Tuesday 3 July 2018

Lume Restaurant & Bar Hotel Aureole Mumbai | Vegetarian All You Can Eat Sizzler Festival | Food Review

An All You Can Eat Sizzler Festival.  How cool does that sound! Was here at Lume couple of days ago for review session of the same and really enjoyed it.

Due to monsoons, the approach road is really bad and some repair work is going on. Hopefully it will get sorted soon. Lume is situated on 1st floor of Hotel Aureole, spread over 2 floors with seating capacity of around 40-50 people, quaint and cozy. Situated away from the regular hustle and bustle of this megapolis, I think being here on a sunny afternoon would be best, would feel like relaxing in some faraway French or Italian cafe :D

For the sizzler festival, they have come up with 7 different sizzlers, all focusing on different cuisines - Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Italian, Classic, Vegan & Gluten Free and must say, all the elements on the plate are 100% true as promised. The portions are smaller because the festival offers UNLIMITED sizzlers, so instead of giving one HUGE sizzler that 2 people will finish, it is better to have smaller portions and try more versions. LOVE the idea. Very value for money too. Also, vegetarian only, so more brownie points from my side.

Started with beverages, tried 2 mocktails, WATERMELON based and BLACKCURRANT based, both really good, refreshing and strong flavors of core ingredients.

Then, we tried 5 sizzlers-

INDIAN- Mom's FAVORITE. Well marinated Tandoori Paneer on skewers, Veg Pulao, Kachumbar Salad and Veg Cutlet. EXCELLENT all around. Felt like it was a royal Nawabi platter. Solid Indian taste, perfect balance of spices.

THAI - Pad Thai noodles, Basil Paneer, Wilted Bokchoy and Coconut Chilli Rice, everything was good, only the noodles felt a bit stretchy and rubbery. But that rice, yummy to the hilt.

ITALIAN (Garden Delight) - Cheesy creamy, my sister's FAVORITE. Exotic veggies in cream sauce, garlic bread, mushroom pasta, zucchini + paneer cutlet, really brought out Italian influence, the cutlet especially was FANTASTIC.

VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE- Healthiest platter of the lot I think. Oven baked vegetables, cutlet made of crispy chickpeas + potatoes (they have said 'dumplings' on the menu but it is actually a cutlet), brown rice pilaf (it looked like white rice only but maybe this is another variety of brown rice, tasted good, healthy). Health freaks must try this.

MEXICAN - All of us LOVED this because it had a big tangy, tomato feel :D Chipotle Rice, Veg Cutlet, Tomato Salsa and Peri Peri Fries (lovely crunchy fries, star element here) everything worked well in this one. MUST-HAVE.

Staff was really polite, smiling and helpful. Service was slow though. That is the only thing that can be improved. Sizzlers were delicious and have made us curious enough to come back here and try their regular menu too :) Bon Appetit!

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