Food special: Mumbai's pubs serving innovative bar bites

For your next drinking session, go beyond peanuts, fries and nachos, and try these innovative bar bites served at popular city pubs. We also tell you which drinks to pair them with

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies

Try with: Bark IPA beer
These popular chillies from Gujarat just got a makeover with this version that comprises spicy chicken-and-cheese stuffed Bhavnagri chillies wrapped in bacon. The strong flavours of the munchies add to the robust beer.
At The Barking Deer Brewpub, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Cost Rs 550

Lemongrass Prawns and Papaya Salad
Lemongrass Prawns and Papaya Salad

Try with: Tom Yum Mojito
Escobar has just added a lot more tapas to their menu. Try this bite-sized delight served in crispy wanton cups. Featuring lemongrass prawns along with salad laced with sweet mango and lime cilantros, the bite complements the vodka-rum base in the Tom Yum cocktail.
At Escobar, fourth floor, VN Sphere, Turner and Linking Road, Bandra (W). Cost Rs 595

Laal Maas Phulkas
Laal Maas Phulkas

Try with: Copper Monkey
Dig into the fiery phulkas that come packed with red chilli and spice braised Bannur lamb, mirch achaar mayo, the traditional ker sangri sabzi, onions and white raddish slaw, garlic and coriander chutney. Wash these down with the whisky-based passion fruit cocktail.
At Monkey Bar, Summerville, junction of 14th and 33rd Road, Linking Road, Bandra (W). Cost Rs 220 plus taxes

Baked Brie
Baked Brie

Try with: Cloudy Bay Chardonnay
Comprising chilled pineapple compote, these multigrain khari puffs with brie cheese can be paired with the fruit-flavoured wine.
At blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel. Cost Rs 400 plus taxes

2 am Cheese Pav
Cheese Pav

Try with: Indian Vodka Martini
This appetiser is part of The Big Bang Bar and Café’s new menu featuring some unique cocktail and appetiser pairings. Try this baked rendition of the Indian masala-pav with the spicy vodka martini inspired by pani
puri flavours.
At Third floor, Kenilworth Building, off Linking Road, Bandra (W). Cost Rs 150

Prawn Crackers
Prawn Crackers

Try with: Chok Dee
Pair this Thai-style cocktail with these crunchy prawn crackers that are served with Vietnamese-style minced chicken. The Asian seafood starter blends well with the tequila-based cocktail with Thai ginger extract and lemon.
At Lemon Leaf, ground floor, Royal Sands Building, off Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (W). Cost Rs 200

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