Out And About: Explore A Bao Brunch, Fresh Seafood And Gluten-Free Gins This Weekend
Out And About: Explore A Bao Brunch, Fresh Seafood And Gluten-Free Gins This Weekend

It’s the perfect week to indulge in an array of gastronomical delights!

We’re nearing the end of the year and looking back, we are sure you had some amazing culinary adventures. So, we’re back with another round of Out And About to help you keep going in that direction. Fortunately, the food scene in cities like Mumbai, Goa, Delhi, and Bangalore is always thriving with the launch of new restaurants and interesting menus. Here’s a curated list of places worth bookmarking for the week ahead. 

 

If You Are In Mumbai

Dive Deep Into The Flavours Of The Coast

Hakkasan’s specially crafted limited-edition seafood menu is a must-try. Their team of chefs has given a modern twist to classic Cantonese cuisine with a menu that comprises innovative dishes like lobster rolls in black pepper sauce, lotus root and prawn roll, Hakkasan signature scallop shui mai, golden fried soft shell crab, crispy halibut with roasted almond and more. 

Where: Waterfield Road, Bandra West
Timings: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | 7:00 PM – 01:30 AM (ongoing till 31st December 2022)
Call: +918355877777
Cost: ₹2,600 for two people

Get The Mediterranean East Experience

Chef Shahbaz Shaikh has curated an all-new menu for Loci & Toot. The menu showcases a healthy mix of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Vegans and people who love gluten-free food won’t be disappointed for sure. Indulge in a range of nouvelle dishes from Europe and the Mediterranean East like Moroccan flatbread, corn cob tossed in a spice rub, quinoa and chickpea falafel, hummus platter, and chicken paillard among other delicious options. 

 

Where: 14th Road, Khar West
Timings: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Call: +91 9004147787
Cost: ₹1,700 for two people

Experiment With Bengali Food

Tucked away in BKC and now also in Powai, Taftoon is loved by people for its diverse regional menu. They have launched a Bengali Food Festival and have very limited seats for the same. Expect delicacies like daab chingri (​​prawns cooked with onion paste, ghee, and coconut flesh), maccher kaliya (fish cooked in a spicy curry), dom potoler dolma (stuffed pointed gourd and potatoes), and bhapa maach ( fish wrapped in banana leaf and steamed) on the menu. 

 

Where: Naman Centre, Bandra Kurla Complex
Timings: 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM 
Call: +917777076563
Cost: ₹2,500 for two people

Work Out Of A Cosy Co-Working Space

Conceptualised as a comprehensive wellness space, The Moon Village is a great spot to eat healthy food and also houses a restful yoga studio, and a cosy co-working space. And while you’re busy attending a meeting and making calls in a very cushy corner, order a portion of red rice poha, ragi idli with sambhar, or a tofu akuri and eggs florentine with coconut hollandaise. A must-try, however, is the Chettinad kathal and makki tacos and the podi idli Panzanella.

 

Where: 19th Road, Anand Vihar Chs Ltd, Khar West
Timings: 10 AM – 10 PM
Call: +918828433688
Cost: ₹1,100 for two people

Tuck Into Crab Biryani

Adding to its already exciting seafood menu, the Ministry Of Crab is inviting people to try its newly launched crab biryani. Curated by Chef Dharshan Munidasa, the biryani arrives in a clay pot. The premium Basmati rice is cooked together with mud crabs in an aromatic blend of conventional Sri Lankan spices, and the delicious smell fills the room once the lid is opened. Try the biriyani with accompaniments like the mint sambol, classic Malay pickle, and crab bisque that elevate the experience to another level. 

 

Where: 4th Road, Chitrakar Dhurandar Marg, Khar West
Timings: 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM | 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Call: +917710898811
Cost: ₹3,000 for two people 

Plan A Brunch With Your Friends

Fatty Bao can be your pick for a brunch with your friends. The Wao Bao Brunch at The Fatty Bao, (Bandra and Andheri) includes options like dim sums, sushi, baos, and a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian main course options. It gets better with their selection of signature Asian-inspired cocktails, sangria, wine, and chilled beer range that they offer with the food. Try the prawn tempura sushi, wild mushroom and truffle oil dim sum, and grilled Sambal chicken bao with a side of signature cocktails like Yoko Oh No, The Fatty Sour, Wasabi Drop, Wow Ming, Popcorn Sour, and more. 

 

Where: 14th & 33rd, Linking Road, Bandra West / Morya Classic, Off New Link Road, Andheri 
Timings: Every Sunday between 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Call: Bandra – +918928746233 | Andheri – +917738008460
Cost: ₹1499 + taxes (for a meal experience) / ₹3098 + taxes (for the unlimited food and drinks offer)

If You Are In Pune

Learn How To Make Artisan Bread And Cookies

Toscano in Pune is organising a master’s baking class. You can learn how to make varieties of artisan bread and hand-rolled cookies with Chef Tarun. And while you’re at the restaurant, try their signature dishes like the pesto and sundried tomatoes garlic bread, norma pizza, and the chocolate Kahlua mousse in almond tuile and creme anglaise. 

 

Where: Amanora Mall, Hadapsar 
Timings: November 19, 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Call: +917619220575
Cost: Entry fee is ₹899 + taxes

Have A Scrumptious Breakfast At A Beautiful Setting

Starting the day right is very important, and what is better than doing that with a nice breakfast? One Three Kitchen can be your next breakfast destination. Not only is the restaurant a very Instagrammable spot, but the breakfast is also worth a try. Everyone’s favourites so far have been dishes like the railway station omelette, keema per edu, and eggs in a blanket. Add a smoothie or a cup of fresh coffee from their menu with your order. 

 

Where: Marunji Road, Wakad, Hinjawadi
Timings: 08:15 AM – 11:30 PM 
Call: +918530131394
Cost: ₹1,000 for two people

If You Are In Goa

Spend Lazy Evenings At This Quaint Café

Craving everything organic? Elaa Goa is a café and bar in Anjuna that serves earth-based food, coffee, and cocktails. Chef Sandeep Sreedharan has come up with a unique menu comprising ingredients with unheard combinations. Experience a wholesome tasty healthy menu, sip on fine cocktails, and unwind over the weekend. 

 

Where: H.No. 1069, Gawaddi, Anjuna
When: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Call: +919820330144 
Cost: ₹800 for two people

Go Full Pan-Asian  

This weekend, try out the latest Pan-Asian launch in Goa – Qi Pan Asian. Slurp on thupkas, binge on supple dumplings, authentic curries and a wide range of rice and noodle preparations. Make the most out of your day off by treating yourself to this sumptuous menu. 

 

Where: Shop No 1, Taliegao market Road, Panaji
Timings: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM | 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Call: +9178208 04876
Cost: ₹800 for two people 

If You Are In Bengaluru

Taste American Classics

Popular American grill and bar chain, Applebee’s is now officially in India. Located in Orion mall, the restaurant serves an extensive American menu consisting of grills, steaks, and juicy burgers along with a variety of sides to choose from and an extensive drink menu. Head here for a casual dinner. 

 

Where: Orion Mall, Dr. Rajkumar Rd, Rajajinagar
Timings: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Call: +919878720841
Cost: ₹2000 for two people

Gorge On French Paninis

Paris Paninis is the place to go if you wish to dig into an array of satisfying gourmet sandwiches. From savoury sandwiches to ones loaded with everything sweet, you can try out a couple of them in one go and you’re sorted for lunch. Apart from these paninis, order some fan favourites such as onion rings, fries, Ratatouille, and cookies. 

 

Where: HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar
Timings: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Call: +919901428604
Cost: ₹600 for two people

If You Are In Delhi

Have An Italian Feast In The Homeland 

Shangri-La Eros New Delhi has a new menu curated by Chef Aceti at Sorrento. Indulge in an unforgettable Italian experience with signature delicacies. From pumpkin truffle ravioli to roasted duck breast, this is a wholesome gastronomic affair that you do not wish to miss. 

 

Where: Janpath, Connaught Place
Timings: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM 
Call: + 919667229199
Cost: ₹3500 for two people 

Keep Your Glasses Full

Party season is officially here, so we’re ready with recommendations to keep your glasses full and souls happy. Check it out.

 

Ivelle: is a first-ever private wine label by Yauatcha in collaboration with Fratelli Wines, and is available to sip on at their Mumbai and Kolkata outlets.

Dewar’s Japanese Whisky: is a new Japanese Smooth, which is a new scotch whisky innovation that combines the finest elements of the whisky-making traditions and cultures of Scotland and Japan in a bottle. 

Cocalero Clásico: is a herby cocktail ingredient with notes of ginger, lavender and orange peel. Add it to your favourite concoction and enjoy at home. 

June by G’vine: is a gluten-free gin with notes of wild peaches and summer fruits like royal pear along with hints of cardamom. Try it, especially if you’re steering clear of gluten.

Legacy: is Bacardi’s new Indian-made whisky crafted with select Indian grains and is currently the only premium Indian whisky, in the brand’s stable.

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