From hip hop music sessions to fine dining experiences: 5 fun things to do this weekend

Monkey Bar in collaboration with Krunk are bringing you independent music artists every Saturday.

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With an extended weekend coming up, here's a round-up of all the fun things you can do.
With an extended weekend coming up, here's a round-up of all the fun things you can do.

Motown at NCPA
Samantha Noella and The Crooked Tailbones will be celebrating the heart and soul of music, tracing the roots of soul, Motown, R&B, and their influence on pop music. Here you will be able to enjoy renditions of famous songs from The Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and many more.
When: August 24 (Saturday) at 7pm

Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA
Tickets: Rs 500 & 750

An Italian Homecoming

Chef Roberto Zorzoli, Head Chef Romano’s will collaborate with Chef Roberto Apa Head Chef Bene at Grand Sheraton Bangalore for a 10 day food festival. Hailing from two distinct regions of Italy; Zorzoli from North Italy and Apa from Southern Italy, this meeting of minds will offer hearty dishes from Milan, Padua, Recco, Parma, Florence, Emilia-Romagna, Salento, Sicilian Capri, Naples, Puglia, and Pantelleria. On the menu will be everything from house made pasta slow cooked guinea fowl to seafood ragout and lots of decadent desserts.
When: Till August 30
Where: Romano's JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
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Copper Chimney now in Bandra

Copper Chimney, established in 1972 by Mr. J K Kapur, is most loved for its traditional recipes passed down by generations of Ustads (Culinary Experts) from the United North Indian Frontier Days. They’ve opened a new outlet in the heart Bandra, making the new outlet a perfect spot for intimate lunches to corporate meetings. The restaurant also offers a private dining area ideal for kitty parties, working lunches and special occasions.
Where: Kalpak Corner- Shop No 1-2-3-4 Guru Nanak Road, Off Turner Road, Bandra

New menu at Sorrentina by Foodhall
The Italian restaurant in the gourmet superstore’s Linking Road outlet, is launching a brand-new menu on August 21. Sorrentina’s new menu is designed for both the health-conscious, as well as those who are looking for a bit of indulgence. Diners can sample sharing plates such as the Keto Piatto, Picnic by the Piazza, a selection of Italian cold cuts, fresh and aged cheeses, ferments and jams; and Pane Italiano, a platter of Chef’s rustic, freshly-baked breads. A number of gluten-free dishes have also been added to the menu.
Where: Foodhall@Linking Road, Santa Cruz

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Krunk Saturdays
Monkey Bar in collaboration with Krunk are bringing you independent music artists every Saturday only at ‘Krunky Monkey Saturdays’. This week you can catch Damn Dave who spins indie, indie electro, Paris house (new funk), and non-commercial hip hop. DJ Softouch will also be there and play dance, disco and hip hop.
Where: Monkey Bar, off Linking Road
When: August 24 from 9.30pm onward
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Gin Day: Beat The Summer Heat With These Easy-To-Make, Fun Cocktails
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Gin has made a uber-cool comeback on menus. The drink is suddenly everybody's go-to spirit - which is perfect for the summer as several gin cocktails feature fresh, citrus, floral and even fruity notes.

So this Gin Day, we asked experts across the country to share their secret recipes for the perfect gin cocktail - from naughty with jägermeister to nice with tonic.

Gin has made a uber-cool comeback on menus. The drink is suddenly everybody's go-to spirit - which is perfect for the summer as several gin cocktails feature fresh, citrus, floral and even fruity not..
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Ingredients
Beefeater Dry: 50 ml
Tonic of preference
Wheel of Lemon
Wheel of Orange

Method
- Pour gin into a glass
- Half fill the glass with tonic. Add ice
- Put a wheel of lemon and orange in glass
- Top up with tonic, and stir

(Courtesy: Beefeater)

IngredientsBeefeater Dry: 50 mlTonic of preferenceWheel of LemonWheel of OrangeMethod- Pour gin into a glass- Half fill the glass with tonic. Add ice- Put a wheel of lemon and orange in glass- Top up..
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Ingredients
Gin: 60 ml
Orange syrup: 15 ml
Mace tarmerice syrup: 15 ml
Orange slice: 2
Grapes (chopped): 3
Rosemary: 2 sprigs
Berries: 4
Cucumber: 2 slices
Smoked with dry rosemary: 1 sprig
Tonic water

Method
- Shake maze turmeric syrup and gin in shaker with ice
- Pour into glass, followed by cucumber, berries, rosemary, chopped grape & orange
- Top up with tonic water & smoked with dried rosemary

(Courtesy: Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty)

IngredientsGin: 60 mlOrange syrup: 15 mlMace tarmerice syrup: 15 mlOrange slice: 2Grapes (chopped): 3Rosemary: 2 sprigsBerries: 4Cucumber: 2 slicesSmoked with dry rosemary: 1 sprigTonic waterMethod- ..
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Glass: Old fashioned/tumbler/rocks

Ingredients
Beefeater Dry: 20 ml
Campari: 20 ml
Sweet vermouth of preference: 20 ml
Ice (cubed/hand-chipped or block)
Orange slices: 2 for garnish

Method
- Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir together to chill and dilute to release flavors and aromas of the drink
- Strain into the glass with a single block of ice
- Garnish with orange

(Courtesy: Beefeater)

Glass: Old fashioned/tumbler/rocksIngredientsBeefeater Dry: 20 mlCampari: 20 mlSweet vermouth of preference: 20 mlIce (cubed/hand-chipped or block)Orange slices: 2 for garnishMethod- Pour all ingredi..
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Ingredients
Gin: 60 ml
Cucumber: 6 slices
Green tea syrup: 30 ml
Litchi juice: 45 ml
Lime juice: 15 ml

Method
- Muddle cucumber in shaker
- Add gin, green tea syrup, litchi juice and lime juice
- Serve in champagne saucer
- Garnish with cucumber stick


(Courtesy: Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty)

IngredientsGin: 60 mlCucumber: 6 slicesGreen tea syrup: 30 mlLitchi juice: 45 mlLime juice: 15 mlMethod- Muddle cucumber in shaker- Add gin, green tea syrup, litchi juice and lime juice- Serve in cha..
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Ingredients
Gin: 30 ml
Jagermeister: 30 ml
Peach Schnapp: 15 ml
Orange Juice: Top Up
Lime Juice: 15 ml

Method
- Pour in all the ingredients in a Hurricane glass. No shaking or stirring necessary
- Garnish with peach slice

(Courtesy: The LaLiT, New Delhi)

IngredientsGin: 30 mlJagermeister: 30 mlPeach Schnapp: 15 mlOrange Juice: Top UpLime Juice: 15 mlMethod- Pour in all the ingredients in a Hurricane glass. No shaking or stirring necessary- Garnish wi..
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