What a wonderful world. I repeat. What a wonderful, helpful and yummy world. I’d never met these young and brilliant Food bloggers (please see photo ) and yet on the basis of my SOS tweets and Instagrams they came across gallantly to help me hitchhike into the alien galaxies and solar-systems of the internet et al.
Eddies …An Eddifying Experience
Sorry for that cheap pun but my lunch in this new small, new Bandra eatery was just that…eddyfying. The dynamic and articulate food bloggers Chandni Tolani, Pratishta Khan, Anuja Deora, Roxanne Bamboat and Kumar Jhuremalani patiently showed me not only the nitty gritties of tweeting and blogging and all that goes in between, but also shared their views on Eddies. Please take a look at the accompanying photograph, if it had a videotrack attached to it, heres what you’d see… my charming guests with their cell-phones (of all shapes and sizes) taking photos of the dishes, me taking furious notes of all they advise, plenty of eating. So, what follows is a truly democratic restaurant review.
Airy, cheery, narrow and smallish. The blonde light wood and mirrored interiors give it a casual-comfy all all-day-dining bistro vibe. A couple of plasma screens complete the décor of the well-used small space.
We all agree that what comes out of the 26 year old chef Nishant Mitra’s kitchen are attractively assembled dishes (dips and a dessert too served in cute cutting chai glasses) that will have diners (not just food bloggers reaching for their cellphone cameras.) What goes into his kitchen are fresh and good quality ingredients. The menu is divided into small plates and fat plates and once again we all agree that it’s the small plates that score over the mains, the burgers come out tops. Ask for the “Unbeetable beet burger” squishy firm with beet and cottage cheese as well as the perfectly juicy, moist with harissa mayo Mini lamb burger . Go for the refreshing beetroot carpaccio ( perfectly dressed with caramelized apple vinaigrette) , oven-baked discs of sweet Potato made zesty with an Emmental cheese and jalapeno sauce. Interesting Asian flavors peep through in the Chicken plank with Bok choy. We polish off the velvetty panacotta and the crazily addictive hazelnut torte. Bliss.
In some of the dishes the flavor pallete wasn’t just bland but blurry, with not a single clear flavor coming into focus. Getting unanimous dislike votes were the gritty polenta fries (albeit with yummy goat cheese dips and tomato jam) and the stodgy Mac & Cheese Bites. Okayish grilled prawns (inconvenient in their shells) with the pineapple and wine sangarita dip, the strange marriage of the Russian Strogonoff and Italian risotto (and the overcooked chicken) didn’t work, No valet parking.
Here it is. A truly democratic restaurant review. The acid test of a restaurant: will you go back? All my guests (except one) will surely do so. Me too. Unpretentious, casual, well-presented European (with a few Asian flavors too) “small” and “fat plates”, plenty for vegetarians, must-try burgers, some salads and superb desserts. VFM (Rs 1800 meal for two). Eddies serves up comfort with a bit of spin and a dash of international sophistication, comfort with a cheeky tweak.
Review posted yesterday
The perfect bistro experience! This place never disappoints me! great food.. grilled prawns! they serve it so well garnished! the taste never changes! the service is good, pricing is reasonable. parking is also not a problem! i surely recommend this place! give it a try!
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: Grilled prawns!
Review posted this month
Its very wonderful place serving very yummy dishes and served with very nice arrangements, this restaurants deserves to be visited over and again
Review posted this month
Eddies popular dishes are Seared Halibut Fish, Lime Chilli Squid, Grilled Prawns and you must try them. They serves up comfort with a bit of spin and a dash of international sophistication, comfort with a cheeky tweak.
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