This is the month of Navroz. Soda Bottle Opener Wala, the archetypal Bombay Irani café and bar, is hosting Navroze Bhonu, better known as the Parsi feast. The Parsi food reflects their culture and they get busy celebrating the New Year with a hearty meal. In August, the community celebrates the new year’s arrival in India and the acceptance of their new homeland.
You can relish the non-vegetarian bhonu comprising sweet and sour brinjal pickle, Saria the Parsi papad, a classic Salad Shirazi, Chutney eeda na pattice or egg pattice with a hint of quintessential green chutney, Masala ni dal, feasty Mutton pulav, Kachumbar – the everyday salad mix, Jardaloo chicken cooked with apricots, a recipe passed down with every generation of a Parsi household and rotlis or rotis prepared the way Parsis do it. For dessert, there’s delicious raspberry and white chocolate panacotta followed by sweet sev.
The vegetarians can try the Vegetarian Bhonu with beetroot cutlet, Vegetable Pulav and mouth-watering brinjal and drumstick curry.
The Navroze Bhonu is on till August 21. Time: 12.00 pm-11.30 pm. Charges: ` 700++ for non-vegetarian bhonu, ` 600++ for vegetarian bhonu. Details: 68888681