Mumbai Food: Weekend guide to bingeing into 2017

Updated: Jan 05, 2017, 13:52 IST | the guide team |

For those of you who’d rather call in the New Year over scrumptious eats, here’s the address-specific manual of the best places to eat, while you ring in 2017

A glamorous NYE
Kick-start your year with a stylish party. Sip on unlimited beverages and try an array of delectable Pan-Asian bites as DJ Nikhil spins all your favourite tunes.
On: December 31, 9 pm
At: Shiro, Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Worli
Call: 7710005307
Cost: Rs 4,000 stag, Rs 8,000 couple

Holiday specials
The favourite ingredient this season, pumpkin, finds its way into a special menu with a Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup. Also try the Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Caramelized Onion Sauce, Vegetarian Lasagna, and Spaghetti with Meatballs. Carry on the Christmas cheer into the New Year with an edible Pita Christmas Tree and a Holiday S’mores Pie.
Till: January 2, till 12 am
At: Grandmama’s Cafe outlets at Lower Parel, Dadar and Juhu
Call: 24944401

A double bonanza
Begin your New Year with a gastronomic journey of Europe featuring a culinary spread like no other, all with a panoramic view of the city’s splendid skyline from the 37th floor. From here, head to the Penthouse Party, where you can bring the year to a close with loved ones with an abundance of food, spirit and revelry.

On: December 31, 10 pm to 3 am
At: Luna Gusta (Modern European dinner); Exo and Luna Nudo (The Penthouse Party), Level 37, St Regis, Lower Parel. for reservations
Call: 61628000
Cost: Luna Gusta: Rs 20,000 per couple (with alcohol plus access to the Penthouse Party); The Penthouse Party: Rs 8,000 per head (with alcohol), Rs 1,00,000 per table (12 guests)

The all-star dinner
Usher in the New Year with a curated eight-course menu featuring stellar dishes such as Lobster and Smoked Potatoes, Pork Okonomiyaki, Buckwheat Cake with Salted Caramel Ice Cream, and more.
On: December 31, 8 pm to 10 pm
At: Masque, Shakti Mills Lane, off Dr E Moses Road, Worli
Log on to: insider.in
Cost: Rs 5,500

Dubai meets India
Chef Farrokh Khambata will recreate the Dubai experience of Jaan at the Penthouse — his first progressive Indian restaurant in Dubai — right here in Mumbai. Expect signature dishes such as Salmon Kejriwal, Gold Flake Barrah Kebabs, and more. Dance to a groovy track list of Retro, Bollywood and Pop hits.
On: December 31, 9 pm onwards
At: Amadeus at NCPA, Nariman Point. For details
Call: 9769180892

Powai

Retro revelry
Go Retro this New Year’s Eve in Powai as you groove to some fun tunes and dig into mouthwatering food and potent cocktails. Sip on the festive Egg White Russian, or opt for something tangy with the Pear Today, Gone Tomorrow.
On: December 31, 9 pm onwards
At: ÂˆMadeira & Mime, Lake Blvd Road, MHADA Colony 19, Powai
Call: 41415161
Cost: Rs 500

A big fat brunch
Celebrate the joy of the New Year filled with fun and flavour with a lavish Sunday brunch. Share boundless smiles and cheerful New Year wishes as you wine and dine with your loved ones.
On: January 1, 12 pm onwards
At: Indigo Deli and Neel, Powai.
Call: 49555000
Cost: Rs 1,600 (without alcohol), Rs 2,400 (IMFL package), Rs 3,200 (imported package)

Bandra & Khar (plus Navi Mumbai)

A decadent feast
Treat yourself to a gastronomic feast comprising an unlimited buffet with a great selection of premium beverages. Gorge on an array of delectable dishes such as Turkey a la Grecque, Murg Biryani, Dum Aloo Kashmiri, and desserts like Berry Fruit Trifle Charlotte, and Kiwi Mousse.
On: December 31, 7.30 pm onwards
At: Four Points by Sheraton, Sector 30A, Vashi
Call: 61587777
Cost: From Rs 1,500 to Rs 7,500

Do the NYE switch
Two Bandra venues have tied up to bring you The NYE Switch, a one-of-a-kind extravaganza. First, welcome the New Year in a Gatsby-esque fashion — think flowy gowns, and suits and ties. Later, move to the next venue, let your hair down after a few potent fusions from the bar and dance your heart out to some party mixes. Four tricked out party buses will switch between the two venues all night long. Get ready to be transported to two different eras.
On: December 31, 9 pm to 5 am
At: Veranda, Pali Hill, Bandra (W); and The Daily Bar and Kitchen, SV Road, Bandra (W)
Log on to: insider.in
Cost: Rs 5,000 (early bird pricing available)

Lavish platters
Indulge in a spread featuring fusion dishes. The veg platter has Nachni Tortilla with tomato salsa, Corn Canapés, Coconut Tikkis and Rajma Hummus. The non-veg platter has Videsi Chicken, Twisted Chicken Tikka and Junglee Kebabs.
On: December 31, 12 pm to 12 am
At: Umraan, Pali Hill, Bandra (W)
Cost Veg: Rs 700, Non-veg: Rs 750

Four levels of fun
How about a New Year’s Eve party spread across four whole floors? On the ground floor, you have unlimited beer and wine. The fourth and fifth floors offer unlimited alcohol, in addition to appetisers, while the rooftop gives you access to food, champagne, and sheesha.
On: December 31, 9.30 pm
At: Raasta Bombay, Khar (W)
Call: 8655000811
Cost: From Rs 1,500 to Rs 10,000

Go glow
Head to an interesting Neon Glow Paint Party this new Year’s Eve. There’s delicious food, there’s wine, there’s a dance floor and, of course, music by a DJ. To add to this, there will be glow-in-the-dark paints. You won’t find a more colourful way to welcome the New Year.
On: December 31, 8 pm onwards
At: Rainforest, CBD Belapur
Call: 30151017
Cost: Rs 3,000 stag, Rs 4,500 couple (IMFL package); Rs 4,500 stag, Rs 7,000 couple (imported package)

Brunch and bubbly
Welcome the New Year with a special brunch, where the menu includes hearty dishes such as Red Velvet Fried Chicken, Sweet and Spicy Pancakes; and Prawn Linguine with XO Sauce, in addition to grills, pizzas and pastas. Wash your meal down with some sparkling wine.
On: January 1, 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm
At: Olive Bar & Kitchen, Khar (W)
Call: 43408229
Cost: Rs 3,500 plus taxes

Juhu & malad

Fusion fare
This New Year, savour some North Indian fare that is rustic yet modern. There will be a live chaat counter, as well as entrées and main course. The exotic buffet will feature dishes like Sarson da Saag, and Butter Chicken. For dessert, try Gajar ka Halwa and Phirni Shots.
On: December 31 and January 1, 12.30 pm to 3 pm (lunch), 7 pm to 11.30 pm (dinner) at Made In Punjab, Level 2, Inorbit Mall, Malad (W)
Call: 66711187
Cost: `700 plus taxes

Meaty delights
Have a meaty brunch with this menu that includes Grilled Pesto Salmon Steak, Pineapple Mustard-marinated Pork Cho, Spinach and Gruyere Stuffing in Butter Poached Baby Lobster with Shrimp Lemon Spaghetti (in pic), and opt for an Apple Cinnamon Ravioli with Salted Caramel Drop for dessert.
Till: December 31; 12 pm to 11.30 pm
At: Silver Beach Cafe, Jaldarshan Building, Juhu
Call: 26208930

Put on your masks
What better way to celebrate the unknown with a mysterious masquerade party? Wear your glitziest masks and party your way through the midnight hour with DJ Shaan, who is all geared up to deliver a high-powered performance this New Year’s Eve.
On: December 31, 9 pm onwards
At: Hard Rock Cafe, Sharyans Audeu, Fun Cinema Lane, Andheri (W)
Call: 8898087841
Cost: Rs 3,500 premium stag, Rs 5,000 premium couple; Rs 5,000 VIP stag, Rs 8,000 VIP couple

Rooftop shindig
How about bringing in 2017 at a rooftop bar in Bandra? Get on the dance floor and groove to tunes by DJ Pradeep Maharana and DJ Benedict. You can also enjoy unlimited appetisers and drinks (IMFL) all night long. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with music, food, booze and energy.
On: December 31, 9 pm onwards
At: Bonobo, 2nd Floor, Kenilworth Mall, off Linking Road, Bandra (W)
Call: 9619930030
Cost: Rs 3,000 stag, Rs 5,000 couple

For some queer fun
Gaysi Family is hosting its first ever NYE party for women. Why spend New Year’s Eve at a boring ol’ party for heterosexuals when you can look forward to dancing, drinks and fun, and bring in 2017 in the most spectacular fashion?
On: December 31, 8 pm onwards
At: The Den, Prabhat Kunj, 24th Road, Khar (W).
Log on to: imojo.in/e2uscr
Call: 9820444042
Cost: Rs 400

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