The Leela Mumbai is taking its patrons on a culinary journey to Spain and is leaving no stone unturned. Celebrating the flavours of Spain, The Leela has collaborated with Chef Sergio Millet, Executive Chef of Mas Rabell restaurant at the famous Torres vineyards in Spain.
To add to the treat, The House of Torres is pairing with the menu some of its legendary wines ( Mas La Plana, Ibericos Rioja,
Gran Coronas, Grans Muralles). What stuck with us the most about the wines, apart from the gorgeous flavours, was that each of them
has a wonderful story to tell each explained to us passionately by Tushar.
We had the pleasure to attend the launch of their Tapas evenings and here
are some things that stood out :
We were quite happy to see this popular cold soup as a starter, especially served
as shots! Ajo Blanco is typically made from a mix of bread, almonds, vinegar, olive oil,
salt, water and garlic. The drink is very smooth & is quite refreshing, especially in the summer.
Gambas Pil Pil
The Gambas ( Shrimp ) Pil Pil ( Sauce ) were flying off the stove like hot cakes!
Almost everyone took seconds & thirds. Gambas Pil Pil Prawn tossed in a sizzling hot sauce
of garlic, chilli & olive oil. Not only was it a delight to watch the chef toss them
on the live counter but it was also plated adorably in these tiny little red pots.
Pan con Tomate with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Many say this dish is as humble as tapas can get. The tiny, bite-sized pieces of Spanish
toast are a delicious, quick snack made with just five ingredients, namely,
bread, tomato, olive oil, garlic, and salt.
Chicken and Mushroom Paella
We kind of missed this but the other bloggers were raving about this dish!
Try it out and let us know what you thought of it.
These were just the tip of the iceberg, you must visit to learn more
about the other delicacies on the menu.
For the most part of the evening, we were hovering around the dessert counter
drooling over the desserts on display.
We loved watching the churros being made and gulping them down nice and warm.
To add to the delicious brown pastry, we had chocolate sauce,
strawberry sauce & Ice cream made in the Leela Kitchen.
The dessert draws parallels with the crème brûlée, the difference being the latter
doesn’t contain fine cornflour. The custard was well set and was garnished
with fresh fruit, we quite enjoyed it.
Arroz con Leche
Presentation-wise, this stood out the most as it was served in these tiny dessert jars
with a dropper full of syrup. The Arroz ( Rice ) con Leche ( Milk ) is basically
a Mexican rice pudding and can be a bit bland. Chef Rachna gave it a little extra flavour
by adding in some fresh fruits.
There were also Alfajores, Polvorones Almond Cookies, Pretzel Pops, Macaroons,
Orange Sponge Cake and more!
Our brief visit to the Leela Mumbai Tapas Evening was definitely not enough for us. We will be visiting again soon, will anyone be joining us? Then darse prisa!
Venue: Six Degrees, The Leela Mumbai
Date: 17th March 2018 – 29th March 2018
Time: 5.00 pm-Midnight
Contact: 022 6691 1333/34