Special Parsi Buffet Night at The Marine Plaza Hotel

The Parsis in India emigrated to Gujarat from Iran more than a 1000 years ago. They are known for their love for mutton and slow-cooked meats with spices. The main ingredient of Parsi cuisine is their love. In addition the flavour of their food is often sweet-sour in nature. That’s why you will see a combination of Vinegar and Jaggery in so many dishes.
On the eve of Parsi New Year The Marine Plaza Hotel plans to celebrate with  Parsi cuisine with some well known delectable dishes in their menu. This will be in addition to their regular buffet of Indian and western dishes.
The date was set and so was the bloggers table. Chef Rishi and Ms Kaveeta – P R Manager joined us at table and greeted us warmly. The evening  began with some insightful discussion about Parsi dishes and the menu for the day.

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The Grand Stairway leading to Bay View

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BAY VIEW
Up the grand  staircase you enter the Bay view restaurant`, It overlooks the Marine drive through big windows. The restaurant has a ship interior theme with Porthole like windows and eye catching artifacts.  My childhood memories came gushing back, dining with my dad Captain S. J. Irani in the ships dining room mess. It always used to be a large long table with fine cutlery and a set menu to choose from.
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SPECIAL PARSI MENU

 

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The tangy tasty Patra

First came the Patra that was a special item not listed on the menu.The Patra were crisp and thinly sliced. They were a combination of  sweet and spicy flavour that is so typical of Parsi cuisine.

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The Potato Fish cakes.

The Potato fish cakes were deep fried in egg batter, soft centred, one could actually tell the ingredients. I felt there was less of fish in the cake yet it tasted quite yummy.

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The Laganshala Soup

Up next came the soup, and although I’m not a soup person I was wanting to try it.  It was the Laganshala soup, a vegetable broth blended with lentil, it had a good texture and thickness however  I didnt want to fill myself up with it hence just had a few sips.

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Crumb fried Chicken Farcha

One of my favourites of the evening, the evidently hyped Chicken Farcha, unlike the parsi contemporary which is fried in egg this Farcha was crumb fried and crispy. A much inspired dish that will be enjoyed by all. I only wish I had some tartar sauce or dip to lick it off the bone like the Parsis do at weddings.

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Prawn Curry

We also Had Brown rice with Prawn curry. It was an hybrid  version of curry and patio we parsis make and devour with plain rice and dal. Here I must mention use your fingers and forget fine dining.

 

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Lagan nu custard

The Lagan nu Custard was with a twist. It  came set in a cup, this time unlike the general custard that is over powering with the sweetness of caramel, I was surprised with the  pleasant flavour of a baked pudding with pistachio.

Psst Psst- We never got to try the Patra ni Macchi but Chef Rishi promised it would be there on the special dinner on the 18th of August.

The regular Buffet Has Soups, salads, live Pasta station, Sushi and many more vegetarian and non vegeatarian dishes.

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The assortment of Breads. Special mention to the yummy Focaccia bread.

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Goan Fish Curry was finger licking good.

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Sushi and Salad Station

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Some of the desserts

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My Dessert platter

So Until next time SweetAnnu wishing you all a Delicious  Parsi New Year , but now before a group picture. Cheers to yet another successful bloggers meet up.
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Thanks Pari for this pretty Picture

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Marine Plaza’s buffet every night  is INR 1300+ taxes.
Special Parsi Buffet on the 18th of August is INR 1500+ taxes.

HAPPY BINGING EVERYONE….
or should I say……
JAMVA CHALO JI 🙂

For Bookings –
The Marine Plaza
Call- 022 2285 1212
Address: 29, Marine Drive, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020(The author was invited to be a part of the bloggers meet)
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