Mia Cucina In Andheri To Be Replaced By A Tex-Mex Bar
• Fro-yo chain Sugadaddy has opened its third outlet, in Bandra, where the menu features frozen yoghurt, milkshakes, and cupcakes. The fro-yo flavours include toffee, strawberry, original yoghurt, and lemon tart. This outpost of the chain also has a dessert section with red velvet and chocolate truffle cakes, and chocolate fondant. Daily, from noon to midnight. No. 9, O.N.G.C. Building, O.N.G.C. Colony, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 6050 9999.
• Piccoli Tortini, a new bakery, opened in place of the Falafel’s outlet on Hill Road in Bandra, on Thursday, November 1. The savoury selections include turkey panini; tomato mozzarella panini; chicken mortadella panini; Bolognese tortini; and assorted breads. The desserts include lemon cake; chocolate tortini; lemon tortini; pumpkin spice cupcake; chocolate orange cupcake; and vanilla cupcake. Open daily, from noon to 8pm. Shams Palace, next to Pronto, near St. Andrew’s Church, 98 Hill Road. Tel: 022 6999 6065.
• Lower Parel has a new all-day Italian restaurant called Union Cafe. The menu includes lasagne; BBQ chicken pizza; pepperoni pizza; pesto pizza; and pasta Alfredo. Open daily, from noon to 9pm. 316, A to Z Industrial Estate, near Peninsula Corporate Park, G. K. Marg, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 3093 2030.
• The Andheri outpost of Italian restaurant Mia Cucina, which opened in November 2010, closed in September to make way for a new Tex-Mex bar, which is slated to launch by end November. The bar is being set up by Sanjay Kotian, the proprietor of Mia Cucina, which has outposts in Bandra and Powai.
• Starting Thursday, November 1, The Tasting Room in Lower Parel will promote a new international wine every month. From 4pm to 8pm daily, the restaurant will serve unlimited pours of the featured wine that month against a fee of Rs950 per person (excluding taxes). The wine selected for November is the Italian Mannara Pinot Grigio. First Floor, Good Earth, Raghuvanshi Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6528 5284.
• Aishwarya Nair, the food and wine consultant for The Leela chain of hotels, will host a James Bond-themed black tie dinner at Stella, the Italian restaurant at The Leela Kempinski on Saturday, November 3. The restaurant will serve a three-course menu, which will be paired will three varietals of Bollinger champagne. The menu will feature arancini with jalapeno chilli mayonnaise; San Daniele ham with grilled melon, artichoke salad, and arugula dressing; grilled tiger prawns with cashew-nut scallop and tangy tomato sauce; vegetable lasagne; and grilled lobster with foie gras ravioli. There are limited seats for the formal soiree, which is priced at Rs12,000 per person (excluding taxes). Leela Kempinski, near the International Airport, Andheri (East). To reserve a table, call 022 6691 1324.
• The Bandra outpost of Olive Bar & Kitchen is hosting its Halloween bash on Thursday, November 1, from 8pm onwards. The restaurant and lounge will serve a special menu with appetisers such as liver on toast; eyeball margherita; alien larvae empanadas; mummified pigs in a blanket; and deviled eggs. Le Sutra, 14 Union Park, near Olive Bar and Kitchen, Khar (West). Tel: 022 2605 8228.Tags: Mia Cucina, Olive Bar & Kitchen, Piccoli Tortini, Restaurants, Sanjay Kotian, Stella, Sugadaddy, The Leela Kempinski, The Tasting Room, Union Cafe