Sunday best: Our Delhi winter guide to the weekend

It’s ‘season time’ as they say. That it technically might be 15 degrees out is what makes this the best time to be in the capital. Unbreathable air scares aside the other thing going around is open-air events. With that, we take a look back at Sundays past, and give you the top things to do this weekend. And the rest!

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Polo Tournament at the Jaipur Polo Ground
Jindal Panther. Achievers. Aficionados will know what we’re talking about. Fall is synonymous with Polo in the capital. Foul Hook, Line of The Ball, Near Side Neck Shot – polish your polo jargon and mingle with the crème-de-la-crème at New Delhi’s Race Course. Our time at the IPA National Polo Championship (Open) was spent doing all that, and then some. Presented by Airbus Group in association with The Taj Mahal Hotel, the event was hosted by Heads of Missions of the four European nations of the U.K., Spain, Germany and France.

Most Sundays. Look out for the Taj events. Entry by invitation.

Brunch at Akira Back
Our latest jaunt to JW Marriott’s stellar Japanese outfit reintroduced us to its super fun maker and his fine sake! (At LL, we’re loyalists of the all-star Chef’s namesake sake. And the only way you can get your hands on this exclusive beverage is at his Aerocity outfit.)

Fantastic Mr. Back – We sat ourselves in the al-fresco area and bonded over our love for all things Tokyo, including one very expert mixologist from Japanese capital, Gen Yamamoto. Back says he will be back for round 2 very soon, and is working on serving up innovative patisserie.

Until then, we’re digging into Akira Back’s seriously indulgent slow-cooked pork belly and sushi rolls with crackling candy! You can find both these and much more on the Sunday brunch menu- Akira Back Tacos, Tuna Pizza, Pork Belly, Champagne, need we say more?

Every Sunday. Reservations recommended.

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Slouch at Cherie
In their own words, “There’s a lush green courtyard & terrace. There’s down tempo, slo-mo, happy music. There’s gourmet munchies. And Delhi’s first open DIY bar.” There’s also fairylights, candles and open wood fires.

Patrons can expect to try their hands at shaking up some cocktails, or simply stick to the free-flowing champagne. Our recommendation – Chandon bubbly and garlic-lime prawn hot plate. There’re also chicken, pork and veggies that are grilled to order. Our favorite bit about the evening, however, remains Jordan Johnson. The charming singer-songwriter has us going weak in the knees!

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