The month of September promises to be a delightful one for gourmands across the country. From new menus to revamped spaces, the culinary scene is brimming with exciting updates. Here’s a list to bookmark if you’re still figuring out plans for the weekend ahead:
Drop by Paul & Mike Café in Mumbai
Paul and Mike— a renowned farm-to-bar chocolate brand—has opened the doors of its first-ever retail store and micro café to patrons in Mumbai. Whether you’re a choco aficionado or are just curious to deep dive into the world of artisanal bars, this quaint café merits a visit. Nosh on their wide range of desserts or treat yourself to cold brews while browsing through the (chocolate) bars-laden shelves.
Tel: 093874 85085
Address: 109, Kwality house, next to Colours showroom, Kemp’s Corner, Mumbai
By The Mekong introduces ‘power lunches’
Whether you’re in for a quick bite or are on the lookout for a nice space to host a client luncheon, By The Mekong won’t disappoint. Must-haves on the menu include Burnt garlic and five-spice preserved chilli beans and crispy tofu, Water chestnut dumplings and Spicy jackfruit dumplings. Meat lovers can sink their teeth into Thai style wok-tossed chicken with basil and garlic, alongside steam prawns sui mai and the sublime Vietnamese chicken served with fragrant egg fried rice.
Tel: +91 226162 8070 or +91 8657907732
Address: 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Laduree launches Eugenie in Delhi
Scrumptious fares, friendly staff and vibrant, IG-worthy interiors— what’s not to like about Laduree? Sweet lovers in the capital can now get a slice of a true Parisian delight aka Eugénie at the French patisserie house. A mesh of Ladurée’s signature offering– the macaron – and an irreverent pop spirit, this new creation carries the signature soft pastel colours and the recognizable L initial imprinted on its shell. These treats are currently available in six iconic flavours rose, pistachio, nutty, chocolate, blackcurrant violent, vanilla and caramel.
Tel: 089888 88811
Address: Shop 17 B, Khan Market, New Delhi, Delhi | Ambience Mall, DLF Phase 3.
Kaleido Asian Kitchen Opens a New Outlet in the Capital
Drawing inspiration from her own culinary exploration, Chef Vidushi recently crafted a menu that captures the essence of Asia’s diverse flavours. The emphasis is on bringing together the best of Asian cuisines while respecting the importance of fresh, premium-quality ingredients that are both nutritious and bursting with flavour. Suggested items on the menu include Tom kha soup, Chinese greens in white almond sauce, Truffle fried rice, Nasi goreng, Dan dan noodles, Japanese cheese tart and Flourless chocolate cake.
Address: F-91 First Floor, F Block, Sector-08, Noida,Delhi
New menu alert at the 13th floor in Bengaluru
13th Floor is more of an emotion than a mere address, given how steeped it is in nostalgia as one of the landmark spots in the city that brought together good music, pan-Asian food and views under one roof. But for new city-dwellers, it’s an ideal spot to soak up the balmy Bengaluru air. Must-eat dishes include the Grilled xian style chilli and cumin tenderloin skewers, Bian biang noodles, Thai grilled tenderloin salad and Gaeng om (available in chicken and tofu).
Address: Tower B, 13th Floor, Barton Centre, MG Road, Bengaluru
INJA collaborates with JW Marriott, Bengaluru
Expect an exquisite fusion of these two culinary worlds in Bengaluru as INJA joins forces with JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru for a ticketed pop-up even, which entails an 8-course dinner series, complemented by an array of expertly paired wines. The menu comprises Indo-Japanese-inspired fusions like Lobster rasam chawanmushi, Buff tataki puyaz kalonji, Bael tart, Papad and achar okinamisu and the like.
When: September 15 and 16
Address: JW Marriott Hotel, Cubbon Park, Bengaluru
‘Melting Canvas’, Special Menu featuring Edible Candles at Candles Brewhouse, Bengaluru
True to its title, this menu introduces edible butter candles, with each candle’s dissolution releasing an infusion of flavours. From the spirited Zesty paneer tikka brought to life by the paprika butter candle to the Fish fusion tango paired with the coastal curry butter candle, Chef Raju Vinkar promises to take you by surprise.
Tel: 076187 16684
Address: 12th Floor, Azure, Bellary Rd, next to Godrej Apartments, Hebbal Kempapura, Bengaluru
New place alert in Goa: Clumsy at Vagator, Goa
When in Goa, especially when you’re on the other side of your twenties, nothing compares to the joy that comes with a comfort food bowl and a poison of your choice. Created using a similar ideology, suggested highlights at Clumsy—one of Vagator’s newest haunts—include its smoked meat platters (part of a small, specially curated menu) Frito sisto, veg’nduja grilled cheese sandwiches and the avocado tostadas.
Address: 218, 13, Ozran Beach Road, Vagator. Goa
Paro: The Modern Indian Bar, Jaipur
Centrally located in the pink city, this heritage property is a restored space that blends history with contemporary design. Expect a wide array of progressive dishes and handcrafted cocktails infused with premium Indian spices. Best-sellers on the menu include the Mutton galouti cannoli and the signature cocktail, Saanjh.
Address: 1st & 2nd Floor, Japuria Mansion, Panch Batti, MI Road, Jaipur
Additional dope: Starbucks’s iconic Anniversary blend is back on the menu
Raising a toast to a milestone—52 years of being in the business, TATA Starbucks proudly welcomes back its timeless classic – Anniversary Blend. Infused with spicy undertones, fragrant notes of smoked cedar, and allspice, complemented by subtle accents of black truffle and fresh tarragon, the dark-roasted masterpiece makes a comeback in 2023. What keeps you waiting? Savour it up, for a great cup of coffee is irrefutably one of life’s simple, irreplaceable joys.
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