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What: bpb’s Turning Tables with Veda, email
to book a spot, no plus ones allowed, Rs 1,200 this month, BYOB.
Why: We rig Veda this month, transporting the delish Indian-fusion restaurant’s head chef to a private home, where he and his tandoor will whip up a divine dinner for you and 20 other strangers. Read more about the event here.
When: Dinner on July 19 at 8.30 pm, bookings open now. Tikka tock!
What: Amadeus, new Spanish restaurant at The National Center of Performing Arts (NCPA), NCPA Marg, Nariman Point.
Why: Farrokh Khambata, the chef behind Joss, opens his new Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant next week, lined with photos of flamenco dancers and full-swing orchestras, lit by antique chandeliers and fitted with a long bar. The menu will offer dishes like lobster with grain mustard, Saratoga lamb rack and Joss’s awesome chocolate soufflé (yay!). Look out for the full bpb review.
When: Curtains up on July 7.
What: Drinking games home delivered by Wasted Fish, call Karishma on 9833406311 or view the Facebook group here, delivery within 48 hours, start at Rs 1,000.
Why: The gin-soaked brains behind Wasted Fish have altered the rules and names of many a board games, presenting Booze Ball, Ship Wreck: Avoid Getting Tanked, Tic Tac Toe with a twist of lime, Full Tight Bingo, Scrabble and more. How do you shpell ‘sober’? They also import a bunch of mad glasses: tilted whisky tumblers, frosted wine goblets and steel champagne flutes.
When: You want to go drowntown.
What: Super trips (join theirs or get one customised) by White Collar Hippie, call Vikrant on 9820644720 or view the Facebook group here, price on request.
Why: White Collar Hippie is fresh off the boat, and we were on the docks waiting to receive it. Run by adventure junkies Sachin Parikh and Vikrant Chheda who want people to “travel, not vacation”, this company designs the coolest group trips: travelling to a music festival with a band, learning to build a boat and climb coconut trees while kayaking in Kerala, surfing on a secluded beach with sand sculpture classes and astronomy lessons in a Rajasthan dessert. Watch their Facebook page for trip dates.
When: You want world piece.
What: Mumbai’s first Haagen Dazs store, Oberoi Mall, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E), Rs 680 for a sundae.
Why: The American ice cream company sets up shop in Mumbai, scooping up ice cream, fondue and other desserts. We loved Fruity Journey sundae, where peaches play host to cold, cold strawberry cheesecake ice cream, dusted with flakes of orange. Read the full review here.
When: Opens today, July 1. Dazs Kapital!
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