Penthouzz Kandivali makes for an awesome rooftop hangout, especially in this small amount of pleasant Mumbai weather. If you are in the suburbs, and need a place for sheesha, cocktails and some finger food and of course, great music then Penthouzz can totally be your spot.
I recently checked out Penthouzz Kandivali and to be very honest, I ended up having a really good time. I went on a Wednesday while they were hosting a Karaoke night. I did try out their food, drinks and even some sheesha. Here’s a little snippet from my visit. And if you watch this, you will definitely know why Penthouzz Kandivali makes for an awesome chill place!
See – I told you! Penthouzz totally meets my criteria for a fun night! Coming to what I had here – I did sample a fair bit of their finger food which goes well with sheesha and hours of conversations. And I did try some really awesome mocktails as well.
Take a look at everything I tried at Penthouzz Kandivali!
Peanut and Cheeselings Chaat
Paneer Tikka with Achari Mayo Piza
Butter Garlic Pizza
Peach and Mint Sheesha
This place is absolutely worth a visit. I personally feel the location can get pretty convenient if you want to stay put along the WEH and not take the trouble to go from East to West. Also, Penthouzz is open till super duper late and you can definitely take advantage of that on your binge night. I definitely recommend this place.
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And you can totally take my word and order yourself these items when you are here!
Fresh fruit cocktail jars
I haven’t seen these anywhere yet. But great concept. Fresh fruit and some alcohol together. The flavors are nice and refreshing and yet you don’t miss out on the kick! I tried the Cucumber + gin and the Melon + vodka. Melon and vodka was super duper tangy and fruity while Cucumber and gin was refreshing yet not overpowering. I loved both!
5 white spirits in one. This is one mean cocktail and can get you buzzing quite quick!
Curry Spiced Indian potatoes
Potato chunks deep fried, loads of masala and some curry leaves for tempering and flavor. Slightly spicy but oh so delicious! I couldn’t stop eating these.
I normally like to have nachos pretty plain – just cheese, salsa and chips. But for a change in quite liked the whole shabam going on with the Mexican nachos here. It had corn, tomatoes, capsicum, cheese and some mayo. Pretty tasty.
French fries and pizza – stuff cannot get better than this! French fries that are flavored with some pizza sauce, olives and lots of cheese. Try these for sure.
Aloo dum biryani
Amazingly yummy..comes in a jar and the Raita is served very interestingly too. Extremely tasty. The masalas aren’t overpowering at all.
Kahlua, brownie and ice cream
This dessert was literally like the cherry on top of all the amazing food I ate. The combination speaks for itself. You have to try this.
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The word Farzi is so aptly used to name this cafe – a complete illusion for one’s senses where various textures, flavors and aromas mingle together and create something extraordinary! This is a place where you will get exceptional food that is twisted and made unique in its own way. I was invited to sample the food here and boy, it was a feast – both, visually and for my taste buds!
Farzified Vada pav
Experimenting with starters and drinks is the way to go here.
The first thing I was offered was Amuse Bouche – a palate cleanser. It’s believed that food when started on an undiluted palette tastes the best! This was mishti dahi essentially, with such a great flavor. It comes in these little katoris and your supposed to have it in one go.
I started with a version of Raj Kachori. This had dahi obviously, some imli chutney, green chutney and kurkuri bhindi with pomegranate on the side. One bite of this and I was like – Waaaaooowww! The imli chutney had a frothy texture and appearance, the Raj kachori was nice and crispy and then there was dahi flavored with spices which tasted exceptional. The kurkuri bhindi made for a good crunchy side with this dish.
Then I tried something that was essentially dal Chawal in the form of round crispy balls. Now dal Chawal is almost soggy food but the kurkuri outer covering and papad made this super interesting. And it had a salsa kind of flavor going on which added such a good zing!
Then I tried the Vada – the chutneys served with this were the real bomb! And the tempered chilli! And this was actually pav inside the Vada!
Then came a cane topped dish with something different inside – this was mini naan with the margherita pizza sauce and cheese. You must eat this immediately when it comes else it can become super chewy. But this combination was awesome!
Then there was samosa with the traditional filling but tempered with some white sesame and honey chilli sauce. OMG – I don’t like any fooling around with a regular samosa but this tasted pretty nice!
Then tried the tandoori paneer with a very thai green sauce kinda feel to it. I’m not too fond of thai so I didn’t care much for this. This was served with some mustard dip.
Then came some appam and a very heavy coconut stew with it – i didn’t enjoy this because I’m not a big fan of coconut flavored food.
After all these starters it was time to move to main course. But wait..first let me tell you about another palette cleanser! A huge tree like thing was placed on my table with 2 lollipops hanging out from its branches. These felt like kadhi (Punjabi besan kadhi – I’m not kidding) frozen and made into a lollipop. All fancy and did give me a fresh clean start to my main course.
For the main course I started with some spaghetti – aglio e olio style and this also came with some coconut thing going on. The spaghetti was so well done and I’m afraid that this was the first time I mildly enjoyed the coconut flavoring.
Then came some pav bhaji – not just regular pav but with focacia bread and it was called Ratatouille Pav bhaji! This bread was out of this world – I ate so much of it just by itself because it was so yummy. The bhaji I found a tad bit greasy. It is topped with sev and onion. The combination of sweet focacia and bhaji is definitely something different!
Then came some churma balls and some yellow dal. The churma balls feel quite heavy..But the dal that comes with them is superb. It also has some of that crispy chana dal with masala on top and I just loved it.
And finally came some mix veggies kofta in a rich creamy cashew and tomato gravy along with some ajvaini naan – the naan was exceptional. The kofta was quite tasty – anyone who loves rice cashew flavored gravy would love this.
Don’t judge me, but there’s still some dessert that I had! Started with a Parle G cheesecake – jee Haan Parle G along with some gems! And this was placed in a bowl with loads of chopped pista and a rabdi kind of thing. Very meh – not my type at all.
Then I tried a strange but rich Ras Malai – one mouthful and you would have a mixture of ras malai and rabdi.. The presentation was remarkable – especially the Caramel colored sugar top!
And finally I ate some planets from the solar system! This dessert was called the signature milky way big bang – it was almost created right in front of me! Liquid nitrogen churned ice cream and fruits and chocolate! Fruits included some blue berries, plums. The chocolate fudge pieces were exceptional.
Finally ended this super huge meal with some paan gujia – paan and cotton candy together..that’s 2 of my favorite things!
Ohh and I almost forgot to mention the drinks – I tried the green apple martini kind of drink – this felt so refreshing and light. I also tried their Farzi Tina which was sweet lime infused in fresh orange juice.
Farzi cafe is a must visit..at least once. And it’s going to be an experience and not just another meal outside. The ambience feels nothing less than a posh place. And the staff are super friendly and considerate. Special mention for Shahbaz – our attendant, who patiently waited everytime I clicked a picture.
Sharing my experience at Hoppipola with you. Keep reading 🙂
I have never been to a Hoppipola prior to this and for a first time, my experience was pretty good actually. I was invited to check out this place and sample some food and drinks. The place is quite huge and I quite like the way they’ve done it up. Huge windows, sunlight coming in and for a change not too dark. They even have an outdoor seating which would be great in the evenings. And they also have some board games, so if you like that then you will like this place.
Drinks – Auckland Ice Freeze
Food – Harrisan Paneer and Smokin Carlos
Coming to the drinks – I started with some cranberry juice. Just simple canned juice and nothing special.
Then I tried some cocktails. I had heard so much about their presentation and they actually are pretty cool! First I tried something called Auckland Ice Freeze – this was essentially a kiwi flavored cocktail with loads of malibu. This came in a watering can kind of thing and was pretty huge. It was freezing cold with dry ice and made for a pretty good sight! This felt very refreshing. And malibu feels quite light. And plus I love kiwi so I quite liked it.
Next I tried the Drown in a bucket – this was a lot of tequila and apparently Peach and orange juice too. But the tequila was really overpowering! And so was the rosemary. The rosemary leaves were burnt slightly and that gave a very peculiar flavor. Nothing like I’ve tried ever before!
Coming to the food – I tried a lot of starters. First I had the Harrissan Paneer. This was so neatly presented! It came on this literally small khatiya which I found very cool. This had a mildly spicy kind of sauce going on.
Next I tried the Cheesy Chilitato. These were French fries and a whole lot of cheese – no rephrasing..French fries covered in cheese! Honestly I’ve had better cheesy fries so I didn’t care about these so much.
Then I had something called Smokin Carlos – these were jalapeño, corn and cheese cigars. And they were so delicious! Perfectly crisp, the filling was great.
I also tried some of their Arrabiata penne. This had really little sauce going on – more dry kind of pasta. And had a few veggies too – peppers and olives. I didn’t quite care for this too much.
All in all – it’s a great place to come and chill. Really good for big groups. Food is pretty decent. Cocktails are good. And you can even enjoy a board game here.
Some places bring back so many memories. And Woodside Inn is one of them. I revisited this place after so many years. Keep reading to know about my experience.
Woodside Inn used to be one of my regulars a few years ago..I recently visited this place after all this time and it feels so different now!
Came here for a quick bite. I ordered their Masala Omelette and the cucumber and watermelon fresh juice.
The masala omelette was perfect – non spicy as I asked for. It is served with some bread and rosemary potatoes. The rosemary potatoes were exceptional – the perfect amount of herbs. I asked for multi grain bread with my omelette and got 3 small slices.
The cucumber and watermelon juice was alright – I found it a bit watery. But may be that’s cuz I like fresh juice to be slightly thicker.
The ambience is great – it has a nice European cafe linda feel to eat. Love the dome shaped huge windows.
Totally going to come back here to try more stuff. Recommendations anyone? 🙂