Alibaba,the Persian Café,is playing host to the Iranian Kebab Festival,between July 1 and 20,with some mouth watering kebabs,at a special 20 per cent discount. From the Jooje Kebab,Chelo lamb kebab,Bakhtiyari,Soltani Kabab dipped in flavored curds,also Barg (leaf) Kebab,there is a wide range available here. For lunch and dinner,guests can savour the Fasenjan (walnut gravy and chicken with rice) or Deezi (Kabooli Chana with potato and ghoosht). The Alibaba Café opens at 9 am and downs shutters at 11.30 pm. It also serves fast food such as Olivieh,Streganof Dil-Jigar,Salami Roll,Hot dogs,Dolme and Fish Shinsel. It is managed by Sandeepraj Salian and executive Chef Ramin Alireza from Iran.
For those who love Khubani ka Meetha,Haleem and all other things Hyderabadi,heres a bit of good news. Kokum,Viman Nagar,is playing host to a Hyderabadi food festival from July 3 to 10. You can sample the choicest Hyderabadi dishes here,prepared so as to transport you straight to the city of the eccentric Nawabs. Take your pick from Hyderabadi Biryani,Pathar-ka-Ghosht,Nahari,Haleem,Double-ka-Meetha and Seviyon-ka-Meetha.
A matter of taste
For over centuries,fine whisky has been associated with only a chosen few brands. So,it is only fitting to get the best brands in town to provide an opportunity to taste carefully matured whisky. With this thought in mind,the Taj Blue Diamond is playing host to the crème de la crème of Pune as well as some guests from various countries,as representatives from Whyte & Mackay give a presentation on the different types of whisky that they are famous for,the world over on July 7. While most distillers settle for one maturation,Whyte & Mackay insists on two and its Master Blender returns the whisky to sherry casks to marry for another year,in order to create a deep,mellow smoothness. The selected 13,19 and 22-year-old blends of Whyte & Mackay are overaged by this additional year. So,head to the Russet Hall at the Taj Blue Diamond on July 7,7.30 pm onwards to get into apppreciation mode.
Heres some news which will make beer buffs sit up and take notice. Tuborg is all set to make a mark in Pune with a unique event,with outlets in town serving Tuborg on the house between 9 and10 pm today. To add to the excitement,during the exact same hour,18 different venues will be holding their very own Tuborg Hour. So,grab a pitcher and have fun like never before at the following places: Aqua (Aurora Towers),M G Road; Minxx (Royal Orchid),Kalyani Nagar; North Main,Koregaon Park; Flags,Bund Garden; One Lounge,Koregaon Park; The Ship,Kalyani Nagar; Le Royce,Bund Garden; Zafran,Yerwada; Deccan Harvest,Magarpatta; Envogue,Fatima Nagar; Zara,The Tapas Bar,Viman Nagar; Formula One,MG Road; ZKs,NIBM Road; Bounty Sizzler,Kalyani Nagar; 11,East Street Café,MG Road; Ccassanova,Kalyani Nagar; Oasis,NDA Road and F Lounge (Lemon tree),Hinjewadi.
Punjabi by nature
If you dig Punjabi food,head to Lalas Mini Punjab in Magarpatta this weekend. This multi-cuisine restaurant offers a lunch buffet comprising a seven-course meal for Rs 225. The offer is on from Monday to Saturday at the restaurant,which has a lounge with a capacity of 70 people. It also has a live DJ every night and a seating capacity of 130 people in its outdoor seating area.