Indigo Reborn + Bohri Mohalla
The good Lord be praised, there has been a reincarnation. I popped in here unannounced for a quiet dinner and whoa! what superb surprises. After thirteen years, it had been steadily losing steam and fraying at the edges and now once again Mumbai’s first stand-alone restaurant to serve truly international cuisine has been reinvented. The Burgundy lounge upstairs with it’s all-new tapas menu is an exciting new offering as is the whole shift in Chefs Rahul Akerkar and Tarang Joshi’s approach to cooking and techniques that mark the eclectic European-Asian cuisine menu that has injected fresh vibrance into Indigo.
There are dishes which are a triumph of flavors and of technical accomplishment that wind up working terrifically together. Outstanding cauliflower veloute embellished with luscious vanilla foam green garlic chives, the intense flavor of tomato veloute jasmine tea is delightful.
While the scallops lamb confit is riot of complimentry effects, the juicy watermelon with thinly shaved fennel feta cheese ginger foam is a masterpiece of textures. Another surprise. Another winner. Some of the old favorites have been retained. Though not every dish in the new avatar succeeds (the lackluster chicken boudin blanc being a case in point) its surely time to celebrate happy rebirthday!
4 Mandlik Road,
A TASTE OF BOHRI MOHALLA
First time ever. Adventurous foodies this way please. Walk the talk, eat on the walk and get an insiders taste of Bohri Mohalla, like never before.
‘Kalyan Karmakar, one of India’s leading and most passionate and articulate and great-fun food bloggers, is starting Finely Chopped Walks to bring “grunge eating” alive. The first one will be in his favorite Bohri Mohalla. The cost and time details of the walk planned tentatively for 1st December evening can be found on his blog www.finelychopped.net He can also be reached at email@example.com o