Bohemian, by Chef Joy Banerjee, from its very inception, has given the city an exquisite selection of fusion Bengali cuisine. Recently I went there to try out their set meal, which they interestingly called the Great Bohemian Brainstorming Munch. With an Appetizer, Beverage, Palate Cleanser, Main Course and Desserts priced at just Rs. 449/- plus taxes, this was surely a steal. And with around a dozen choices for appetizers and ten options for main course, me and my friend felt literally spoilt for choices.
The Tamarind Refresher was a revved up version of the ‘Phuchkar Tetul Jol’, and stole my heart at the very first sip. For starters, my friend and I opted for Pork in Banana Leaf and the Royal Bengal Meat Loaf. While the former was a sort of porky, salty paturi, the latter being served with a tangy dollop of dip over it, was a sheer delight.
I have always been a loyal fan of their Sorbets. The Guava & Rock Salt and the Green Mango & Fragrant Chilli Sorbets, were both amazing in their vibrant colours and flavours. They refreshed our palates and readied them for the main courses which were about to arrive.
Both the mains, the Bhetki Rolls with Pomegranate and Mustard and the Mutton with Gondhoraj and Coconut Milk, came with a portion of steamed rice and potato salad. The pink pomegranate curry was nothing like anything I have tasted before, and the soft, flaky fish went perfectly with it. The mutton curry would surely remind one of coconut milk based Thai curries, but then the gondhoraj gave it the Bong twist.
For desserts, there was the Bread-Butter Pudding with Pineapple Mousse. I am not a big fan of pineapple, so I stuck to the perfect cube of homely pudding, we all are so familiar with.
In all, it was a lovely meal, and with or without this set meal, Bohemian never disappoints. If fusion food is your thing, this is a place you cannot give a miss!