Underground kitchen club, cool beer buddy, gherkin progress and live in a mango orchard!
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What: Turning Tables IV with bpb and Aurus, to attend email
– limited seats! Rs 1,000 this month, BYOB.
Why: 1 super chef, 5 course meal, 20 interesting strangers aur us! Chef Vicky Ratnani cooks up a storm at this month’s bpb underground kitchen, complete with a sneak peek at the restaurant’s upcoming menu. Note: the only plus 1 you’re allowed to bring is a bottle of wine.
When: April 7 at 8:30 pm. Entries shut April 2.
What: Paninaro sandwich delivery service, call 61519999 or visit http://www.paninaro.in, place your order a day in advance, Rs 80 to Rs 140.
Why: These wicked wiches of the feast serve a range of
complex sandwiches - tuna and tobasco-spiked iceberg lettuce, smoked
chicken on romaine, sundried tomatoes with arugula. bpb recommends the
hummus and cream cheese versions, but skip the Thai Connection. Also, read our review of Villa 39 here!
When: This gherkin progress opens its first two outlets next month at Nariman Point and Fountain.
What: USB beer cooler at Maple - Apple Premium Store, Kamal Society, opposite National College, Linking Road, Bandra (W), call 40068888, Rs 1,950.
Why: Along with Apple products, this just-launched store stocks other seriously cool gadgets as well. bpb pick: a single-can retro beer fridge that you can plug into your laptop or car. Stella idea!
When: You want to drink and pen drive.
What: Live in an Alphonso orchard, Mahua Bagh, Alibagh, visit http://www.mahuaresorts.com or call 9819469323, Rs 3,600 per night for an AC cottage, meals included.
Why: At this new beachfront property, you can pick organically grown fruit straight off mango trees before heading out for a swim in the ocean. Amenities also include pretty individual cottages, sky showers, and a friendly staff ready to rustle up a meal or give you a massage whenever whimsy strikes.
When: Now, during Alphonso season!
What: Shirts in a tea bag from Masala Tees, order online at http://ebook.masalateecollection.com or call +91 9910931043, also available at Bombay Electric, Colaba, start at Rs 1,200.
Why: The packaging of a Malasa Tee is so adorable (an oversized tea bag), that you almost won’t want to open it. One look at the shirt inside, though – soft, cleverly illustrated and punctuated by odd jewels – and you’ll be glad you did. They come in men and baby sizes too.
When: You like it Earl grey or black, but not (t)oolong.
Event Round Up: Her Work is Never Done (Part II) at Gallery BMB from March 27 to April 17; BBQ Nights at Elbo Room every Tuesday, 8 pm onwards; Israel’s Atomic Pulse rocks Blue Frog on March 26, 10.30 pm onwards.
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