Ramazan is the holy month of Muslims where they fast for a month from sunrise to sunset. They believe in giving away their early needs, stay hungry throughout the day to feel the hunger of the poor, and take a vow to not get angry. After the whole month of fasting and soaking in all the religious values, they celebrate and welcome the Shawaal moon after a month which is known as Eid. This year Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated from 4th-5th June 2019.
So this year this festival was celebrated at the most opulent Hotels of Mumbai, Marine Plaza. The dinner was arranged at BayView, and as the name says this place has a sea-facing view. It has a beautiful view of Marine Drive and the Arabian see that will surely mesmerize you. The location is apt for any Mumbaikars who want to sit, relax, and indulge in good food.
The decor of the place is very classy, and the vibes are very nice. The service is very good and the staff guys are also very cheerful and prompt. All the staff had dressed up in their festive look that added to the whole feel of Eid. We tried their special Daawat-e-eidMenu on the day of Eid to taste the real flavors of Mohammad Ali Road and Bohri Mohallah. Inspired from the local streets the menu was widespread with many delicacies. They recreated so many dishes that reflected with Eid vibes and the festive feel.
Being vegetarian we tried a few dishes that were created apart from the usual Buffet spread that they have.
So our dinner started with roasted basil and tomato soup along with fresh gourmet pieces of bread. Then we were served Mocktails that were really very refreshing and some starters. Being a vegetarian there were very few options. We had roasted potatoes and onion pakoras, that were too salted. The chef really needs to work on that.
For mains, we had good options naming the few dishes that I liked. Dal, paneer, soya mutter, Chole, korma, and pulav. We enjoyed eating our mains as all the dishes were served hot and were flavourful.
As they say keep best for the last, same way we enjoyed our Mango falooda the most. It was loaded with dry fruits, sev, sabja seeds and was such a delight to have it. There were few. Other desserts like Motichoor halwa, pannacotta, pasties, etc from their regular menu.
However, I was really expecting dishes like Burhanpur mava jalebis, Gulab Jamuns, and sheer korma that are so special during Eid. However, I was really intrigued by the whole idea of this Daawat and really had a hearty meal here and that shows on my face here.
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