For the foodie Parsi-Irani community, eating out on this special Navroze Day with family and friends is a welcome treat planned days in advance. SHERNAZ & BAJI AVARI guide you to the various hotels and restaurants you would like to visit for lunch or dinner. After all, feasting is everlasting for this food-loving community.
WEST END HOTEL
(The Gourmet) The most sought after restaurant at Marine Lines, Zoroastrians simply relish their sumptuously laid out buffet lunch/dinner spread with tempting and tantalising Parsi dishes included. Reserve your tables on Tel: 40839155/40839199. Buffet lunch is served between 12.30 noon to 3 p.m. Have a great time with family and friends.
PRATAP LUNCH HOME
at Janmabhoomi Marg, Fort, very close to our Afternoon office, specialises in a vast array of delicious seafoods. Fully renovated with AC.-and matching with a fine decor, this family restaurant truly believes in innovating and updating many of their dishes to suit every palate. For reservations Tel. 22871101/ 22871818/ 40021101. Take away menus from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm. Pomfret Tandoori Butter-Pepper (boneless), Pomfret Tandoori Kala Mari. Pomfret Chow Chu. Roasted Crab Tandoor, Fish/ Chicken/ Prawns with Burnt Garlic Sauce are some of the famous items you should try. Their special seafood includes Crab Meat Sukka or Haryali and King Prawns Gassi. Fish Hyderabadi Biryani and King Prawns Biryani are worth their value for money. Chinese delicacies include Chicken Mongolian Round off with icecreams, kulfis, sweets and chocolate mousse.
at Rustom Sidhwa Marg, Fort. A special Navroze Menu awaits you here. Shirazi Marghi no Pulav Dal, Shirazi Gosh no Pulav Dal, Jerdaloo Sali Boti, Kaju ma Marghi, Patra ni Machhi (Full Pomfret), Eda Chutney no Pattice, Shirazi Tarkari no Pulav Dal, Chutney na Pattice, Rotli, Mawa Meva nu Custard. Rotis are all served here and mostly taken away by prior booking. Tel. 22621930.
(at Worli) This exquisite restaurant with its super ambience and culinary extravaganza is reminiscent of the rich cuisine enjoyed by the Grand Nawabs and Moghuls of yore. A gourmet's delight, it's vast and varied range of exotic food both in the non-veg and veg. section, truly delights the Parsi-Irani Community . Buffet Lunch is served every day. It's so vast and varied, wholesome and nutritious that it's worth, more than the amount spent. If you wish to throw a grand party on NAVRQZE, entertain your guests at the Special Banquet Hall on 1st floor accommodating 120 guests. The main restaurant with its Moghul artefacts and decor is very spacious and comfortable to accomodate 220 covers. Tinkle your glasse with imported wines, cocktails and mocktails. For starters bite into the luscious Chicken Chelou Kababs, Bhurra Chops, Paneer Chelou Kababs, Veg. Sheekh Kababs. Seafood specialities include Jhinga Nisha (King -sized Prawns) and Mlachhi Haryali. Veg. Jal Frazie and Makkai Nu Shaak are a must try.
MADHYANTAR FAST FOOD
(J.H. Bindal & Sons) After enjoying a Parsi/ Gujarati play at Birla Matrushi Sabhagar on NAVROZE, do enter the portals of Madhyantar, which is inside the theatre to enjoy some of the best and wholesome fastfoods at very affordable rates. Enjoy their delicious fruit juices and milk shakes, have a feast with their a— la-carte menu, bite into hot grilled sandwiches, dosas, patiices and pakoras. A delicious 'chaat menu* also awaits you here. For the Parsi-Irani vegetarians, this one's a delectable treat. Tel» 22066470.
FOR HEAVEN'S CAKES
Devine Delights in the form of cakes and pastries await you here. This newly opened A.C, cake shop at 27-C, Victoria tfuilding, S.A. Brelvi Road, Fort, offers a vast selection of delicious cakes and mouth-watering goodies like pastries, rolls, muffins, variety of breads, mousse and mousse cakes, cookies, puffs, croissants and quiche, doughnuts, cup cakes, brownies and tarts. Each bite brings its own delight. Enjoy the deliciously eclectic assortments infused with the best of flavoures, ingredients and unique decoration. You can get them per piece or in quanties of 1/2 or 1 Kg. by placing your order at least one day in advance. There are also veg and non-veg. sumptous sandwiches and rolls. Pamper your sweet tooth and place your orders for the most exotic goodies in Fort area on Tel: 66314140/226521 02.
If you are health conscious and wish to keep your weight in check or maintain it, Calorie Care should be your first choice. Ring them up on 24122100/11 and they will deliver at your doorstep, freshly cooked calorie-controlled meals, on a daily basis, according to your specific requirements. Make a start this Navroze and feel energetic and vibrant as well.
This restaurant stands iconic at Ballard Estate frequented not only by the who's who of Mumbai but people coming from abroad have also dropped in here to savour their menu (only lunch) despite their simple ambience, Mlutton/Chicken Berry Pulao still stands as their Signature Dish and their Patra-Ni-Machhi' (big sized fresh ponfrets) are an unmatched treat for the palate. Sali-mutton or sali chicken, the ever popular dhansak and mutton/chicken cutlets are also eaten with relish. Tel. 22615264/30225264 for take—away parcels.
Opp. New Excelsior Theatre in Fort can serve you the best in snacks as well as in regular dishes. They specialise in Mlutton/ Chicken/Prawn Biryani, Patran-Ni-Machhi, Chicken Gravy Cutlets, Sali Kheema and Chicken Farchas. Pamper your sweet tooth with 'Lagan Nu-Custard and •Sagan-Ni- Sev'. Ideal endings for Navroze.
Family restaurant at Mahim. Legends that have defined low seafood should be enjoyed like the late Busybee and food critics like Siddhartha Kak, Rashmi Uday Singh and Vijay Kunalkar to name a few have adorned and encouraged the delicacies of this comfy, homely restaurant 'Fresh Catch' , successfully run for the past 12 years by the proprietor himself. Francis Fernandes offers you the experience of a good sea-food restaurant in the by-lanes of Mahim. Finest ingredients locally got from the Konkan region, this restaurant serves you the most loved Bombil Crispy, succulent Crab Heat Garlic Butter, Calamari and the popular favourites like Aditya Prawn rolled with rava. large de-veined Prawns Ankita (named after the owner's children). This place still manages to capture the culture of offering qualitative yet authentic cuisine through its love and passion for presenting a memorable meal to its guests.