From a new counter of goodies to an Italian food fest and oven specials, this week is all about digging in
Eggs to suit French patisserie Bakers Street is opening a new counter this month. Besides healthy options like fresh salads and fruit juices, watch out for their new all-day breakfasts, that inculde macaroons, French breads and preservatives, fruit tarts and creamy pastries served with tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Their homemade ice creams and French chocolates are a draw too. From Rs 100. Details: 0413 6458888
Ride the wave
Mahabalipuram is gearing up to see some serious wave crashing. The Mahabs Surf Classic 2015—the surfing competition with Temple Surfboards, Mumu Surf School and The Holystoked Collective (Bengaluru)—begins next week. Presenting two days of surfing, skateboarding, catamaran racing, biathlons and live entertainment—comprising Tamil and English rock bands from the city—all the action will be on the beaches. Free entry for spectators. Those interested in participating must get in touch with the local surf schools this week. On August 7 and 8. Details: mahabs-surf.com
Sugar and ice
Here’s good news for those with a sweet tooth. Sangita’s Cakes—specialising in made-to-order speciality cakes, vegan baked goodies, sugar-free tarts and fresh fruit cakes—is the new dessert address in town. Ask for their three-dimensional cartoon or animal cakes, which are ideal for children’s parties. Their latest offering is a range of ice cream cakes, in butter scotch, chocolate and fresh fruit. From Rs 500. Details: 09159750339
Learn some heritage art this weekend. DakshinaChitra is back with a Rajasthani miniature workshop comprising paintings on canvas, silk and marble. With its roots in Mughal art, the workshop that starts tomorrow will teach students how to paint with rich primary colours. Rs 2,000 (inclusive of materials, refreshments and transport). From 10 am to 5 pm. Details: 9952093745
View from the top Cafe Xtasy is awaiting clear skies to open it’s rooftop dining space, with renovated interiors and, view of the city. The cafe has an interesting range of starters lined up this week including macaroni and cheese, Italian sausages and baked rolls. Their veggie and meat wood-fired pizzas are their signature fare. From Rs 200. Details: 0413 4209062
Chilli brownies, anyone?
La Pasta World is hosting its Italian Regional Party this Thursday. From a menu that specialises in fish, start with anchovy bruschetta, followed by a pasta of your choice, baked tuna and an assortment of freshly-baked breads. Desserts comprise of chocolate and chilli brownies and cookies. Rs 399 onwards. From 7 pm. Details: 09994670282
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