All the best things to do in Mumbai this weekend
Take your pick from a burger festival or an Asian food festival, we honestly can't choose
There’s never a dull day in the city of dreams. Here, we curate the best events taking place this weekend so you can make the most of your downtime. Take a friend along, make it a date, or go by yourself—there’s plenty to soak in.
The Cultured Cousins at Woodside Inn
Cheese and mead, name a better combination, we’ll wait. Woodside Inn’s takes on this classic duo by bringing to your plate five local artisanal cheeses from various parts of the country, paired with the drink of the gods, mead. From Portuguese-style crumbly bandel sourced from Kolkata to the semi-soft Italian style bel paese and cheddar courtesy of Bangalore, the menu features everyone’s favourite ingredient to the max.
Where: 1) Indian Mercantile Mansion, Wodehouse Road, Opposite Regal Cinema, Colaba
2) Link Plaza Commercial Complex, MHADA Colony, Andheri (W)
When: Until November 30, 12pm-1am
Call: 022 2287 5752 (Colaba) and 022 2632 8963 (Andheri)
Price: INR 1800 (approx for two)
The Taj Mahal Palace brings Chef Ali Elbourji of Ayamna to the Souk
Always dreamt of savouring the cuisine of the widely sought-after Atlantis, The Palm Dubai? You’re in luck because the Ali Elbourji, the Chef de Cuisine of the luxurious property’s Ayamna restaurant’s is collaborating with Souk at Taj Mahal Palace in your city. On offer will be the very best of Lebanese cuisine with a side of splendid views of the Arabian Ocean. Guests can experience authentic dishes such as shrimp konafa and lobster with saffron.
Where: Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bandar, Colaba
When: Until November 24, 12:30pm-3pm and 7pm-11:30pm
Call: 022 6665 3272
Boy and girl meet at a barbecue. Are they single? Are they married? Maybe they fall in love, maybe they don’t, or perhaps one of them is preparing for an upcoming wedding. The options are endless and the scenario could pan out a million ways. Nick Payne’s touching play prompts you to realise that every decision or choice you’ve made never made has existed in a parallel universe. Mind-boggling, right?
Where: National Centre for The Performing Arts, Nariman Point
When: November 22 – 7.30 pm; November 23 – 4pm & 7.30pm
Entry: INR 675 onwards, book here
Gourmet burger festival ‘Son of a Bun’ at Toast & Tonic
Who doesn’t love festivals, especially the food kind? Toast & Tonic’s burger festival, Sun of a Bun, will include seven scrumptious avatars of the beloved fast-food that takes inspiration from all things local. From healthy reinterpretations that are tofu-based or vegan, to slightly more cheeky versions that star soft-shell crab or lamb, there’s a burger out there for even the pickiest diners. Made with American whole-heartedness but combined with the goodness of Indian ingredients, these buns don’t lie about being the most flavoursome ones around.
Where: Jet Airways-Godrej Building Bandra Kurla Complex
When: Until November 24, Monday to Sunday from 12pm-12:30am
Price: INR 3000 (approx for two); burgers are priced INR 375 onward
Photograph: Vinayak Grover
Asian food festival at Hello Guppy
You and your friends may disagree on a lot of things, but Indian-Chinese cuisine is something everyone can get onboard with. Hello Guppy’s Asian food festival is all about those familiar bold flavours that we order in every Saturday night. Indulge in some Cantonese chow mein, grilled jumbo prawn and pan-fried wontons that would make you forget about ordering a regular takeaway yet again.
Where: Hello Guppy, Bharat Nagar Road, G Block, BKC
Call: 022 68493234