Toast & Tonic’s new menu, El Mundo, reinvents classic dishes from across the world
In its aim to offer a plate for everyone, Mumbai-based Toast & Tonic has launched a new menu. Titled El Mundo, which translates as ‘the world’ in English, the menu brings together classic dishes from across the world but with a twist. For instance, Dan Dan Noodles, a dish taken from Sichuan region, includes cauliflower crumble, black bean, bokchoy, fried garlic and peanuts when served in this restaurant and Morocco’s popular Baked Chicken Bisteeya here features delicately spiced minced chicken wrapped in a light flaky filo crust.
The dessert menu is equally innovative with Tres Leches, a soft vanilla chiffon sponge soaked with nolen gur and served with pistachio, mascarpone and a saffron tapioca pudding; Ragi and Peanut Chocolate Bar with ragi shortbread cookie and a peanut and chocolate bar served with salted caramel ice cream and Sour Cherry and White Chocolate Parfait, a fresh, tangy dessert served with toasted coconut ice cream and brown butter tuile.
“I chose classic dishes from across the world and then tried giving them Toast’s touch. When I say Toast touch, I mean I used a lot of local vegetables, pulses and grains and used our inhouse sauces. For example, Korean Friend Chicken, a dish taken from Korea, is basically fried chicken tossed in chilli paste sauce. Over here, we have marinated it in Gochujang chilli paste and then we have tossed it in our own sauce prepared from lacto-fermented tomatoes and then we added garlic and other spices,” says Chef Chirag Makwana, the brain behind this menu.
They have also launched a new bar menu, which features five new signature G&Ts and nine new cocktails. On the list is Bagaan, an interesting mix of gin, smoked Assam black tea and lavender tonic water; Diablo, a heady combination of gin, kaffir lime and bird’s eye chilies; and Uno Para Mi which includes martini, egg white, aromatic bitters, fresh lime and simple syrup.
Meal for two including a drink each would cost Rs 3,000 plus taxes.
Please note: Children below 18 years are only permitted till 7pm.