October 16 is World Food Day, and what better way to spend the day than indulging in tantalising tasting menus curated by talented chefs at some top-notch restaurants around Mumbai? Spend a day or your evening devouring delicious food items with your favourite people, one of the best ways to celebrate this fun day! Let's take a look at what restaurants you can consider visiting.
Restaurants W/Tasting Menus To Try Out:
Trèsind Location: BKC
Trèsind is an award-winning restaurant— considered the birthplace of "innovative Indian cuisine", serving guests a refined Indian fine-dining experience. A flag bearer of contemporary Indian food, it offers Indian cuisine reimagined under the talent of Chef Himanshu Saini. The menu consists of traditional dishes from across the sub-continent with hints of modernity, adopting several culinary influences. Trèsind offers a wholesome 14-course meal, available in non-vegetarian and vegetarian, featuring a blend of appetisers, main course, and desserts. Guests can enjoy a different style of Panipuri, Ravioli with a twist, Sarso ka Saag for those vegetarians while Saag Gosht for non-vegetarians, Khandvi icecream, Corn 65, Khichdi featuring several spices of India, and many more dishes. It is the perfect place for a food connoisseur who loves experimenting and trying out new food items.
Price: Non-Vegetarian- ₹ 4,200+ Vegetarian- ₹ 4,000+ Click here for the menu
Ekaa Location: Fort
Ekaa ('One', 'Unique' or 'Matchless') is a fine-dine that interprets cuisine taking inspiration from ingredients, people and cultures. It is a pinnacle of seasons, childhoods, and the journey their chef, Niyati Rao, has experienced. It is for the people of India, by the people of India, and for the world to see! Their menu is all about surprises, mentioning a few ingredients here and there, taking the guests on a flavourful quest to enjoy the food without revealing too much. Even their tasting menus— a 10-course meal separate for vegetarians and non-vegetarians, mention names that will intrigue you to try their dishes, something must enjoy with an open mind and an empty stomach.
Masala Library Location: BKC
Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra is the result of over four decades of research, exploring, and experimenting with several Indian kitchens. Their menu entails an evolved Indian cuisine and presentation, vibrant colours with an alluring blend of flavours, using only the freshest ingredients and modern techniques. Molecular gastronomy plays a vital role in the menu to enhance the experience of the dish, adding a surprise element to it. Their 9-course meal is for those who appreciate fine Indian cuisine, involving small portions of their Signature dishes, providing an option to vegetarians and non-vegetarians. From Amuse Bouche to desserts, they cover the essentials in their menu, offering delicious dishes like Dahi Vada, Mushroom Soup, two options in Starters and Main, Sorbet, and more! Their extensive dessert options are the perfect end to this wholesome meal.
Price: Non-Vegetarian- ₹ 2,100+ Vegetarian- ₹ 1,900+ Click here for the Veg menu and here for the Non-Veg
Tao- Asian Kitchen Location: Mumbai
Tao- Asian Kitchen is your quintessential Asian fine-dine serving delectable food, seeking to refine the luxury dining experience. The restaurant takes its guests on a journey of authentic flavours and tempting aromas with Modern Asian dishes— their Head Chef and team hailing from Nepal honing skills in making delicious food. Their Omakase (Meaning: I leave it to you, chef) menu, a Japanese tradition that serves a 7-course meal, includes dim sums, sushi, soup, appetisers, Main, and desserts. Their Omakase fulfils your stomach, mind, and heart, leaving everyone with a smile as they go on a flavourful journey. The options within each course are limited, but you can order the same number of times, a dream for every food and Asian lover!
Price: Starting from ₹ 1,679 Click here for the menu
Location: Colaba (In the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel)
Identified as one of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2018, Wasabi by Morimoto, located in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, is heaven for those who love Japanese cuisine, the food curated by skilled Iron Chef Morimoto. The ingredients come from Japan, ensuring guests get the best food on their table, a luxury dining one must experience once in their life. They offer an extensive Seasonal Omakase Menu for vegetarians and non-vegetarians, a 6-course meal featuring Hassun (tidbits), Hot and Cold Appetisers, Sushi, Entree, and Dessert, all for those looking for a wholesome feast and experience. The menu combines spices, flavours, aromas, and exotic Japanese ingredients to serve people an artfully-prepared meal, courtesy of the chef.
Price: ₹ 8,500 Click here menu