For over hundreds of years, the Sakura flower has been widely emblematic of the Japanese culture. In Japan, the Sakura flowers are said to symbolize the fragility & celebrate the beauty of life. Despite being compared to represent the ephemeral nature of life, these pretty pink flowers have a
deep connection with many chapters in the rich history of Japan.
Leela Mumbai has decided to celebrate the Japanese Culture along with the onset of Spring by introducing a special Cherry Blossom Menu
filled with authentic delicacies & signature beverages to transport your taste buds to Japan with every bite & sip.
The Pocket-Friendly Bento Box
Would you believe us if we told you, you can get Soup, Rice, Noodles, Curry, Pickled Vegetables, Sushi, Katsu Chicken, Tempura Prawn
& Veggies at the Leela for just Rs.1834 or less? When they told us, we didn’t believe them either!
The popularity of the Bento Box has been growing all over the world for its convenience, cost-effectiveness, variety in portions & portion control. It’s an entire meal perfectly packed to not only fill you up but satiate your appetite for a tasty meal with almost no food wasted. This practice has been recorded way back to the late Kamakura period in the 1185 and is now being embraced by Citrus.
The kind of Bento served here is the Shidashi bentō and it comprises of
Miso : Flavorful Dashi filled with Wakame, silken tofu that doesn’t fill you up but opens your taste buds up to the delicious meal you will be having.
Sticky Rice & Japanese Curry : A thick vegetable roux with pieces of carrot & broccoli that definitely reminds you of an Indian dish ( You have to try and figure that out yourselves ) . You can get a chicken or pork version of the curry as well for no extra charge, on request.
Cold Soba : The famous Japanese buckwheat noodles are doused in a light Tsuyu sauce giving you sweet & umami flavors.
Pickled Vegetables : Pickled with vinegar & soya are Takuan & Carrots pieces that go perfectly with curry & sticky rice.
California Rolls : The box had eight pieces of Uramaki that taste delicious with sweet crab meat, crunchy cucumber, umami avocado, roasted sesame, nori, sticky rice, garnished with flying fish roe. Along with the sushi you get soya for dipping, gari & wasabi.
Tempura : Crispy, golden fried prawn, bell peppers & onion devoid of oil and beautifully light.
Chicken Cutlet / Katsu Chicken : Crispy breadcrumbs & eggs encompassing boneless chicken placed on a bed of lettuce with a drizzle of Tonkatsu sauce. One of our favorite parts of the meal.
Almost all the sauces, garnish and some meat too is flown in all the way from Japan to maintain the authenticity. And you get all this for just Rs. 1481 ( vegetarian ) & Rs. 1834 ( non-vegetarian ) inclusive of taxes… isn’t that an absolute steal ????!!!!
Leela Mumbai introduced the Bento box to symbolize the always-on-the-go spirit of Mumbai, something we absolutely LOVED.
The Rainbow bowl, apart from being a delight to taste, is a vision to the eyes with Smoked Salmon, Avocado, unagi, tuna Nigiri with eel & wasabi sauce garnished with Tobiko along with Salmon, Yellow Tail & Octopus Sashimi garnished with Carrot flowers, julienned Vegetables placed on a bowl of crushed Ice
Hakushika Junmai Taru Saké
We had this mellow & versatile brand of Chilled Saké to accompany our meal. This Saké has a smokey wooden flavor owing to
the fine Japanese cedar casks it is fermented in.
The Cherry Blossom meal has a large variety of Vegetarian Options as well as many more non-vegetarian ones that will only be available till
the 30th of April, 2018 ! we strongly recommend you visit ASAP !
A big thank you to Chef Constantine Tuanga for the informative sushi demo & the delicious treat.
Sakura Menu at Citrus
Venue: Citrus, The Leela Mumbai
Date: 20th April-30th April 2018
Timings: Lunch: 12:00 hrs to 15.00 hrs
Dinner: 19.00 hrs to 23.30 hrs
For reservations, please call: 022 6691 1359/60
About The Leela Mumbai
The first hotel of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, The Leela Mumbai is an oasis of tranquility in the bustling metropolis and set amidst 11 acres of lush landscaped gardens and cascading waterfalls. A convenient 5-minute drive from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and a 15-minute drive from the domestic airport, the hotel is located in close proximity to North Mumbai’s commercial center and export zone. The hotel offers spacious and beautifully-appointed 391-rooms and suites, including a 140sq. meters Presidential Suite. The exciting spectrum of culinary experiences includes Le Cirque Signature, the legendary Franco-Italian spectacle, a royal Indian dining experience at Jamavar, modern global dining at Citrus, authentic Chinese at The Great Wall, along with a sophisticated retreat at Six Degrees bar by the poolside. Multi-purpose meeting and conference rooms with latest technologies are available upon request. For blissful and revitalizing indulgence the exclusive Spa at The Leela offers European and Oriental inspired treatments.