Located in Bandra Kurla Complex, Taftoon Bar & Kitchen takes you on a gastronomic journey through the Grand Trunk Road. Their ambiance is calming and modern. They serve authentic Grand Trunk Cuisine that is their cuisines range from the lands of Afghanistan, through Pakistan, North India, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and halting in Bangladesh. The menu is extensive and full of references to the place of origin and the ingredients that go into each dish.
We started our meal with Kashmiri Kahwa, a Welcome drink that had white honey and shreds of almonds. It was served to us in clay cups.
What we ordered –
Citrus and Rosemary Sour – Star Fruit Muddled with Grapefruit juice with a hint of rosemary and sour mix.
Egyptian Hibiscus and Cranberry Juice – Hibiscus and Cranberry flavored tea decoction with sweet and sour mix. It had a mild flavor of rose water.
Date & Pineapple Sherbet – Date & Pineapple mixed with anise-flavored jaggery, pineapple juice, and sour mix.
Papad – 2 different types of papad served along with tomato & green chutney. Goes best with mocktails & cocktails.
Kurkuri Kand – Crispy fried bite-sized sweet potato, purple yam, and beetroot, topped with tamarind, mint chutney, and sweet yogurt served along with sprouts.
Kathali ki Chapli – Kebabs prepared with raw jaggery and Indian masalas. It was very soft and melt in the mouth.
Mooli ki Kachori – Flaky flour dough balls stuffed with radish mixture, deep-fried, served along with yogurt-based mint sauce and sauteed moong.
In between courses, you get a portion of this delicious Kachhi Kairi Palate Cleanser which has the perfect blend. And it will leave you wanting more!
Dom Potoler Dolma – Stuffed pointed gourd and potatoes in a Bengali curry, tempered with cumin and oil.
Zafrani Taftoon – Oven-baked bread flavored with saffron and hint of cardamom. It is soft, aromatic and goes best with any Main Course prep.
Baquerkhani – Leavened bread baked in the oven is topped with poppy seeds. It is soft and very delicious to be paired with a gravy main course.
Laal Naan – a crisp Amritsari roti topped flavored with chili oil and topped with sesame seeds
Baked Jaggery Rasgulla – Rasgulla sweetened in jaggery, soaked in thickened milk & baked to perfection. It is served in a traditional clay cup.
Hazel Gosh Feel – Crisp Sugar Dusted Pastry Paired with reduced hazelnut milk, toasted vermicelli, and sweetmeats.
Summarizing, with luxurious ambiance and comfortable seating, this is a an excellent dining place if you want to try Authentic Food from different regions. I would suggest you to ask for recommendations as there is something for every palette, you might find it hard to choose between all the different cuisines.