Cooking food is reckoned to be an art more than science. Pairing food and wine may have been a recent obsession; however, since days of yore, wine has been a staple at the dinner table in many cultures. Today we have many sommeliers in our country who have honed their skills of food and wine pairing from abroad. In keeping with the global food culture, we are evolving as connoisseurs. Following is an assortment of some of the restaurants serving fine wines with delicious food in Mumbai: Indigo (Colaba) Established in 1999, Indigo has been declared as ?one of the 60 best restaurants in the world? by Condé Nast Traveller. Nestled in a colonial bungalow in a quiet lane near the landmark of the Gateway of India, it owes its perfection to Rahul Akerkar, Founder and Managing Director, who gathered experience in excellent culinary skills and hospitality from some of best fine-dining restaurants in New York. The ambience is marked by simplicity and elegance; the wooden finishing brings a certain sense of warmth. The European menu is extensive and a mélange of the perfect dishes with exotic ingredients. The most striking feature here, however, is their range of international wines, such as red, white, sparkling, dessert, Barolo, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, and Merlot, picked from France, Chile, USA, South Africa, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Spain, and India. No wonder it is bestowed with the title of ?Wine spectator?. Indigo also serves some of the best beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs, and mocktails. It is also often frequented by celebrities. Clink your glasses to this divine dining experience!
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Vetro ? The Oberoi Mumbai (Nariman Point) Voted as the World?s Best Hotel Brand in 2013, The Oberoi proudly presents Vetro, one of the best luxury Italian restaurants in town. Literally meaning ?glass? in Italian, Vetro boasts of an impeccable ambience, ceiling-to-floor glass panels, subtle lighting, and comfortable seating exuding elegance. The most enticing feature of Vetro, however, is its Wine Library, Enoteca, which stocks over 800 silhouetted glowing wine bottles andCheese Humidor! The wine tasting table will provide you with an unparalleled Italian dining experience by pairing exquisite Italian dishes with international wines from France and Italy. Make the most of the opportunity to taste six wines ? three red and three white. They also have an exceptional collection of champagnes (Prosecco, Limoncello, Amaretto) and cocktails (Thyme Bellini, Sicilian Martini). Their Spirito Italiano à la carte menu which changes every Sunday is worthwhile. Introduce your palate to these unbelievable flavours and experience fine-wine-dining like never before. À votre santé!
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