Kolkata's fine diner Bombay Brasserie brings back old favourites with BB Calls Back
Call it nostalgia on a plate. For those who love Indian traditional dishes with a punch, it’s time to rejoice. All-day bar and fine diner Bombay Brasserie, reputed for serving the popular Indian dishes with a twist, has brought back some of its all time favourite dishes to the menu. The BB Calls Back menu has all the dishes that struck the right chords with the gastronomes.
“As a brand we largely focus on innovation and bringing new dishes to the table. However, these dishes have been brought back since there was a huge demand from our patrons in Kolkata, whose feedbacks are immensely valued,” says Shikha Nath, brand director, Bombay Brasserie.
As we reached the 110-seater upscale eatery spread across a sprawling 3,100 sq ft, we settled in comfortably at one of the ritzy round, white marble-top tables in a cosy corner. The culinary trail, which had a fare share of veg and non-veg offerings, began with Lucknawi Paraath Paneer. The delicate square pieces of freshly cooked Indian cottage cheese with crusty layers of poppy seeds paste, melted in our mouth without any effort. The thin filling of mint chutney infused with poppy seeds, garlic and dried rose petals rendered this exotic starter all the more flavourful.
The Chicken Malai Tikka that came next didn’t quite impress us the way its predecessor did, but it was succulent and delectable nonetheless. The main course started with Jaipur Kofta arriving at our table. The soft balls of fresh Indian cottage cheese stuffed with mashed green peas and dry figs, had a tangy-sweet taste. The cardamom gravy only added to the flavour of the traditional dish, which is usually prepared during festivities in Marwari households. We had with the scrumptious and flaky Churchur paranthas. The Coast to Coast Chicken with 30-spice Malwani Masala won us over with its piquant taste accentuated by curry leaves and roasted coconut. It went well with the whole wheat flat breads sprinkled with mixed seeds including black and white sesames and watermelon seeds.
The zesty chicken was followed by Dhungar Maas, a typical Jodhpur-style spicy mutton cooked in traditional brassware is highly recommended. The mutton was juicy and soaked in the spices well. The Lachha Pudina Paranthas made with whole wheat and mint complemented the dish.
We ended the fare on a sweet note with Amritsari Kulfa, a traditional dessert from the regular menu served withrabri.
Price for two: Rs 1,500 plus taxes (without alcohol)