Friday, August 17, 2012

Bombay Chronicles: Indigo Deli

Address: 5, Ground Floor, Pheroze Building, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharashi Marg, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai

Indigo Deli. I had been strictly instructed to go here even before I went to Bombay, or even planned to go to Bombay. I ended up going twice, just to try as much off the menu as I could :P

(above) Broccoli and Blue Cheese Melba
Satin smooth, with the bite of broccoli and the faint flavour of blue cheese, just wonderful.

(above and below) Tomato, Pesto and Fresh Mozzarella Pizza
Okay, so Indigo Deli pizzas are technically not pizzas. They shouldn't even be called pizzas, they deserve a special name to themselves. If you want to order a regular crust pizza at Indigo Deli, forget it. These pizzas are wafer-crust.. More like a puff-pastry crust, and they are SO good. Eat while they're hot, or they get soggy.

(above and below) Parma Ham, Asparagus and Scamorza Pizza
I was impressed enough by the vegetarian wafer thin pizza, but when I saw this.. I almost died of happiness. Ham, asparagus, cheese, puff pastry, gorgeously done.

(above) Philly Cheese Steak
Shredded beef, caramelized onions, jalapenos, BBQ sauce and melted cheddar on a toasted spelt roll.
A friend had raved about this philly cheese steak. More than one friend, actually. I had been told that this is the best thing on the meny.. And I was quite disappointed. Easily, the most boring thing we ordered. Try this only if you have serious issues with everything else on the menu. 

(above and below) Mustard rubbed steam Halibut with ratatouille, sauteed beans and garlic burre Blanc
Exquisitely done, is all I can say. :) The steamed fish, rubbed with the right amount of mustard, the beans cooked to perfection and interesting ratatouille, all go so well together.. And the "burre Blanc" is just fancy garlic butter that takes everything to another level of gastronomic delight.

(above) 1/4 kilo of char grilled Fillet Mignon with red wine sauce
Served with mashed potatoes
Okay, I've had better steak. But I loved the way this was served.. Notice the whole cloves of garlic on the side, cleanly grilled, and the onions and herbs with the steak.. Very nicely done, and perfectly cooked too.

(above and below) Home Made Ice Cream - Rocky Road
YUMMMMM! :D Made me happy like a little kid :P

(above and below) Creme Brulee with Sambuca
This was a surprise dessert. We weren't going to order anything, but the very nice waiter suggested a creme brulee.. And when he served it, he poured Sambuca on top, said "magic" and flamed it. It was GORGEOUS.. The flaming Sambuca created a crystallized sugar crust on the custard, and the sugar cinnamon cookie on the side complimented the stand-alone elegance of the dessert.

(above) Creme Brulee
I just had to put this picture up.. The custard was satin smooth, and so velvety without being overpowering. Its so difficult to hit that perfect spot with cream custard, but this was IT.

Indigo Deli, five star recommendations from me. :)

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