Gluttons just need an excuse to engage in the activity they are best at. So, the talk of the new menu at The Irish House on social media instigated my friends and me to find out more.
We landed at the newly opened Bandra West outlet of The Irish House on bustling Wednesday evening. We quikly settled into one of the centre tables and got down to business.
What caught us by pleasant surprise was that not only the items on the menu were new, but the food menu design had also changed. The food menu had a tempting, pictorial depiction of most dishes on offer. This was bait enough to get us started on ordering a great amount of food, given that all on the table were teetotallers on that day.
Here is what we ended up chomping.
Two Face Chicken Skewers
This starter had two types of chicken skewers - one type was chicken sausage with a barbeque sauce and second was chicken supreme in a creamy mustard sauce. It would have been a better starter if we the sausages were replaced with regular chicken.
If one is a glutton, then a Sunday brunch at any place across the city is a perfect setting to indulge. But, the Havana Cafe & Bar is a pleasingly offbeat location to enjoy a brunch. On a hot Sunday afternoon, we made our way to Colaba to The Gordon House Hotel. The Havana Café is located inside this hotel, which is tucked away in a lane right behind the Regal Cinema.
On entering the restaurant you are greeted by a rustic ambience that has walls dotted with funky, Cuban-themed photo frames, quirky quotes and a few even have graffiti. The seating arrangement is pretty spaced out and the booths are comfortable and spacious. The music and the dim lighting further add to the raw appeal of the ambience. This setting for me is a pleasant change from the customary fine dine setting in which most Sunday brunches are offered.
Nothing brings me a feeling of contentment at the end of the day than a plate of yummy food. The mere thought of vibrant colors and flavors of food just fill you with a kind of enthusiasm and energy.
So, leaving behind my drudgery of the day, here I was making my way through the traffic gutted streets of Andheri Link Road to catch up with my blogger friend, The Mumbai Glutton over scrumptious food. She had narrowed down a humble eatery in the bustling Lokhandwala locality of Andheri, Mumbai called GO PANDA, which recently started an Asian street food festival that would go on till 18th December 2015 and offer fusion food delights.
The brain child of entrepreneur, Yash Chandiramani and Sachet Shah, an ex-Sales & Marketing Director of a spirits manufacturing company, GO Panda started operations a little over a year ago on 1st November 2014. Modeled around the concept of a quintessential Asian QSR, the place has a minimalist ambience should you choose to sit in the eatery and enjoy your grub. For those who like to enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort of their homes, the options of take-away and delivery service can be availed. However, we chose to sit at the outlet and enjoy the fares.
Here’s what we chomped on while discussing our recent food escapades in the city:
OUR FAVORITES FROM THE PANDA’S STREET FESTIVAL MENU:
- Regional Indian Food & Travel enthusiast