PC: Moroccan Spinach and Burghul Salad at Alfredo's, Juhu
Shanghai Club, ITC Grand Central, Mumbai
The new menu at Shanghai Club is the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary flavours. Encompassing food from the regions of Sichuan-Hunan-Canton-Shanghai-Beijing, this menu offers signature dishes like Braised Chicken and Mushrooms in Cantonese Barbecue Sauce, Crispy Lobster tossed with Sichuan Peppers and Stir-fried Flat Rice Noodles with Pokchoy and Vegetables.
Alfredo’s, Juhu, Western Suburbs
While they have kept the essence of the brand intact with its organic and original space. The refurbished version offers an exciting new menu. Salads, small plates, Pastas and Pizza as well as dishes from European Cuisine have been added. Mixed Seasonal Fruit bowl with Honey Cream Cheese, Home Made Granola with Whipped Yoghurt, Stuffed Omelette with mushroom, for breakfast are must-try dishes. Roasted Beet and Barley Salad, is not-to-be-missed. The Tuna fresh Fennel Sandwich, Turkish Lamb Kebab Sandwich, will make carnivores drool. Wholesome large plates with vegetarian options like Sweet Potato Gnocchi, as well as Chicken Stroganoff, Bunny chow with Sri Lankan Curry in prawns, are highlights.
PizzaExpress, Andheri West, Western Suburbs
The new good mood food menu is bound to uplift your spirits. It brings the global trend of healthier and greener dining into mainstream focus and offers plenty of options for vegetarians, vegans and those who practice conscious eating.
Curated to bring out your happy hormones, whole-wheat, berries, quinoa, avocado and spinach, which are considered mood uplifting and healthier than regular indulgent ones are being used. The Kale and Millet Salad, mixed with roasted bell peppers, chickpeas, lentils and pomegranate, is a must-try.
Al Fresco, Westin Mumbai Garden City, Mumbai, Western Suburbs
The new outdoor delicatessen at the ideal wellness destination in the city, is a space to celebrate, relax and rejuvenate. The refined open-air venue offers tea mavericks mood-enhancing teas by Te-A-Me that are magical potions, combining synchrony of herbs, fruit, flowers and infused with the choicest black and green tea leaves. Additionally, an array of hot and cold brews - from coffees to milkshakes are sure to appeal the beverage connoisseurs. Guests can indulge in a handcrafted assortment of cookies, hot oven caramelized puffs, cinnamon - raisin rusk and other delectable snacks.
Smoke House Deli, Lower Parel
Smoke House Deli 2.0 has metamorphosed into an artfully imaginative, wholesome and evolved version of its’ former self. A mindful champion of healthy, organic cuisine, in its new avatar, it offers a wholesome new menu. 100% organic ingredients from local farms across the country, ensure patrons can have the best of both flavour and health.
While you can continue to indulge in old favourites like Grilled Chilli Crusted John Dory and the Baconator Burger, delicious new additions to the menu showcase innovation, via vegan, gluten-free, and keto-friendly options. The all-new Goodness to Go section - a station where patrons can pick up fresh and quick meals, healthy shakes and smoothies, salads and sandwiches, cold-pressed juices, is an added attraction.
Desserts apart, gourmands can look forward to artisanal in-house ice creams.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.