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    While most hotels arestarting their mangofestivals next month, a few offerings for those who can’t wait

    ■ Buzz at The Gateway Hotel is going all out with everything from aam ka panna to mango mushroom curry and mango misu. For something heady they offer cocktails like aamaruda, featuring mango vodka, mango juice and guava juice. Mains feature BBQ chicken with mango salsa and mamdikai pappu (toor dal cooked with raw mango), while for dessert there’s the likes of caramelised raw mango-centred white chocolate mousse with mango chutney. For dinner, starting today, till June 8. Priced from Rs. 350 plus tax onwards. Details: 66802500

    mango-2■ At ITC Grand Chola, chef Nikhil Merchant at Madras Pavilion is creating one mango special for the buffet every day, till May 31. Keri murgh tikka, mango meen moilee, mango and coriander crumble and mango phirnee are some of the dishes that the guests have enjoyed so far. Buffet from Rs. 1,600 plus tax onwards. Details: 22200000

    ■  For some pure vegetarian mango fun, try Khandani Rajdhani’s ‘Aamlicious Thali’. Featuring mango jalebis, mango panna, raw mango and onion bhajia, aam ki lunjee, mango pulao and more, it is priced at Rs. 450. Available till June 15. Details: 28464422

    ■ Seasonal Tastes at The Westin also features mango through the season. They offer grilled basa with mango salsa, mango and Irish cream truffle and more, on the buffet at Rs. 1,200 plus tax. Details: 22553366

    — Ryan Peppin

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