This Parsi New Year indulge in some lip-smacking bhonu at these Mumbai restaurants.
San-Qi, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
The split-level Asian restaurant has come out with a special Parsi menu from August 12 to 26, courtesy Chef Shehrezad Kapadia. We like the idea of continuing the celebrations for a while longer to give the folks of Mumbai a taste of some Bawa cuisine. The menu is hard-core Parsi with dishes like Tamota Par Edu, Chutney Papeta Pattice, Kolmi na Curry Chawal, Salli Boti, Murhi na Farcha and Berry Pulao. They’ve even gone a step further and included the iconic Raspberry soda from Pallonji and Dukes!
Café at The NCPA
This bistro with a sea view has a special dinner buffet planned for August 17. The bistro is often packed on Parsi New Year as many Parsis head here after taking in a play at Tata Theatre next door. Put together by Chef Farrokh Khambata, the buffet starts off with the classic Sariya and Achar, and moves it’s way to Jardalu Usali Chicken, Patranu Paneer, Lagan nu Stew, Iranian Lamb Pulav, and Dhansak Masala Dal among others. Desserts include Kahlua Cream Caramel, their signature Nitro Pomegranate Ice Cream with Rose Petal Kulfi and hot Jalebis with Cointreau. The buffet is priced at Rs 1950 plus taxes.
This restaurant is bound to do something a little innovative for Parsi New Year. And sure enough their menu is a saas-bahu face-off with everyone’s favourite Parsi journalist Bachi Karkaria on one side and her daughter-in-law Akshata Karkaria on the other. The two have created rival menus with Bachi’s offering delicacies like Tarela Souffle and Gos no Saas, while Akshata showcases her Russian Enthu Cutlet and Shepherd’s Pie. So head to the restaurant’s BKC outlet to help decide the winner.
Bayview, Hotel Marine Plaza
Ring in Navroz with a mouth-watering special Parsi dinner buffet that includes popular favourites like Salli Murgh, Patrani Macchi, Kolmi no Patio and Gosht Dhansak. There’s the added bonus of a Kheema, Kaleji, Kapoora and Bheja live station! Vegetarians do not fret, there are quite a few options for you too with Khattu Mithu Baingan, Falafel with Harissa, and Sev crusted corn and cheese marbles. Also on offer are a few Continental options for those who’d like to mix things up. Finish your meal with some traditional Lagan nu Custard, Baklava, or Vasanu. The dinner buffet is priced at Rs 1600 plus taxes.
Pondicherry Café, Sofitel Mumbai (BKC)
For Parsi New Year, Pondicherry Café has brought in Chef Tehmtan Dumasia to put together a special lunch and dinner buffet. The menu changes with every meal, but some of the constants will are the popular Mutton Dhansak, Patrani Macchi, Spicy Veg Stew and the everyone’s favourite Lagan nu Custard. There’s also a Parsi corner set up to showcase some beautiful Gara saris, signature Parsi chairs and books on the fun-loving community. The lunch buffet is for Rs 3,100 and the dinner buffet for Rs 3,200, all prices are inclusive of taxes.