Food special: Mumbai's pubs serving innovative bar bites
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
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
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
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
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
At Third floor, Kenilworth Building, off Linking Road, Bandra (W). Cost Rs 150
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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