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There are very few restaurants in the city that manage to become so popular that, even one year later, it is a task to try and get a reservation, especially on the weekend. One such restaurant is The Bombay Canteen. There are many reasons for its success, but the main reason is that their food tastes good and is unique. They are not trying too hard and, in fact, this effortless ease with everything that they churn out is what is most attractive.
The essence of The Bombay Canteen menu is that they use local ingredients and take inspiration from dishes across the country. Their menus are constantly changing and evolving because they firmly believe in using seasonal produce. The latest menu change, however, is a special one. The restaurant is celebrating their first birthday this month and have launched what they aptly call ‘The Mother of all Menus’.
Instead of their team of talented chefs brainstorming for this new menu, they have asked for some expert help and the entire menu is based on dishes from mothers’ kitchens! Five talented mothers contributed two recipes each that have made this new menu. There are dishes inspired from Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Agra, Kolkata and Cochin. Mums are always the toughest critics and everyone’s mother is always the very best cook – which means this menu is nothing short of being a stellar one. Some of the menu highlights include a Konkani Kolambi Curry, The Chicken Xacutti, Beef Cutlets (or B**F Cutless as they call it) and a wonderful dessert of ‘Ulta Pulta’ Pineapple Cake.
The ‘Mother of all Menus’ is a wonderful addition to their regular menu and is actually printed on a notepad and given to diners along with a pen, just in case they feel generous and want to share their mothers’ recipes.
The food served is simple, home-style honest food with, of course, a slight Bombay Canteen flare, especially in terms of their presentation. The celebrations do not stop with this new menu. The restaurant has also teamed up with Gateway Brewing Co to brew an ale called Darling-Jee specially for them to celebrate their birthday. The brew is available till stocks last, as it is one of a kind. Apart from the beer, the other drinks on the menu include their Strawberry Tulsi Shandy, which is their version of shandy with strawberry purée, basil tincture, lime and beer.
This special Mummy menu is available all through the month of February.
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To try out this special menu now visit The Bombay Canteen.
Better known as the Tiny Taster, Roxanne is an internationally respected blogger and expert on the Mumbai food scene. She has hosted many events, including the Upper Crust Food & Wine Show and travels the world, sharing her knowledge and gaining more experience.