"Hakka" cuisine was invented in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants in colonial India and has long been popular in India,…More and more recently it has been well-recieved in New York and New Jersey. Now, thanks to Mumbai Chopstix, it is Boston's turn to get acquainted with the unexpected and amazing flavors of "Indo-Chinese" fare.
The restaurant itself is awe-inspiring –– it is comprised of three floors and a patio (with a total capacity of 100 patrons). Its decor is all original South Asian and oriental art, and the entire building is meticulously designed according to the principles of Feng Shui. A spirit of culinary adventerousness surrounds the entire enterprise; for example, Mumbai Chopstix has a limited time "Halloween menu" containing a number of pumpkin-based dishes.
Best of all, customers who come between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday can enjoy live sitar musicwhile they eat. "People are surprised at how much they like Indo-Chinese food," one employee says. "It's all about the spices and herbs we use. Once they try the food, they come back with friends!"
Backed by a philosophy that teaches children to learn how to learn, teachers at Kingsley Montessori School use…More real-life experiences and hands-on programs to foster skills such as time management, conflict resolution and self-direction. Integrity, responsibility, respect and community leadership are also core values, and designed to prepare students to become independent, compassionate and engaged in their community.
Students come from many different backgrounds, ethnicities and neighborhoods around Boston, and teachers encourage individuality, self-esteem and imagination and achievements.
They learn from the community around them, including research at the Boston Public Library, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MIT and the Museum of Science. They take gym classes at Boston University, and regularly step outside the classroom. Students may have an art class on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, or walk through the historic Back Bay neighborhood and point out geometric shapes.
The curriculum includes language arts, literature, math, science and science labs, history and geography, technology, visual arts, physical education and Spanish.