Down the Road, Navi Mumbai

Monsoons can be very fascinating but at the same time it can make a day dull as well. Suck kind of mood swings have to be elevated or balanced by spending quality time at good place or with good people or with good food. And to my luck I was able to crack a place which offered me with all this 3 components making my evening a fascinating one. It’s a huge place with spacious & cozy set up , long bright Bar and huge TV screens for live telecasts. This outlet is located at one of the newly developed commercial area in Kopar Khairane thus it attracts lot of crowd from there making week days very busy as compared to weekends. This place offers menu which is dominated by finger food and European cuisine. Cost for 2 here is ₹1500. To know more about the food served there, read below:-

Mango Fizz

Mango Fizz

A perfect start to an evening, mango based mocktail made by blending fresh mangoes along with soda/sprite. Every sip would give you chunks of mango making your taste buds feel special. Do grab this drink before the festive of mango ends.

Juicy Chocolate

Juicy Chocolate

Isn’t the name and the look of the mocktail enough to attract you. It was on a little sweeter side along with the citric flavour of the pineapple and texture due to milk and ice cream. The froth on the top gave it a completely mouth watering feel. A perfect drink for cloudy weather to make up it little .

Orange,Basil and Tobasco cooler

Orange,Basil and Tobasco cooler

This place is a heaven for mocktails, another simple yet classy mocktail in terms of its flavour combinations. Classical combination of orange and basil was used along a dash spice which was due to tobasco sauce.

Mac and Cheese Balls

Mecan Cheese Balls

It was nothing but a deep fried vegetarian dumpling which was placed on a bed of delicious spicy sauce with a dash of tamarind which took the dish to a completely different level. The balls were crusty from outside and gooey with cheese oozing out when you bite through.

Money Bag

Money Bag

I actually didn’t enjoy this dish, it was like a jewellery/money bag stuffed with spinach and later tied from top with a blanched chive. It was more of the dough than the stuffing so it gave a pasty feel on the palate which was a little put off for me but the sauce served along with this was killer. Ratio of stuffing and the thickness of dough should be worked upon by the chef heading the team.

Chocolate Chicken

Chocolate Chicken

My initial thought about the dish after hearing the combination wasn’t much of interest, but as soon as you have the first bite the chocolate which is rolled between chicken will ooze out coating you taste buds nicely with the smooth texture of chicken.

Malaysian Chicken Satay

Malaysian Chicken Satay

The most tender part of chicken was used so that it stays moist and juicy even after cooking. It was well marinated with Malaysian paste which was made out of Malaysian herbs and peanut. It had a little charred effect which elevated the flavours of herbs.

Cottage Cheese Stick with Saffron Sauce

Cottage Cheese Stick with Saffron Sauce

A complete treat for vegetarians who love cottage cheese, it has been the most dominating substitute for meats in all cuisines. Cottage cheese tikki was made using grated cheese, spices later coated with flour and pan fried till golden brown. These tikki’s were served with a stack of herb rice and sauteed veggies which was tossed along with mash potatoes to give a nice binding. The saffron sauce elevated the flavours used in the dish making it more tempting.

Chicken Rashida

Chicken Rashida

It’s a dish which sounded more like a mughlai version with slow cooked chicken in a thick and rich gravy made out of tomatoes, onions & spices. This gravy was stuffed between Indian flat bread which was coated with spiced egg mixture. One bite and trust me you wouldn’t stop eating it unless the plate is spick and span. I would surely visit this place again to gorge on this beauty.

Chocolate Mud Pie

Chocolate Mud Pie

Who doesn’t like to end their meal with mouth smacking desserts? It was a simple chocolate based desserts made with crumbled chocolate sponge and nice chocolate ganache to give it a binding. This was one of the most sinful dessert in its simplest form, crumbled chocolate sponge mixed along with rich and heavy dark chocolate ganache.

Stats

Ambience – 9/10

Service -9/10

Food -9/10

Value for Money -10/10

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