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A chocolate making workshop in Pune and a kids’ menu at Cafe Mangii in Mumbai


Liqueur chocolates by Jonathan OoiLearn how to make all kinds of liqueur chocolates at this workshop. Photograph by Jonathan Ooi/Flickr

Deepali Navale Dube has been making chocolatiers of her students in Pune for the past two years. “A lot of my students tell me that the Baileys Irish Cream-filled chocolates are the bestsellers,” says Dube, who will teach those who attend her class this week how to make boozy chocolates filled with rum, Kahlua, Bacardi mojito and of course, Baileys Irish Cream. Besides centre-filled chocolates, Dube will also teach participants how to make regular chocolate rocks, French truffles and French cluster among others. “One workshop is usually enough for participants to learn how to make chocolates,” says Dube, who has trained at the Academy of Pastry Arts in Malaysia.

Where: Gangadham Pune

When: September 23, 24, 25 (individual batches on each day), 3 pm – 6 pm

Phone: 7021350660 / 9819219992

Cost: Rs 4,500 (inclusive of taxes)

pune parsee1Chef Zubin Rupa’s Parsi Bhonu is available only for pickup on Saturday and can be delivered on Sunday

If it’s the weekend, then it’s time for a feast. Chef  Zubin Rupa, former chef at RTI and former commi at Hyatt Regency in Mumbai has lined up a Parsi Bhonu this weekend. The bhonu meal for two includes Tatreli Kolmi, a traditional Parsi delicacy of sauted prawns, Patra ni Macchi, a delicately spiced dish of steamed fish, Bhatia ni Marghi, a chicken delicacy, Mutton shahi pulav, fragrant rice cooked with mutton, egg, dried fruit and saffron, Masala ni dar, a savoury dal and Lagan nu custard. The bhonu will be available only for dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. The last order can be placed on Friday, September 23.

Where: All meals for Saturday, September 24, will have to be picked up outside Green Park-Baner. For Sunday, home delivery will be available at an additional cost of Rs 50. Call to check on areas where the meals will be delivered.

When: September 24, between 7 pm  – 7.45 pm, September 25, delivery between 11.30 am – 1 pm.

Phone: 91 9892817997 / +91 8898563798

Cost: Rs 1550 (meal for two), Rs 850 (meal for one)



If you’re not the kind to laze around at home during weekend, then the Bottoms Up Fest is just the thing for you. The two-day festival is the perfect cocktail weekender to kick back and choose from an array of cocktails, while watching performances by bands such as Skylight Vision and Fiddlecraft.

Where: Showtime Arena: 92/10B, Near Yash Petroleum (BP, Mundhwa 36, Mundhwa-Kharadi Road, Koregaon Park Annexe, Pune, 411036

When: Sep 24 – 25

Cost: Single day pass for Rs 120 and Rs 240 for both days

Book your tickets on bookmyshow.in

Margherita pizzaMini pizza margherita

Café Mangii has launched an all-new menu for kids, given how children these days have developed their own preferences in food. And if you thought this menu was all about sandwiches, et al, you’re in for a surprise. The restaurant is serving a kid’s version of one of their classic pizzas, the Mini Pizza Margherita plus nachos with sour cream to begin the meal with. Options for a quick snack include the Hot Dog, Cheese Quesadilla served with sour cream and salsa. Mains include Grilled Cheese, Mini Chicken Cheese Burger that have been aptly proportioned to match kids’ appetites. And if you’re looking for a bit of indulgence, the new menu has a host of desserts like the Crackling Chocolate Spongebob (marshmallows with candy, sponge cake and melted chocolate fondue), Hot Chocolate, Strawberry Shake, among others.

Where: All Café Mangii outlets in Mumbai – Junction of Khar Pali and 14th Road, Off Linking Road, Inside Nike Showroom Lane, Khar, Mumbai 400052/ and 3,  Transocean House, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai, Mumbai

All Cafe Mangii outlets in Bengaluru – Third Floor, Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway, 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Near Yeshwantpur, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru and 204/A, Comet Block, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Near Lavelle Road, Lavelle Road, Bangalore

Phone: 022 26498100 (Khar)/  022 25705139 (Powai), 080 22682213 (Orion Mall)/ 080 22270098 (UB City)