Bombay Brasserie, Worli, Mumbai
It isn’t everyday that restaurants chose to honour and celebrate women who have made and continue making a difference to, and inspire the society.
This women’s day, Bombay Brasserie decided to exactly that. Break the norm and celebrate a group of women who inspire, lead and always make an impact!
So, on a wonderful Sunday afternoon, 7 women from various walks of life, including myself found ourselves enroute the very beautiful Bombay Brasserie in Worli for a specially curated High Chai menu (where cocktails replaced the chai) in our honour!
Loads of fun conversations, boomerangs, loads of smiles and but of course, fantastic food is what the evening had to offer!
What We Had (or rather, what I had, and mind you, I did end up with a mouthful):
Kallangadi Quench: Very welcome in the heat, the kallangadi quench was a lemon and watermelon drink with watermelon chunks was such a delight! Why Kallangadi? Well, that is what they call a watermelon in kannada!
Aam Papad Paneer: Another unique set of flavours and definitely first for me, the aam papad paneer, as the name suggests was paneer marinated in some Punjabi spices (cannot place a finger on the names) and aam papad and then cooked! The sweet and the sour and the spicy was such a surprise change and the fact that the softness of the paneer was maintained was an added benefit!
Gunpowder Potates: Parboiled baby potatoes and freshly sliced capsicum tossed in the quintessential South Indian spice, the Malgapodi, some red chilli powder and topped with fried curry leaves; this was another highlight of the evening for us. The only thing missing for me in this was some coconut chutney as an accompaniment, sure it would go perfectly with the dish.
Chowpatty Bhel: The Bombay Brasserie version of the Mumbai street food, the bhel; this one came layered in a jar with puffed rice, peanuts, an assortment of chutneys (special mention to their imli chutney that stood out in the dish), sev and puri! This gets poured into a large mortar like stone bowl and mixed on the table! This was an experience filled with good taste, fun on the table and a lot of laughs! Truly amongst the most memorable parts of the evening!
Cheese Chilli Toast: The dish of the evening for us, this was a layered sandwich where one layer was of finely chopped onions and tomatoes- cooked seyal pav style and another was a cheese and potato mash with some green chillies! What a delight this dish was! The green chutney that accompanied it was fresh and the perfect match as a side for this particular dish! So good (that I posed with it too), that I ended up taking two portions of this sandwich home for my family to experience what I expirenced!
The table also had some delicious Vada Pav and Paneer Lifafa which looked extremely delicious but I was too stuffed to eat!
A wonderful evening filled with lots of joy and happiness and the highlight definitely was some fantastic food!
Cannot wait to get back to Bombay Brasserie and enjoy their entire menu soon!
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