The Sasquatch Burger at Sundance Cafe. Pic/Neha ParekhThe Metre-Long Pizza
Not that long back, when the foot-long subway sandwich first showed up in Mumbai, it was an exciting time for 'wich lovers. Pizza Metro Pizza, (The Notting Hill store has just opened its first branch in India at Bandra) has now upped the ante with a metre-long version of the Italian open pie. This pizza (Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,500) comes with four different choices of toppings.
"Serving the metre-long pizza promotes sharing. It allows a group of people to try different varieties of pizza toppings, it is a great talking point and everyone at the table gets the pizza at the same time," say co-owners Arja Shridhar and Sam Malde. Even though there's just one pizza chef who works on the metre-long at a time, Shridhar says it doesn't take longer to make than a regular 12-inch pizza. The restaurant even throws a challenge your way: Eat the giant pizza alone within 30 minutes and you walk out without paying a paisa. The metre-long pizza at Pizza Metro Pizza. Pic/Neha Parekh
We had heard of Balti Chicken. But biryani in a bucket? Buckets & Tuckets at Infinity Mall (Andheri and Malad) does exactly that. Their Party Bucket (Rs 545-810) version of biryani, says Chef Chetan Sethi, serves six to eight people. As the name suggests, the bucket of about a kg of biryani, is meant to be shared by a family or a group. Since they began their delivery service, the outlet has been getting orders from offices and for house parties.
When Sethi and his partners decided to set up this Indian fast food joint, they knew they wanted to serve Indian food in a non-messy, convenient way. That's how the bucket was devised for the biryani. "Indian food is all about community eating, but none of the Indian restaurants offer convenient options," says Sethi. BNT, as he calls it, serves Malai, Haryali, Teekha and Kheema Biryani (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian).
According to Chef Rahul Kulkarni of Irish House (Lower Parel and Colaba), no one knows how to live life better than the Irish. "At Irish House we want to offer our patrons the complete Irish experience. That's where the idea of serving a giant portion of nachos, which goes best with a glass of beer, came from," he explains. Their Grande Nachos have a huge fan following -- on an average they serve over 130 giant portions a night on weekends.
"People tend to come in large groups and sit at the pub for hours. The nachos, which come with a generous portion of cheese, tangy salsa, guacamole and sour cream, really adds to their experience," says Kulkarni. Everything from the nacho chips to the tangy salsa sauce is made in-house on a daily basis. The portion, double that of a regular one, is usually shared by three to four people. "As far as I know, no one has eaten an entire portion all by themselves," he says.
Grande Nachos at Irish House, Lower Parel and Colaba
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Ming Yang at Taj Lands End welcomes the year of the Snake with some authentic Chinese cuisine like Steamed Chilean, Sea Bass in ginger and spring onion sauce, Steamed octopus in oyster sauce, Ei Mein Noodles and Fukien fried rice today.
At: Bandstand, Bandra West