Eat Out in the Monsoon
Summer is all about fun bright and fresh colourful things and winter is always festive and only the poor monsoons are left behind. Even restaurants seem to favour the other season. Summer is filled with flirty cocktails, fresh salads; winter is all about wholesome goodness. However no restaurant pays any attention to the rain filled months of June to September. Well, that's changing with some restaurants realising that come rain or shine, people still love to eat and will happily step out for a good meal.
These few restaurants have become wise and realised that their customers are always looking for something new. The dishes that have made it to these menus are specially hand crafted only for this season and do not feature on the regular menus. Move over chai and pakodas, these menus are specially designed to wow your palette.
Here are some of the places that offer a big of magic on your plate this monsoon.
Singkong, Khar - This pan Asian restaurant situated in Khar has a special Monsoon festival where they invite you to enjoy the weather while feasting on their delicious range of dim sums and soups. From a Dragon Phoenix Soup with Duck, Oyster-based Dumpling Soup to Chicken Goyza and many other dumplings, SingKong offers a great treat this season. Cafe Pico, Kurla- Cafe Pico at Phoenix Market City in Kurla has its very own monsoon inspired special menu. They have introduced a host of warm comforting dishes that are a perfect fit for this season. Tomato Coriander Soup, Potato Fritters various nuggets and even Indian-inspired Chicken Kofta with mint chutney makes part of this monsoon menu.
Aoi, Bandra - Japanese hotspot Aoi, Bandra has gone out of its way to curate a Japanese delight in honour of the monsoon season. It is an imaginative and rather experimental menu with 'Gunkan' or a boat-shaped Sushi, Quinoa and Chinese cabbage stuffed Goyza, and a brand new Japanese dessert of Chocolate and Coconut Sushi! Their menu is certain bold and offers a completely different experience. Aoi has definitely added more magic to this monsoon season.
And if you’re heading out to Goa, make sure to make a stop at Grand Hyatt –
Grand Hyatt, Goa understands that monsoon season is a great time for people to get away for the weekend and surprisingly, many enjoy monsoon by the beach and head to Goa. The hotel has created a special menu for their guests visiting at this time so not only do they take back a great holiday memory by their food memories are wonderful as well. From Mushroom Xacuti, Spicy Pork Vindaloo, Lobster Balchao and Seafood Peri Peri this delicious menu is hitting all the right spots!
By - Roxanne Bamboatt
Roxanne is a pint sized girl who enjoys reading, movies, travel and is obsessed with food. She expresses her love for all things edible in her food blog - www.thetinytaster.com A freelancer in her profession, she is able to spend most of her time sampling the city's food offerings and reviews them as well as shares a few of her favourite recipes. More often known as The Tiny Taster, she's decided to take the world by storm - one plate a a time !
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