Every celebration is about food and when it’s a special occasion for the Parsis, food is most definitely the star. If you are celebrating Navroze or just love Parsi cuisine, Mumbai has some exciting options just for the day.
Hornby’s Pavilion and Peshwa Pavilion: Get a taste of the best of Parsi cuisine at ITC hotels with dishes such as Salli-ma-Murg and Patra-ni-Macchi and Lagan-nu-Stew. Pair the curries with Ghau-ni-Rotli and Cocktail Pulao and end the meal with Lagan-nu-Custard, Mawa-nu-Khaju and Malai-nu-Khaju.
At ITC Grand Central, Parel, for lunch and dinner; and ITC Maratha, Andheri, for only dinner. At Rs1,575 and Rs1,475 per person, respectively. For details, call 24101010 (ITC Grand Central) or 28303030 (ITC Maratha).
Patra-ni-Macchi at ITC Grand Central
Shamiana: This restaurant invites you to celebrate the Parsi New Year with additional Asian and Continental selections besides the popular Parsi delicacies. Try Patra-ni-Macchi, Chicken Farcha, Khara Papeta pe Eda and Mutton Dhansak Pulao or go for Braised Honey Chilli Lamb Shanks, Artichoke and Sun-dried Tomato Quiche and Bacon Wrapped Chicken. Get two glasses of champagne plus unlimited martinis to go along with it.
At Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Apollu Bundar, 12.30-3.30pm. Charges per person, Rs2,150 for a non-alcoholic package and Rs2,500 with alcohol. For details, call 66653366.
Corleone: If it’s a long leisurely brunch that you are looking for, then head to Corleone, where a spread of Parsi specials such as Dhansak Boti, Chicken Faffad, Patra-ni-Macchi and Sookha Boomla Patio are accompanied with antipasti, salads, sea food, sushi and delicatessen selections. It even comes with breakfast choices such as milkshakes, freshly baked breads, speciality eggs or waffles and pancakes.
At InterContinental Marine Drive, noon-5pm. Charges per person, Rs1,550 for non-alcoholic and Rs1,800 for alcoholic meals. Call 3987 9999.
Lacey Chicken Cutlet with gravy at Valhalla
Valhalla: Head to Valhalla if alcohol is as important to you as the food. While the menu is tempting with dishes such as Patra-ni-Macchi, Lacey Chicken Cutlet and Lagan-nu-Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Zurichois and Papeta par Eidu, their offer of unlimited beer and shandy is equally enticing. End your meal with Lagan-nu-Custard or Dark Chocolate Mousse.
At Valhalla, Churchgate. Charges per person, Rs1,000. For details, call 67353535.
Konkan Café: Bring in the new year with time-honoured delicacies such as Lamb Chops, Patra-ni-Macchi, Marghi-no-Khurmo, Meya-ne-Tarkari-no-Pulao and much more. End your meal on a high note with a variety of Parsi desserts such as Choka-ni-Kheer, Lagan-nu-Custard and Falooda. Get unlimited red wine to go with the meal.
At Taj President, Cuffe Parade. Charges per person, Rs1,000, plus taxes. For details, call 66650808.