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Exciting things to do this weekend in Mumbai 

Schenelle Dsouza
After a hectic work week, everyone looks forward to a relaxing weekend filled with fun. With restrictions lifting in Mumbai, here are a few things to look forward to over the weekend.
BARQAT – Culinary Fables of Awadh
BarQat
Photo Courtesy: BarQat
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar has launched an exclusive Pop-up called “BarQat – Culinary Fables of Awadh” offering a mindful dining experience under the starlit skies of JW Café. Created by Chef Asif Qureshi, the menu concludes an elaborate journey of authentic spices, flavours, and ancestral recipes using traditional cooking techniques from regal Lucknowi kitchens. Using a mixture of hand-ground spices, the menu features signature dishes such as Hamari Dal Makhani, GoshtKhusk Purdah, Purvanchal Ka Saag, Noor Mahal Biryani, and sweet dishes like Sevaiyon Ka Muzaffar and Warm Dodha Barfi.
Date and time: February 21 onwards; 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Price: À la carte
Address: BARQAT, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, IA Project Rd, Navpada, Vile Parle East, Vile Parle, Andheri, Mumbai 400099
Fat Carnival At O Pedro
O Pedro
Photo Courtesy: O Pedro
Viva Carnival also called the Goan Carnival, is a festival full of celebration, merriment and indulgence and is best experienced in the most authentic way, in Goa itself. But for those who can’t make it, here’s your chance to experience a slice of the sunshine state with all the incredible food, drinks and merriment right here in Mumbai. Re-creating the magic of Viva Carnival, O Pedro’s Fat Carnival presents a whole load of heart-warming food, swirling cocktails and happy tunes. The menu offers a range of reimagined Carnival specials including Pao De Queijo, Tender Coconut KIS-MUR, Grilled Calamari, and Choriz Babka. And of course, not forgetting the tipples, the bar offerings include delicious cocktails, like Viva Carnival, Mulberry Mambo No. 5, Susegad Spritzer, Sunday Brunch with live music, an exciting bar take-over and a whole lot more.
Date and time: Until March 19; 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Price: À la carte
Address: O Pedro, Unit #2, Ground Floor, Jet Airways-Godrej BKC Building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra-East, Mumbai 400051
Flavours of Latte at Café Noir
Café Noir
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For a coffee date, Café Noir has a thoughtfully curated range of artisanal lattes. A flavoured latte menu is divided between Winter Mornings, Breezy Afternoons and Late-Night sections. For the morning go-getters, the menu offers Vanilla, Turmeric and Cinnamon Lattes, Peanut Butter and Hazelnut for breezy afternoons, and finally robust flavours like Truffle, Mocha, Amaretto, Baileys or Hennessy Latte for the Night explorers.
Date and time: Until March 5; 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Price: ₹325 onwards
Address: Café Noir, World Crest, Unit no.1A & 1B, Lodha, Upper Worli, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013
Retro Brunch at Hornby’s Pavilion – ITC Grand Central
ITC Grand Central
Photo Courtesy: ITC Grand Central
Named after the erstwhile Governor of Mumbai, William Hornby, Hornby’s Pavilion is one of the most elegantly designed restaurants you can visit. A Retro Brunch inside this beautiful space is the perfect weekend treat. Featuring a lavish buffet spread, the Retro Brunch menu is filled with a wide selection of breads, fresh juices, and wood-fired pizzas along with a spread of rich decadent desserts like Cointreau Chocolate Decadence, Cardamom Malai Kulfi, Crème Brulee, Tiramisu, Baked Fresh Fruit Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate Mousse to name a few. A wholesome menu of wines and beverages complement the scrumptious meal for a perfect brunch experience.
Date and time: 12:30 PM onwards
Price: ₹2,200 plus taxes
Address: Hornby’s Pavilion, ITC Grand Central, 287, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Rd, Parel East, Parel, Mumbai 400012
Sakura Sunday Brunch at KOKO
KOKO
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Bringing Asia to your plate, KOKO’s Sakura Sunday Brunch offers the perfect gourmet brunch serving your choice of piping hot dim sums. Choose from a delicious selection of Sriracha Snapper Dumpling, Iberico Pork Dumpling, Truffle Edamame Dumpling, and Asparagus & Corn Dumpling. Aside from dumplings, a noodle and live wonton bar present freshly prepared Hong Yu Wontons and Shanghai-Hong Yu La Mian. Enjoy these with your choice of liquor, from newly-introduced cocktails to special G&T’s, the Foo Brew, and of course KOKO’s famous Japanese rice beer.
Date and time: Every Sunday
Price: ₹ 2200++ per person for food. Drinks as per à la carte pricing.
Address: KOKO, Kamala Mills Compound, Ground Floor, C Wing, Trade World, Lower Parel, Mumbai, 400013
Sidecar x Dashanzi Weekend
Dashanzi
Photo Courtesy: JW Marriott
While Dashanzi is known for its stylish décor and breathtaking sea views, Sidecar is popular for its bespoke bar experience. Mixing these two together, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu has a collaborative pop-up with a taste of Sidecar’s signature concoctions, crafted by the master bartender Yangdup Lama himself, alongside the famed Asian-style fare of Dashanzi. The menu comprises of four of Sidecar’s signature concoctions – Measure of Substance (Makaibari First Flush infused light blend of scotch, eucalyptus honey and B&G ginger pepper bitters), Agony of the Leaves (Makaibari Summer Solstice sous vide Bianco Vermouth, London Essence Co. tonic water and lemon peel), Zing Thing (gin, aromatic bitters, pink grapefruit and hibiscus cordial) and Beer Brewer (roasted barley infused scotch whisky, wheat beer and vetiver).
Date and time: March 4-5; 7:30 PM to 12:00 AM
Price: Contact property for bookings
Address: JW Marriott, Juhu Rd, Juhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai 400049
Sunday Brunch at 145 The Mill
145 The Mill
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45 The Mill just got better with a special curation of the most epic brunch ever. A menu like no other, 145 The Mill roped in consultants from New Zealand to curate dishes that use new, unique ingredients and flavours borrowed from the west. From steak and salmon to salads and pastas, the menu steps outside the bounds of traditional brunch menus, while still including breakfast favourites like eggs, pancakes, smoothie bowls and waffles in new exciting flavours. Another highlight is the live crepe station, chocolate cascade and moving trolley bar, along with a specially curated Gordon’s gin menu, complete with live music for a wholesome experience.
Date and time: Every Sunday; 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Price: ₹1700++ without alcohol, ₹2200++ with alcohol
Address: 145 The Mill, Kamala Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013
Sunday Brunch at BrewDog Midtown Mumbai
BrewDog
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A hub for all craft beer lovers, BrewDog Midtown Mumbai brings in a new way to spend your weekend. A thoughtfully curated menu that changes every weekend, Bewdog’s Sunday Brunch menu features hyper-local dishes that are prepared using only local produce. For this Sunday’s menu, Brewdog has a special mix of dim sums, tikkas, pastas and a live waffle station, served alongside bestseller beers like Insta Cloud and Wildcard Wheat.
Date and time: Every Sunday, 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Price: ₹1800++ Non-Alcoholic; ₹2200++ Alcoholic; ₹1000++ Kids Brunch; ₹2000++ Unlimited Beers + Staters
Address: BrewDog Midtown Mumbai, Kamala Mills Compound, Bombay Hub Building, Z-Wing, Unit 1-2, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
Sunday Brunch at JW Cafe JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
JW Marriott
Photo Courtesy: JW Marriott
Street food has been an integral part of every foodie’s journey. Bringing in the best from the city’s streets, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar has a special Street Foods of India Brunch showcasing a fusion of unique flavours, tastes, aromas and cultures all under one roof at the JW Café. Indulge in a one-of-a-kind experience as you get a taste of signature street food from across Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. From Delhi’s most popular Chandni Chowk ka chaat to tender Lucknowi Kebabs and not to forget Mumbai’s very own Pani Puri, the brunch is an indulgence for all street food lovers.
Date and time: March 6; 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Price: ₹2,800++ without alcohol, ₹4,000 ++ with alcohol
Address: JW Café, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, IA Project Rd, Navpada, Vile Parle East, Vile Parle, Andheri, Mumbai 400099
Wine & Dine at Ekaa with Sonal Holland
Sonal Holland
Photo Courtesy: Ekaa
Known for its ingredient-centric menu, Ekaa presents an exclusive soirée with India’s Master of Wine, Sonal Holland. The evening will showcase an elaborate 5-course tasting menu crafted by Chef Niyati Rao, and will be accompanied by wines recommended by Sonal herself! These include wines from the Buena Vista Winery, which has a rich and unrivalled heritage and is the first premium winery of California.
Date and time: March 6; 7:00 PM onwards
Price: Contact property for bookings
Address: Private Dining Room, Ekaa, Cs-1397, 1st Floor, Kitab Mahal, Dr. D.N. Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001
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