This week in Mumbai promises to be a gastronomic delight. From a lavish six course meal at the Sassy Spoon orchestrated by some of the most talented chefs in the city to a vegetarian fine dining fiesta at the Four Seasons, we promise you a massive treat for your taste buds. However, while on respite from the gourmet gorging don’t forget to check out the intellectually astounding art exhibit by Mansoor Ali at the Gallery Maskara or tickle your funny bone with an unscripted comedy at the Canvas Laugh Club. Whatever you do this week, just remember not to hop on the weighing scale!
Dinner & A Movie at the Tasting Room
This Wednesday, celebrate date night at Tasting Room’s Dinner & A Movie. This much-awaited monthly event involves the screening of a unique culturally-relevant film followed by a delicious three course set meal comprising of appetizers, mains and desserts. The movie being featured this month is James Ivory’s 1963 classic The Householder which is based on a novel by Jhabvala of the same name. The charming dramedy about a school teacher and his forced marriage to a young girl sees brilliant performances by movie legends Shashi Kapoor and Leela Naidu and is a must watch.
Date: 9th July, 2014.
Pricing: Rs. 1000 per person (taxes as applicable).
Address: 1st Floor, Good Earth, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel Mumbai.
A Chat with Zakir Hussain
Admirers of the legendary tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, will not want to miss the interactive session being held with him this Wednesday at the NCPA. Watch the Padma Shri get candid about his inspirational journey, his music, his art and the several struggles and challenges that he faced, with eminent sitar player and Hindustani classical musician – Arvind Parikh. The event promises to provide fans of the ace musician a never before insight into the virtuoso’s life and work. Admission to the event will be on a first come first serve basis.
Date: 9th July, 2014.
Address: The Experimental Theatre, National Centre for Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point Mumbai.
The Sassy Spoon Fundraising Dinner
Treat yourself to a lip-smacking six course set dinner by some of the finest chefs in the city. The outstanding line-up of chefs cooking includes Irfan Pabaney(The Sassy Spoon), Pooja Dhingra (Le 15), Kshama Prabhu (White Owl), Greshan Fernandes (Impressario), Jaydeep Mukherjee (Indigo Deli) and Viraf Patel (Cafe Zoe) who will each create a course inspired by their childhood. The menu will feature nostalgia-inducing Modern Indian fare and each meal will be accompanied by a glass of Jacob’s Creek wine. The best part of the event is that all the proceeds earned from it will go to towards the treatment of cancer patients through an NGO called Pall Can Care.
Date: 10th July, 2014.
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Pricing: Rs. 3500 per person.
Address: The Sassy Spoon, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point Mumbai
The Village Idiots
Sound of an unscripted comedy sounds appealing to you then don’t forget to catch Brij Bhakta’s The Village Idiots. The comedy aims at making the audience have a little bit of fun while watching Brij and four other entertainers engage in a bizarre open discussion about subjects ranging from politics to silly words, panchayats to Twitter. Not to be missed for a mid-week laugh riot.
Date: 11th July, 2014
Time: 10:30 PM
Price: Rs. 500
Address: Canvas Laugh Club, 3rd Floor, Palladium Mall, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
An Anatomy Of An Unknown Chair – Art Exhibition
Art lovers in the city are in for a treat with Mansoor Ali’s An Anatomy Of An Unknown Chair. The artist is famous for using chairs as a medium of political commentary and this exhibit no different, will aim at questioning the underlying communism prevalent in our society. The awe-inspiring sculptural articulations feature curiously named yet relevant works such as A Restless Chair and the Monument to an Unknown Politician. Visit the show to gain a fresh artistic perspective of the times we live in.
Date: 13th June to 31st July, 2014.
Time: 11am to 7pm
Address: Gallery Maskara, S.B.S. Road, 3rd Pasta Lane, Railway Colony, Badhwar Park, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai.
San Qi – “Veg Out”
Till the 15th of July this month, one of the city’s most loved Asian fine dining restaurants – San Qi at the Four Seasons will be celebrating vegetarian Asian fare in all its glory. Dig into some of the most delicious Pan-Asian treats from Thai spicy silken tofu to Japanese Futo maki rolls as well as some Indian delights such as Appam and stew for a divine and memorable meal packed with oodles of flavor.
Date: 1st to the 15th of July, 2014.
Time: 12-2:30 pm and 7-11:30 pm
Address: Four Seasons Hotel, 114, Dr E Moses Rd, Upper Worli, Worli, Mumbai.