Please do it. Please do take a look at the accompanying photograph Ive shot of this two month old Andheri restaurant. It will reveal a lot more than I can write in several pages.
Do you see the dull-gold reksine sofa on which Ive placed the food? This is the first time Ive sat one such and eaten my meal alone. In this tiny, narrow (you can see it edge to edge in the photo) wooden-floored eatery, a clutter of mismatched furniture, wrought iron chairs, stained glass backlit panels and artificial leaves jostle for attention. The brightly lit counter with desserts and TV complete the décor.
Soup, sandwich, pizzas quick clearly whipped out of a tiny kitchen. Creative fillings in sandwiches (be it the wasabi chicken or hummus grilled sandwich.) Well made spaghetti Alfredo. Wind up with a choice of Typhoo teas.
The enterprising young Toronto banker turned restaurateur Manish Puri, the is always here tending to his restaurant.
Tasteless chicken cilantro soup and a pizza on a readymade base. Stodgy oversweet desserts from the counter. There is an amateurish, hastily put together feel about the food. No alcohol.
I ate my lunch in an empty eatery, but when I was leaving, regulars Jessie Bhatacharjii ,Viyat Adalja and Vishal Prabhakar walked in. “We love the cozy ambiance and the sandwiches here” they pointed out. While none of the food is memorable, some of it avoidable, it is a tiny, open-through-the-day space
(Dishes priced between Rs 139 and Rs. 249) to while away your time.
Shop 9, Mayfair Building, Raviraj Oberoi Complex, Opp. Lakshmi Industrial Estate,
Mon – Fri: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 12:00 pm – 11:00 am
Found. I’ve been a fan of the Slow food Movement and of Dr Vandana Shiva’s “Navdanya” for the longest time. And I found it, right there, cheek by jowl to Bistro 1. This amazing organic store home delivers all over Mumbai. It’s a treasure trove …from traditional Indian wheat varieties, millets, legumes and pulses to Oilseeds and Virgin Oils extracted by cold press “ghanis”,Natural Sweeteners, spices,herbs and more.Navdanya is a non – profit association that works with local communities and a wide range of other organizations and has been saving seeds, creating awareness on the hazards of genetic engineering and more. Carlo Petrini and the international Slow Food believe in recognizing the importance of pleasure connected to food, respect the natural rhythms of the seasons and in responsible ecogastronomy. I bought bags of organic whole dals (been sprouting them since) alsi seeds, attas…and will be asking for the fragrant, whole spices to be home delivered.
Navdanya No 10
Mayfair Housing Society,
Oberoi – Raviraj Complex
Off Andheri Link Road,Andheri (West)
022 6725 5779
Monday to Saturday – 11 am to 7 pm
MY CUPS OF TEA
As I write this, I am sipping on the most fragrant “Cream Fantasy” “summer tea” (yes! there is such a thing as “summer tea”) I raise a toast with it to Executive chef Joy Bhattacharya’s “Frangipani” and “India Jones” recently bagging well-deserved awards of excellence. I’m sipping premium tea and I’ve happily paid premium prices for it. I’ve infused it with an infuser and am sipping it out of a pot-bellied, cute, double-walled cup. Its a unique blend of Sri Lanka’s finest tea, it’s a tangy and delicate Chinese green tea masterfully blended with delectable sweet berries, tasty cream with a light base of flower petals. The young Raghav Gupta offers a huge range of must-try green, black and Oolong Basilur teas.
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