Sip, munch and chill more with Cafe 033's new menu
THIS 40-seater café seems like a living room spread across 700 sq ft — white walls, a comfortable couch with super soft cushions and minimum décor are all reasons for endless conversation over delicious food.
Soups & salads
Offering a multi-cuisine spread, the six-month-old Cafe 033 has added exciting options in the soups, salads, drinks, starters and meal sections of its menu. We have to hand it to the creative team for the fun names that caught our attention — V r o o m Vroom (starters), In With The Greens (salad) and Soup’er Bowl (soups). The Mutton Trio Pepper Sauce was the first one to arrive, cushioned in a bed of lettuce and bell peppers. The soft chunks of meat triggered happiness at the first bite. Wrapped in Bacon is another must-have, suggested executive chef Soumalya Banik. For those who like spicy soups, Chicken Phoenix soup and Prawn Tom Yum are great choices. Select treats from the new menu continued to arrive at our table, as we tapped our feet to Enrique’s Bailando on the LCD screen.
Among the drinks, the Virgin Pomegranate Mojito was refreshing with pomegranate pearls at the bottom of the glass. The Triple Berry Blend, a yogurt-based drink, is for those with a sweet tooth or berry fans. Bringing more flavour and aroma to the table was the Green Chilli Chicken, from the Asian section, which was tossed in vegetables and was high on basil. The soft pieces of chicken just melted in our mouths. The Schezwan Style Braised Whole Pomfret served with flavoured rice easily makes for a hearty meal. Although this one was a little on the spicier side, fish lovers would dig it.
The brand new dessert section made our hearts sing as we polished off the Dark Chocolate and Orange Mousse in minutes. The orange sauce worked like magic over the mousse, which was served with a wafer stick. The other irresistible options include the Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Blue Berry Compote, and the Baked Banana topped with Caramel Sauce. “Our menu has something for everyone and that includes choice of food and spending capacity. All the dishes are moderately priced,” offers Ranajit Dey, one of the three co-owners. There’s more good news — we’re told, turkey dishes will be on the menu for foodies through this festive season.