It’s close to the end of the first month this year but the celebrations still continue. Neha K Kulkarni tells you what’s in store.

Aye Aye Captain!

Barbeque Nation brings to you The Great Grill Loot. The menu boasts of lip smacking sea food grill lined up with recipes from across the globe. Take in the nautical theme at outlets across the city along with a live seafood grill counter. Each table is fitted with mini grill where you can grill your own food. The aroma of spices along with that of the charcoal makes it a perfect barbeque spot. Seafood lovers can now taste the baby shark steak, red snapper with green curry sauce and the lemon grass rubbed wasabi prawn and tell us what you think with a review on

When: Up to 27th January, 12pm–3pm and 7pm– 11pm
Where: Barbeque Nation outlets across the city

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Flavours of the street

This January, explore the wonderful flavours of the street at Spice Kitchen as it organizes a street food festival for the foodies around town. Bite into the BombayToastie from Mumbai, bangda mandeli fry from the Konkan, kutchi daabeli from Kutch, Rossa Omelette from Goa, Tattha dosa from the South and more. Beverages like Nimbu soda, lassi, chaas as well as mouth watering desserts like gajar ka halwa and jalebi perfectly compliment the spread. To end it all with they have a hand cart set up for your favourite shredded ice treat -gola. Are you ready for your street food tour around the country?

When: Up to 31st January 2013, 7pm – 12am
Where: Spice Kitchen, Pune Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre
Price: Rs 875 + taxes

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Best of bistro

Hyatt Regency brings to you French Bistro, a French Food Festival organised as part of the Bonjour India festival.  This four day festival offers the best from the French cuisine like the traditional french onion soup, french onion tart with puffy pastry and mains that include a crispy confit duck legs with sarladaises potato, omlette campagnarde and some to-die-for desserts like fondant au chocolat and crème brulee a la vanille. So go on, hop on over for a meal al la Paris.

Where: Hyatt Regency
When: 24th to 27th January 2013
Time: 12.30pm onwards

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Wine and more

Are you often stumped over the body or bouquet of your wines or would like to know how to differentiate between a Merlot and Rosé? Join Vallonne Vineyards and Malaka Spice for an evening of wine appreciation along with wine expert Dimple as she helps you explore the swirl-smell-sip-savour ceremony. Learn to decode your wines as she takes you on a journey through the world of wines. That’s not all, while you’re sipping on various wines, don’t miss out on the scrumptious creations by host restaurant Malaka Spice.

When: 3rd February 2013
Where: Malaka Spice, Koregaon Park
Price: Rs 500

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Rooftop Party

The Pune night scene has a classy addition with the recently launched Evviva- Sky lounge. One look at the lounge and you know it lives up to its name ‘Evviva’ which means ‘to rejoice’ in Italian. Enjoy a drink with a bunch of buddies or an intimate evening with your significant other. This rooftop lounge has an amazing ambiance for both. The stone finish, rustic wooden floor and sleek textured fabric sofa gives the place a perfect blend of chic yet modern feel. With delectable food, good music and an excellent ambiance, this promises to be one of the top night spots of the city.

Where: Evviva, Courtyard by Marriott City Centre

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We Punekars never really need a reason to celebrate, so here’s saying cheers to a year ahead filled with fun food and exciting new openings.