Mumbai's pubs and eateries introduce a seasonal delight called the strawberry in various avatars
Skipped breakfast? Grab a thick strawberry smoothie churned with banana chunks that’s sure to keep you full till lunchtime.
At: Indigo Deli outlets in the city
Cost: Rs 315 (all prices exclusive of taxes)
A quirky take on the margarita, the concoction includes tequila, triple sec, fresh strawberry crush and ice. Served in a jar, this one is generously sized cooler.
At: Jamjar Diner, Plot No 7A & B, Aram Nagar ll, Jai Prakash Road, Versova, Andheri (W).
Cost: Rs 414
Who said coriander is reserved to garnish food? Get a taste of the fresh herb, cumin seeds, strawberry vanilla vodka and grape juice in a refreshing cocktail.
At: Radio Bar, 355, New Castle Hotel, Khar (W).
Cost: Rs 475
The fruit-infused tequila, introduced in the pub’s new tequila bar menu, works as the perfect party starter on a ladies’ night out.
At: Bonobo, second floor, Kenilworth Mall, off Linking Road, Bandra (W).
Cost: Rs 250
Baked Granola in a Jar
Instead of munching on regular granola, opt for a jar that comes with slices of the juicy fruit, first press honey and whipped yoghurt. You don’t need to be an early bird to enjoy this bliss because the dish is a part of an all-day breakfast menu.
At: Woodside Inn, New Link Plaza, Oshiwara Link Road, Andheri (W).
Cost: Rs 245
Enjoy a chilled soup that’s a blend of strawberries and cream with hints of fresh mint leaves. Served with a dollop of strawberry ice cream, it’s a great way to cool off before the
winter sets in.
At: Tilt All Day, Trade View, Oasis Block, Kamala Mills Compound, PB Marg, Lower Parel.
Cost: Rs 225
Strawberry Glazed Duck Leg Confit
So, you thought strawberries only make it to drinks or desserts? Enjoy a hearty meal of the fruit and red wine glazed duck leg, with sweet potato mash and veggies.
At: Toast Bistro & Bar, Hotel T24 Residency, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (E).
Cost: Rs 625
Berry Dome Berry
Dig into a sinful dome of strawberry mousse, gooey strawberry and milk chocolate ganache topped with crunchy hazelnuts, and served with assorted fresh fruits.
At: Panayaa, plot no 25, Raghuvanshi Mill Compound, Lower Parel.
Cost: Rs 497
Born Lippy by Body Shop (also available as pot balm)
At: Body Shop stores and select online portals.
Cost: Rs 395
Lakme Lip Love
At: Leading beauty stores.
Cost: Rs 200
VLCC Lovable Lips
At: VLCC centres, leading beauty stores and www.vlccpersonalcare.com
Cost: Rs 125
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