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    Euro trip
    Don’t miss the traditional French onion soup at the elaborate spread of European Classics offered by The Madras Pavillion & Cafe Mercara at ITC Grand Chola. Featuring other popular classics such as the au gratin, strudle and Waldorf salad, these specials are available till May 28. Rs 1,750 plus tax. Details: 22200000

    Pick me up
    Want to store your milk for longer and keep it fresh too? Now you can, literally! Hatsun Agro’s Arokya milk (the standardised 4.5 per cent fat variety) is available in an easy-to-store, 1.5 litre can, that shields the milk from air contact, retaining freshness. Priced at Rs 90, and available at supermarkets across the city. Details: 30181280

    Dimsum dilemmafoodsnip2
    The Soup, Dimsum and Grill festival at Sian, The Gateway Hotel, offers the likes of lemon coriander vegetable soup, chicken and lemongrass dumplings and  prawn hargao, among others. Priced at Rs 699 plus tax for vegetarians and Rs 799 plus tax for non vegetarians (for soup and unlimited dimsums). Grills like the Korean BBQ grilled chicken are available a la carte. Details: 66802500

    The Mexican
    California Pizza Kitchen invites you to sample their new Mexican fare. Their special menu (till June 21) offers a range of unusual appetisers that include pizzas garnished with black bean salsa, avocado and cilantro, pastas with Mayan ingredients and desserts with layers of Mexican chocolate. Specials include California style Chimichanga and Mexican Caramel Banana Flan, among others. Till June 21. From Rs 305 plus tax onwards. Details: 30083640

    Grub & games
    Drop by at Hangout, the newest restaurant in Royapettah. Owned by Deepali Jindal, a chocolatier by profession, the restaurant serves short eats like panini sandwiches, burgers, homemade chocolates and vegetable puffs, while also offering popular indoor games like chess, darts and Scrabble, to keep you entertained. We like the quirky outdoor seating fashioned from the trunks of coconut trees. Meal for two at approximately Rs 400. Details: 984030508

    Junior in the kitchen
    Children (above four) can learn to work with chocolate, bake chocochip muffins and chocolate cookies, carve fruits for presentation and even make desserts like chocolate lasagna, at Foodology’s workshop. With a total of 22 recipes being taught over a period of five days, the workshop will be conducted by Shree Periakaruppan who started the studio kitchen in Adyar. Between 9.30 am and 1 pm, from May 25-29. At Rs 5,000 per child. Details: 24454885, 9003054885

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