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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Review: The Birdsong Organic Cafe

Everytime you think that Bandra has everything you ever wanted, something new pops up and pleasantly surprises you. 

Birdsong Cafe, the latest addition to the coffee shops is located in a secret lane, off the noisy, bustling, shoppers paradise - Hill Road. The location of the cafe is its biggest advantage, considering the fact that it makes for a perfect spot to enjoy a book over a cup of coffee , tea or one of their health juices.

What makes the cafe more interesting is the fact that the food served here is completely organic. Even their brownies and cookies are a healthier option. We tried the yogurt salad, the lemon ginger juice and the carrot beet juice. The juices were as healthy as they could get but we wished the glasses were bigger. The yogurt salad was delicious and definitely worth a try. 

We did want to try one of the brownies but they looked dry and we weren't sure if it was a good idea, Maybe next time, cause we're sure coming back here! 

Venue: The Birdsong Cafe
Waroda Road, Off Hill Road, Bandra West
Landmark: Behind American Express Bakery

Phone: 26422323, 26423939

The Birdsong Cafe at @TheBirdsongCafe
Mumbai Candid at @ChandniT @MumbaiCandid

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wine Week in association with Deutsche Bank and All Things Nice!

We recently attended the preview dinner at Ellipsis, Colaba, for #WineWeek that is happening from 25th August to 31st August at 25 elite restaurants in the city. 

We were given a set menu and each course was paired with an Indian and International wine. Nikhil Agarwal of All Things Nice and Chef Cheung played hosts and shared a lot of interesting stories behind the wines as well as the dishes. 

We loved how the taste of wine differed when paired with the dishes. Amongst our favourites were the Zonin Prosecco Brut, Italy which was served to us before we started our meal and the Myra Shiraz, India (2010) which was served with the second course Peas, Prawns, Truffle, Parmesan, Pickles, Millet, Amaranth. 

The food at Ellipsis was not so impressive but the dessert made up for all the inconsistency in the mains! Cinnamon Cookie, Cinnamon Ice Cream with dark chocolate. By the end of it, we were left craving for more of the delicious ice-cream!
The idea of the wine week is to let people enjoy a 30% off on wines and pair them up with a set menu at any of the following restaurants.
Botticino, Trident Bandra Kurla
• Busaba, Colaba
• Busaba, Lower Parel
• Cafe Mangii, Khar
• Cafe Mangii, Versova
• Cafe Mangii, Powai
• Cafe Prato, Four Seasons Hotel
• Ellipsis
• Great Wall, The Leela
• India Jones, Trident Nariman Point
• Kebab Korner, Intercontinental Marine Drive
• Koh, Intercontinental Marine Drive
• Masala Bay, Taj Lands End
• Ming Yang, Taj Lands End
• Olio, Novotel
• Olive Bar and Kitchen, Bandra
• Olive Bar and Kitchen, Mahalaxmi
• Opium Den, Trident Nariman Point

• Pali Village Cafe
• Poco Loco
• Prego, The Westin
• Red Zen, Courtyard by Marriott

• San Qi, Four Seasons Hotel
• Stax, Hyatt Regency
• The Tasting Room
• Two One Two Bar and Grill
• Vetro, The Oberoi
• Vinoteca by Sula
• Vista, Taj Lands End

The wine week starts from 25th August 2013. You can book your table here - Make a reservation!

Friday, August 2, 2013

International Beer Day: Happy Hours in the city!

2nd August is International Beer Day and guess what, it's a Friday! So here's where you can go, get drunk today!

Where: The Irish House, Lower Parel |Kala Ghoda | Kurla
When: 5.30 PM - 8.30 PM, All days
What's the deal: 1+1 on domestic and imported liquor

Where: Drunken Munkey, Andheri
When: 11 AM to 12 AM Sun-Thurs and 11 AM to 9 PM Fri-Sat
What's the deal: 1+1 on domestic and imported liquor

Where: Astrix, Chembur
When: 6 PM to 9 PM, Mon-Fri
What's the deal: 1+1 on domestic liquor

Where: Amigos, Andheri
When: 6 PM to 9 PM, Everyday
What's the deal: 1+1 on domestic liquor
Where: The Little Door, Andheri
When: 6 PM - 9 PM
What's the deal: Unlimited Kingfisher Beer at Rs.397

Where: Loca Loca, Khar
When: Upto 9 PM, All days
What's the deal: 1+1 on domestic liquor

Thursday, August 1, 2013

California Pizza Kitchen Gets a New Menu

We were recently invited to try the new menu at California Pizza Kitchen (CPK). Here's a sneak peak into the recent additions.

 Our favourites were the Black Bean Quesadillas and the Chicken Caesar Sandwich in Cheese bread. The Waldorf Salad, although colourful, missed the crunch! The Lettuce Wrap was tangy and delicious and would've tasted better if it was slightly warmer. Surprisingly, we were disappointed with the pizzas and would suggest our readers to stick to the classics and not experiment with the new additions.

We loved the fact that all the dishes were served with sides, either salad, fries or dips. Overall, we appreciate CPK's attempt to try out something new, we love their inhouse baked breads (that are also for sale) and the fresh ingredients used in all the dishes!

Black Bean Quesadillas

 Charqui Chicken

Waldorf Salad

 Lettuce Wrap

 Chicken Caesar Sandwich

Venue: California Pizza Kitchen
Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel | BKC, Bandra | Malad

California Pizza Kitchen at @CPK_India
Mumbai Candid at @ChandniT @MumbaiCandid