By Tara Bose Kapur
Goa’s celebrated Mustard is now in Mumbai, at Atria Mall Worli. Inspired by the use of mustard by both Bengali and French cuisine, Mustard serves both. It’s not fusion (fortunately!) instead it offers diners the flavours of Bengali and French cuisine.
As a Bengali with a global palate, I was somewhat sceptical at the thought of having both the cuisines in one restaurant and whether they would match up to my expectations.
The restaurant is in a large room, very French in its décor with a variety of seating options. It has a large well-stocked bar.
Both the bar and the food menus are fairly extensive. We took the guidance of our server, Rohit, who was excellent in understanding what we wanted. We ordered some really delicious food and interesting cocktails.
We started with:
- Til Tel Kathi (Bengali), smoked pork with black sesame seeds – unique and delicious
- Polenta Cheesy Croquettes (French) – beautifully served and the polenta made it quite unique. We loved it
- Bangla Ghorona Maacher Thala – very different and recommended for all fish lovers. Positioned as a mezze platter, there are four small bowls of fish preparations: with pumpkin, mustard (shorshe) prawns mash, Bombay Duck slivers and fish roe – the items are oh so Bengali, loved the way it’s put together and served, with a very European sensibility
For mains we decided to eat French, so ordered:
- Duck Breast – sliced and served with caramelised apple, mushrooms and port wine jus – divine
- Pork Tenderloin with green pepper sauce – quite delicious
- We tried out some very interesting cocktails:
- Pumpkin Pie – Bourbon with pumpkin and apple cider
- Mustard Sour – Bourbon sour with whole grain mustard
- Lavender Gimlet – Lavender gin ++
- Elder French 75 – Gin with elderflower and sparkling wine
Savoured them all, but the best was the Mustard Sour. The cocktails were created and curated by leading mixologist Evgenya Prazdnik.
We finished with the chocolate tart which we shared
The kitchen is open helmed by two different chefs, French and Indian
I can safely say Mustard will give Oh Calcutta stiff competition in Bengali food
Fabulous food, superlative service and great ambience, I can’t wait to return with friends. If you like good food and drinks, go!
1B Ground Floor, Atria Mall, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai
Easy access, open daily 12 noon to 12 midnight
Table booking recommended
Tel: 022 33126797
Tara Bose Kapur is a foodie, a foodie and a foodie. When she’s not discussing food, she’s possibly talking about food. But there’s loads (or loaves) more that she does in life. Like being a communications consultant to the rich, famous and needy, and advising some of the hottest brands in the world in PR. And she runs a chhota bakery in Bandra that makes some yum (and sinful) stuff. For Xyngr, Tara Bose Kapur reviews eatspots around town. Xyngr reviews anonymously and pays for its meals.