Last Thursday saw the launch of the Madness group of restaurants- Donkey’s Arse, Social Clinic and Superheroes. For me a Thursday would be spent working out in the gym or sitting at home , but when the Madness group threw a red carpet welcome for us foodies, we were more than obliged! An Otherwise mundane Thursday night suddenly reeled into action.
Social Clinic is the lounge in the 0 floor and lives up to its name with a clinic like set up with test-tubes, flasks, waiters dressed like nurses. Social Clinic as the name suggests -a place where people do not fret entering but look forward to visiting to let their hair down, have a shot and make merry!
As you ascend the staircase, entertainment quotient goes up a notch higher. Donkey’s Arse- a rather quirky name with wittily decked interiors. The scaffolding is painted by a bunch of 18 year olds , well then its no wonder this concept is rather ‘young’ and is set to be rage with the fledgling party crowd of pune.
A place for people to shake a leg, have a shot, enjoy stand up comedy and get jiggy. Yes, this one, Donkey’s Arse, is an arse you will more than love.
While Dashmit Chabra and Pratima Soni, the marketing director were the stars in the house, there was yet another star, Atul Khatri, the standup comedian, who regaled us throughout the night. Full marks to him for transforming a rather monotonous Thursday into a laughter riot! From sindhis to gujrathis to married men, he spared none!
There was a band in the house that took requests from the crowd, a flamologist who was great at what he was doing and held everyone in rapt attention, a bar serving the new sensational bira by the tap and munchies ( bbq pizza, seekh kebab, spring rolls – absolutely mouthwatering) we couldnt have asked for more!
Apart from the good food and entertainment, what strikes you is the keenly decorated interiors and exteriors! Be it the long sexy legs donning stilletoes on the wall outside donkeys arse or the bright yellow face in the washrooms- everything catches your fancy!
Kudos to Madness for infusing a bit of madness in us and being a harbinger of such party scenes in Pune and a special thanku to Carpe Diem for having us over for the launch!
The #foodblogger soiree at the #launch!