Out of the oven
April 27, Kottivakkam
Perfect for those who love to bake, add to your repertoire with these four variants at home baker Sara Koshy’s Creating Cakes workshop. Learn to bake a red velvet, checkerboard, chocolate terrine and strawberry charlotte cake. On April 27, between 10.30 am and 2.30 pm. Registration: Rs 2,000 Details: 8124145884
From April 25, Glow Worm’s Club
Let nimble fingers learn how to build simple projects like car and dancing robots this summer at Glow Worm Club’s Robotics workshop, along with Robo Station, the robotics education centre. For seven-year-olds and above. Till May 31, 11 am onwards. Packages start at Rs 3,500 (kits will be provided). Drop in for a demo today and tomorrow.
Till April 29, IIT Park Hyatt
Savour the best of Park Hyatt’s Thai dishes at its first Masters of Food & Wine showcase this year. The hotel has brought down renowned Thai masterchef Supattra Boonsrang, a veteran of Hyatt for around 23 years, who will prepare classics like tom yum goong and pad Thai noodles. Known to use home-grown ingredients, she will be demonstrating benefits of the same in a cooking class as well. Learn dishes like mushroom in galangal soup and sticky rice with mango, which are simple and easy to cook at home. Till April 29.
Meal for two at around Rs 3,000. Details: 71771234
The Balkan redux
April 26, Museum Theatre
With 250 global gigs and two artiste albums under its belt, French band Fanfare Couche-Tard is making its India debut. “Fans can expect loud-but-energetic brass music, which will be a mix of traditional and dance floor-friendly tunes, like Carnet de voyage and Itinera,” explains Patrice Komlanz, who plays the tuba. Known for their Balkan and Klezmer music, Komlanz and his band members—Grégory Blaud (vocals), Florian Valloo (doudouk), Nathanaël Bianconi (accordion) and Robin Veyssiere (drums) are excited to be in the city and add that they will be heading to Europe next. From 7 pm. Details: 28279803
From April 24, ITC Grand Chola
Come spring, and the asparagus becomes the star of many a dish in in Veneto, Italy. Now, you can celebrate the week-long Festa Dell Asparago – Sparasada, which marks the traditional annual celebration of spring, in the city, with an a la carte menu for dinner centered on the vegetable. At Ottimo Cucina Italiana, choose from asparagus with soft-shell crab and polenta, tortellini with parmigiano cheese, and more. Meal for two at Rs 5,000 approx. Till April 30, from 7 pm. Details: 22200000
Up and away
From April 24, Selaiyur
Learn to make gliders and eight different types of aero models at this 10-day workshop.Taught by instructors from Coimbatore-based Tamilnadu Aeromodelling Club, it is open to children between eight and 16 years.
At the Aathichudi International Pre School. Register for Rs 3,000.
April 23 & 24,
Madras Motor Sports Club
Drive some snazzy wheels as the Mercedes-Benz brings you Luxe Drive. You will also get to savour gourmet dishes by international chef, Ritu Dalmia, besides catching a master class with her. You can also catch up with Gauri Khan as she talks about global décor trends. For some retail therapy, pick up exclusive merchandise by MercedesBenz. From 11 am onwards. Details: 7774036269
In its newly-launched #FulfilAPromise campaign, MasterCard invites its cardholders to share stories about family holiday plans and how they can fulfil these in Singapore. To win, post your story on the MasterCard India or Singapore Tourism Board Facebook page. One winner will get to enjoy a curated stay for a family of four in Singapore, while 10 others will bag a three nights’ stay. Till May 6. Details: facebook.com/MastercardIndia