Tuesday, 27 December 2016
Tipsy Turvy At The Tipsy Terrace | Food Review | Restaurant Review
There is a specific brand of happiness found in hanging out with friends at great rooftop places, that feeling of looking at the vast expanse of the city from up top, I hear a lot of my friends ask about great rooftop places to hang out at, and The Tipsy Terrace is a place I am happy to recommend to them :) Though technically, it is not rooftop, it is actually literally a terrace, an extension of 180 degrees, located at Grand Sarovar, Goregaon, still the ambiance is every bit as charming and worthy of being checked out with a special one or bunch of friends in tow.
It had been a busy and tiring office day so it was providence that one of my closest college friends and I landed here to relax thanks to a review invite :) The dreamy red lighting, very comfortable choice of seating, cool breeze, open kitchen and a view of the city all around made us feel instantly at ease. Elegant. Staff was extremely polite and efficient. The night we went was a Karaoke night, with some lovely songs belted out constantly to enhance our experience. Menu is limited, especially for vegetarians, but not constrictive and everything is actually enjoyable. Prices are a bit high but not as high as one would expect from a top-notch star category place, keeping in mind the ambiance, service, quality of everything, it is all right to indulge here. Service was laid-back which we thought was apt enough for the kind of place this is, a place where we can sit back without thinking about deadlines or projects, not a place one should dash to in a hurry!
This being 'tipsy' terrace, we had to try out at least one alcoholic drink which my friend did in the form of Rum Swizzle, with Bacardi, Old Monk, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Dash of Grenadine & Bitters making her happy, while I sipped Cinderella, my tangy spiky mix of Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Lychee Syrup & Strawberry Crush, this one is a bit too sweet which is fine for my sweet jaw but going a bit easy on the syrup should fix that for normal folks, also later on we had Fruit Punch which was nice and creamy,
Coming to food, Bhutta & Lasoon ka Shorba gave a fantastic start to our dinner- delicious mix of Roasted Corn & Garlic, wonderful flavors coming through,
A little trip to childhood was warranted by arrival of Veg Sambousek- described as a Middle Eastern Fried Dish with Stuffed Potatoes, this one is just like our Gujiya, a homemade pastry dessert mom used to make during Holi! This one is savory dish though, very delicious pastry with generous filling of mildly spiced potatoes, the outer layer was a bit thick but overall loved it, went really well with the various chutneys they provide on the table :)
Next up was Kathi Roll- Roomali Roti with Spicy Paneer Sabzi, soft and generous mix of paneer with spiced veggies, this one had us licking our fingers,
A mushroom lover like me can only jump in glee at arrival of Khumb on Toast - Baked Bread Toast topped with Cheesy Mushroom mixture, very crispy bread toast and mildly spiced yet sweet-ish mushroom mix truly making me gleeful,
Cottage Cheese lovers must surely try Paneer Angara - soft and juicy Cottage Cheese with Yogurt & Seasoning, very wholesome, gives that feeling of 'kuch achha khaya hai maine aaj' :D
In main course, would definitely suggest Aloo Khushnuma - Stuffed Potatoes in Rich Golden Gravy, in conjunction with Amritsari Kulcha. Instead of just focusing on Paneer gravies, we were happy to turn to this rich, fruity, mildly tangy gravy with stuffed Amritsari Kulcha. Love that nothing here is unnecessarily doused in oil or ghee, everything has distinct flavors and the taste lingers on for some time :)
For desserts, we had a date with Angoori Rabdi - Cottage Cheese Balls immersed in reduced milk, where Rabdi was good but the one thing they can do to improve it is immerse the cottage cheese for a longer time so that it soaks rabdi up even more, otherwise it was quite pleasantly dense,
Absolutely fantastic was Gulkand Gulab Jamun- Milk Dumplings stuffed with Rose Petal, served in hot sugar syrup and blanched almonds on top, this one was simply heaven in every bite, a must-muster-mustest have :D
Ready to plan a night out with someone special or just in the mood to sit and talk with an old friend (like we did), then Tipsy Terrace is a really good option in this side of town, it was a pleasure being here and would definitely be back soon :)