I will start with one word “WOW” to begin my review of Bombay Brasserie.
I phoned my bestie and asked her if she is free to join me for dinner…She confirmed and we ditched our husband’s for dinner at Taj 🙂 As we entered the restaurant, the Manager Mr. Mohit greeted us and quickly showed us around the areas where we could choose to dine. We sat near this colourful wall that depicts the history of Mughal Era. I just loved it.
This was the welcome Drink. Great cocktail.
We decided to try the Tasting menu with wine pairing priced at AED 495.
Soon arrived the pre starters, Vegetarian platter included Dahi bhalla, Papdi chaat served with tamarind chatni and the paste of beetroot with labneh was something new to try. This platter of street food was absolutely delicious.
Non-Vegetarian platter included Bhatti prawns (chargrilled prawns) and Kagaz wali machi(mustard seabass). My friend loved the prawns way too much and found seabass ok.
Soon after the Starters were on the menu. Vegetarian platter included Bhatti ki subzi : it was spice rubbed grilled asparagus and avocado. Could never imagine these to be so tasty. absolutely loved it. I am not a huge fan of Khurmani ki tikki (Apricot-filled potato cake, yoghurt, tamarind) but trust me it was really well made. Totally enjoyed the whole platter and for a change I finished it all. This course was paired with Loosen Brothers, Dr. L. Riesling, Mosel, Wine from Germany.
Non Vegetarian starters included Chicken tukra chaat and Basil tikka. My friend highly recommends Chicken tukra chaat it was very interesting. Even the manager mentioned to us post our feedback that The Bombay Brasserie regular guests loves Chicken tukra chaat. Well we know why!!
For main course, in non-veg we were served Gosht pasliyan (Minted lamb chops, apricot potato cake) and for veg tandoori paneer served with black lentils, Basmati rice, raita and tandoori breads. Paneer was very soft and lamp chops were well done. We both really enjoyed the meal. I couldn’t do justice to it as I was too full and didn’t want to miss the best part of the meal: desserts.
Yes it was time for the desserts and we got an amazingly good looking platter of sweets that included Gulab jamun (very good), Anjeer ka sahi tukra (bread and fig pudding, it was nice), Anjeer ka halwa (WOW), Phirni (Really good), Quinoa Kheer (Amazing), Chenna payesh (WOW2).
All the courses were paired with some of the best Wines from different regions to name a few De Bortoli La Boheme Act Three Pinot Gris & Friends, Yarra Valley, Australia, Baron Philippe de Rothschild Escudo Rojo, Maipo Valley, Chile, Alois Lageder Gewürztraminer Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, Santa Carolina, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Rapel Valley, Chile and more.
JWD Ratings 5/5