Pork belly with yuzu beurre blanc and scotch eggs.
Pa Pa Ya comes to Colaba:Located next to Colaba Social, is the newest outpost of Pa Pa Ya - Zorawar Kalra's swish restaurant serving contemporary Asian food. The space is divided into two levels, and offers an eclectic menu featuring some of most unique food creations from across the continent. The highlights of our evening were the Butayakitori - chargrilled pork belly skewers that were deliciously succulent, and Crispy Lotus Stem - ridiculously crunchy lotus stem flavoured with smoked honey chilli and Sichuan pepper dust. The crab meat sushi was superior thanitstuna counterpart, and the Leeks and Chestnuts wrapped in beetroot skins like a dim sum was good. The yuzu foam kept our cameras busy. The Grilled Chicken and Avocado Tacos were yum, and the coconut-y flavour had us hooked. We also tasted the Mango and Cardamom Cheesecake Tarts before calling it a night. But, they were ordinary and reminded us of the Maharastrian speciality, amrakhand.
Where: Hotel Diplomat, Whitehouse Building, 24-26 B.K Boman Behram Marg, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai
Doolally opens in Colaba: Doolally got its fourth outpost in Colaba recently. The Pune-based microbrewery will be serving only a handful of beers namely Rauchbier, Apple Cider, Abbey Blonde and Belgian Wit among others. The food menu is pretty much the standard stuff that you get at their other outposts.
Holi freakshake at D:OH: Freakshakes have been around for a while, but D:OH, the new deGustibus restaurant has introduced a desi version on the occasion of Holi. Priced at Rs. 299 plus taxes, there's rabdi, vanilla ice-cream, cake, jalebis and a few other surprises. On until March 15.
Mumbai Vibe launches in Khar: A cheery outdoor section, a lounge plus a dining space with a bakery sums up the ambience of this new Bandra cafe. Eat from a diverse menu featuring some Bombay classics like bheja ghotala et al starting this weekend.