October 2014 archive

Halloween Special: Best Places To Get Your Spook On This Weekend

Halloween is around the corner, meaning it’s crunch time for those of you who are yet to pick up a costume or make some party plans!

GourmetItUp has compiled some of the best Halloween parties across Mumbai, Delhi and Pune this weekend for you to start pulling together your plans. Whether you want to spend your Halloween night at a zombie party, a costume contest for pets, or at a bar with the rising undead, we’ve got you covered.

Ready for the spooky fun? Grab your costume and mark your calendar for here are the best Halloween events happening this year in Mumbai, Delhi and Pune.

MUMBAI

Amadeus

Things are getting funky in Ghost Town at Amadeus. At the party this year, with all of Amadeus and Cafe NCPA being transformed into a massive haunted house, expect some freakishly-delicious street food and Happy Hours all night! Dance away with a mix of Retro, old school Hip Hop and Bollywood tunes by DJ PS, The Book Of Music & a SURPRISE J style retro set.

Cheval

Cheval Bar and Restaurant invites you to experience a pleasure so grand, you must think it’s forbidden! Aptly named A Pair of Witches, spend this Halloween letting all your demons loose with this fiesta.

Shiro

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It’s time to put on your spookiest costume as the most haunted party is here. Ring in the chills and thrills of Halloween by heading for Nightmare at Studio 54 in association with GourmetItUp at Shiro. Be part of the scary fun with ‘Videogaga’ by DJ Bala as you sip on to 3 drinks from a choice of IMFL cocktails, wine and beer for Rs. 1000. What’s more, a prize for the Best Costume is up for grabs too!

Click Here To Make A Reservation For Nightmare At Studio 54

DELHI

Monkey Bar

Little Black Book, Delhi has some surprise tricks and treats brewing. Find your pumpkin pail to sample one of Sweetmoon Bakeshop’s treats, or stop by the Photo Bhooth. No time to get your hands on a costume? Grab your glow in the dark horns and pitch forks, and be the devil that wears Party Hunterz; the awesome crew is coming to Monkey Bar on Friday, armed with crazy costumes and props. Leather whips, witch hats, fake blood bandages, hairbands with horns, and every imaginable piece of mini weaponry – they’ve got it all.

Grab one of the fang-tastic cocktails {Hell Freezes Over anyone?} or share a jar of Lucky 13 {Bloody red Sangria with 13 secret ingredients} with friends at the Monkey Bar, Vasant Kunj

Guppy By ai

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Delhi peeps, the most epic Halloween night is here! So, dress up in your spookiest costume and head to Guppy by ai’s Once Upon a Halloween Night in association with GourmetItUp and Eat Treat this Friday. Be part of the scary fun with DJ Roli Flex as you sip on to 3 drinks from a choice of IMFL drinks and beers for Rs. 1000. Are you ready to howl and party?

Click Here To Make A Reservation for Guppy By ai’s Once Upon A Halloween Night

i-Kandy, Pullman Gurgaon Central Park

In the mood to dance your fears away? Head over to i-Kandy, Pullman Gurgaon Central Park, MG Road, Gurgaon and spend the night grooving to DJ Aqeel Ali.

PUNE

The Irish House

If you’re getting your spook on, this is the place to be in Pune. Irish House will be hosting one of the biggest Halloween nights in the city. With free entry for all those dressed in the undead spirit, this is making all the noise for sure.

Blue Frog

It’s time to get your fangs on at Mad Stupid Halloween Party where a ‘bloody’ good time will be had by all! Watch batty bartenders, crazy costumes and a mad mixologist creating creepy cocktails.

Plus demon DJs B.R.E.E.D and Midland Sparks will be banging the night and waking the dead!

Penthouze Nightlife

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It’s time to dress up in your spookiest costume as the most epic Halloween night in Pune is here! This Friday, be part of the scary fun with DJ Anish Sood at Penthouze Nightlife in association with GourmetItUp for an ultimate horror-themed party night for Rs. 1000 full cover per couple.

Click Here To Make A Reservation For The Halloween Horror Night at Penthouze Nightlife

 

Diwali Special: Top Indian Restaurants to Eat Out in Mumbai

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For most of us, a family reunion during Diwali means days of feasting over delicious food. No wonder why then dining at the best restaurants tops everyone’s list at this time of the year. The festival of lights is also the perfect occasion to go back to our roots and gorge on traditional delicacies. This Diwali, book your festive dining calendar as GourmetItUp brings you some of the top Indian restaurants to eat out in the city.

Peshawri: The slow-cooked meat, the Daal Bukhara and the finest selection of kebabs make Peshawri at the ITC a popular name in the city’s dining scene. Although heavy on the pocket, its lightly-flavoured preparations doesn’t leave you feeling full otherwise associated with North Indian cuisine.

Neel: If you were wondering what makes Neel a favourite pick among traditional Indian food lovers, then you have to check its extensive kebab menu. With 30 non-vegetarian and 20 vegetarian options to choose from apart from its Haleem, Nalli Niharis and Taar Korma, Neel remains one of the best Indian restaurants in the city.

Make a reservation for the 5 Course Royal Indian Experience at Neel 

Copper Chimney: Many of us remember eating at Copper Chimney as a child. Looks like nothing has changed since then! With its authenticity and legendary menu intact, we can go back for their lip-smacking kebabs, vegetarian staples and fragrant biryanis any day.

Trishna: If you are craving crabs, prawns and lobsters cooked in the South Indian way, then Trishna is where you should be dining this festive season. Tucked away in one of the bylanes of Kala Ghoda, enjoy some of the best coastal fish curries here.

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Kebab Korner: What happens when recipes are passed down through generations of family chefs? You get Kebab Korner! Popular for their North Indian recipes, the restaurant located at Hotel Intercontinental is worth a visit this Diwali with your family.

Try the Fiery 3 Course Experience at Kebab Korner 

Masala Library: Make way for molecular gastronomy and ‘progressive Indian fare’ at Masala Library, brainchild of Jiggs Kalra, the Czar of Indian cuisine. Watch out for liquid nitrogen, dry ice and anti-freeze mixtures served with popular Indian dishes here; this one is sure to brighten up your Diwali dinners.

Maya at The Trident: From Bengal to Rajasthan and Karnataka to Kashmir, Maya is the true celebration of what Indian cuisine has to offer that too under the same roof. Indulge in their coastal fish curries from the south and bhaapa (steamed) fish preparations from Bengal amidst a classy ambience.

Enjoy the Shahi 3 Course Experience At Maya, Trident BKC

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Gulmurg: Gulmurg at The Shalimar Hotel is your best bet if you are looking for Indian food that is moderately priced. Right from their starters to shorbas, biryanis and daals, here is a restaurant that will leave you happy and satiated.

Book a table for Gulmurg’s 3 Course Indian Experience

Jewel of India: Another old establishment, Jewel of India has been wooing diners with their exotic kebabs and Indian specialities for years. Celebrate your Diwali with their fabulous menu and wonderful selection of cocktails.

Masala Bay at The Taj Lands End: Light yet flavourful, is how one would describe the food preparations at Masala Bay. A modern approach to Indian food, this contemporary restaurant has takers because of its beautiful ambience overlooking the sea link!