We encountered calm and rough seas during a visit to The Captain's Table, a new seafood specialty restaurant that whips up desi and international fare
The Captain's Table
The Captain’s Table is an addition to the plethora of plush restaurants that have opened at Bandra-Kurla Complex. The interiors are bright and spacious with a smattering of seafaring-inspired antiques like metal anchors, clocks and a compass. We tagged a shippie along who felt that the décor could have been more authentic. What we liked though were the ropes that ran through the ceiling and sidewalls of the restaurant, forming neat knots at the ends.
Butterfly Prawns. Pics/Sameer Markande
The menu has a variety of seafood options including fish curries from Allepey and Mangalore, and Bengal’s iconic Macher Jhol along with several exotic Asian and European varieties. There are a few basic vegetarian options too, like Khatte Aloo and Tomato Risotto.
We began with the vegetarian Spinach and Broccoli soup (Rs 250) which had a smooth and creamy texture. For starters, we chose the exotic-sounding Butterfly Prawns. Stuffed with curry crabs, the prawns were baked and served with apricot and ginger chutney (Rs 500). We thoroughly enjoyed our start to seafood proceedings.
Fennel and Crab Ravioli
For mains, we opted for the Fennel and Crab Ravioli, which came stuffed with fennel-scented crabmeat and porcini walnut butter (Rs 500). It was a hit. Next, we ordered the Poached Salmon (Rs 550) that featured warm clam and whole wheat ragout along with fiery onion tamarind chutney. This was a disappointment as it was too dry and bland for our liking. “The seasoning hasn’t been absorbed by the meat properly,” our foodie companion remarked.
Meanwhile, the Seafood Tawa Pulao (Rs 550), which included assorted seafood tossed in rice and came wrapped in a banana leaf, was too spicy and greasy.
The interiors sport seafaring-themed curiosities
Overall, we found the prices steep and the portions not too generous. The alcohol menu seemed interesting but we thought we’d save that for another trip; perhaps, when we sample their desi fare.
Time: 12 noon to 1.30 am, daily
At: B-Wing, Ground Floor, Pinnacle Corporate Park, near Trade Centre, Bandra-Kurla Complex.
The Captain’s Table didn’t know we were there. The guide reviews anonymously and pays for its meals.
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