Mumbai folks have something to rejoice about, come festive season. A lot of restaurants have unveiled some exciting new menus. While some draw inspiration from their childhood, others tap into the changing seasons. Some play with popular ingredients like coffee while others draw out some unique ingredients like Himalayan trout, bamboo shoots and more for a distinctive new menu. Check out these new menus from restaurants across Mumbai that deserve a visit!
Mumbai’s chic French cuisine restaurant Café Noir brings in the essence of Paris with its new tasting menu, A Parisian Affair, highlighting classic French flavours and cooking techniques. Keeping high-quality, seasonal produce at the forefront, the new menu transforms locally and internationally-sourced ingredients into classic French dishes, which are often found in classically French Bistros. These include hand-churned ice cream, homemade cheese, freshly baked in-house bread, homemade jams, dips and more. A few of the novel additions include non-vegetarian options such as harissa chicken & Emmental crepe with lettuce, caramelised onions and mushrooms; cheese melt lamb burger, textures of snapper, goat cheese spinach & sundried tomato quiche, wood-fired arugula feta pizza, and a verte mock duck sub, which comes with a special recommendation from the chef.
Cost: A la carte
Address: World Crest, Unit no.1A & 1B, Lodha, Upper Worli, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013
Mumbai’s favourite Italian restaurant CinCin joined hands with one of India’s most beloved Arabica coffee – ARAKU for an exclusive coffee-inspired menu. The coffee featuring on the menu has the notes and flavour profile of burnt caramel, sweet lime acidity with nuances of dragon fruit, brown sugar and bakers chocolate. The main speciality on the menu is a selection of signature classic pick-me-ups such as espresso, macchiato, doppio, cafe latte, classic cappuccino, café mocha, café Americano and affogato. Additionally, the menu also includes some innovative and eclectic curations of coffee-infused cocktails. The food menu does not fall short either, with a delicious small eats menu of hearty Italian flavours featuring savouries such as Bombolone con Funghi, an Italian style savoury doughnut filled with porcini mushroom cream, Grana Padano; tramezzino con mozzarella, Italian flatbread with tomato, roquette leaves, mozzarella, pecorino Romano; and Panelle con Pollo – Sicilian chickpea fritters with shredded chicken. Complementing the savoury menu, the dessert menu is just as exciting, with cannolo Sicilian, Bombolone and bigne’.
Cost: A la carte
Address:CinCin, Raheja Towers, Near Dena Bank, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
A cuisine-focused restaurant, Ekaa returned with a refreshing Chef’s Tasting menu 2.0 inspired by the seasons of Summer and Monsoon. The idea behind the menu as Chef Niyati Rao puts it, is to highlight the relationship that each individual has with this season connected to quintessential food memories while being largely influenced by the ecosystems they reside in. The menu features a special 10-course menu that took almost 1.5 months to ideate. It celebrates the connection between experience and the surprise one has when exploring new ingredients. Making an appearance on the new menu is a selection of some unique ingredients like Indian Himalayan rainbow trout, fermented bamboo shoots, Axone (fermented soybeans from Nagaland), Myrobalan plum, or cherry plums, and Mangosteens from Kerala, among others. Believing the in the element of surprise, the new menu will not be printed but rather presented directly, to elevate the essence of experiencing food.
Cost: Veg tasting menu: ₹3799 plus taxes; Nonveg tasting menu: ₹3999 plus taxes
Address: Kitab Mahal, 1st Floor, D Sukhadwala Rd, Azad Maidan, Fort, Mumbai 400001
House of Flax
A household name for healthy food in the country, Flax is known for their wholesome, healthy meal options, be it bowl meals and rice or refreshing salads and wraps. The brand also has a plethora of options in the vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian which include gluten-free categories as well. Understanding the importance of eating healthy, Flax introduced a new menu bringing forward their ‘SuperGrain Bowls.’ The brand serves a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian super grain bowls such as the chipotle cowboy bowl, Cyprus quinoa bowl, Japanese chicken bowl, Mexican bowl, and spicy Moroccan veggie bowl – to satisfy your tastebuds. The stunning ‘SuperGrain Bowl’ menu is available at all outlets.
Started by 22-year-old restaurateur, Karan Nohria, Silly launched a new menu in celebration of its 1-year anniversary. The menu, as inclusive as the space, offers an array of comfortable choices. While the breakfast menu presents an assortment of salads, eggs, mouth-melting croissants, and pancakes, it also includes bar nibbles and small plate options along with a wide range of mains including the Silly hummus platter, turnip cake, grilled tofu burrito bowl with mango salsa and mock meat kheema pav among others. The bar menu gets a revamp too, with a more personalized approach, along with new additions like bourbon whiskey-based Silly expresso, jungle book, and tropic tale to name a few.
A modernist Indian fine dining restaurant, Trèsind Mumbai is a multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed restaurant that was recently enhanced for an elevated culinary experience. Keeping in mind the seasonal change from monsoon to winter, Trèsind introduced a meticulously curated 14-course menu that captures the spirit of both seasons. A monsoon favourite, corn on the kob gets elevated into a star-shaped bite of corn 65 stuffed with corn butter and topped with achappam (a deep-fried rose cookie made with rice flour). The beloved sarso da sag and makkai ki roti make a feature with a Trèsind twist, through saag gosht and radish salad, pickle carrot served with a corn waffle topped with gud ki chutney and churned butter alongside. Traditional Trèsind favourites like coffee stone and palang tod make a comeback while making space for new groundbreaking dishes at the same time.
Address: Ground Floor Inspire BKC E, G Block BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051