The New York styled loft ambiance of Hungry Monkey; bare brick walls, concrete floors, the MS installations and the elegant wooden interiors come together in perfect synchrony to create an intriguing industrial feel. The creative typography of quotes on the walls, crafted using carefully chosen fonts are a perfect match to the stylish vibe of the restaurant. Already curious? Well, ‘curiosity is the beginning of adventure‘, is exactly what the walls of The Hungry Monkey tell you.With a faint old school meets new age magnetism, numerous little elements like encyclopaedias stacked on shelves, a vintage hour glass, Edison light bulbs and the rich brown of the wood everywhere bring to life these very stories.
Inspired by sunny California, The Hungry Monkey introduces the city to ‘California cuisine’, which many may not be well-versed with, but worth a try. An out of the box offering, the restaurant brings you a rendition of varied dishes from the European culture with a unique twist of fusion. Even the “Flying Brunch” is a step away from the usual. After you pick your salad from the display, you get small quantity main dishes delivered to your table and you can pick and choose the ones you want to have or repeat. The Hungry Monkey offers an eclectic menu which focuses on a global palate, through a surprising fusion of flavours combined with fresh produce from organic farms like ‘Farmlove’, a pioneer in organic food in the capital. Dig into the Cold Spinach Gomae or relish the signature Bang-Bang Chicken Rolls. For the adventurous souls, the Expresso Pan Fried Chicken made with a light coffee sauce or the Asian Honey and Soy braised Pork Ribs served with Kimchi on the side are the perfect indulgent picks from the menu. While the Smoked Salmon Carpaccio is a succulent fusion of flavours, the White Chocolate Parfait with almond and vanilla filo pastry cigar along with Coconut French Toast leaves a lasting impression.
The bar’s hexagonal chemical bond inspired display itself has been designed personally by the owners who have left no stone unturned to bring you an exciting array of drinks. Always innovative in its ways, The Hungry Monkey serves its signature cocktails, the Old-Fashioned and the Manhattan, classic as well as smoked. The bar here easily boasts of a selection of delightful and many a times ‘difficult to spot in this city’ liquor. Apart from popular modern cocktails, be assured to also come across beautifully infused renditions of the classics.
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Address – B 6/6 DDA Market, opposite Deer Park, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi
Contact No. – 011 46049801, +91 9810788196
Meal for 2 – Rs. 2000 ++
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By Isha Marwaha
When you think of going to the beach, you think of sand and sea- shore or ocean right? Well, here are some amazing beaches that do not meet the usual expectations you had in mind, but look gorgeous anyway…
Maldives Beach Brings The Stars To The ShoreThis is one truly incredible sight to see! The lights on the shores of this beach are caused by a bioluminescent phytoplankton. Individually, these creatures are too small to be seen, but gathered together they look like a starry night!
Glass Beach in CaliforniaLocated near Fort Bragg in California, Glass Beach looks beautiful but is the truth of its formation is rather sad. Many years ago, residents used to dump their trash in these waters. Today, the glass is from trash materials moulded by the water and washed back onto shore.
MOERAKI BOULDERS “Dragon Eggs”, Koekohe Beach in New ZealandThe pieces of sedimentary rocks left behind are too hard for the water to completely break down, but as the water continuously rolls against them, it creates these egg like formations.
The Beach of the Cathedrals located in Ribadeo, Spain Over the years the water continuously pounds against these rocks, creating what looks like stunning cathedral architecture, all produced by the creative hand of nature.
Hidden Beach located in Marieta, Mexico The beautiful hidden beach, officially called Playa De Amor or the Beach of Love, was created by the Mexican government during target practice in the early 1900’s.
The 22-foot ceilings of the living room allowed Martyn Lawrence to keep the furnishings simple, as the room had all the drama. The floor is covered in a 1930s Afghan wool dhurrie rug while the windows have off white Rogers & Goffigan linen drapery. The Moroccan style sofa was designed specially for the room. The silver tray tables are from Caravane Chambre 19 in Paris, while the 1950s Osvaldo Borsani lacquered goatskin table came from a vintage store, Fat Chance, in Los Angeles. In the living room the ceiling height is accentuated by using a custom Mousharabi screen mirror made for the space. The wall lights are Spanish from the 1920s while the Edwardian club chairs were upholstered in a nubby linen from Schumacher. The side table is ancient petrified wood from ABC Home, New York. Above the living room fireplace sit four Fatima mirrors by Martyn Lawrence Bullard. A photograph by Nick Brandt rests next to the fireplace, while an 18th century Italian ebony chair sits on the other side. The tray table from Caravane Chambre 19 in Paris is glamorized by a rare white Picasso ceramic candelabra.
The “Bugatti” style mirror used in the Dining Room was originally designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Cher, but found the perfect home in this room. The antique Italian farm table provides a rustic feeling, while the three hanging fixtures from Caravane Chambre 19 in Paris add a Moroccan flavor. The candlestick is 18th century Turkish and was found in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul.
The pared-back kitchen was designed for Ellen to cook her favorite Italian style food in. The floor is covered in reclaimed antique French terracotta tile while the cabinets and Viking cooker are all stainless steel. The Viking fridge is balanced by a spectacular Salgado photograph of an Indian train station. This photo is said to have inspired the final scene of the movie Slum Dog Millionaire.
The wall behind the bed is hung with an early 20th century Egyptian tapestry that creates an exotic flavor. The bedding is by Calvin Klein, while the antique Moroccan embroidered pillows are from Pat McGann in Los Angeles. The grey lacquer side tables are vintage Edward Wormley and the lamps are from the 1940s. The rug is vintage Afghani from Amadi Carpets. A bathtub from Waterworks sits on antique French terracotta tile. The ladder is 19th century Chinese and is to hold towels. The teak étagère is also from Waterworks while the zinc “garden stool” is used as a side table and came from American Rag et Cie, Los Angeles.
The outdoor porch is screened off for shade while using Sunbrella white outdoor fabric curtains. The tray table is circa 1950s from Hollywood at Home. The pillows are covered in Marrakesh fabric, Baltic color, from Martyn Lawrence Bullard Fabric.
To add an exotic touch to the pool, a Jaipur sofa in teak from the Martyn Lawrence Bullard Home collection was placed at the end of the pool. The pillows are covered in Perennials outdoor fabrics. Cypress trees provide privacy and shade in the hot summer.