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    The popular couple Christine and Suleiman Jamal launched their  delightful heritage property venue with a Sunday Brunch that had everyone headed to Whitefield for an afternoon of lively music, a fine European  spread and endless cocktails.
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    The International Music and Arts Society held the first of a series of  annual lectures by the Deccan Heritage Foundation with William R Kenan, junior professor of the humanities, New York University, followed by an elegant dinner reception for the visiting dignitaries at Latha Reddy’s residence. 1
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    Kenyan chef and TV anchor Kiran Jethwa regaled foodies with  escapades from the Bushland before rustling up some delicious lobster to go with the Kenya-inspired hors-d’oeuvres. He then shared his inspiration, leaving the crowd more enthusiastic about his upcoming show Tales

    From The Bush Larder to air on FOX Life later in the month.

    A pinch of fun

    In prime position near Sony Signal, Salt offers both a large dance floor and semi alfresco seating overlooking 100-feet Road, Indiranagar. Bottoms up

    Dropping by on a Sunday evening, we were met by the city’s dance crowd, out in force for an evening of salsa. With a workshop designed for beginners kicking off that evening, it was an unusually inclusive salsa night, which runs weekly. A little bit of liquid courage is always useful in these situations, so we started with a cosmopolitan and the house special martini, with a refreshing twist of coriander and cucumber. The full range of spirits are also available, and we spotted the bartenders mixing to request all evening.

    Light bites

    2We gravitated towards the range of `99 bar snacks, which include your staples such as lemon chicken, pork pepper fry and tandoori paneer, as well as more unusual offerings like chicken liver chilli pate. The pate was delicious, served in bite-sized bread baskets and seasoned with coriander, and the lemon chicken was also moreish – lightly-fried yellow and red capsicum combined well with the meat. Main courses were less impressive, especially because none of the pizzas or pastas were available on our visit. The burger had generous amounts of cheese and grilled chicken, but the slightly soggy burger bap was a disappointment. We’d recommend the generous servings of biryani instead. But overall we’d say Salt is best for drinks, dancing and light bites with friends. Rs.1,000 approximately
    for two, with alcohol. Details: 42071666

    — Maegan
    Dobson Sippy

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