Bombay Brasserie has revamped and relaunched itself in a sparkly new avatar in Kolkata last month, with an all new menu featuring unique ingredients from across the country, and we are certainly not complaining! Be it Aam Papad from Amritsar, or Kudampuli from Kerala and Malwani Masala from the Konkan region, each has been given expression in this new menu at Bombay Brasserie at the Quest Mall.
At the relaunch party of Bombay Brasserie, Kolkata, I tasted quite a few of their kitschy ‘Pauwa Cocktails’, which are 180 ml of concoctions, in quarter bottles. With catchy names and bright colours, these were an instant hit with most of the guests. I particularly liked the Go Goa Gone (Coconut-Vodka), the Janta Bar (Whiskey-Cola) and also the Nagpuri Santra (Orange-Basil-Vodka).
Of the food, the Calcutta Club Fish Fry was a joy to eat in the monsoon evening in between the sips on my cocktails, and so was the Chilli Cheese Kulcha. The meal at Bombay Brasserie was in fact a whirlwind tour of the country in my mouth and a real celebration of the desi food, albeit with a pleasant twist.