Saturday, February 09, 2008

Tarla's visit to "Wild Dinning"



The best escape route from the hassles of the city is the nearest hill station hoping for a nearer acquaintance with the environment. Nature has become a far cry in this bustling metropolitan. But there are places which still hold on to their soils and roots and make it a welcoming gesture for people looking for a respite.

On a quest to explore such venues Mrs.Tarla Dalal came across a very unique concept in Andheri on friday, 8th feb 2008. A restaurant which had a theme of forest and called wild dining…and as the name suggests it takes you to a ride through the jungle.



The entire restaurant takes you through the primitive settlement of the tribal with caves made of rocky walls; statues of wild animals and mannequin of cave men…even the waiters were dressed in khaki uniforms. The ambience of the restaurant flaunted the jungle look with sounds of roaring animals, chirping birds, elephants blaring .Rather than being scary they transformed you a bit closer to the nature in its raw form. Exactly how the owner, Mr.Sanjay Pratap had imagined while shaping up his dream into reality. Hospitable hosts, Sanjay and his wife joined along for this adventure and made it thoroughly enjoyable experience for Mrs. Dalal and me.



Even the food did not fail to impress us. We relished on a variety of delicacies ranging from starters, soups, followed by pizzas, nachos, main course, sweets and a variety of desserts. A round of tasting each and every dish left us totally satisfied and satiated. Mrs. Dalal rated the dishes 8 on a scale of 10 complimenting the chef for a wonderful dine.

It not only turned out to be a great expedition (which would cost you just somehwere bewteen Rs. 275 to 350/-per head) roaming the forest but the result was discovering a place close to the real home away from concretes and bricks.

I am sure all you foodies must have explored exciting places like this, do feel free to share your experieces with us...

Sapna Kamdar
Nutrtionist
www.tarladalal.com

6 comments:

Mythreyee said...

That's a wonderful escape.

Anupama said...

Great to have such an eating place in middle of busy Mumbai which is otherwise such a concrete jungle

Anonymous said...

I am currently doing my Gauri pooja (Jaya parvati ke vrat), I am trying so hard to find the name of a green vegetable that my mom used to make for me, that was naturally salty. She used the vegetables and made pakoras for me. However, I cannot find out what the name of it is in English, since we are here in the US. HELP.. please...

tutifro0ti said...

thank you! I hope i can get some type of help. I have already surfed this website, but i figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. Thanks once again.

Tarla Dalal said...

Dear Anonymous,

The vegetable you are referring to is called 'morus ki bhaji'. it has high sodium content hence has a salty taste. it is sea weed and can be had during fasts like gauri pooja.

Rina said...

Great recipes from you!
I am a food lover and also love to make food as well cook something new and creative.
Thanks for your recipes, it gives me lots of inspiration to make something new.