Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pune Events Listings

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FEAT. DERRIC D'SOUZA 
@ KRUSTYS, KHARADI
Krustys Bistro & Bar, Kharadi brings “Friday Night Lights” only for Punekars. This Friday, we have Derric D’Souza to keep you high on the music on “Friday Night Lights” evening. Derric D’souza, a singer and songwriter, will be bringing to you an unforgettable evening of acoustic music. He currently sings and covers songs from artists like Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, Adam Lavine and other popular top of the chart billboard artists. So end your week on a happy note with chilled cocktail, fantastic food, great company, and awesome live music for the soul. Come and enjoy your Friday night with good music & food!
WHERE: Krustys Bistro & Bar, Kharadi, Pune
WHEN: May 26, 2017
TIMING: 9 PM Onwards

PARALLEL INFINITY – AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTING 
@ ART2DAY GALLERY
Art2Day is hosting a unique exhibition of abstract artworks and sculptures entitled PARALLEL INFINITY - by well-known painter couple, Sanjay Sawant and Sweety Joshi from Mumbai. Sanjay Sawant alumni of prestigious J.J. College of Arts Mumbai and Sweety Joshi, an alumnus of Pune's Abhinav Kala, have won a number of accolades for their works on the national & international level and have been part of prestigious Kochi Muziris Biennale. Both the artists have a distinct and interesting style of painting. Sanjay works using texture as the strength for his abstract creations. Sweety on other hand uses fire or flame to create her works. Sanjay also uses different mediums to give form to his abstract creations or in his language ‘Dimensional Artworks’. There is Panel Discussion on “Drishya Samvad - Visual Dialogue” arranged on May 28th at 6 PM. Both artists with well-known architect Narendra Dengle and painter Jayant Joshi will be part of this panel discussion.  
WHERE: Art2Day Gallery, 805, The Reverie, Above Skoda Showroom, Bhandarkar Road
WHEN: Till June 4, 2017
TIMING: 11.30 AM to 6.30 PM
CONTACT: +91 020 2564 8099 / 9822041899 or email art2day@gmail.com or visit www.art2day.co.in

THE NEW SUPER HEALTHY FOODS MENU 
@ TGI FRIDAYS™
TGI Fridays, a global casual dining leader, has announced its new Super Foods menu. From May to July diners can enjoy a whole new menu packed with health and nutrition which is flavorful too. Super Foods like beans, broccoli, blueberries, salmon, spinach, tomatoes, walnuts and yogurt are powerful natural ingredients that are loaded with excellent nutritional benefits. The new Super Foods menu features appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts that are filled with nutritional multi-taskers to keep guests feeling healthy and fantastic. With the new Super Foods menu, coming to Fridays becomes delicious and Healthy too. As we all know, super heroes can never linger long in one place, so hurry in soon to try these limited time Super Foods. 
WHEN: May to July 2017,
WHERE: TGI Fridays is located at: 3rd Floor Seasons Mall, Magarpatta City, Hadapsar
TIMING: 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: 020-67237985/88 or visit www.tgifindia.com

HOLLYWOOD CALLING 
@ THE WESTIN PUNE
After a successful launch of the Bubbalicious –The Brunch at The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, the hotel is all set to bring in new themed brunches every week. On May 28, 2017 the team is all set to host a Bubbalicious Hollywood Sunday Brunch. The entire second floor will turn into tinsel town on the day. The kids’ area will see their favourite characters come live. The buffet spread will showcase the favourite dishes of your favourite Hollywood stars. The beverage counter will be churning out classic cocktails named after celebrities. Apart from regular live music, the guests will also get a chance to win tickets for the open air movie night happening on the same day at the Westin Lawns, showcasing the Dark Night Rises.
WHERE: Seasonal Tastes, The Westin Pune Koregaon Park 
WHEN: May 28, 2017
FOR BOOKINGS, CONTACT: 7066200300

INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST 
@ THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE PUNE
The Alliance Française de Pune presents the annual “FASHION AND DRESS CODES” Photo Contest to show the extent and the wealth of heritage, of contemporary creativity, and of innovations all over the world. The theme is “La Mode et les Codes Vestimentaires” – “Fashion and Dress Codes”. Participation is free & open to all non-professional & semi-professional photographers aged 18 and above. The “Grand Prize Winner” will be invited to spend one week in Paris by the Fondation Alliance Française. Some photos submitted by the “Grand Prize Winner” and the “Finalists” will be exhibited in a group exhibition at a Parisian art space chosen by the Fondation Alliance Française and/or at the gallery of the Fondation. All participants from Pune will win gifts from the Alliance Française de Pune for their participation.
REGISTRATIONS OPEN: Until June 11, 2017
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: email marketing.afpune@afindia.org or Call +91 020 25668001/2/3

GOAN FOOD FESTIVAL WITH CHEF SELESTER 
@ SPICE KITCHEN JW MARRIOTT PUNE
Enjoy the lip-smacking Goan specialties in your city this summer at Spice Kitchen, JW Marriott Pune. Curated by cuisine expert Chef Selester, , the Sous Chef at Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, the Goan Food Festival will offer the best of authentic Goan flavours, which is sure to take you back to the shacks of Goa. Growing up on the beaches of northern Goa and cooking local Goan food, Chef Selester has an in-depth understanding of the nuances of the cuisine. The festival will offer a buffet that will include an extensive range of authentic and signature delicacies from the state of Goa. Come indulge in a Goan feast like never before at the JW Marriott Pune.
WHERE: Spice Kitchen, JW Marriott Pune, Senapati Bapat Road
WHEN: Till May 27, 2017
DINNER BUFFET PRICING: Sunday – Thursday: Rs. 1300 + Taxes; Friday & Saturday: Rs. 1450 + Taxes
 FOR ENQUIRIES, CONTACT: 020 66833333

For listings, email all details to sapnasarfarejournalist@gmail.com 



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pune Events Listings

Here are the latest events happening in Pune. Choose the favourite for a great time…



CRICKET FEVER @ALFRESCO, DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON
Alfresco at DoubleTree by Hilton is inviting all cricket lovers to enjoy the end of the Cricket Fever with specially curated dishes that pricks your taste buds. Enjoy the striking strokes of our champions with our cricket inspired munchies like ‘Rising Pune’s Thecha Paneer’, ‘Mumbai Indian’s special Chilli &  Country cheddar Toast’, ‘Kolkata knight Rider’s kathi roll’ and many more all to be washed down with chilled Beers which will guarantee a high spirited experience! So come along and cheer your Favorite Team with us as it’s the end of the Season!
WHEN: Till May 21, 2017
WHERE: Alfresco, DoubleTree by Hilton, Chinchwad
TIMING: 4.00 PM / 7.30pm Onwards (Depending on the match schedule)           

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FEAT. MIKE PEREIRA @ KRUSTYS, KHARADI
Krustys Bistro & Bar brings “Friday Night Lights” only for Punekars. The best way to beat the week’s blues is by indulging into an entertaining Friday evening with a live performance by fun Pop bands, performing covers and happy songs. Mike is a veteran of the western music scene in Pune, with over 25 years of performing experience with a list of venerable bands and artists including Agnee, Strange Brew, Chris n Mike and Chehre. With his rock-solid experience, vast and varied musical repertoire and ability to calmly and effectively deal with any performance related contingencies, he has what it takes to shine in any musical situation. He performs regularly in venues all over India. His repertoire includes over 1500 song covers which includes hits ranging from Retro to Modern Pop. So end your week on a happy note with chilled cocktail and music for the soul.
WHERE: Krustys Bistro & Bar, Kharadi
WHEN: May 19, 2017
TIMING: 9 pm Onwards   
                   
EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY NARAYAN BHOSAWALE @ ART2DAY GALLERY
Please check the 13th solo paintings exhibition by Narayan Bhosawale from Gulbarga, Karnataka. Narayan retired as an Art Teacher and have been pursuing painting for last 40 years. Bhosawale has been part of number of group shows in Karnataka & other states, has been writing articles in Kannada magazine and has authored 4 books. The exhibition has been sponsored & financed by the Dept. of Kannada & Culture Bengaluru.
WHERE: Art2Day Gallery, 805, Reverie, Above Skoda Car Showroom, Bhandarkar Road
WHEN: Till May 19, 2017
TIMING: 11.30 AM to 6.30 PM 
CONTACT: 020 2564 8099 or email art2day@gmail.com or visit www.art2day.co.in

THE NEW SUPER HEALTHY FOODS MENU @ TGI FRIDAYS™
TGI Fridays, a global casual dining leader, has announced its new Super Foods menu. From May to July diners can enjoy a whole new menu packed with health and nutrition which is flavorful too. Super Foods like beans, broccoli, blueberries, salmon, spinach, tomatoes, walnuts and yogurt are powerful natural ingredients that are loaded with excellent nutritional benefits. The new Super Foods menu features appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts that are filled with nutritional multi-taskers to keep guests feeling healthy and fantastic. With the new Super Foods menu, coming to Fridays becomes delicious and Healthy too. As we all know, super heroes can never linger long in one place, so hurry in soon to try these limited time Super Foods. 
WHEN: May to July 2017,
WHERE: TGI Fridays is located at: 3rd Floor Seasons Mall, Magarpatta City, Hadapsar
TIMING: 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: 020-67237985/88 or visit www.tgifindia.com

SEA WORLD @ PHOENIX MARKETCITY PUNE
Blending imagination with nature, Phoenix Marketcity Pune creatively showcases a collection of mystical sea creatures that reside in the depths of the ocean, using balloons. Superbly crafted installations displayed all around the mall are put together by a world-renowned balloon artist Kobi. He has the record of thousands of awe-inspiring balloon designs in his kitty, one of his latest projects for world peace was a 27m high dove. The showcase reflects the exotic beauty of underwater life, with on-ground and suspended displays. The week-long exhibit will feature various larger than life works of art such as Black & White Whale (13ft), Oval Aquarium (20ft) Octopus of size (15ft) Mermaid on rock (10ft) among many others. All will be put together using approximately 15,000 balloons to bring in a never seen before experience for Punekars. 
WHERE: Atriums, Phoenix Marketcity Pune, Nagar Road
WHEN:  From May 17, 2017 Onwards
TIMING: 11.00 AM to 9.00 PM (Mall Working Hours)
CONTACT: 020 66890085

GOAN FOOD FESTIVAL WITH CHEF SELESTER 
@ SPICE KITCHEN JW MARRIOTT PUNE
Enjoy the lip-smacking Goan specialties in your city this summer at Spice Kitchen, JW Marriott Pune. Curated by cuisine expert Chef Selester, , the Sous Chef at Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, the Goan Food Festival will offer the best of authentic Goan flavours, which is sure to take you back to the shacks of Goa. Growing up on the beaches of northern Goa and cooking local Goan food, Chef Selester has an in-depth understanding of the nuances of the cuisine. The festival will offer a buffet that will include an extensive range of authentic and signature delicacies from the state of Goa. Come indulge in a Goan feast like never before at the JW Marriott Pune.
WHERE: Spice Kitchen, JW Marriott Pune, Senapati Bapat Road
WHEN: Till May 27, 2017
DINNER BUFFET PRICING: Sunday – Thursday: Rs. 1300 + Taxes; Friday & Saturday: Rs. 1450 + Taxes
 FOR ENQUIRIES, CONTACT: 020 66833333

FRENCH FILM SCREENINGS BY ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE PUNE 
@ LOST THE PLOT
As part of a long French Film Festival, the Alliance Française de Pune with Lost the Plot is pleased to La Femme Nue (Lulu in the Nude) by Solveig AnsPach and Tristesse Club (Fool Circle) by Vincent Mariette. The movies come with English subtitles.  
invite cinema-lovers to French film screenings. See
WHERE: Lost the Plot, Seasons Hotel, Aundh
WHEN: May 24, 2017
TIMING: 8 PM
PRICING: Free Entrance
FOR RESERVATIONS, CONTACT: +91 8308174419

For listings, email all details to sapnasarfarejournalist@gmail.com 



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Seeking Chanakya’s Wisdom

Bestselling author Radhakrishnan Pillai’s book Chanakya in Daily Life, published by Rupa Publications India, is a fascinating way to sail through the tough times. Sapna Sarfare interviews the author regarding the book, being a best-selling author and more.


                Radhakrishnan Pillai

A simple question – how much can a book help in leading better life?
Books have always been sources to lead a better life. Across cultures & generations, we find books have helped people to make themselves better and have good quality of life. For eg., the Gita, Ramayana, Panchatantra, etc have been eternal books that have helped our nation stand the test of time.

How is this book different from the self-help books around?
My book ‘Chanakya in Daily Life’ is not a self-proclaimed theory of success. This is based on the ancient wisdom of Chanakya given in his Arthashastra that was written 2400 years ago. So, in reality there is no invention or nothing new as such. But, there is a discovery of many principles when are not just ancient but also eternal.
In this book, I have taken the liberty to modify the thoughts of Chanakya to our generation. You will find that the original quotes of Chanakya is used, and then given to readers in simple format that they can practice in their daily lives.

Please do tell the readers as to how the book will affect them in their daily life.
The book is divided into 3 parts – Personal life, Family life & Professional life. We all play these roles simultaneously at any given point of time. And the challenge is to balance all of them. One cannot be a successful professional and not give time to one’s family. On the other side, one cannot be a good family man without providing a decent income for this family needs, so the person has to be successful professionally also.
So in this book we have 69 short chapters dealing with day to day challenges. How to wake up in the morning, how to take care of health, how to plan your finances, taking a family vacation etc… One would be surprised that Chanakya offers solutions to many such areas of our daily lives. The best part is that each chapter can be read in 3 minutes. So take up a chapter a day – practice it and find success.

What makes Chanakya an excellent guru and still relevant to someone on higher position and layman?
Chanakya is relevant to the kings (those in higher positions) and also to the commoners (layman). The beauty is that any person at any stage of life can get guidance from his wisdom. Chanakya was a wise person. He thought of the total happiness of everyone. He wanted India to be healthy & wealthy country and be built on spiritual principals. For him, ethics and moral standards was the most important priority. Therefore, times may change yet Chanakya’s thoughts are relevant even today.

Quite a few management gurus have become the byword for writing spiritual/self-help books. How?
Where there is a demand there is a supply. Similarly it shows that since self-help books are doing well, our society needs many authors for writing in that area. However, look at the other side, not all self-help books do well. Those management gurus, who have done good research and also have experience in that field, are the ones who are in demand.
Self-help books also inspire people when they are low and down emotionally. They get a direction and path in their lives. There are many people who were contemplating suicide and then a few lines from a self-help book they read motivated them to live a purposeful life.

What kind of books keep you going?
I like to read all kinds of books. Reading for me is like a daily capsule. Without reading a few chapters of a book, not a single day of my book is complete. It is food for thought. Primarily I read more management, self-help and spiritual books (which is my area of writing too). But I do read novels, text books, academic journals (since I am a professor at University of Mumbai) and also poetry and drama. Nowadays lots of new & upcoming authors send me their books to be endorsed. So I read all those first time written books too.

A little bit of self-analysis – what makes you & your books so popular among the masses?
This is god’s grace. I have been very fortunate that all my books have been bestsellers. And continue to be even after 7 years (Corporate Chanakya – my 1st book, continues to grow in its sales).
Out of over 10,000 books published each year in India, not all become best sellers. There are various factors that make it one. The most important one is a ‘connect’ to the readers. If the reader does not feel connected to the writing, he or she will lose interest after a few pages.
My writing style is simple and reader-friendly. Even though my books are for the intellectual readers, it is read by an 8 year old kid and also an 80 year old wise person. My readers have given me feedback that when they read the book, they feel I am telling their story. This is important.
My book ‘Chanakya in You’ got the Crossword Raymond Popular Book award. I was surprised the way readers have responded. They connected with each character in the book. This is true even for ‘Chanakya in Daily Life’ – you will feel connected that Chanakya is addressing your personal problems. And that is where the book becomes popular and successful.

Lastly, apart from the gyaan in the book, what else can anyone take from your present book?
Fun. My books are not just about Gyaan but enjoying life in totality. Life cannot be boring. It has to have an element of fun and joy. In my books I have always insisted people to have a ‘full’ life rather than just a regretting life. Listen to music, laugh at yourself, go on vacations, take a break, and spend time with your friends and family. Life cannot be dull; it has to have lot of positivity too. From my present book ‘Chanakya in Daily Life’ I say don’t just lead a successful life – lead a happy life…

BOOK TITLE: Chanakya in Daily Life
AUTHOR: Radhakrishnan Pillai
PUBLISHER: Rupa Publications India
PAGES: 285
PRICE: Rs. 295

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pune Events Listings

Here are the latest events happening in Pune. Choose the favourite for a great time…

GOAN FOOD FESTIVAL WITH CHEF SELESTER 
@ SPICE KITCHEN JW MARRIOTT PUNE
Enjoy the lip-smacking Goan specialties in your city this summer at Spice Kitchen, JW Marriott Pune. Curated by cuisine expert Chef Selester, , the Sous Chef at Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, the Goan Food Festival will offer the best of authentic Goan flavours, which is sure to take you back to the shacks of Goa. Growing up on the beaches of northern Goa and cooking local Goan food, Chef Selester has an in-depth understanding of the nuances of the cuisine. The festival will offer a buffet that will include an extensive range of authentic and signature delicacies from the state of Goa. Come indulge in a Goan feast like never before at the JW Marriott Pune.
WHERE: Spice Kitchen, JW Marriott Pune, Senapati Bapat Road
WHEN: May 12 – 27, 2017
DINNER BUFFET PRICING: Sunday – Thursday: Rs. 1300 + Taxes; Friday & Saturday: Rs. 1450 + Taxes
 FOR ENQUIRIES, CONTACT: 020 66833333

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FEAT. PRATEEK BHADURI AT KRUSTYS, KHARADI
Krustys Bistro & Bar brings “Friday Night Lights” only for Punekars. The best way to beat the week’s blues is by indulging into an entertaining Friday evening with a live performance by fun Pop bands, performing covers and happy songs. This Friday, Krustys has ‘Prateek Bhaduri’ to keep you high on the music on “Friday Night Lights” evening. He is a popular singer & songwriter from Pune with his powerful vocals have often been said to have a long lasting impact on his listeners and his unique music style will certainly get you goose bumps. He has shared the stage & collaborated with Junkyard Groove, Agnee and Parikrama. So end your week on a happy note with chilled cocktail and music for the soul.
WHERE: Krustys Bistro & Bar, Kharadi
WHEN: May 9, 2017
TIMING: 7: 30 PM Onwards 

CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH JW MARRIOTT PUNE, MUSIC & SURPRISES
JW Marriott Pune invites you to a special Mother’s Day Brunch, carefully crafted to celebrate the special bond with your mother.  Surprise her with a variety of offerings such as the #RoyalIndianExperience at Shakahari, an authentic Italian spread at Alto Vino, or a multi-cuisine spread at Spice Kitchen. Make the day special with a live performance by Sandra Robledo along with a delicious spread of crafted delicacies at Spice Kitchen. Alto Vino will be showcasing a menu that is truly special as Chef Huber will be recreating his mother’s specialties. Alto Vino will also be gifting a small plant as a fitting tribute to your bond with your mother. All the restaurants at JW Marriott Pune – Shakahari, Spice Kitchen and Alto Vino will serve special creations by our award winning Pastry Chef Vikas Bagul with a unique Mother’s Day message. Indulge in your favorite cuisine and fun treats to make this Mother’s Day a memorable one at JW Marriott, Pune. 
WHERE: Spice Kitchen, Alto Vino and Shakahari,-JW Marriott Pune, Senapati Bapat Road
WHEN: May 14, 2017
TIMING: 12.30 PM Onwards 
BRUNCH BUFFET PRICING: Spice Kitchen (Rs. 1500 + Taxes); Alto Vino (Rs. 1600 + Taxes); Shakahari (Rs. 1200 + Taxes)
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: 66833333

FRENCH FILM SCREENINGS BY ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE PUNE 
@ LOST THE PLOT
As part of a long French Film Festival, the Alliance Française de Pune with Lost the Plot is pleased to invite cinema-lovers to French film screenings. See La Femme Nue (Lulu in the Nude) by Solveig AnsPach and Tristesse Club (Fool Circle) by Vincent Mariette. The movies come with English subtitles.  
WHERE: Lost the Plot, Seasons Hotel, Aundh
WHEN: May 24, 2017
TIMING: 8 PM
PRICING: Free Entrance
FOR RESERVATIONS, CONTACT: +91 8308174419

BHAVBIMBA’ PAINTINGS EXHIBITION BY DEEPAK PATIL @ART2DAY GALLERY
Art2Day is hosting “BhavBimba – Impression of Moods”, a solo exhibition of paintings by ​Deepak Patil. Patil has participated in number of group exhibitions on state & national levels and has accolades for his works. The art works has been largely inspired by daily life which Patil has witness in his childhood days in his village in Dhule. Expect to see beautiful compositions in oil & acrylic colours.​ All the work reflect old Maharashtrian culture and lifestyle.
WHERE: ART2DAY Gallery, 805, The Reverie, Above Skoda Showroom, Bhandarkar Institute Road
WHEN: Till May 14, 2017
TIMING: 11 AM – 6.30 Pm (Monday Weekly Off)
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: 7276000027 or email art2day@gmail.com or visit www.art2day.co.in

REVISIT YOUR MOM’S SIGNATURE DISH AT ‘BUBBLACIOUS BRUNCH’ 
@ THE WESTIN PUNE
This Mother’s Day, The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, has come up with a unique initiative of featuring a few of the key dishes from mom’s kitchen, which will be selected by a social media campaign run for both external audiences  and employees. The campaign will ask people to post one favourite dish from their Mom’s Kitchen along with a hashtag of #mymomskitchen #mothersatwestinpune and same will be applicable for the staff. One lucky winner will get a complimentary brunch voucher from The Westin Pune Koregaon Park and the dish will also be a part of the menu as a tribute to all the motherhood. The Westin Pune, Koregaon Park, riding on the same emotion is showcasing a lavish spread of innovative dishes coming out of the mother’s kitchen from across the country. Let us help you make this Mother’s Day special with delicious specials to celebrate the ladies we love.
WHERE: Seasonal Tastes, The Westin Pune Koregaon Park
WHEN: May 14, 2017
FOR BOOKINGS, CONTACT: 7066200300

For listings, email all details to sapnasarfarejournalist@gmail.com  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Pune Events Listings

Here are the latest events happening in Pune. Choose the favourite for a great time…


NEW BRAZILIAN MUSIC & JAZZ @ PHOENIX MARKETCITY PUNE
Energetic Duo of Brazilian music and jazz, Daniel Marques and Mark Alban Lotz are ready to take you on an extravagant and thrilling musical adventure at Phoenix Marketcity Pune. Their composition is at the edge of Jazz and a colorful opus of Brazilian music inspired from the dynamics of Rio’s inner city life, vocal eruptions and various jungle sounds. They will present their work solo, and as a duo. The mystical composition of 7 string guitar &octaves of various flutes will be a crossover experience embracing the globe and celebrating life. 
WHERE: Liberty Square, Phoenix Marketcity Pune, Nagar Road
WHEN: May 5, 2017
TIMING: 6 PM Onwards
PRICING: Free
FOR DETAILS, CONTACT: 020 6689 0085

BHAVBIMBA’ PAINTINGS EXHIBITION BY DEEPAK PATIL @ART2DAY GALLERY
Art2Day is hosting “BhavBimba – Impression of Moods”, a solo exhibition of paintings by ​Deepak Patil. Patil has participated in number of group exhibitions on state & national levels and has accolades for his works. The art works has been largely inspired by daily life which Patil has witness in his childhood days in his village in Dhule. Expect to see beautiful compositions in oil & acrylic colours.​ All the work reflect old Maharashtrian culture and lifestyle.
WHERE: ART2DAY Gallery, 805, The Reverie, Above Skoda Showroom, Bhandarkar Institute Road
WHEN: Till May 14, 2017
TIMING: 11 AM – 6.30 Pm (Monday Off)
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: 7276000027 or email art2day@gmail.com or visit www.art2day.co.in

EXCLUSIVE SUPERCAR FEST @ PHOENIX MARKETCITY PUNE
An awe-inducing extravaganza of luxury supercars will be showcased at Phoenix Marketcity, Pune. This supercar line-up will feature some of the world’s finest & exquisite automotive brand like Ferrari, Audi, Ford Mustang, Rolce Royce, and many more; the likes of which the city has rarely seen before. On display, will be cars from manufacturers as well as super cars club owners. It will be an experience of a lifetime for supercar enthusiasts, to get closer to world’s most exclusive and desirable motors! All under one roof!
WHERE: Atriums & Liberty Square, Phoenix Marketcity, Nagar Road
WHEN:  May 6 – 7, 2017
TIMING: 11 AM to 9 PM
CONTACT: 020 66890085

FRENCH FILM SCREENINGS BY ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE PUNE @ LOST THE PLOT
As part of a long French Film Festival, the Alliance Française de Pune with Lost the Plot is pleased to invite cinema-lovers to French film screenings. See La Femme Nue (Lulu in the Nude) by Solveig AnsPach and Tristesse Club (Fool Circle) by Vincent Mariette. The movies come with English subtitles.  
WHERE: Lost the Plot, Seasons Hotel, Aundh
WHEN: May 24, 2017
TIMING: 8 PM
PRICING: Free Entrance
FOR RESERVATIONS, CONTACT: +91 8308174419

LEARN ART OF MOSAIC - SUMMER CREATIVE WORKSHOP @ ART2DAY
This summer holidays, Art2Day has organised a unique creative workshop to introduce Art of
Mosaic. Rajashree Dadarkar a well-known exponent stain glass mosaic will be taking this workshop. Nowadays very few knew this art of Mosaic; it is unique chance to know about it from a qualified trainer like Rajashree. Anyone & everyone interested can join this creative fun workshop.
WHERE: Art2Day Gallery, Above Skoda Car Showroom, Bhandarkar Institute Road, Deccan Gymkhana
WHEN: May 6, 2017 
TIMING: 3.30 to 7.30 PM (3-4 Hrs)
PRICING: Rs.1,800 (Including Materials Needed)
FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATIONS, CONTACT: 72760 00027 or email at art2day@gmail.com 

For listings, email all details to sapnasarfarejournalist@gmail.com 

Krustys – Now also in Kharadi

Krustys, a popular European bistro & bar has now opened another outlet in Kharadi. Sapna Sarfare reveals more about this new outlet.


The interiors of Krustys in Kharadi
Krustys has become popular European bistro & bar for Punekars for the last few years. Still in Kothrud, it has now opened on another outlet in Kharadi and has the look and feel of a fine dining in a bistro style atmosphere. This could be considering the crowd coming to Kharadi is now more up-market with big salaries & readiness to try. Of course, regular crowd too hang out here. When I entered Krustys at Kharadi for a blogger’s table, I found it had a generally relaxed setting with well-spaced tables.

Smoked 3 Pepper Cheese & Balsamic Onion Tortellini
with Cherry Tomatoes & Sage Beurre Noisette
Since it’s just launched, alcohol licenses are in process but will come in no time. Meanwhile, I sipped on the cool & delicately flavoured Pomegranate Iced Tea with hints of the fruit to set the mood.

Shepherd’s Pie
I love being cheesy (pun intended). I dug into the Chicken, Bacon & Cheddar Croquettes with Honey Mustard Dip which I call a pretty neat starter. The well fried Croquettes’ stuffing of chicken, bacon and cheddar created a mouthful of cheesy surprise. Being an okay fan of salads, I found the Watermelon Black Grape & Feta Salad (Candied Walnuts, Arugula, Romaine, Green Mango shavings and Passion Fruit Vinaigrette) to be pretty decent affair. Salads are something I rarely pick.

And then I discovered the Smoked 3 Pepper Cheese & Balsamic Onion Tortellini with Cherry Tomatoes & Sage Beurre Noisette. Buttery without being too buttery, the subtle dish lets you taste all ingredients without any crushing the other. The Philadelphia Cream Cheese & Buttered Onion Chicken Breast with Red Wine & Shallot Jus (Herb Mash Potatoes, Sautéed Vegetables) was a delight though I personally was more for the Tortellini dish and Croquettes. The cream cheese and buttered onion stuffed chicken was pretty low-key and went well in the jus, potatoes and veggies. The crowning glory of the main course was the Shepherd’s Pie which co-owner Rohhan Joshi said was something of a family recipe. Well-cooked mashed potato crust with mildly spicy meat gravy below… just drive the worst mood away.

Madagascar Vanilla Panna Cotta
with 3 Berry & Blood Orange Coulis
 
Krustys is known also for its equally delicious desserts. Though decent, the Madagascar Vanilla Panna Cotta with 3 Berry & Blood Orange Coulis just did not add up for my tastebuds. But I fell in love with the Centre-filled Apricot & Coconut Mousse Dacquoise. Rightly sweet, this dessert cake had apricot centre and coconut combination which made the mousse just heavenly. You have to eat it to believe it.

Krustys from outside
Overall, Krustys in its rather lush (yet comfy) premise has the right attitude towards food and offers a twist without losing the taste. It’s classy yet massy. Check in here if you happen to be in Kharadi.


ADDRESS: Ground Floor, City Hub - Tower 3, World Trade Center, Kharadi, Pune
FOR BOOKING & MORE, CONTACT: 020 30162209
TIMING:  12.30 – 11 PM
MEAL FOR TWO: Rs 1, 400 approx. with service charges extra