Asia on a plate
Asian food takes centrestage at China Town’s ongoing festival, featuring a pan-Asian buffet. From Thai-inspired Eggplant with Red Curry Sauce to Cambodian Jungle Fried Rice with Chicken, the buffet offers a great selection. Don’t miss their live satay counter. Rs 645. Till June 19. Details: 28112246
Mangoes are still in the spotlight. Le Dupleix, in Pondicherry, has introduced a special menu featuring dishes made with the golden fruit—like mango malai kofta, mango strawberry and chicken salad, mango caprese, and more. In addition, favourites at the bar, like the kamikazes and martinis, have been given a fruity update, too. Till June 18, for dinner. Rs 225 onwards. Details: 0413 2226999
Those with a sweet tooth will love the sinfully rich mango-based menu at the Hilton. From mango chilli macarons to mango mascarpone rosemary slices,
the spread also includes caramel delice, ginger pies, berry roulades, and more. Available till July 15. From Rs 150 onwards. Details: 22255555
Take a sip
The mocktails workshop by Reema’s Swad Cooking Classes will help you whip up your favourite drinks at home. From quirky paan shots to a simple Blue Lagoon, there are around 20 drinks to learn. Today, from 2 pm to 4 pm. Rs 1,500 per head.
The big meal
Focaccia, the Italian restaurant at the Hyatt Regency, is reintroducing its weekly Saturday brunch. With a spread boasting comfort home-style food, it promises something for everyone. There is also an interactive kitchen, a chocolate studio and a display of cheese and wine. From 12.30 pm to 3 pm. Rs 1,550 onwards.
With flavours like Belgian Chocolate, Key Lime Pie and Red Velvet, Costa Coffee’s new range of chilled beverages is a must try this summer. The Frostino—a milk-based, ice-blended drink—can be customised with your choice of toppings. From Rs 180 onwards. Details: 45090141
High on tea
Wagh Bakri Tea introduces a new spiced range. The teas are infused with seven natural herbs and spices that not only
add flavour but a dose of antioxidants, too. The Spice Tea range is fortified with the extracts of cardamom, clove, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and piper longum. Rs 36 for 100 grams. Details: waghbakritea.com
Here’s another dessert workshop to sign up for. By city-based baking school, Made With Love, it is focussed on guilt-free options like double chocolate cake, coffee cream mousse and assorted dark chocolates. Register for Rs 1,500 per head and you get to take home your creations, too. Details: 9841133922