bRAND SPANKING NEW
What: Café Mangii, 14th Road, off linking Road, Khar (W).
Why: Red. White. Golden.
It's easy to lose yourself in the wine and vibe at this Italian restaurant, which is barely two days olden. The wood-fired pizza, Champagne Risotto, and Mango Cheesecake are hard to resist. All-day dining with burgers and more coffees will soon be on the list.
When: You feel like singing for your supper. Or about it.
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What: Moveable Feast catering service, call 23545454, Rs 300 (per person) onwards.
Why: The good cooks at Indigo restaurant have decided to help civilize our kitchens. Whether you are hosting for 10 a la maison, or 100 at your Alibaug holiday villa, they’ll whip up fancy treats, all the while making sure your centre piece flowers are blooming.
When: You want to play house, with help.
pOTS AND PANS
What: Topli Ma Paneer or Paneer in a Basket, sold out of a Parsi home at Colaba. For orders call 22833567, Rs 15 per piece.
Why: Whether it’s herbed and made to lie on a bed of fresh iceberg lettuce, or told to wait until the end of the meal for dessert, this traditional paneer is as versatile as it is delicious.
When: You want your summer to be a white one.
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What: The Health Awareness Centre Nutritional Program, Call 24361672 for scheduling and other details, Rs. 3,000 for a 9 week course.
Why: Because nutritionist Dr. Vijaya Venkat and her equally talented daughter spill their deepest, darkest secrets, helping you switch over to radically healthier lifestyles. They also dish out lessons on how to cook yummy meals without using oil, dairy, and refined or processed products, as well as daily dabba services.
When: Now. It’s not like you’re getting any younger.
What: Monkey’s Pick Green Tea, Atrium Lounge, Taj Land’s End, Bandstand, Bandra (W), Rs 250.
Why: Legend has it that primates trained by Buddhist monks climb inaccessible mountains to pick the tea leaves that make this herbal infused beverage. One sip of this chic-complex drink, and you know that its chefs are not monkeying around.
When: You want to drink your greens.
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