Get set a range of new menus in Delhi, and spend Sunday night nursing fruit-forward cocktails in Mumbai.
It’s raining at Royal China
There’s still time before the monsoon hits Delhi, but restaurants such as Royal China have already started introducing their Monsoon menus. The promotional menu at the eatery includes dishes such as Steamed Chicken Family Style, Cantonese Roast Duck Tofu with Asparagus and soya chilli and Gluten-Free Singapore Vermicilli Noodles.
Where: 16th Floor, Eros Corporate Tower, Nehru Place
When: Until August 31
Price: Rs 1550 (meal for one)
Contact: 011-4981 8000
Farm to table at Pluck
Pluck, the Pullman Aerocity’s farm-to-table restaurant, has a new menu that has some interesting fare. All soups are, for example, deconstructed, and the low-cal Tomato and Coriander Consomme is served with handpicked steamed greens. There’s also the Street Papdi that is served with yoghurt and black salt gazpacho. Mains include Pulled Tandoori Chicken Cannelloni, while veggies can look forward to the Plantain kofta, which is served with a quinoa and spinach pulao, and is made up of 75% plantain and 25 % pumpkin.
Where: Asset No 02, GMR Hospitality District
Price: Rs 3000 (for 2, plus taxes)
Contact: 011-4608 0808
Sail down south with Monkey Bar
Monkey Bar’s Coastal Adventures is all about food with that very distinctive Monkey Twist. The food pays homage to classics from Udupi, Kundapur and Kerala, and so you have Southern Fry (batter fried calamari, coconut crusted prawns tossed in dried shrimp rub), Kerala Bao Uttapam (beef fry served with bao uttappam and coconut chutney); Clam Sukkha and the humble red rice in a crunchy and unusual Kuttari Salad, and there’s some interesting drinks to go with it as well.
Where: Plot No 11, Pocket C 6 & 7, Commercial Complex, Vasant Kunj
When: Until June 30
Price: Rs 1200 plus taxes (for two, excluding alcohol)
Go for a Jewish-Bengali meal with Authenticook
Over the years Kolkata has assimilated many people into its clamourous embrace, and one such people are Jews. While the number of Jews in Kolkata is dwindling by the day, the food they cook — after adapting their recipes to Indian spices and flavours — is rated very highly. This Sunday, Pia Promina Das Gupta, whose family owns Kewpie’s Kitchen in Kolkata, will host guests for a Bengali-Jewish meal. The menu includes cheese sambosak (the middle-eastern baked samosa with a cheese filling); aloo makalla (pan-roasted joints of chicken with confit potatoes), challah and, among others, mahashas (vegetables stuffed with a rice filling).
When: June 26
Price: 1200 per person
Log onto authenticook.com for more details
Kids’ Day at California Pizza Kitchen
This weekend, your kids can eat the pizza they make at California Pizza Kitchen’s outlets. CPK’s ‘Kids Kitchen Tour’ is all about familiarising children with ingredients and bases and helping them create their own slice of pizza. CPK also has a special kids menu that features brownies and Hot Fudge Sundae with Gems along with beverages like Chocolate and Strawberry Milkshakes.
Where: 1st Floor, Skyzone, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel / 3rd Floor, Infiniti Mall, Link Road, Malad West
Timings: Every Sunday from 11 am -12:30 pm, 4 pm-6:30 pm
Fruit-forward cocktails at OSO
Spend your Sunday evening indoors — at One Street Over, where Souvik Dasgupta will be behind the bar concocting interesting cocktails. Dasgupta’s cocktails will mostly be fruit-forward Prohibition-era stuff, among them, Secretos #2 (Bacardi with lime; sugar; fallernum; bitters and dehydrated papaya); Venetian Fizz (Bombay Sapphire with Campari; orange sherbet; lemon; egg white; soda and dehydrated orange) and Prodigy Sour (Camino with beetroot; cardamom shrub; lime; sugar and egg white).
Where: Ground Floor, 35th Street, Off of Linking Road, Khar (West)
When: June 26
Price: Rs 300 onwards
Signature menu at Indigo
Chef Jaydeep Mukherjee’s new Singature menu at the iconic Colaba restaurant pays tribute to several global classics. It features, among others Fruids de mer smoked tomato broth, appetisers such as Camembert soufflé, and in mains, the slow roasted Kid lamb looks especially interesting. Desserts include popcorn ice cream with passion fruit gel and caramelised white chocolate powder; and spiced strawberry puree with Lemon basil sorbet.
Where: Mandlik Road, Colaba
When: June 24 onwards
Time: Dinner- 7:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Contact: 022-6636 8999