If I had to recommend any one restaurant to someone visiting Mumbai, it would undoubtedly be The Table. Tucked away in Colaba, The Table has consistently delivered with their food, both in terms of quality and innovation. As taken from their website, The Table offers a unique cooking style with global accents and nuances. The menu, comprised of small and large plates, snacks and sides, is intended for sharing and to encourage a lively social atmosphere. After ages I dined there last week with fellow blogger Ayushi from The Foodie Diaries. As always, every dish was on point. Especially as Ayushi is a foodie blogger based between London and Mumbai, we instantly connected over so much beyond food and blogging. When she moved the flower vase closer to one of the dishes for the sake of enhancing the photo she was about to take, I knew it was the start of an amazing friendship. I’m sure any blogger will agree that it’s SO refreshing to not be the only person wanting to photograph a meal ;)!
As Ayushi is vegetarian, I decided to go down that route for the night given their irresistible-sounding selection of vegetarian dishes . First off, the epic Kale Salad with Iranian Dates, Toasted Pistachios, Lemon-Parmesan Dressing, Garlic Croutons
I don’t usally love dates but in this salad, the sweetness helps tie all the flavors together. Because it’s almost criminal to not order Avocado Toast when it’s listed on a menu, how could we not order their version with House-Made Ricotta, Crushed Chili, Sweet Pepper & Toasted Sourdough
The Miso-Glazed Eggplant with Spring Onion, Sesame Yogurt, Sesame Crumble is a favourite of both of ours so ordering that was a no-brainer. Unfortunately that went unpictured.
If the food alone isn’t amazing enough at The Table, the service takes it to the next level. The restaurant’s earlier menu used to include an exceptional Puy Lentil Salad with Apple & Dijon Vinaigrette. Unfortunately it’s no longer an option…much to our dismay! A simple request to our waiter if they could make it for and moments later, the chef sent over a complimentary bowl of plant-based deliciousness
And finally, we ordered a plate of their new-to-me Roasted Brocolli Tacos with Refried Beans, Whipped Feta, Crispy Shallots…without the tortillas because we wanted to save room for dessert:
And now for the best course of any meal: dessert! I know I said I’m not a big fan of chocolate-based desserts, but The Table’s Chocolate Budino With Cocoa-Walnut Crumble & Earl Grey Ice Cream is an exception:
A few bites into it and the chef sent over a complimentary plate of their latest addition to the dessert menu: Japanese Cheesecake with Black Sesame Ice Cream:
I’ve tried sesame ice cream in the past and couldn’t hack it. Chef Alex Sanchez’s version has changed my opinion.
Ridiculously delicious food + great chat= the perfect evening…am I right of am I right? In case you do eat non-veg, I can highly recommend a few of the following dishes at The Table:
- Roasted Grouper in Japanaese Aromatics
- Spiced Lamb Mini Burgers
- Yellowfin Tuna Tataki with Avocado
- Provencal Lamb Ragout with Pappardelle Pasta
- Shrimp Dumplings
- Grilled Calamari Salad
Cheers to 2016 being the year of moderation, not deprivation!
What’s the best meal/dessert you’ve eaten recently?
What’s your favorite restaurant?