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What: The Table, ground floor, Hotel Suba Palace, next to Indigo Deli, Colaba, call 22825002, open from 7 pm onwards until further notice, Rs 2,500 for a meal for two with alcohol.
Why: Comfort is chic at this three-day old European restaurant that lights up with genormous windows, piano-print floor, festive conversation, jazz and wine cocktails. The menu covers everything from baba ganoush and gruyere chese puffs to chicken wings and risotto. Top table! Read the full bpb review here.
When: You need Table manors.
What: bpb’s Turning Tables with KOH, InterContinental Marine Drive, email
for your spot, Rs 1,200 this month, BYOB.
Why: Ian Kittichai of KOH may have skipped town, but he’s left his (lemon) grass roots in the capable hands of InterContinental’s executive chef Paul Kinny, who will head bpb’s next pop –up restaurant. Send us an email and you could be taking big sips of wine over small talk with nineteen other strangers while Thai treats are prepared in a subscriber’s kitchen. No plus ones allowed - kindly KOH-operate!
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When: February 3 at 8.30 pm. Curry up and register.
Why: Harp on about this new website which streams a random and super fun selection of Hindi songs, divided into 14 categories including Disco Fever, Silsila, Kalyanji Anandji, Ghazals and different decades. bpb sings special praises for the quick download speed and kitschy, poster-inspired user interface and looks forward to personalised playlists.
When: You want a boom with a view.
What: Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden, Ghodbunder Road, Thane (W), call 9820779729, Rs 50 entry fee, addition Rs 25 for tea and breakfast.
Why: Hidden behind potholed streets and half-completed construction sites is two acres of lush garden where over 70 species of naturally-bred butterflies reside, including blue tigers, peacock pansies and orange tips. Get a two-hour guided tour by garden owner Mr Ovalekar, who is sweet and earnest enough to set off butterflies in your stomach. Read more here.
When: It’s that time of the mo(n)th. Guided tours every Sunday at 9.30 am, call ahead to confirm.
What: Design your own quilt contest, Apartment 9, 2 Sunny House, Mereweather Road, Colaba, call 32489601, see below for price details.
Why: Need to take a new position in bed? Assume the role of designer by entering Apartment 9’s quilt creating contest and your pattern could be the home store’s hottest new item. Here’s how your sheet can excel: make purchases worth Rs 10,000 (ask nicely and you can skip this step) to get a design box complete with crayons, swatches and sequins; submit your pattern within 15 days and hope you get picked by French designer Didier Galerne.
When: You want to be the raja of rajais.
Event Round-up: Kabir Sufi Festival, January 21-23, visit www.kabirfest.com; Italian cooking class at Vetro, The Oberoi on January 22, 11 am to noon, call 66326215; multiple offers on food and drink at ManU Café on January 22, 8:30 pm, call 43601111.
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