The Irish House, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
*Irish Today, hangover tomorrow*
It is very rare that I refuse a review & let alone from Irish! So, Kriti and I decided to slay the place (aka dress up, ALWAYS) & have a good time while we’re at it.
Hence, our landing up at Irish House, BKC for lunch. Our server, Ravi, was very patient with us & please do ask for him, he’ll make sure you have a good time.
Disclaimer – What you are about to read contains bits of conversation between two “single” women. Don’t look for cheap thrills, you won’t get any. Girls gotta have fun, right?
Sucheta – *before looking at the menu* I’m hungry, let’s eat falafels. *sees menu* let’s get falafels.
Kriti – *nodding head like Noddy*
Classic Falafel Pita Pockets: When hungry, always get falafels. By far the tastiest snack of the day. Served in paper boat like bowls with 2 pockets each, the spinach pita pockets were stuffed with crisp spinach and chickpea falafels with tahini mayo in them & some extra of it on the side. The pockets are topped with finely chopped spinach, green and purple cabbage.
These are absolutely mouthwatering and perfect the way they are served. And with 4 pockets, why stop at two?
Let the booze flow (Round #1)
Kriti – I’ll have the Black Wave – draught beer with a slight dash of espresso. I would’ve liked a little more espresso in it, but the beer was chilled & crisp and that made up for it.
Sucheta – I’ll have Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake (BTW Sucheta does not like peanut butter 😛 but it did taste like snickers in a glass!)
Kriti – Now we have some food & beer in our system, let’s look at the menu.
Sucheta – Hmmm… what should we get?
Kriti – *waits for Sucheta to answer question herself*
Sucheta – *2 seconds later* let’s try these, no wait, let’s do that. But this we’ve had before. And its cheesy and fried. So let’s do this & that? But they’re both Mexican… Oooo, they have a centerfold on fries! I want fries, we’ll definitely do fries.
Kriti – *still waiting for Sucheta to finish having the conversation with herself*
Sucheta – So, what should we have? You wanna try something specific? I want fries! #alooisbae (#alooisalwaysbae)
Kriti – let’s try these. We’ve not had these before.
Hence, after 10 min of discussion, the next 2 dishes were on our table.
Crispy Sriracha Rigatoni: These are fried rigatoni pasta stuffed with warm molten sriracha cheese served with tahini mayo on the side.
We did enjoy these with the mayo rather than without it. If you’re looking for a “pasta revamped” snack, this is definitely a go!
Mexican Mess: For the love of fries, the Mexican mess is fries with cheese, baked pinto beans, jalapenos, peppers, salsa sauce, sour cream & barbeque sauce; and it lives upto its name. The fries are dusted with a mint dust which makes them a misfit. We could’ve done without it!
This was not a favourite because there was too much happening at one time. Individually, the various elements worked wonderfully with the fries, but all together, well, it’s a mess.
Sucheta – we’ll get one main & see how hungry we are.
Kriti – Yeah, let’s do that. No wastage.
Peri Peri Cottage Cheese Bowl: This is a DIY Off the Grill. The menu states a bowl of grilled peri peri cottage cheese with cous cous & pepper mushrooms. We made ours with grilled paneer, herbed arborio rice (risotto rice) & mashed potatoes. The paneer is with a peppery marinate is soft on the inside, charred to perfection on the outside. The Arborio rice was lovely and the mashed potatoes went well with the paneer.
All in all, a good combination.
Sucheta gives herself, a pat on her back.
Hunter’s Penne: This was out of sheer greed & Sucheta’s love for pesto pasta (not part of the initial plan). Creamy, nutty and perfect is exactly how we would love to describe this dish, and the broccoli (well, it actually comes with mushrooms but because of Sucheta’s allergy, we decided to opt for broccoli instead) and sun dried tomatoes in it just added to the goodness.
Kriti – so, there’s this thing we need talk about.
Sucheta – oh yeah, there are two things I want to talk about!
Kriti – so you go first.
Sucheta – no you go.
Kriti – so, its…… (details not meant for public platforms) *5 min later*…But I don’t know how to go about with things.
Sucheta – Achaaa…. So this thing from the other day…
*after 11 min 18 sec*
Kriti – so, we’re still on situation one?
Sucheta – yes!
Kriti –we aren’t done with this one situation and there’s one more to go! I need a refill! 😛
Ravi (our server) – *makes a genie appearance* You need refills. Would you like a repeat or something else?
Let the booze flow (Round #2)
Sucheta – I’ll have the Tangerine Mojito. Orange juice, fresh lime & mint.
Ravi – ma’am, you?
Sucheta – give her a sparkling lemon cooler. I’ve to take her home, my mom can’t see her drunk.
Kriti – I am not drunk (said every drunk ever!)
Sucheta – Ravi, don’t give her any alcohol. Please! I can’t pick her up if she falls & decides to start rolling on the ground!
Kriti – but I am not drunk! *Russian accent – Putin would be proud*
Kriti – I’ll have the Melon Brainfreeze. A combination of watermelon juice, cranberry juice, fresh line with crushed ice. Trust me, if you are riding a beer high, it’ll bring you crashing down to ground zero in the first sip!
Sucheta – dessert?
Kriti – no, we’re stuffed. What do they have?
Sucheta – so Ravi, what would you recommend?
And thus, dessert.
Dual Chocolate Torte: Cheesecake & done right! Dark and white chocolate mousse cake served cold with a generous drizzle of chocolate syrup. The dark chocolate mousse is soft & smooth while the white is a little firm. But the biscuit crump at the end is absolutely delicious!
This is a sin which is done extremely well & why not enjoy it, we are going to hell anyway!
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