ITC Hotels have always maintained the ethos of responsible luxury and this is very well manifested in their overall operations as well as culinary endeavours. It is in tune with this philosophy, the upscale, all-day dining cafes (or 24x7 restaurants) across ITC Luxury properties have gone one step ahead and designed their new a la carte menu in a way to ensure holistic wellness of their patrons, exemplify local delicacies and indoctrinate concern for the environment.
At a recently held #TrendingAtPavilion luncheon at HORNBY'S PAVILION, ITC GRAND CENTRAL, MUMBAI, Chef Sumeet Rohela from the culinary masters’ team at this restaurant patiently walked us through the entire process of how at an annual conclave of chefs from various ITC properties, a thoughtful planning of the new menus was initiated. He delved into various aspects and dietary notations in the new menu (as seen in image alongside) to elucidate what they entail and how they are intended to provide guests with an exceptional dining experience.
GLUTTONY @ BOMBAY BIRYANI CAFE, MUMBAI
The thought of kebabs and biryani always leaves me salivating. This time around to satisfy my cravings for these yummy preparations, I landed on Christmas Eve at Bombay Biryani Cafe in Bandra West, Mumbai for a delicious meal.
Here is a look at my gluttony with some of the food at this place:
My weekday was transformed from a mundane one to a magnificent one when I decided to stop over at Dinshaw’s Xpress Cafe for a munch including some smashing new sugary offerings. Also, while various fares of bawa bhonu remain their most sought after offerings, there are other interesting mentions in their menu that beckon applaud. A few of these being the drool-worthy, addictive, not-for-the-diet conscious POTATO FRIES. What makes these regular fries extraordinary are the lip-smacking decadent toppings they are presented with.
So, here is a look at my gluttony with the fries and new dessert menu at this place:
GLUTTONY @ BUSAGO, MAHIM
I never seem to get enough of Pan Asian food. Thus, when one of the sought after names for Pan Asian gastronomy in Mumbai, Busago decides to begin home deliveries in an around Mahim, you know enjoying delicious Asian food in the comfort of your home is going to be a gluttonous affair.
The Boston Cupcakery, brainchild of foodie buddies Yash Modi and Sagar Verma commenced its culinary journey back in 2013 with signature cupcake creations of Erik Lars Larsen. But, today with the duo's foresight and their R&D head Prangi Jain's insightful inputs, has burgeoned in a way that it has become a sought after eatery on the Mumbai gourmet scene attracting scores of celebrities and gluttons alike.
Their recently launched outlet in Bandra West, Mumbai is a glutton's paradise. Don't go merely by the nomenclature of this place. In addition to delish cupcakes and refreshing beverages, the eatery offers some lip-smacking savoury fares too that are crafted from the finest ingredients and are guaranteed to wow your taste buds.
So, here is a look at my gluttony at this place:
GLUTTONY @ CHINA 1, BKC, MUMBAI
My inclination for Asian grub refuses to die down. So, this time to satiate my taste buds with some delicious Asian food I decided to explore the upscale eatery China 1 in the business locality of Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. Upon entering the place, the finesse of the spacious, tastefully done up ambience pleases the eye. The mellow down lighting and melodious background music set the mood for a chic dining experience. So, one my friends and me were settled at the table we got into action immediately with the myriad dishes this eatery has to offer.
Here is look at my gluttony with a few dishes from the vast menu at this place:
GLUTTONY DELIVERED BY VIA NAPOLI, MUMBAI
Tucked away in an unassuming by lane of the bustling locality of Sion suburb in Mumbai, this place is delivering authentic Italian pizzas to your doorstep. The pizzas here are comparable or maybe even superlative than some of the best pizza places in town. The reason being owner and chef Pranav Gore is translating his years of experience and passion for Italian cuisine into each perfectly crafted pizza the place dishes out.
From the dough to the toppings, each component is prepared every day from scratch using the best of ingredients and the traditional Italian way of preparation. The outcome of this routine is some exceptional tasting food.
So, here is a look at my gluttony with food from this place:
I am obsessed with street food and that is the only reason when I heard of this place recently, I decided to take a 2.5 hour drive in peak, evening traffic towards Borivali to sample its fares. Maa Anjani was started by Devang Trivedi and his father (who happen to be stock brokers by the day) more than three years ago. Their passion for bringing some delicious street food to scores of Mumbaikars has seen this place burgeon from merely a pav bhaji place to that offering numerous other famous street food preparations like pudla, pani puri, tawa pulao, falooda, gola, khichiya papad etc.
So, here is a look at my gluttony at this place:
GLUTTONY @ THE CENTRAL KITCHEN, MUMBAI
A long, relaxed weekend at home becomes even more pleasurable if you have delivery kitchens providing scrumptious food at your doorstep. One such place that I ordered food from over the bygone weekend was The Central Kitchen operating out of Sion, Mumbai. One can place an order with them either through a phone call or their website or app.
So, here is a look at the food I ended up ordering from this place:
CHICKEN MALAI TIKKA
Six medium sized pieces of boneless chicken garnished with grated cheese made up this appetizer. The chicken was succulent and had a pleasant smokiness reminiscent of its cooking in a tandoor or charcoal fired oven. The use of cream and spices in its marination had imbibed the chicken with a rich, earthy flavor.
While the cuisine of North India especially that from Delhi and its surrounding areas is predominantly non-vegetarian, there are numerous vegetarian preparations that are assured to wow the palate of an obstinate non-vegetarian like me. This is precisely what transpired during my recent dinner at the pure vegetarian restaurant, Delhi Highway in Andheri East, Mumbai.
Here is a detailed account of my glutton at this place:
- Regional Indian Food & Travel enthusiast