Gostana To Reopen In September
• The Vashi outpost of Lemon Grass in Inorbit Mall has been rebranded Soy Street. The new pan-Asian restaurant from Sid Hospitality, the company that owns Lemon Grass in Bandra and Pot Pourri in Vashi, serves a menu made up of popular favourites from Lemon Grass and additions like BBQ beef Sloppy Joes; a crispy tofu and mayonnaise sandwich; Tibetan chicken thukpa; beef dim sum with mushrooms; spicy chicken wings; Sri Lankan prawns with curry leaves and red chilli; roti canai; and nasi goreng. Daily, from noon to 11.30pm. First Floor, Inorbit Mall, Sector 30A, Vashi. Tel: 022 6525 5096.
• Gostana, Bandra’s popular burger shop which shuttered in January to be replaced by an outpost of Indigo Deli, is slated to reopen in the same building as Cafe Goa at The Den, in the first week of September. There will be a few additions to the menu such as the butter chicken burger; smoked chicken and potato salad; smoked chicken and beans salad; and beef burger. Proprietor Arpana Gvalani also plans to introduce set meals at Gostana, which will be served as daily specials. Shop No.4, Prabhat Kunj, behind Cafe Goa at The Den, in the lane behind Levi’s, 24th Road, off Linking Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 6453 3359.
• The Bandra outpost of Pico Express, the quick service chain that sells moderately-priced gourmet food, opened on Saturday, August 25. On the menu are soups, sandwiches, wraps, hot mains, and desserts. You can choose from the minestrone soup; tomato and mozzarella sandwich; goat cheese and beetroot sandwich; paneer burji wrap; penne with pesto sauce; spicy noodles with chicken mushroom; and tofu rice. Desserts include apple tart and espresso chocolate tart. They offer home delivery within a four-kilometre radius. Daily, from 8.30am to 12.30am. 7, Pearl Heaven, Chapel Road, opposite Salt Water Cafe, near Lilavati Hospital, Bandra (West). Tel: 96194 20003.
• Malvani restaurant Chaitanya has relocated from Shivaji Park to Prabhadevi. The menu, which offers fried bangda; tisrya masala; crab masala; surmai fish fry; and mori masala, is the same as that of the erstwhile Shivaji Park outpost. Daily, from 10.30am to 3.30pm and from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Opposite Agar Bazaar Fish Market, S. K. Bhole Road, near Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi. Tel: 022 2437 2242.
• Koh, chef Ian Kittichai’s Thai restaurant at the InterContinental Marine Drive, has launched a new menu that features Asian salmon tacos; chilli braised bamboo shoots; spiced tiger prawn soup; clay pot chicken; and reconstructed New York cheesecake. The menu, called “What’s new at Koh”, will be served along with the regular a la carte menu. Intercontinental Marine Drive, 135 Marine Drive. Tel: 022 3987 9999.
• On Thursday, August 30, Wasabi, the Japanese restaurant at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, will host a special dinner to celebrate the restaurant’s eighth anniversary. Guests can help themselves to as many dishes and unlimited portions of each dish on the a la carte menu during the dinner, which is priced at Rs8,888 per person (inclusive of a glass of Moet champagne). From 7pm onwards. Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Apollo Bunder. Tel: 022 6665 3366.
• From Wednesday, August 29 to Tuesday, September 4, Botticino, the Italian restaurant at the Trident in Bandra Kurla Complex, will host Davide Rebeccato, the chef from Travertino at The Oberoi in New Delhi. Rebeccato’s special menu will include grilled pear salad with rocket in phyllo pastry; grilled prawns and quinoa in red pepper sauce; wild mushroom ravioli with sage; pappardelle with slow cooked lamb; spaghetti with lobster; and osso buco with pearl onions. Trident, C-56, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex. Tel: 022 6672 7640.
• Andheri’s popular watering hole The Little Door has closed for renovations. The bar is slated to reopen by mid-September. B31, Shri Siddhivinayak Plaza, Ground Floor, New Link Road, in the Maruti Suzuki Showroom lane, opposite Fame Adlabs, Andheri (West). Tel: 022 2673 2527.