Top 4 Eateries to Tantalize Those Taste Buds
If you are looking for the best of international cuisine, such as Lebanese, Thai, Mexican, Italian or even Korean, you can be sure to find some of the most stellar bistros in this metropolitan melting pot. Here’s a look at the best Mumbai has to offer:
Since 2005, this place has been the quintessential go-to-place for a comfortable and friendly atmosphere that makes the fact that this is an all-day cafe, quite tempting indeed. The best part of grabbing breakfast at this deli chain is that if you are in the vicinity of Malad, Ghatkopar, Bandra, Lower Parel, Lokhandwala or Colaba, you can always make your way to the Indigo Deli in the neighborhood and start the day on the right note.
Their Heritage Property
And if you are looking for a more adult ambiance, try the Indigo Black lounge. The menu includes a very solid seafood section (de rigor in Mumbai, we understand). The menu is divided into courses, which makes ordering easier. Duck, seabass, lobster and crab are some of the more exotic offerings, as are more staid sandwiches and salads. If possible, try and visit their first restaurant in Colaba. This heritage property is housed in a quaint and charming turn-of-the-century villa.
2.Olive Bar and Kitchen:
This is simple one of the best restaurants in Mumbai and is also the most comfortable and happening place in the city. Frequented by old and young alike, don't be surprised when you spot a movie actor and their entourage at one of the tables. Yes, this place is that popular! Thursday nights are the most energy-packed here, while Friday nights see the younger crowd teeming to this restaurant. The food is a mix of everything international, with an eclectic mix of sweet and sour, soft and crunchy, just like the ambiance, which combines the comfort of a (well-appointed) living room with delectable Mediterranean cuisine on the menu. Where else will you find peanut butter and star anise chocolate brownie topped with ice cream? Most of their signature cocktails seem to favor Stolichnaya as a staple ingredient, they even add it to their apple cider!
3.Casablanca Room at the Souk:
The Souk is a rooftop affair at one of the best 5 star hotels in Mumbai, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The fare is authentic Middle Eastern and Mediterranean. Catch their Sunday brunch with champagne. If you are looking to make a memory out of a meal, try and get a Chef's invitation to their Casablanca Room. This will definitely be a superb dining experience within the restaurant itself, in a private room that is located right next to the kitchen. Like we said, you will have to wangle a chef's invitation to get in but if you do, you will be confronted with Mediterranean décor, plenty of candles and crockery from the house of Versace, with a great view of the Gateway of India. The food is brought to the table by the chefs themselves, who will take you through the meal personally. A similar experience with plenty of interaction with the chefs is also offered by the Chef's Studio by the Taj.
4.LeCirque Signature at The Leela:
Of all the restaurants at The Leela Mumbai, LeCirque Signature is possibly one that truly tantalizes the taste buds. With a French-Italian inspired menu, this 66-cover restaurant also offers a very personalized bar with an extensive wine list. From the exquisite porcelain tableware to the signature creations of the chef, made with only the best seasonal ingredients from around the world, every aspect has been paid special attention to so that you have the most memorable experience. You must try their signature Spaghetti Primavera, Lobster Salad, Doversole and Paupiette of Chilean Sea Bass. Wash them down with some of the best French and Italian wines, such as the Chateau Smith haut Lafitte, Sassicaia, Bollinger ‘Grande Anne’ Vintage or Penfolds Grange bin 95.
Drop Dead Thinking About Food?
If you are wondering how easy it is to find the best cuisine in Mumbai, here is some food for thought. The Indian food services industry is pegged at $48 billion, according to the National Restaurant Association of India. Needless to say, a large portion of this is available right here in the city of dreams. With some of the best 5 start hotels right here in Mumbai, offering you the intoxicating ambiance of the some of the best restaurants in the country, why go anywhere else to soothe your gastronomic desires?
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