meal is priced at Rs2,550 per person. Amateur Riders Club Building, Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Gate No.8, Mahalaxmi. Tel: 022 4085 9595. To make a reservation, call 9920375444 or 9769508278.
• Neel at Tote on the Turf has introduced a four-course corporate lunch menu. You get a choice of shorba, kebab, curry or biryani, and mishtaan (dessert). Indian breads like naan or roti and daal will be complimentary with each meal. The menu includes nalli ka shorba; sabz santre ka shorba; Peshawari aloo; seekh kebab; Hyderabad haleem; baida roti; gosht ki dum biryani; tawa surmai; Kabul ki daal; ilaichi jamun; parde me khubani; and rabdi ice cream. The menu, priced at Rs1,000 per person (excluding taxes), will be served from Monday through Friday. Mahalaxmi Race Course, opposite Gates 5 & 6, Keshvrao Khadye Marg, Mahalaxmi. Tel: 6157 7777.
• Vong Wong, the Chinese restaurant at Nariman Point, is now serving a four-course set lunch from Monday to Friday. Customers get a choice of soup or salad, two starters, three main courses, and dessert. The selection includes prawn and chive dumplings; chicken skewers; vegetarian dumplings; green Thai curry; grilled fish in a soy and ginger sauce; peppercorn prawns; som tam salad and tom kha soup. The menu is priced at Rs852 per person (inclusive of taxes). First Floor, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2287 5633.
• Ahead of Halloween, which is on Wednesday, October 31, Sanctum, the home store in Khar will host a Halloween-themed cupcake baking workshop for children on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7. In addition to ghoulish cupcakes, pastry chef Shradha Agarwala of The Dessert Cart will demonstrate how to make cake pops. On Saturday, October 6, from 10.30am to 1.30pm for kids aged 13 and above, and on Sunday, October 7, from 10.30am to 1pm for kids aged between seven and 13. The workshop is priced at Rs1,950 per person. Vasant House, 19th Road, off Khar Danda, near Fabindia, Khar. To register, call 022 2649 5775.
• Nikhil Thakur, who runs Lassi Te Parrontthe, is now serving parathas for breakfast at his Carter Road stall. From Wednesday through Monday (they’re closed on Tuesdays), the stall is now open from 8am to 11pm. The menu includes garlic (Rs70); methi (Rs90); aloo (Rs80); gobi (Rs80); paneer (100); and spinach, cheese and corn (Rs100) parathas. They also serve dahi, lassi and chaas. Ground Floor, Gagangiri Apartments, next to Subway, off Carter Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 80972 97905.