Check out the latest seasonal additions in the food menu at several restaurants and cafes across the city.
As the monsoons wade their way into the city, most eating joints have already started to revamp their menu in accordance with the season of showers. From finger foods to main courses and even desserts, cafes and restaurants are incorporating season specials in all categories – including the regular Sunday brunches.
Corleone, InterContinental Marine Drive, has a new menu centered on skewers Some items include Smoked Cottage Cheese Skewers, Lemongrass seafood skewers, Arabian Sea Prawns skewers, etc. “Every dish will be either served skewered on a grill/sizzler or barbecue,” says the restaurant chef.
Rainforest Restobar brings in the season with some scrumptious kebabs. “Monsoon is the time to relish steaming kebabs, pastas and sea-food,” says Chef Yatin Wadkar. “People want to experiment with tandoori and kebab varieties. Succulent paneer tikka’s, tandoori mushrooms and grilled chicken and fish are a big hit this season. Even seafood, Indian and Chinese platters are popular with the foodies,” he says.
The Olive Bar and Kitchen, Bandra has a newly revived ‘Lazy Saturday Brunch’ menu. “This monsoon, we have some delicious additions to our usual Saturday brunch. The menu comprises Apple, Pomegranate and Feta Salad; Chef’s Special Prawn and Calamari Pickle; Charred Cottage Cheese Salad; Eggs Benedict; Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki sauce; Moroccan Lamb Skewers; and Hot Waffles with Maple Syrup to name a few,” reveals Sous Chef Thomas Zacharias.
Chef Farrokh Khambata has added new items like Charred Manchego chicken with pimienton de pardon as monsoon additions to the regular menu at Amadeus, NCPA. Says Chef Farrokh, “Pepper Crusted shrimp with Chorizo; Roulades of Potatoes with caper berry sauce; Zarzuela; jack Daniels and Chocolate Fondant... these are best enjoyed on a rainy day.” The Hot and Spicy Khao Suey emerge to be a seasonal favourite at Café at NCPA.
For those with a sweet tooth, Chef Nicholas Fernandes, Pastry Chef, Hyatt Regency Mumbai, has a specially crafted dessert menu. “We have introduced a chocolate brandy cherry tart — it makes for a delicious and comforting dessert on a rainy day with friends and family. The chocolate and cherry enlivens a drenching day while the brandy soothes ones senses,” says Chef Nicholas.