If you fancy some good food and a chance to make friends with local Mumbaikars, head to Flavour Diaries in Khar. This interactive cooking studio is spearheaded by renowned UK-born international chef Anjali Pathak, and courses cover everything from Asian and Indian cuisine to American, European and Mediterranean specialities.

A beautifully crafted space, the open-plan kitchen has 16 hands-on stations where you can indulge your taste buds while learning to cook from a master. The two- to three-hour sessions include an introduction to the history of the cuisine, a crash course on the ingredients used and the chance to sample and experiment with ingredients. Wine is served to get conversation flowing. Prior reservations essential.