TheBostonBrunch Experience at The Boston Butt, Mumbai
Sunday brunches are my new favourite!
You can spend hours relaxing over good food and great company, or you may just go by yourself and do exactly what I did!
Over the weekend that I went, I found myself heading The Boston Butt for their Sunday BostonBrunch, solo. Having heard so much about their signature BostonBrunch, I couldn’t resist experiencing the same at the earliest; so what if I had no company for the same.
So here I was, with a novel in one hand and a camera in the other, all set to spend an afternoon of me time!
On the other side of giant mirrored doors lies this beautifully done café with well framed, pristine white walls, wooden furniture, a large staircase and sofas that scream comfort.
The ambiance having set the mood right (and making me feel so glad I decided to do this) I was all set to enjoy my afternoon.
I was there for the Sunday Brunch which they call the BostonBrunch and one has to choose dishes from various courses.
Since I was dining solo, I chose to give a few courses and dishes a miss and enjoy a few dishes that I was really looking forward to!
What I had:
Nachos Mezze: A lot of us have grown up enjoying nachos in various flavour combinations at various different places in the city and we do have a particular image of nachos embedded in our minds. I always knew that the nachos we get here are Indianised flavours and not very close to the original ones. I was in New York City recently and my nachos experience there was unlike any other. Tortilla chips layered with cheese and baked till the cheese melts, topped with generous portions of Pico De Gallo (aka salsa), Guacamole, Sour Cream and freshly sliced Jalapeños. Ever since I returned, I was hoping to get something as good as the ones in New York and I thought I failed, till I came to The Boston Butt!
Beetroot Tortilla Chips baked with Grated Cheese, topped with generous a generous portion of Fresh Salsa, Freshly Sliced Jalapeños (YES!!), Tender Coconut Guacamole (have you ever heard of something called Tender Coconut Guacamole? No NA! more on this later), Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus And Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus! Can you even imagine how happy I was when I saw this! So happy that I ate the entire portion (that could have easily been shared by 2 people) and then ended up sabotaging the rest of my meal. But you know what, it was totally worth it! It is only after you have experienced the magic of fresh jalapeño that you will understand the hype around it, and that tender coconut guacamole.. Oh My God!
They used tender coconut flesh instead of guacamole and skipped the jalapenos and skipped the tomatoes, jalapeños and cilantro. Creamy Smooth and delicious beyond imagination!
Bloom Bread: The famous pull apart garlic bread, this was the first time I actually enjoyed one! Unlike the other places, this one had not one, but two variants of cheese used, gouda and yellow cheddar. Burnt Garlic and Chives were added to help cut the cheese, and I personally would prefer some more chives to it. Luckily I had some salsa leftover from the nachos and that went perfectly with this!
Smoked Mozzarella: Smoked and fried mozzarella sticks, these were then cooked like the popular chilli paneer is cooked. Lots of onions, chillies, soya sauce and garlic! What a refreshing change to the usual menu and again something that did not disappoint! This was another dish that I could not stop eating.
Smoked BBQ Potato Skin: I guess this was the only dish that disappointed me a wee bit. When I read potato skins on the menu, I honestly thought these would be thick potato skins, fried and tossed in assorted herbs/sauces and served with a few toppings; but, these turned out to be jacket potatoes. I had requested them to replace the caramelised onions with raw onions and also for a small portion. The stuffing (bbq beans, yellow cheddar, mascarpone cream, caramelised onions, jalapeños and scallion) was something I didn’t enjoy much and felt the beans got lost somewhere.
Masala Daddy: A very unique mocktail, this concoction had cumin powder and coriander powder mixed well with cranberry juice, served in a glass dipped in chaat masala. What a surprising and brilliant blend of flavours!
Chocolate Mousse Gateaux: Having got used to the fact that this restaurant is not going to serve the usual fare, I was all set to expect something unique with this dish. Dark chocolate sponge layered with chocolate mousse, peanut butter mousse (see) and (wait for it) chunks of honeycomb; served with a large scoop of house made dark chocolate ice cream!
Since this was my first time with honeycomb, it took me some time to get used to its bitterness but when eaten all together, this was a party of flavours! As good as the main gateaux was, the ice cream stole the show for me!
With a dining experience as brilliant as this, I honestly can’t wait to find a reason to return!
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