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    Crust of the matter

    Try the Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza by Chef Devansh Javeri of Mafia Chef at Ashvita Nirvana’s seventh pop up. Having a dish type buttery crust with inverted toppings,  the extra cheesy pizza can be had with a choice of toppings like green olives and mushroom or Jalapenos and sun-dried tomatoes. Rs 395 plus taxes. Till December 31. Details: 42699026

    Say yes to satay

    The menu at Flying Elephant’s ongoing satay festival is coated with spices and sauces, with the exotic grilled skewers coming from countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. The seven-day-long festival will have Balinese Sate Lilit, Indonesian Sate Kambing (mutton skewers), Vietnamese Cho tôm (shrimp skewers), and more. Rs 3,500 for two. Till December 7. Details: 49919961

    Dim sum more?

    At Westin’s Five Senses try a new range of traditional Chinese steamed buns (water chestnut), chive dumplings and turnip cake. Non-vegetarians can try options like char siu soh (BBQ pork, puff pastry) and har gau (shrimp, starch skin, bamboo shoot). Also try out their sushis with salmon, tuna and tempura crumble. Sushi (Fridays) at Rs 1,450 and dim sum (Saturday) nights at Rs 999. Details: 66333777

    Southward bound

    There is a new South Indian restaurant on Habibullah Road in T Nagar. Called Thambi Vilas, it was launched a week ago and offers basic South Indian fare, including meals and staples like dosas and idlis, plus biryani, and others. The chain also offers specials from Tanjore. Meal for two at around Rs 300 onwards. Details: 28340620

    Plum bowled

    It’s Christmas time and here’s an opportunity to welcome the festive season with Le Gateau’s special cakes. Avail offers on a freshly baked, home-made Christmas plum cake. Place your orders before December 20. From Rs 150 onwards (250 grams). Details: 7299940399

    Noon feast

    If you want a home cooked vegetarian meal right at your doorstep, dial up Lakshmi’s Kitchen. Delivery options are also available for corporate office orders. There are meal options and combos to be availed for bulk orders of ten meals and above too.

    They offer free delivery to KK Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Vadapalani, Kodambakkam, West Mambalam and T Nagar.

    While their  regular lunch menu consists of rice, poriyal, kootu, sambhar, rasam, buttermilk and pickle (at Rs 110), for functions, they offer rice, paruppu, ghee, poriyal, kootu, sambhar, rasam, mor kuzhambu, vadai, payasam, appalam, buttermilk and pickle (Rs 165). Details: 9790771026

    Jingle love

    Learn how to bake your own Christmas delights at Kitchen E Lazeez. Tutored by city-based baker Aliya Sajid, the special session for ladies will feature festive items like plum cake, banana loaf, walnut cake and light fruit cake. Basics of baking along with hands-on sessions in cutting and folding techniques are on the agenda. Rs 1,200.

    Tomorrow, 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. Details: 7200978815

    Bake in the groove

    Get a crash course in baking at this two-day workshop, under the guidance of city-based baker Pavithra Venkatesan.  Apart from learning over five varieties of muffins (vanilla, pineapple, strawberry and chocolate tutty-fruity) and cakes like black
    forest, chocolate truffle and choco lava cake, you can also master glazed icing. Rs 3,500 (including materials).
    On December 3 and 4. Details: 9841771813

    Click. Eat. Repeat.

    This food photography workshop by the city-based Ambitions 4 Photography Academy will have theoretical inputs, sessions on lighting, food styling and more. Founder Raj Ponsing will offer tips and tricks, and guide students to capture food photographs. Applicants are required to have basic knowledge about digital photography. Rs 5,175. January 5-6. Registrations are currently open.
    Details: ambitions4.com

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