High tea at the Smoke House Deli Tea Room, Ravo at The Sassy Spoon
Food news you can use: here’s a round-up of what’s new and sizzling in the world of food and drink in Mumbai
Deli Tea Room: Time For Tea
Smoke House Deli (SHD) has introduced the Deli Tea room, a place where you can spend a quiet evening by yourself or host a high tea party. Expect to find exotic teas: Autumn Crescendo, Autumn Oolong and Earl Grey with a hint of bergamot orange, to name a few, as well as the exquisite Moonshine Long leaf tea with notes of sweet honeysuckle.
SHD has tied up with Glenburn Tea estates in Darjeeling, and you will find the special Smoke House Signature blend, made with Darjeeling tea from Glenburn and Assam leaf tea from Khongea, in which the subtle flavour and aroma of the Darjeeling leaf pairs well with the rich and malty Assam tea.
To go with your teas, choose from bakes and viennoiseries such as the pain au chocolat, cinnamon rolls, croissants, finger sandwiches and petit snacks such as the avocado cream cheese sandwich, and curried egg salad crostini.
When: 4pm – 7pm on weekdays
Where: Smoke House Deli outlets in Mumbai (also in Delhi and Bengaluru)
Parsi Bhonu by The Sassy Spoon!
Bring in Parsi New Year – March 21 – at the Sassy Spoon resto-bar. Indulge in The Parsi Bhonu, a limited-edition Navroz menu of Iranian delicacies with a modern touch at the Powai and Nariman Point outposts.
The festive spread has appetisers including Cyrus Dastur’s Prawn Patio on Khari Toast, Chicken Farcha, and Mixed Vegetable Patio on Khari; mains such as Caramelised Brown Rice with Dhansak, Very Berry Mutton Pulao with Kachumber, Patrani Macchi and more. End the meal on a sweet note with confections such as Memas’ Ravo (above), Lagan Nu Custard, and Bun Maska Marmalade Pudding.
When: Until March 31, 2022
Where: The Sassy Spoon, Nariman Point and Powai, Mumbai
Send New-Age Mithai From Bombay Sweet Shop Across India
Now old-fashioned sweetness can be delivered across India. Sweets and namkeen from Bombay Sweet Shop can be sent to friends and family across teh country. On offer is Bombay’s 3-Layer Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Butterscotch Barks, Toffee Butterscotch Cookies, Indian Jujubes, Bombay Bhel Chikki, Khasta Kachori, Chilli Cheese Bhujiya and a whole lot more, all 100% vegetarian.
How: Order via the website or on Amazon
The Plum Blossom Menu at Hakkasan
Hakkasan has brought back its Plum Blossom Menu for lunch on weekdays. This five-course set menu showcases the restaurant’s signature Cantonese specials alongside new creations. Expect a comforting soup, a choice of two small eats (from Hakkasan’s signature dim sum faves), a main course and a dessert (apple and vanilla creme brulee or dark chocolate mousse, anyone?), along with a fruit blend such as a Virgin Hakka (a blend of lychee juice, coconut cream, passion fruit and lime) or a Green Nile (a concoction of apple juice, lychee juice, ginger, coriander and kiwi) among other choices. A soothing cup of jasmine green tea is part of your Hakkasan Plum Blossom Lunch Experience.
When: 12pm to 3pm, Monday to Friday
Where: Hakkasan, Bandra, Mumbai
Price: from Rs 1,295
Vegan And Gluten-Free Menu At Yogisattva Cafe
Yogisattva Cafe has introduced an all-new house menu with a vast selection of plant-based and gluten free options curated specially by founder Chef Raveena Taurani. The beautiful rooftop cafe offers dishes that are vegan, raw vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, lactose-free and whole food plant-based. The All Day Breakfast menu now includes offerings, some with interesting names, including Spec-Taco-Lar, Vegan Protein Rich Quiche; and Break Your Fast Wrap. Also on the menu are globally-inspired mezze platters, bites and nibbles, dips and crackers, plant-based tartines, pizzas, mains, desserts, smoothies and cold drinks – all suitable for discerning diners on vegan and gluten-free diets.
When: 9am to 10.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Where: Yogisattva Cafe, Khar, Mumbai
The Battle Of The Oranges At Sorrentina
Italian restaurant Sorrentina once again celebrates an old and unique Italian tradition, Carnevale D’ivrea - the Battle of the Oranges. This is a traditional festival in the Northern Italian city of Ivrea to welcome the arrival of spring. Chef Aabhas Mehrotra has a “freshly squeezed” special edition menu available through March. The citrus fruit-infused menu stars small plates such as Crostone – butter toasted ciabatta topped with stracciatella, zucchini and an orange vinaigrette, hand-tossed pizzas such as Alla Puttanesca featuring orange segments, feta, and red chilli, and pastas such as the Gnocchi All Arancia - orange-glazed gnocchi, and the Rosso Ravioli, which features blush sauce, orange and ricotta capellini, seasonal chilli and dehydrated orange. Desserts include Java Cake with a orange marmalade centre and dark chocolate outer coating, and Nutty Orange – a Nutella semifreddo, orange curd, and hazelnut streusel with an orange gelato. There is also an orange-inspired and infused cocktail menu from Pearl Fernandes, and mocktails for teetotallers.
When: Until Sunday, March 27, 2022
Where: Sorrentina, Santacruz West, Mumbai
Dim Sum Lunch Menu At Nara Thai
Nara Thai in Colaba has a new five-course dim sum lunch menu that features Yauatcha’s signature specials, alongside Nara Thai’s delicacies. Expect shui mai and dumplings alongside stir-fry options from Yauatcha, as well as rice and noodle options from Nara Thai. Desserts will make a perfect ending with choices such as Nara coconut ice cream with condiments and chocolate crepe cake.
When: 12pm – 7pm, Monday to Saturday
Where: Nara Thai, Colaba, Mumbai
Price: Rs 888 per person
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