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Fine dining without being over the
top…there is little about The Table you can fault!
just around the corner from the famous Taj Hotel in Colaba, this casual fine
diner offers foodies like me a place to savour globally inspired cuisine -
community style. Interestingly an old Irani restaurant occupied this space
previously and is now transformed by New York based architect, Tarik
Currimbhoy. What caught my fancy here were the long Burma teak community table
and a floating mezzanine with its musical notes shaped railing, giving it a
Bombay style San Francisco inspired wine bar look. To complete the perfect
meal, the restaurant’s exclusive wine list of hand-picked international and
indigenous wines selected by the celebrated Naveen Kotyankar complements the
innovative cuisine and provides an elegant atmosphere for a relaxed evening.
His unique idea of serving wine by the half glass allows one to appreciate and
try more of the elaborate selection of wines. We raised a toast with the
Italian sparkling ‘Prosecco’, before moving on to our whites and reds with the
to the food, as I mentioned the menu is globally inspired which reflects the
collective experiences of Executive Chef Alex Sanchez, Consultant Chef Joey
Altman and Executive Chef Viraf Patel, and changes daily depending on
availability of the best and freshest produce. It has influences of the San
Francisco style of cooking which is translated through sourcing fresh local
ingredients and ensuring each dish is distinctively unique in flavour and
The menu consists of small and large plates, out of which my vote goes
all out to the ‘Roasted Red Beets, Goat Cheese, Orange, Mint & Pine Nuts’
salad and‘Zucchini “Spaghetti”, Almonds
& Parmesan or Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage-Brown Butter & Toasted
Hazelnut’ in the vegetarian offering and ‘ Boneless Chicken “Wings” with
Chilli-Garlic Sauce’ and the ‘ Yellow fin Tuna Tataki with Avocado, Icicle
Radish, Sesame Vinaigrette’ in the non-vegetarian part of the menu. Share your
plates like we did as all are gratifying. If you are in the mood for a burger
try ‘the Table burger’ an you can make it more healthy by choosing a sesame bun
just like me.
end on a sweet note go for the ‘warm Chocolate Tart with Jaggery Vanilla Gelato
& Morello Cherry Sauce’ while sipping on one of the dessert wines or a
cuppa hot coffee or green tea along! I feel that over the years, this restaurant
will blossom into much more than a restaurant, becoming a way of life, a
melting pot where life imitates art, and often, the other way around. Warm
service by smartly dressed waiters makes their showmanship even more enjoyable.