Exotic platters for summer

Updated: Apr 30 2006, 05:31am hrs
Delhi

Chillers to the core

Sip away fresh summer coolers and cocktails at the Park: from Beach Babe (vodka, coconut water, violet syrup) to Banana Mama (white rum, banana, lime juice, sugar syrup) to The Great Indian Summer Cooler (cucumber, yoghurt, chaat masala, cumin) and Summer Exotica (kiwi, melon, passion fruit, strawberry, peach). Starting May 1.

Mexican Senorita

Taste the tropical flavours of a Mexican Senorita, or a Margarita at The Lounge and Bar, InterContinental, Nehru Place. With tropical flavours, crushed ice and tequila, you can choose from a mango, strawberry, coconut or fruity Margarita concoctions for a taste of Mexico. On till today.

Italian flavours

Yellow Brick Road, at The Ambassador Hotel, introduces the Italian Food Festival till today. On offer from noon onwards are pastas and pizzas, Asparagi alla Parmigiana and more. Sample the desserts (flambed, sweet apple pancakes and warm custard sauce) and mocha flavoured souffl.

Mango mania

This summer keep your taste buds tingling with mango dishes at Jaypee Vasant Continental. On offer are ambi panna and aam ras, Alphonso Tarte Tatin, Alphonso Mousse, Mango and Mint Ice Cream Bombe, Alphonso Fondue and more. Price Rs 125-275.

Hyderabad

Steaks n chops

Tired of wilting salads and want something substantial Head to the SteaksnChops festival that is being served with a refreshingly non-seasonal helping of meats at Ahala, Taj Krishna. Till today.

Chennai

Seafood sizzler

The sea food feast features an enticing array, including Tri Colour fish kabab, stuffed crab, Malabar prawn skewer and spicy Snapper rawa fry. On till May 3.

Kolkata

Buffet lunch at Charcoal

Enjoy special dishes from the North-West frontier cuisine with Balti Tandoori Grill, mushroom bhajee, kabab puri roll, lamb and Peshawari naan. On at Charcoal, 66/2B Purna Das Road. On till May 4. Timing: 11:30 am to 3 pm

Mumbai

Golas with a twist

GET ready to slurp on Cafe Mochas icy renditions of Mumbais popular golas. The idea is to reinvent the chuski golas. 11am-7pm. Till May 6.

The Best of Qorma

The Best of Qorma festival features qorma recipes from Dum Pukht master chefs across the country. These recipes will be recreated at Dum Pukht, ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton. Till today.

Breakfast buffet

The elaborate breakfast buffet at Boulevard, The Orchid is simply out of the world. It includes a delectable ham and cheese platter, an array of fresh salads, fruit juices, south Indian food and the choicest of pastries, besides a variety of breads, muffins, croissants, and more. On till today (6.30-10 am only).