Review: Bomberry in Jubilee Hills is bringing the monsoon mountain delicacies of Mahabaleshwar to Hyderabad
Say Mahabalaleshwar and the thought of berry and cream in tall beer mugs with a steel spoon come to mind. And of course, almost immediately, the cravings for the Maharashtra-style spicy, cheesy sandwiches and corn delicacies, best accompaniments with the creamy smoothies, come to mind. Bomberry in Jubilee Hills is exactly for the foodies in the city who want authentic fare, just like they make it in the Sahyadris on monsoon evenings. City-based Nishant Dondhula brings with him fresh fruits and vegetables from the farms of Mahabaleshwar for the eatery, which opened a month ago on Road No 36, Jubilee Hills.
“We follow the farm-to-table concept and we get fresh strawberries, mulberries and blueberries from Mahabaleshwar for smoothies, shakes and creams along with hot, spicy sandwiches and Franky rolls,” says Nishant. The funky looking 25-seater eatery with indoor and outdoor seating overseeing the traffic of the busy Jubilee Checkpost has over 60 delicacies to choose from.
I started with the Cheese Bombardment — a sandwich with mozzarella in the middle and inside too with chilli flakes, oregano and other herbs. It’s soft and melts in the mouth, but spicy nevertheless, a good combo for the cream and berry. It is so filling that you would want to go for their signature smoothie — the Berrylicious Bowl, which is thick strawberry pulp with cut berries, banana slices and chia seeds perched on top. Mildly sweet and loaded with nutrition, this one feels like a guilt-free eat.
What happens when the summer sets and we don’t get berries? “Luckily, we have mangoes and litchis during that season. So throughout the year, one can enjoy fruit and cream,” says Nishant. Bomberry, as the name goes, is a Mumbai chain, the brainchild of two siblings Bansri and Vraj Shah, which is all about berry specialities. Considering there are offers on every weekday for `100, life seems (temporarily) berry nice.
Price for two: Rs.400.