In an ever changing and dynamic culinary scene of Mumbai, here is an iconic restaurant that will makethe gourmet in you experience the finesse of cuisines and take it to the next level. After achieving a great acclaim and success, Massive restaurants and Zorawar Kalra hasset up ‘The Masala Library’ by Jiggs Kalra that has been welcoming the epicureans of the city since four years. It is the first restaurant to introduce molecular gastronomy in Indian cuisine and has certainly modernized the contemporary Indian cuisine in style.
The flamboyant décor will blow your mind as you enter the dimly lit, white toned area. The standards of the food and beverage service are top notch and to sum it up, it cannot get classier than this.
The menu offers a variety of handpicked dishes from across the sub continent and has a huge wine and single malt list. The best part is that there is so much innovation and cutting edge technology used, but the authenticity of the flavours has not been compromised.
The Wild Mushroom Chai, a light, complex and delightfully earthy soup with dehydrated mushrooms and the Dal Chawal Arancini, a surprising fusion of Italian and Indian that retained its original fare and a modernised delivery are the award-takers in the appetizers category. The Khandvi Sphere stole the show with its absolute advanced concept of molecular gastronomy.
Post the appetizers, our palates were freshly cleansed by frozen Mishti Doi Lollipops and we were ready for the main course. The prominent factor in the centre of the table was the basket of flaky and soft assortment of Indian breads. The Lamb Shank Biryani was, to some, on the milder side than the expectation. Meanwhile, the Kashmiri Chili Duck and Grilled Baby Back Ribs were stupendous.In the vegetarian options,Bhindi Jaipuri with Papad Ki Subzi and Hand Pounded Churma satiated us and pampered our taste buds.
Last but not the least, the pan flavoured candy floss was remarkable. It takes us back to our childhood memories while keeping the flavour of pan fresh in our mouth.
A meal at Masala Library is not just dining but an experience in itself. Advanced bookings are a must to avoid disappointments.
Where: Bandra Kurla Complex
Cost for two: Rs Five thousand