The Little Easy, Bandra West
The three restaurants that I visited back to back in the last fortnight were all so beautifully done up that I was filled in awe.
From The Boston Butt to Tasse De Thé to The Little Easy that am talking about in this article, the interiors are so well done that you enter with a smile and end up exiting with a smile.
On a hot Friday afternoon, we found ourselves having lunch at this beautiful restaurant.
A portion of the indoor seating has a glass ceiling and glass walls, making it impressive and unique, while there also is a bar and a smoking zone apart from the usual set of a dine in.
Brilliant ambiance and interiors are the highlights of this place, but does the food match up?
Read on to know more!
What we had:
Jacked Potato Skinnies (INR 265++): Thick potato skins, deep fried and tossed in some herbs, these come with a topping of choice; cheese fondue, aka cheese sauce or tomato salsa. We opted for the cheese which also came with some fresh herbs. Was super excited for this one as potato skins are a favourite, but these were dripping in oil, literally! Sigh, Only had they let some tissue soak the oil before serving. Similar was the case with the hash browns that we ordered.
Bitcoin Vada Pav (INR 245++): The joy that vada pav gives a true blue mumbaikar is new level and my love for this humble dish is known to all! So much so that I even packed them with me to eat during my journey to the US (yes! I did that!!) and even found this place in New Jersey where you get yum Vada Pavs. I usually avoid eating a vada pav in a fancy restaurant, but the fact that I had not enjoyed a decent vada pav in a long time made me crave for it when I read about it on the menu!
Did we love this! Yes indeed! The fried chillis and the chutney and they garlic-y potato stuffing made these bite sized “Bitcoin Vada Pav” filled with all the joy, love and warmth that one expects from a vada pav!
Taco Tikka (INR 355++): India’s answer to Mexico’s tacos, these are hard shell tacos stuffed with paneer tikka burji and sautéed bell peppers, these were finger licking good, and also the best part of our meal! Well spiced and that crunch; we literally fought our way for the last left piece! This, definitely is what dreams are made up of.
Jodhpuri Poppers (INR 375++): The description for these read, “stuffed chilli poppers, done the Rajasthani way.” An excited mother daughter due that we are, we decided to opt for these, assuming these would be their rendition of Rajasthan’s famous mirchi pakoda. Sadly, they weren’t. They turned out to be cheese poppers with very few chilli bits in 2-3 of the pieces in the portion served.
Major let down!
Let’s Nacho (INR 375++): The good old nachos (YES!) topped with cheese (YES!), beans (YES!), and Salsa (YES! YES! YES!)! Definitely, the perfect concoction of a fun dish. The only reason why it did not work for us was the fact that there was a dominating tomato ketchup-y flavour which either came from the salsa or the beans and that totally ruined it for us!
Oh So Aglio E Olio (INR 435++): Undoubtedly the best Aglio E Olio that I have ever had, This one was a generous portion (the two of us got together and relished it) loaded with veggies (we asked for those) and love. This dish proved the age old saying, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication!”
Lemon Meringue Love! (INR 325++): It isn’t everyday that you spot a lemon meringue pie on a menu! There is something about that toasted – blowtorched meringue that brings a smile on our faces. Crumbly tart, the most delicious lemon curd and toasted meringue! I totally loved this! Couldn’t have wished for a better ending to our meal!
Brilliant interiors, very comfortable and very happy vibes, this place is a keeper for sure.
- The author was invited to review the restaurant and has given an unbiased opinion of her dining experience.
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