Monday, May 13, 2013
THE PIER, MUMBAI
The Lowdown- Owing to its close proximity to the sea and the yachts, it’s easy to guess how it got its name. Owner Samir Chhabria, synonymous with famous nightlife spot ‘Prive’ and Japanese lounge ‘Tetsuma’, has joined hands with Chef Ratish Dabre to conceptualize this space. ‘The Pier Mixology’ offers an eclectic combination of premium spirits and ingredients such as Chai Tini, Cucumber Some, Watermelon & Kafir Lime, fruity goodness prepared by their flaring bartenders in the cocktails. Recommendations also go all out for the ‘in house caramel’, ‘coffee and orange’ liqueurs that are superlative.
Ambience- With more than a touch of the elegant international table, dash of Gold on the walls, grey ceiling, stone flooring, mood lighting, a vibrant yet sedate setting of blue tapestry and brown wooden interiors brings an oceanic grand look to one’s mind. Options are aplenty one can either melt into a sofa and soak in the atmosphere, hang out at the frosted 45 foot long bar with one’s favourite cocktail, or then settle down to a languid meal on a chair with soft world music playing in the background.
Lip-smacking- ‘Duck Leg Confit served with mash and bacon bits’, ‘Braised Pork Belly with Apple Cinnamon Jus’ that melts in your mouth, ‘Barbeque Country Hen with Red Wine Jus served with grilled peppers, potato and turnips’ and the ‘Pan seared Atlantic sweetness’, mild sweetness of which marries perfectly with the Thai curry it is served with. For a sweet ending go for the ‘Cappuccino Soufflé’ or one of the ‘homemade ice creams’ to soothe your palate.
Don't even go there –If you are sea sick.
'Man’ Speak –Nice ambience and good service topped by great food.
How to get there- The Pier, 41/42, Minoo Desai Marg, just behind the Radio Club, Colaba, Mumbai.
Tel- +91 22-60660036/37
Timings- 7:30pm to 1.00am
Cost - A meal for two would be approx. 2,000 without alcohol.
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