“Some Eat To Live While Others Live To Eat, But I LOVE To Eat.” ~Monali Pahdi
Let’s Blog Over Indian Food…
Ceviche: Cured scallop, kokum, Mango, coconut, curry leaf, sesame.
Oysters: Smoked cumin, pineapple, mango, & lime faux-roe
Mithu’s Coriander Prawns: coconut, coriander, shallots, turmeric, curry leaf, copra pav + bread
Nali Nahiri: Lamb shank, saffron cauliflower risotto, pepper gremolata, ulta tawa paratha
Quibani: Quibani ka meetha, flaked apricot, lavender, vanilla whip, seabed fennel sorbet, dehydrated paan
Mishti Doi: Faux yogurt shrooms, raspberry, pomegranate stones, shrikhand froyo
Berry Mojito Mocktail
I love Indian food. It’s one of my favorite cuisines. I enjoy the mixes of spices and subtle flavors. It’s really erotic, and the spices are so sensuous.
I was invited by the Executive Chef to personally come and try the wonderful cuisine. As soon as I walked in I felt like I traveled to India with the amazing and dramatic design based on wealthy homes in the 29 states of India. Every aspect of the interior was sourced from India where craftsman replicated colonial and pre-colonial India motifs and created new world designs. Custom floral wallpapers by Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, whimiscal custom lamp shades suspended from the high ceilings, ornate hand-hammered tin panels, dining tables with mother of pearl inlaid tops, and filigree chandeliers are among the stunning design elements.
Most opulent in the restaurant which features seven unique dining areas is the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors). More than 200,000 pieces of hand-cut mirror create a dazzling mosaic, offset by chandeliers and an Empire-inspired ceiling. Velvet-covered banquettes and chairs add to the luxe ambience.
The experience of the journey in terms of the decor is the same experience of the journey in terms of the food. The menu is regional because Indian cuisine is very, very different depending on which region it is coming from. They were really able to showcase and highlight each and every region.
The ambiance completely drew me in. All of the dishes were made for sharing, and in each dish you get so many different flavors and textures that burst and really bring out the each ingredient and their scrumptious taste.
Definitely check Musaafer’s out if you get the chance. It’s definitely an experience.