Meal tickets: Little Italy

Meal tickets: Little Italy

Explore the taste of Italian cuisine at the nine-day pasta festival in Vivanta by Taj Blue Diamond.

Explore the taste of Italian cuisine at the nine-day pasta festival in Vivanta by Taj Blue Diamond. With Minestrone soup,Ravioli al Porcini,Caramella de Zucca,traditional lasagna and more,the themed menu is a small gateway to the culinary wonders of Italy. Each of the dishes will be prepared using choicest ingredients to bring an authentic Italian flavour. The festival ends on May 5.

Hot Wings

For those who like nothing better than to experiment with their food,Malaka Spice has launched a new special menu with emu and quail. On offer are Grilled quail and Emu steak as well as delicious and healthy vegetarian treats such as the Crispy kachang bhindi,Sweet gourd garden and more. The new menu puts an emphasis on healthy and unique options. Another new addition is the Bahn Mee,a French-influenced Vietnamese vegetarian or non vegetarian sandwich. For those who crave sugar,there is the exotic Mango fluff,which is sure to end any meal on a sweet note.

Favourites Return

The famous Hot Dog and Chilli Dog will soon make a reappearance at Mad House Grill,bowing to popular demand. Other old favourites also make a reappearance this season with the return of lamb chops. These can be had as a starter or as main course item and can be ordered with a dry rub of spices or with gravy. Both come with salad and fries on the side.

Fish and Rice Redux

Fish Curry Rice recently celebrated its fourth anniversary with a glittering bash with guests such as food critic Karen Anand and actor Dilip Prabhavalkar. As part of their anniversary celebration,the restaurant has also introduced new recipes on the menu. Bomblacha bhujna,Stuffed bangda,Mori masala,Gaboli fry and Prawns kheema will be the latest to tickle the taste buds of patrons who frequent the seafood restaurant. In addition,the restaurant is also going to launch a second branch at Fergusson College Road.

Chilly Week Ahead


Weekends are now extended at the Manchester United Cafe Bar, with special offers from Monday through Wednesday. On Half Time Mondays patrons will get 50 per cent off on food and drinks,while on Fabulous Tuesdays drinks come in unlimited supply. Wednesday Buzz offers all Indian made foreign liquor at discounted prices through the day.

Mango Mania

To celebrate the season of mangoes,Godrej Nature’s Basket food stores located across the city have come up with exciting offers for the king of fruits. From the the finest Alphonso mangoes to the smooth Kesar variety,the store offers special discounts on mangoes this season. Other varieties offered at the store include Mango Totapuri,Mango Sindhuri,also called Suvarnarekha,Mango Chausa,Mango Rajapuri,Mango Malgoa,Marina Plum (Ma-prang) and Durian (Toorian).