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Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with these unique events in Mumbai

Updated on: 31 July,2023 07:34 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Devanshi Doshi |

On Harry Potter’s birthday today, here’s a curation of everything Potter that you can be a part of around the city today

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with these unique events in Mumbai

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Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with these unique events in Mumbai

Just for the special occasion, Jamjar Diner has rolled out its own special Harry Potter menu. Nevil Timbadia, co-founder of the restaurant has collaborated with chef Nicole Mody from Comida World especially for the occasion. With over a month of ideation, the duo and their team came up with 12 varieties of Potter-themed fare such as mandrake-themed dessert, whomping willow cheesecake, butterbeer tart, monster of books ice cream sandwich, pumpkin juice, butterbeer, love potion, and what not. When we ask what is the one thing patrons should look forward to, Mody says it’s every flavoured donuts dots inspired by the books’ Bertie Bott’s every flavour  jelly beans. “You might find yogurt, or even karela in the donuts. You will have to eat to find out,” Mody laughs.

Monster of books ice cream sandwich; (right) butterbeer tart
Monster of books ice cream sandwich; (right) butterbeer tart

Till: August 13; 9 am to 1 am
At: Jamjar Diner, Versova and Bandra outlets
Call 9619000365 (Bandra); 7506640066 (Versova)

Where to get your frothy beverage

1. With options in both hot and cold non-alcoholic butterbeer, this Harry Potter-themed cafe is best known for the beverage.
At: Chantilly, Bandra West.
Cost: Rs 300

Hermoine Granger sips on butterbeer. Pic courtesy/ YouTube
Hermoine Granger sips on butterbeer. Pic courtesy/ YouTube

2. If you’re looking for the alcoholic version butterbeer, head to the nearest venue of the resto bar.
At: Lord of the Drinks Powai; Andheri; Lower Parel.
Cost: Rs 300 onwards

Potter around in the kitchen

Golden snitch pop
Chef Miera Asrani, head chef, Chef’s Table Culinary Studio

>> 2 pieces chocolate truffle pastry >> 4 tbsp bread crumbs >> 200 gms white chocolate >> 1 cup golden sprinklers

Mash the pastries with a fork and add the breadcrumbs to it, mix well. This will give the crunchiness and balance sweetness to the snitch balls. Make medium-sized balls and refrigerate them for 20 minutes. Melt the chocolate on a double boiler, being careful not to burn it till it reaches a smooth consistency. Dip the refrigerated balls into the melted chocolate and immediately coat them with golden sprinklers.
Dive in!

Carolyn Pereira, founder, Treatfully Yours


For the ice cream soda
>> 3/4 cup granulated sugar
>> 3/4 cup water >> 2 tbsp vanilla extract >> 2 tbsp butterscotch syrup

Mix all ingredients together in a pan over a stove top. You will be left with a syrup. Add this to plain soda water and pour into a glass.

For the butterscotch cream topping
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp butterscotch syrup

Whip them together. Add this on top of the soda. Drizzle with more butterscotch syrup. Enjoy! 

A magical affair

Get your Harry Potter fix 

1. If you are tired of silly and light Potterverse creations, this podcast might be the perfect remedy. Adri Wilson and Helene Karp’s series dives into the realpolitik by examining persecution, curfew and the civil war between the wizards from a real world perspective. 
Log on to: Accio Politics on Spotify

2. If silliness is what you are looking for, then Emily Bhade and Samantha Luse will help you with discussions of Potterverse as they examine a bottle of spirits (not the ghostly kind) resulting in some hilarious observations.
Log on to: Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk on Spotify; Apple Podcast

- By Shriram Iyengar

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