This holiday season Mumbai is gifting all its foodies a whole spate of news restaurants to celebrate the New Year and Anjum Chevalwala digs in to give you the juicy details.
Are you bored of going to the same places in and around the suburbs? Let us make a few recommendations.
Newly opened, Amigos, promises to take you on a trip to Mexico while in the comfort of your own city. From the food to the red, blue and green led lights adorning the walls to the music, it attempts to recreate the atmosphere of street sidebars in Mexico City.
What interests us are the Frescas (Mexican-styled fresh fruit drinks) served here. Besides, they also have Margarita’s, a variety of Mexican soups, salads, appetizers and mains to go with a range of beers and other alcoholic drinks. This pleasant weather is perfect for anyone to sit outdoors by the open bar and enjoy a meal.
Head straight to split level Jam Jar Diner in Aaram Nagar and you just might find yourself in the middle of a whimsical bar and diner. Outfitted with a mosaic tile-decorated al fresco section and free Wi-Fi, there is even a fun installation of two asymmetrically mounted cabinets. Stocked with comic books, funky bottle openers, Phantom cigarettes, a few antiques and scrabble from the owner’s personal collection, you could easily spend some a while trying to figure it out.
Besides the all-day menu, they also have a separate breakfast menu, served until four pm. With a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, a jukebox and Archie’s Comics at your disposal, Jam Jar Diner is already on our ‘must visit’ on our list.
South Mumbai can enjoy a little tropical bliss with the Mai Tai lounge at Phoenix Mills. This tropically themed lounge opened is speckled with potted plants and plastic folding curtains as walls. Their global cuisine menu is consistent with all their US outlets, featuring dishes like the cho cho skewers (beef tenderloin with teriyaki sauce), chimichurri prawns, chilli lime basa, and tuna sliders. Completing this spread are their vodka-based cocktails Mai Tai, Tiki Puka Puka, and Rum Giggle.
Yet another moment to celebrate is the launch of the new Sunday brunch menu at Ellipsis. Executive Chef, Kelvin Cheung has derived inspiration for the dishes from is his own journey around the world. The brunch, available from noon to 10pm, offers Lobster Eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Duck Pancakes, Baja Fish Tacos, Crispy Calamari, Beef Carpaccio, and Pork Belly with steamed buns, in addition to a number of pastas and salads. So tuck in and tell us what you think after here.
Social media lovers, all your time spent on online activity is about to pay off with free food through Facebook. All you need to do is get a membership to the Club Pico, an app on Facebook by Café Pico. Every time you interact with other users of the club or the official page of Café Pico, you earn reward points that can be redeemed for money at all their outlets. With 10 points equalling one rupee, we think that’s a great deal. Simply rack up the point by uploading pictures of the food and yourself at Pico outlets, commenting on someone’s picture, inviting your friends, liking or even sharing a post. Rack up enough points on the app and you might just eat for free. All you have to do is post, comment and like. Paisa vasool!
All this talk of food already has our ever-hungry tummies rumbling for more. While we tank up and go scour the city for more fun stuff for you, we suggest you go try out this lot and tell us what you think at www.burrp.com