Food Review: Flour Magik
If you’ve ever taken the Reclamation route into Bandra on a weekday evening, you’ve probably encountered hellish traffic snarls there. We’ve been in that despairing situation all too often, hurling expletives at no one in particular. While the traffic problem persists, our temperament has vastly improved since discovering the sweet and savoury treats at Flour Magik, a two-month old bakery located near Lilavati Hospital.
Flour Magik belongs to Germaine Talker, a Bandra-based caterer who specialises in wedding cakes. At her take-away store, Talker stocks savoury snacks like puffs, tarts, croissants, brioches, and rolls, and assorted desserts including cupcakes, fruit tarts, cheesecake, doughnuts, and brownies. Talker’s mini chicken croissants (Rs15), which contain a salty-sweet filling of chicken mince and caramelised onions, have the ability to banish black moods as do her moist chocolate walnut loaf (Rs75); mayonnaise-slathered chicken roast roll (Rs40); zesty lemon cream tarts (Rs15); and light blueberry cheesecake (Rs50) with a sticky blueberry glaze. Her savoury tarts, both the spinach, corn and cheese; and chicken and cheese, though creamy were identically bland. While we enjoy a hint of cinnamon in our apple pie, the spice overpowered the sweetness of the fruit in Talker’s version (Rs30). Now that we know what to pick, the next time we’re held up in a jam in Reclamation, we plan to quickly hop across the road from Mount Carmel Church, pop into Flour Magik, and stock up on Talker’s conveniently sized, reasonably priced and delicious baked goods.
This review was conducted anonymously.Tags: Flour Magik, Germaine Talker
In the lane opposite Mount Carmel Church
Near Lilavati Hospital and MET
Across Croissants Etc.
Phone022 2292 9741
HoursDaily, 9.30am to 8.30pm