This week in Mumbai say hello to December with what else, but decadence? A month best known and loved universally for its infectious party spirit demands nothing less than a divinely decadent welcome. So celebrate the first week of everyone’s favourite month by indulging and binging and aweing. Make a trip to Yauatcha for their anniversary special and be welcomed by unlimited wine and new dishes or catch a screening of the beautiful, also steeped in decadence Moulin Rouge. You can even delight in a rich biryani feast at Neel or laugh till you drop with the Best in Stand-Up. Whatever you choose to do this week, don’t compromise on the decadence. We promise, we won’t tell anyone!
Yauatcha Anniversary Celebration
This December marks the third anniversary of Mumbai’s favourite dim sum teahouse, Yauatcha and we couldn’t be happier! In order to celebrate their successful stint in the city, the restaurant will be treating its patrons to a special menu. Curated by the chefs keeping the guests’ taste and preferences in mind, the additions will include a wide selection of dim sum such as Vegetable ying yang dumpling, Prawn and seaweed dumpling, Panfried king mushroom and pakchoi bun, Charcoal lamb bun and Sugarcane chicken and prawn roll, and scrumptious soups and salads like Shredded lamb soup with celery and mushroom, and Thai style prawn salad with mango. The main courses will feature Sliced lamb in kam heyong sauce and Golden fried pumpkin prawns amongst others. Salivating? Us too. Besides the oh-so-tempting new menu, find yourself at Yauatcha between 4 to 7 during Anniversary Week and you’ll be treated to an endless supply of dim sum and endless wine! No prizes for guessing where we’ll be going for drinks, next?
Date: 1st to the 7th of December, 2014.
Address: Yauatcha, Unit 10- First Floor, Raheja Towers Plot C – 30, Block G, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai.
Moulin Rouge – The Ballet
Seen, appreciated and applauded by over 110,000 people across North America, Moulin Rouge is a classic. Complete with a deeply evocative French-inspired soundtrack, the ballet features ace choreography by Jorden Morris and revolves around the universal themes of love, ambition and heartbreak. Watch as Paris and its charm act as the perfect backdrop for a heady, young love story between Mathieu and Nathalie. Watch them challenge their destiny and seek love at the infamous cabaret. An absolute must watch, we say! Will leave you reeling for quite some time!
Date: Until the 6th of December, 2014.
Pricing: Rs.300 to Rs.600.
Address: PVR Cinemas, Highstreet Phoenix Mall, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
Also being screened at PVR – Dynamix Mall (Juhu) and PVR – Oberoi Mall (Goregaon East)
Christmas Food Workshop
Christmas cuisine. Rich, Calorific and gluttonous. Right? Wrong. Attend a Christmas food workshop at Le Pain Quotidien and watch the chef bust these Christmas food myths along with giving you some neat tips and tricks on how to prepare your own, healthy Christmas feast. From delicious seared chicken salad to the perfect chocolate fondant, this is not to be missed. What are you waiting for? Go get your aprons!
Date: 5th December, 2014.
Address: Le Pain Quotidien, Dhanraj Mahal, Shivaji Marg, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai.
DJ Carnage Live at blueFROG
That DJ Carnage’s live performances are nothing short of an explosion on stage is a fact well known. So when the La-based music maverick performs, during party month at that, you go! Setting the stage on fire with his hyperkinetic energy and crackling electronic tunes, we dare you to not dance! The celebrated DJ has performed with a host of music icons and rocked his own at some of the finest music festivals in the world, Nocturnal Wonderland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella and tons more! If this is what only the Sunburn Promo Party looks like, we can’t wait to sign up for the real deal!
Date: 5th December, 2014.
Address: blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
Best in Stand Up
Kick back and relax with some of the most hilarious stand-ups in the country. Need a few mid-week laughs? Who better than the trio to provide it for you. Featuring Azeem Banatwala, the engineer-turned-writer-turned-comedian-turned-24 and master of puns, Karunesh Talwar, one of the young guns to watch out for, and Deep Chhabria, an advertising student who’s still trying to make peace with his resemblance to Jacky Bhagnani, that a life riot is to ensue, is a given. We can’t wait!
Date: 6th December, 2014.
Address: Canvas Laugh Club, 3rd Floor, Palladium Mall, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
Jasn-e-Biryani at Neel
Add some desi tadka to Christmas season by digging into a delicious pot of Biryani. And where better to do that than at Neel. Featuring on their specially-crafted Biryani-centric menu this month are moth-watering must haves such as Kareli Ka Dum Doodhiya Pulao, a decadent lamb Biryani loaded with lamb shanks, lamb koftas and eggs served with Goght Yakhni Shorba, Nizami Chutney Biryani (Lamb & Baby Potato Dum Biryani with layers of fresh green spices served with Baghara Raita), and the tantalising Hyderabadi Masaledar Murgh Biryani (Chicken Pieces with Freshly Ground Spices; served with Murgh Ka Salan & Burhani Raita). The smoky, flavourful Afghani Murgh Tikka Pulao which is served with a divine Gajar Kishmish Raita is also not to be missed. Drool-worthy to say the least, what do you think?
Date: Until 7th of December, 2014.
Address: Neel, Ground Floor, Tote On The Turf Building, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Keshavrao Khadye Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai.