Mumbai is a melting pot of various cultures and cuisines. With an increasing number of restaurants opening in the city, people are now open to experimenting with their palates. However, food is no longer about taste only. Most chefs and restaurateurs these days are looking to offer unique experiences to their customers. With innovative dishes, molecular gastronomy and spectacular presentations, culinary experts are going all out to provide guests with the best kind of food they have ever seen or eaten before.
Here’s an exciting list of the city’s newest hotspots that feature everything you’re looking for.
Pa Pa Ya
When we heard Zorawar Kalra is opening a restaurant at Palladium, our excitement knew no bounds. And rightfully so! Dream of a dish and you’re sure to find it at one of his restaurants. Pa Pa Ya, his newest Pan-Asian restaurant offers a complete sensory experience. From sushi burgers to chicken tacos, flaming shots to exploding desserts, one can experience molecular gastronomy at its best here. Every dish will leave you mesmerized as it is plated to perfection just like a piece of art. Walk in hungry and you’ll be in for a gastronomical feast!
Soda Bottle Openerwala
A wave of nostalgia embraces you as soon as you step in to AD and Sabina Singh’s restaurant at Bandra Kurla Complex. The décor is quirky yet beautiful and captures the real essence of an age-old Irani joint in a modern day setting. With Parsi favorites like Baida Roti, Dhansak, Berry Pulao, Raspberry Soda and more, this place surely takes you back in time. Apart from lip-smacking Parsi dishes, you can also tuck into delicious Mumbaiya style food.
Mumbai’s most popular, pocket-friendly gastro pub has taken the city by storm with its innovative cocktails and bar grub. After taking over Colaba and Todi Mills, Social recently opened its doors to the city’s glitzy shopping centre. Apart from its regular finger food, this outlet also has a special Beer & Burger Menu. Whether you’re in the mall splurging on brands or watching a movie, stop by for a drink, a quick bite or to simply get a feel of the place. We promise… you won’t regret it!
If you love street food and the city’s scorching heat is stopping you from indulging, Nariman Point’s new restaurant offers street specials with a twist in a clean and comfortable environment. With names as corny as Do Dil Mil Rahe Hai and Chennai se China Tak, their menu is sure to grab your attention at a glance. Make sure you try all their unique dishes but leave some space for the desserts. Because their absolutely-finger-licking-delicious Jalebi sandwich called Jalebi Bai will leave you drooling long after you’re done.
Ever wondered what Pani Puri Sorbet would taste like? You can now try it at Papacream; South Mumbai’s latest ice cream parlor that serves superb liquid nitrogen based ice cream sans colors, flavors or preservatives. Treat yourself to a fantastic range of savory ice creams like Mexicano, Masala Chaas and Spicy Guava – all of which are worth trying. With unique flavors and so many options, you will surely be screaming for tubs of ice cream!
The city’s favorite French creperie recently launched its third outpost in Powai, twice the size of the other two outlets. Unlike the Bandra & Nariman Point branches, this one has an in-house bakery where breads will be baked daily in two batches. Not just that, their menus have also been revamped so crepe crazy folks can now look forward to a variety of tempting savory options. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Next time you drive down to Powai, savor a crepe, smoothie or their delectable cookies, macaroons, croissants and desserts.
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