CUISINE: Italian, Mediterranean
BITES AND BOOZE: After a long break, Café Basilico reopened its doors to the residents of Bandra. The ambience is similar to its branch in Colaba, with spacious interiors that exude casualness. We walked in and were instantly tempted by the spread of desserts, made from chocolate, almonds and walnuts, and the massive spread of cheesecakes.
For starters, we were served the Shiitake Consommé Soup, a+ flavourful mushroom broth, which was beyond brilliant. We were then served the Peri Peri Prawns, which was flavoured with delectable spices. The accompanying Groundnut Chutney complimented it well. For the main course, we had Beaten Steak, which was cooked to perfection. It was served with sautéed Bok Choy which went very well with the meat. For drinks, we called for the Cucumber cooler and the Apple Peach cooler, both of which were nothing but a somewhat different take on fizzy apple juice and jaljira soda. The Primavera pizza was light on the palate with the freshness of peppers and mushrooms and chicken.
We ended our meal with the Gooey Chocolate cake, served with vanilla ice-cream. The delicious chocolate simply oozed out of the cake, with every spoon we dug in. Again, a definite must have, to end your meal.
FAB OR DRAB: Although the service was relatively slow, the bistro was packed on a weekday. Their pastas, pizzas and steaks are a must-try.
ADDRESS: Ground Floor, Eternia Building, Hill Road, Bandra West. – Pearl Mathias
Volume 5 Issue 12