My association with the mumbai.intercontinental.com dates many years ago to the time I was newly married. The hotel was earlier called The Natraj and I remember frequenting it quite regularly for dinners and parties.
When I asked my husband if he would accompany me to the Long & Short – The Gastrobar at @InterConMD, he simply could not refuse.
The Long and Short restaurant is very spacious and plush. It offers a variety of seating, near the bar, cozy corners, low relaxed group seating and best of all the Verandah that allows you to smoke and get a view of the breathtaking Queens Necklace. We settled for a cozy corner and had a great view of the restaurant, bar and Wide screen TV for sport enthusiasts.
An interesting wall which had colourful artifacts and beautiful frames was the topic of discussion for the next half an hour. I couldn’t help myself clicking pictures and admiring the quaint teapots and brightly painted figurines.The lighting was low which I much liked. Music was foot tapping and fast paced but a little repetitive after a while.
We went through the Oktoberfest 2014 menu and I must add that it had some new interesting dishes I wanted to try out. However, we settled for the regular menu as the next day was a working day and I did not want to get up with a hangover. For starters we ordered the Saichan Chilli Dusted Prawns and Crispy Chilly Chicken. The prawns were moist, well cooked and full of flavour, however the crispy chilly chicken was a little dry when arrived at the table.
The waiter carefully guided us through the menu taking into consideration of our likes and preferences. For drinks we ordered the Strawberry Mojito and Watermelon & mint Mojito.
For main course the pizza could not be missed. It was the BBQ Chicken Pizza loaded with chicken, veggies and gooey cheese. It arrived piping hot on the table and was polished off in no time.
The Thai curry with Herbed rice was comfort food and reminded me of my recent trip to Thailand. The flavour was very authentic but by now I was stuffed and wanted to save some place in my tummy for dessert.
We ordered Hand Churned Kulfi Popsicles and the Machioto- that was a blend of Brownie crumble, coffee ice-cream and candied almond Silvers.
It’s absolutely true that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and I have proof when my husband agreed to get clicked by me.
It was a lovely evening and definitely worth traveling all the way from Bandra on a week day. I also met some wonderful twitter friends, a special mention of Nikhil Wad aka @MrCoffeekhor from Twitter. Thank you mumbai.intercontinental.com for the wonderful dining experience. It was truly a Gastronomical delight to dine at your Long & Short- The Gastrobar.