All the best things to do in Mumbai this weekend
Hint: It involves a lot of food
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.
YOUnion launches Sunday brunch
A mandatory fabulous Sunday brunch is a weekend-must and we’ve got just the right place in mind. YOUnion’s extensive brunch menu is a mix of delicious savoury options such as vegan black chickpea hummus and keto bibimbap chicken bowl, along with plenty of confectionery on hand for sweet-toothed guests. Its Oreo fudge waffle and hazelnut chilli mousse will make you bid goodbye to your (non-existent) diet.
Where: Kamala Mills, Near Radio Mirchi Office, Lower Parel
When: Every Sunday, 12pm-4pm
40 new dishes at By the Mekong
A special luxury Asian menu at By the Mekong features upto 40 new delicious additions. Talk about having ample options. Chef Xiang Bin Li has included rare, authentic ingredients such as mountain chilly, jujube and Chinese red dates, all of which hail from China’s Sichuan province. You’re guaranteed to not come across these age-old secret flavours anywhere else.
NH7 Weekender Pune
We know, we know. The gig is in our neighbouring city but it’s line-up has convinced us to include this in our round-up. Catch Kodaline, Opeth, Chet Faker live, along with homegrown acts Indian Ocean, Swarathma and Parvaaz. Stand-up comics Prashasti Singh and Biswa Kalyan Rath, among many, many others, will also be there to tickle your funny bone.
Where: Mahalakshmi Lawns, Pune, Airport Area
When: 29 November to 1 December, 3pm onward
Tickets: INR 3,000 to 5,500 on insider.in
Coastal celebration at Nara Colaba
Thai cuisine needs no introduction, merely its fragrance is enough to set off major cravings. Nara’s novel menu is a celebration of all things coastal, be it deep-fried, steamed, curried or grilled. And let’s face it, nobody says no to a fresh catch. Dive into kung ta khir, prawns grilled on lemongrass skewers, or the ultimate the thaw phad pu, a preparation of crab meat rice-noodles in peanut chilli sauce. May we just say, seafood paradise galore.
New menu at Monkey Bar
Your favourite gastropub is bringing you a new menu featuring some exciting additions served with an innovative twist. Expect yummy Indian mezze platters, crunchy salads, smoky burgers and much more. Quintessential tandoor dishes are given a revamp to give you mouth-watering Malabari mutton kulcha, kasundi Chicken and thelawala mutton seekh.
Where: Summerville, Junction of 14th & 33rd, Linking Road, Bandra West
When: Monday-Friday, 6pm-1am, Saturday 12pm- 1am, Sunday 9am-1am
Price: INR 2000 (approx for two)
Photograph: Vinayak Grover