This Week In Mumbai: Dig into an authentic Gujarati thali, get nostalgic at the bluefrog and more

This week in Mumbai is all about indulgence. Indulge your inner boho artist with a quirky exhibit of line drawings at the Chatterjee & Lal gallery or indulge your insatiable seafood craving with a delicious at meal the city’s favourite seafood restaurant, Mahesh Lunch Home. You can even indulge your palate with a decadent Gujarati meal at the Hyatt Regency’s Exquisite Navaratri offering or indulge your not-so-subtle shopping addiction by splurging at the Palladium Mall. Whatever you choose to indulge in this week, don’t forget to indulge in some much needed R&R. After all, the festive season is right around the corner and will be here before we can even say, “Mithai!”

victor-and-the-crowns-bluefrogVictor and The Crowns at blueFROG
Head to the blueFROG this Wednesday to get rid of some of those pesky mid-week blues. Sip on some of the resto-bar’s delicious cocktails while swaying to the comforting retro music being belted out by Victor and The Crowns. Formed in 2011, the band comprises of Dr. Victor Rodrigues, Keith Suares, Simone Patrick, Beryl Pinto Stephanie Petit, Raynah Braganza, Luis Chico, L.S Narayanaswamy, Ralph Pais, Larry Rebello, Dr. Nikhil Cunha, Dipak Shah, Benjamin Sequeira and Douglas Misquita who will be playing some of the best music from the 60s to the 80s. And by that, we obviously mean chart-toppers of the likes of the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Are you ready for a nostalgia-ridden night? We sure are!
Date: 1st October, 2014.
Time: 10pm to 11:30pm
Address: blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound, D/2, Senapati Bapat Marg, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.

The Buckingham SecretThe Buckingham Secret
Written and directed by Meherzad Patel and boasting of an uber talented cast comprising Sabira Merchant, Danesh Irani, Nauheed Cyrusi, Azmin Mistry and Sajeel Parakh amongst others, the play sounds all too promising. The entire drama revolves around a century-old royal secret which only the royal Butler knows and the risk of it leaking out. Like most royalty, the British Royal Family too has its own fair of secrets…just ask The Queen, Phillip, Charles, Diana, Camilla or even the children. A must watch, we say!
Date: 5th October, 2014.
Time: 7pm.
Pricing: Rs.360 to Rs.1500.
Address: Tata Theatre, National Centre For The Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai.

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mahesh-lunch-home-juhuWine and Crab Festival
Seafood enthusiasts, it’s that time of the year again! Yes, our favourite seafood restaurant in the city is all set for its 12th edition of the much-awaited Crab and Wine Festival. This year, will see over 35 new mouth-watering crab preparations such as Crab Coriander Candy Sticks, Kitam Bhankus, Tandoori Crab Green Garlic, Coorgi Ginger Crab, Crab Teriyaki, Tender Coconut Crab Masala, Kothmiri Chimbura Saar, Crab Varuval, Crab Nadan Curry amongst plenty others. And what better to go with a scrumptious plate of seafood than some fine wine? Each dish on the menu has been exclusively paired with a complimentary glass of wine that best suits it. Tempted already? Us too!
Date: Until the 19th of October, 2014.
Address: Mahesh Lunch Home, Kings Apartment, Theosophical Housing Colony, Next To Juhu Centaur, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai.

Line Bombs by Gagan SinghLine Bombs by Gagan Singh
Delhi-based artist Gagan Singh’s debut solo show, Line Bombs is satire at its best. Five years in the making the exhibit will feature some of Singh’s superlative line drawings cantered around a quirky Punjabi protagonist as well as animation and site-specific interventions. The highlight of the collection for us, are the artist’s hilarious captions. A must visit for art lovers in the city looking for something different and definitely edgy.
Date: Until the 25th of October, 2014.
Time: Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Address: Chatterjee & Lal Gallery, Kamal Mansion, First Floor, Plot No. 1/18, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba, Mumbai.

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october-indulgenceOctober Indulgence
Boy, do we have some good news for you! The Palladium Hotel and the Palladium Mall are coming together to offer shoppers a unique festive treat! Yes you heard us right; a tempting reward awaits your nasty little shopping habit. Spend Rs. 2 lakhs or more at the mall and earn yourself a much-needed little staycation for you and your partner at the five star hotel. Also included along with the stay will be breakfast at Seven Kitchens, a fixed meal at Mekong or The Sahib Room & Kipling Bar and a sundowner at one of the most atmospheric bars in the city, Li Bai. A 25 % discount on Spa services and a 15% discount on the various F&B options with a validity of three months are also part of the offer. What are you waiting for? Go get your shopping shoes on already!
Date: Until the 31st of October, 2014.
Address: Palladium Mall and Palladium Hotel: 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.

Navratri Celebrations at Hyatt RegencyNavratri Celebrations at Hyatt Regency
Celebrate Navratri with a sumptuous vegetarian feast at the Glasshouse. On offer will be flavourful, rich and of course, authentic Gujarati delicacies such as Rajasthani dahi vada, paneer tulsi tikka, khoya aur mawa ke bhare hue tandoori aloo, chaunka hua paneer aur khadi shimlamirch, subz kofta aur lasooni palak, masaledar vilayati subzi, aloo gobhi adraki, dal kabila and bariste ka pula. Dessert too is super tempting with Gulab Jamun and Shahi Tukda on offer. Don’t miss if Gujarati food is your poison.
Date: Until the 3rd of October, 2014.
Pricing: Unlimited thali for Rs. 1000 plus taxes.
Address: Glasshouse, Hyatt Regency, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri East, Mumbai.

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