Monsoon cravings come pouring in hard and fast! Before the rains end, check out these 7 interesting new menus.
A bunch of restaurants have gone and above this monsoon season to ensure all your rain-induced cravings are catered to!
These limited-edition menus are certain to have the gourmand in you craving for more, curated specially by culinary experts at some of the best eateries in Mumbai. Be it a leisurely lunch, some cocktails with a view, or a fine-dining dinner experience, here are some of our top recommendations.
What could be more ideal on these gloomy, rainy days than a bowl of Ramen noodles? Chef Parvez Khan, the head chef of Wakai, has created a special Ramen menu for this monsoon season.
Starting from Rs 699, the Ramen Menu offerings include the very best of the best. You’ll be spoilt for choice between the Shoyu Ramen, Miso Ramen, TanTanmen Ramen, and Kimchi Ramen. Nestled in an innocuous part of the iconic Fort locale, enjoy your comforting broth surrounded by authentic speakeasy-styled Japanese interiors.
Barbank, Powai & Juhu
Following their recent revamp, Burbank has returned with the perfect open-air food truck park set-up. So you’re all set to enjoy the breezy weather, accompanied by some of the best street-style dishes. As part of their monsoon special offerings, indulge in delicious Chicken Wontons, Chicken Tibetan Momos, Chilly Cheese Momos, Veg Wontons, Wok Tossed Hot Garlic Momos, Wok Tossed Chilli Butter Momos and Asian Chicken Strips.
And of course, some warm classic cocktails always make the rains that much more enjoyable!
Butterfly High, Thane & Bkc
A Scotch and Seekh festival? Sign us up immediately! At any of their two outlets, Butterfly High offers patrons the chance to soak in views of the rains with some kebabs and a glass of the smoothest scotch.
The kebabs, inspired by global flavours and paired with the finest scotch are guaranteed to make for a special dining experience. Vegetarian options include kebabs like Shahi Makai Kishmish Ke Kebab, Dahi ke kebab, etc. If you’d like to go the Middle eastern route, there’s plenty of Veg Shish Taouk, Zafrani Lasooni Paneer Tikka and more where that came from! For traditional non-vegetarian lovers, the mix includes Turkish Chicken Adana Kebab, Chicken Shish Taouk, Sekuwa Chicken Kebab from Nepal, and Chicken Chilli Shashlik Kebab to name a few. While the scotch is certainly not to be missed, do explore the rest of their specially curated monsoon bar!
The special monsoon menu at Silly is full of twists on old-school classics. New additions include the likes of BBQ Paneer as Bhoot Jhalokia BBQ Paneer, Bhutte Ke Kebab, Broccoli, and Brown Garlic soup, Lemon Butter Scallops, Sesame Chilli Prawns, Paya Shorbha and more. The desserts are also getting a true blue silly makeover, including the Jägermeister Brownie. Signature cocktails will feature new additions like Silly Espresso, Basil Smash, and Tropic Tale, to name a few. So get your Silly on this monsoon!
145 Cafe & Bar
With several outlets scattered across Mumbai, everyone loves the vibes, and more importantly, the wide range of global tapas that 145 has to offer. While everyone’s loved the elevated street food for years, the new monsoon menu has a wide range of delights that will blow your mind away. Some of the must-try items on the menu include the Vegan Avocado Poke Bowl, Dynamite Prawns, Chipotle Chicken Tacos, Truffle Burrata Pizza and the house special Animal Burger. For sweet tooth cravings, there’s the interesting yet comforting Nutella Hot Dog.
Some new signature cocktails include Grape G&T, Cinnamon Whiskey Sour, and Muskmelon Tequila Elixir, to name a few. So head to the 145 nearest to you!
It’s monsoon, so of course, Hakkasan’s got something special curated just for you! A five-course special lunch menu comprising of signature Cantonese specials paired with a glass of Prosseco Bellini, for starters.
The seasonal menu cooked the Cantonese way comprises signature specials featuring a wholesome soup, dim sum, stir-fry, a rice or noodle dish, and a dessert paired with a glass of Prosecco Bellini. Available from Monday through Friday between 12 pm to 3 pm, enjoy a comforting gourmet lunch.
Guests can choose between two classic warm bowls of soup, and small eats featuring Hakkasan’s piping hot dim sum selections, to begin. Follow this with a signature wok special like Stir-fry chicken in Szechuan peppercorn, Sanpei Chicken Claypot or a Stir-fry sugar snap and Waterchestnut in black pepper paired with a classic egg noodle or rice dish. Of course, round the meal off with either an Apple and Vanilla crème Brulee or the Dark chocolate mousse.
Hotel Intercontinental – Long & Short, Dome
Long & Short, or L&S as it’s better known, offers chic interiors where modern meets casual vintage. Their new monsoon offerings feature the usuals from their classic all-day bistro and the pizzeria. Being the only one on this side of town that serves pizza in the classic Napoli style, the pizzeria humbly boasts of serving the perfectly blistered crust of authentic Neapolitan pizza prepared with love in the traditional oven. There’s also a pasta bar and some exciting new cocktails for you to discover!
As for Dome, the rooftop-sky bar introduces a range of new signature dim sums and kanpai sake cocktails. Starting this month, with a ‘buy 2 and get the 3rd one on the house’ offer on the sake cocktails, you couldn’t have asked for anything better.
There’s a variety of non-veg and other options to grab, right from Pak Choi And Corn served with a Tangy Chilly Dip and Chilly-Garlic Oil to Chilly Lime Prawns with the same. There’s also an Aromatic Thai Chicken And Char-Siu Pork Bao Made With Ghost Chilly Soy served with Dimsum Sauce.
Fresh Catch by Francis Fernandes
Located at Hill Road in Bandra, Fresh Catch by Francis Fernandes has been an iconic spot for lovers of Konkan cuisine in Mumbai. Brother-sister duo and current owners Adith and Ankita say, “During monsoon, in most households we would see pakoras being prepared and served regularly. Our Fernandes household was a bit different, during monsoon we would get Jackfruit / Phanus Crisps. It is prepared either as a masala fry or rava fry. Both are extremely crispy and flavourful. And the best part is that they’re not deep fried.”
Other regular home meals include the Sungta Ane Bhende Kodi with Goan Rice or Chicken Cafreal. Enjoy the comforting feel of home at this eatery and lift your spirits amidst the gloomy weather.
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