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    Moplah feast
    Ente Keralam’s Moplah Festival features specials by Ummi Abdulla, an expert in the cuisine. Expect dishes like arikkadukka, podi pathiri, kallummekkaya ulathiyathu, nei meen mullagittathu, with a special Malabar biryani, at the festival. There are also desserts like unnakai and falooda. Meal for two at around Rs 900. Till June 21. Details: 32216591

    Chocolate trail
    Home baking outfit, Soul Kitchen is partnering with well known cooking expert Indu Chhabria, to conduct workshops every Saturday, starting this week. Open to children of six and above, the sessions will focus on the basics of working with chocolate (making choco lollipops, etc), mini pizzas and burgers, cupcakes, ice cream cakes and more. Rs 2,000 per head, for four classes. Details: 9840411009
    The elixir
    On the occasion of World Environment Day (today), ITC Grand Chola has introduced a special dinner buffet featuring slow-cooked dishes and locavore (locally produced) beverages. Even the food is made with ingredients sourced within the city, but the highlight of the buffet is the Welcomaqua bottled water, an artisanal in-house product featuring beneficial oils of herbs. Buffet at Rs 1,750 plus tax. Details: 22200000

    Silk & supper
    Chennai Silks has teamed up with Atchayam Food Box to provide quick vegetarian food to customers at its T Nagar showroom. The automated system will offer combos from restaurants like Adyar Ananda Bhavan and Moti Mahal, among others. Priced from Rs 80 onwards. Available from 11 am to 9 pm. Details: 24330888
    Under the tree
    The Banyan is now recruiting women who suffer from mental illness to work at their cafe in Kovalam. The Banyan Bistro, which also hafoodsnip7s outdoor seating, offers dishes like sandwiches, pizzas, cupcakes and welcome drinks. There will also be pop up restaurants on select days of the week offering food from restaurants like Saravana Bhavan. Sandwiches from Rs 70 onwards. Details: 9962547789

    Take a sip
    The Leela Palace is conducting a tapas and sangria promotion at their lounge bar, Library Blu. Expect tapas like cebolla frita, Spanish cheese and Greek olive peppers, garlic and thyme pot roasted mushrooms, chorizo fritters and peri peri tossed chicken with liver. The sangria section has plenty of fruity cocktails. From 5 pm onwards. Meal for two at around Rs 2,500 plus tax. Details: 33661234

    Asian experience
    Hip Asia, the Pan Asian restaurant at Vivanta by Taj Connemera, is celebrating South East Asian cuisine with a festival called Cheers and Chopsticks. Expect a variety of dishes from cuisines of places like Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. There’s unlimited beverages too. For dinner, from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm. At Rs  2,625 per head. Details: 66000000

    Mall goes mangoes
    The ongoing mango festival at The Forum Vijaya Mall offers several mango specials. There are also workshops and cooking demonstrations. With over 30 dishes on offer (think paneer tikka, mango achari chicken, caramel mango fingers, mango fish curry, mango parfait, amras puri), this is one event a mango lover must not miss. From 6 pm to 8 pm. Details: 49049000

    Carves ahead
    Get creative with vegetables next week. Sign up for the two-day vegetable carving workshop by city-based Aradhana Classes. Open to ages 14 and above, the workshop will focus on the basics of the art. On June 9 and June 11. From 5 pm to 8 pm. Register at Rs 1,200 per head. Details: 9444062818

    Sweet something
    How about making your own dessert? Gormei Market invites you to participate in their workshop called Dessert Mayhem. On the agenda are items like English trifle pudding, cherry almond clafoutis, honeycomb cake and espresso mascarpone cheesecake. On June 7, from 3 pm to 6 pm. Registration at Rs 1,000 per participant. Details: 42172229

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