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Ellipisis has one philosophy- Consistency. Every time I come here, not only has the food been exquisite, but the service even more so. This is the second time I have come here for restaurant week and the only slight complaint I had was that the menu was the same as last year. But as the meal progressed, it started to mean less and less. The five course meal was excellent and the portions were just about enough.
The first course was a rocket (supposedly arugula) salad which came with a vinaigrette dressing and caramelized nuts. I must thank the restaurant as it went so well. I am note and ate the nut a huge fan of lettuce but i had a bite in lieu of restaurant week. The second course was a melon gazpacho which I must admit i did not like but was okay. Too much melon for my liking.
The third course was a choice between fresh mahi mahi, fried chicken or fettucini marinara. Since there were seven of us, we ordered one of each. The fettuicini, was lovely and well cooked and had enough vegetables. The fried chicken with honey mustard, was also really good. The crustiness of the chicken and the fluffiness of the waffle which came with it was absolutely divine. The Mahi Mahi was as fresh as could be and came with a soy sauce glaze. YUM! The course between the main and dessert was a small prawn and fried brinjal on a baguette which was delicious and reminded me of the montatidos we ate in SPain. It to 'whet' the palate and clear the tastebuds and prepare it for the next course.
One of the meal's highlights was the bread and the dips. Fresh soft bread and dips make the best filler for any meal. One spread was a saffron butter, the next was a cocktail dressing and the third a pesto spread. All were excellent and we just could not resist them as they kept coming. I think we ate more bread than food. :D
The dessert was what made the meal memorable. On the menu we were told we could choose only one dessert but when i requested the steward to give me two desserts, he not only comped it, but gave us the third dessert as a sampler. This is what intuition and anticipation is about. This is what makes people return to restaurants over and over again.The creme brulee was good and was not too eggy which is important. Although the sugar layer was too thin, ill let it slide.
I would tell anybody to go to Ellipsis. Not only during restaurant week, but for any normal meal as well.
Ellipsis is a change in the ever changing restaurant scenario in Mumbai. They've managed to stick around at a property which did see a lot of closures and turnover for a long while. And boy (and girl), there are many other things you should know about them before you go dining here.
First, one of the only expat chefs left in the city works here. Now I am not trying to put down Indian chefs with that, but it's just about bringing an external perspective which they did very well. Second, they have one of the best bartenders around India. How do I know that? Heck, the guy went as India's entry to the world bartending challenge. Third, they are a daily menu restaurant, which means, they are looking to find what produce they can procure on a daily basis, and decide their menu for the day accordingly.
Now, I first went here maybe a year back, when I heard about the bartender of theirs, and the drinks were good, darn good! A great old-fashioned was had. The guy knew his stuff. And yeah, the drinks are slightly on the expensive side, but you get double pours rather than single pours! Note that!
Next, the food boss, the food! The first few times I came here, I was here for the drinks and bar bites. There is something called the Fried cheese, which is home made bread with cheese. I could eat a few plates for dinner, or lunch, but hey, there is so much to try out on the menu that this is supposed to be had in nominal quantities only ;) And yes, their chicken sliders, great stuff. I've had a serving of 3 alone!!!
Now, lets talk about the last time I was here which was yesterday for lunch. I am not a very big optimist for Salads, partly because for most places around town, Salads are only about putting some exotic leaves together and no flavor. How am I supposed to eat that??? I went with the Spinach salad, which was made with spinach, arugula, nuts and goat cheese. NomNomNom is all I could say after. I polished the plate off!
Next up, it was time for some appetizers. We tried two. Aubergine for me, which was eggplant, crispy rice, soy & chillies. It came nicely plated, and enough to bring up my appetite for what I had ordered ahead. This thing was hot, and quite a thing in the mouth. My brother went with the Prawns, which was crostini, scallion, pickles & the prawns. They were good too, though you are seeing a muted response because I am not a seafood guy!
For the mains, I went with the Chicken & Sourdough waffles. The best choice for me on that menu. The chicken looks like crispy chicken, but put it up with some waffles, and a homemade waffle syrup and some other sauces they serve, and you are gonna find out what I was talking about being chicken heaven. But no, they don't serve it at KFC so you got to come here to eat. My brother went with the Fettucini, which I did not like so much, nor did he. so, I got him some of my Chicken & Sourdough waffles instead.
Last stop, Desserts. We ordered the Creme Brulee, and the Panna Cotta, The Creme Brulee was over the top, sweet just right and obviously, Nutella to add to the chocolatey undertones. The Panna Cotta is not going to be something everyone likes, and it was coconut flavored. So I did not like it much because of the undertones. But the bearings of the things were spot on, not too sweet, and lovely use of items all through.
After so much eating, lets talk about the drinks. I just went with a fresh lime soda yesterday but one of the best around again. Most restaurants would make FLS out of flat soda, but not here. Full marks! And then, after the big meal, we had some tea as well. They have a lovely tea collection, and we tried the chamomile tea and refreshing herb tea. They were both served in big pots, enough for two servings.
Also, a word about the excellent service attitude of the staff. Just to give you an instance, yesterday, my brother dropped his table napkin from his lap, and someone quietly came through and replaced with a fresh one on the table. He did not even realise he had done something like that. Attentiveness is the word here.
It's not going to be easy on the pocket, but for your special meals, this is the place to go to!
Ellipsis is a fine dine restaurant in Colaba which serves excellent food, has excellent service but is very expensive. The decor of the place is very cool and interesting also. But it was quite empty when we went on Friday night.
The food and service were excellent. The pork belly came as a sandwich with a unique wrapped bun and was delicious because the bun was crispy and the pork belly just melted in the mouth. The beef burger was also excellent. A good mix of fresh ingredients. Our waiter was very prompt with service. He made both recommendations we had and also recommended rocky road dessert that came out with ice fumes. wow. it was very tasty.
The drinks also were superb. Ellipsis drinks menu has been designed by a New York restaurants that specializes in craft cocktails. We had moscow mule (vodka and ginger) and old maid (gin cocktail). I would think these are the best cocktails I have had in Mumbai. Only cocktail that would be as good is the envy cocktail at White Owl.
At the end of the night when we got the bill, we realized why Ellipsis has no crowd. INR 5,300 for two people and we had total 2 cocktails, 2 main course and one dessert.
I would recommend Ellipsis to very rich people or probably for really special occasions for everybody else. Excellence but at a very high price
Saturday night drinks were planned with some friends and they suggested Ellipsis. A previous visit had been aborted due to horrendous traffic, and it seemed the mojo was jinxed cause this was the Marine Drive water pipe burst weekend and after waiting for 45 min in bumper to bumper traffic, I was exasperated. We gave it another 5 min before turning back..and I am glad we waited. Traffic cleared out and we were sitting at the sunken bar about 15 min later.
Our friends were nowhere to be seen so we decided to look thru the menu and order some drinks. I went with the Moscow Mule with the Vodka replaced by Gin instead, and was surprised to find out that the barkeep knew exactly what I was looking for...a Gin Gin Mule...aaaahhhh I love it when barkeeps actually know their job well vs mechanically pouring out shots of vodka with soda. Gotta give it to the Death & Co fellas for getting the training down right.
The drink came and it was the perfect balance of flavours. Limey, gingery, ginny...and just the right temperature. This may be the best cocktail I have had in this town...although a couple from a Sundowners Party at Aurus standout as well. The wife got a mocktail which she really liked (somebody has to be sober to drive home, right?).
The manager came over and introduced himself...he remembered me from our previous meetings at Woodside. That was a nice touch.
Our friends arrived, and we got a nice big table in the Lounge area, more drinks/coffee/etc... were ordered. The gin gin mules kept coming out...tasting just as good. Followed by a couple of ice cold Sols later on. The bar filled up quite a bit and the DJ swung into action...throwing out some very danceable beats. This is what a chic bar should feel like...I thought to myself.
A trio of ice creams was ordered. Everyone loved them...creamy, great vanilla and fruit flavors, although our food intake was limited to that for the night. I must add that I have been here before and enjoyed a great meal..albeit a tad pricey. The pricing has now been rationalised and I think that has driven the business for the space recently, because I don't think the quality was ever in question, just the prices were too nose-bleedy.
Overall, a great night, which however needed to be closed out a little early due to an early Sunday morning appointment. I wanna go back here ASAP and try some of the bar bites, which look great. Keep up the good work, guys.
Undoubtedly, the best dining experience you will have in Mumbai. The food is fantastic, the service is excellent, the staff is well trained & knowledgeable and the ambience is great!
They have a daily menu, so what you see on here may not be what you get once you arrive. Make a reservation as the place is relatively new & tends to get full pretty quick. The options for vegetarians are limited but, everything you order will be great :)
I went with my parents to celebrate my dads Bday on 18th Aug 2013. They offer a set menu (3 mains & a dessert) as well as a la carte. We opted for the a la carte.
We started with a carrot soup. The chef came out & explained how the dish was prepared, added the soup to the pepper foam & presented a side of grilled cheese, carrot ketchup & carrots that ha been buttered & slow cooked for 2 hours [ :O ]. Aside from looking so interesting, it tasted fantastic!
We followed that up with gnocchi, ravioli & a grilled cheese sandwich. The grilled cheese was walnut & raisin bread with raclette & apple. All of them tasted fantastic. The ravioli looked like little omelets, sunny side up and came with spinach, asparagus & cheese salad on the side. The portions look small but are pretty filling. Go slow, take your time & don't order too much at once.
After this we moved to desserts. We asked for a Tiramisu which was absolutely fantastic & definitely recommended of its available when you go. It's the best I've had in my life! We also ordered a chocolate velouté which came with cinnamon ice cream... YUMMY! The brownie with vanilla was fine & something you can skip.. Nothing particularly special about that one. Since it was my fathers birthday the restaurant gave us Panna cotta as well, which was alright too but I've never been much of a fan anyway.
All the dishes were unique in terms of preparation, accompaniments & presentation.. Which is what makes this place as amazing as it is.
We split every dish between the 3 of us. None of us had any drinks. The bill was Rs. 4,500 odd and totally worth every rupee. I will definitely be visiting this place again (& again) & i highly recommend at least one visit here.
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