bombay diary: kebab korner and dome bar
the intercontinental hotel on marine drive in bombay has a lovely restaurant called kebab korner that serves delicious punjbai/north west frontier cuisine in a stylish ambience. i enjoyed a sumptous dinner there with my family on saturday night and was truly impressed with the quality of food and the highest level of service.
we ordered three starters which were outstanding - grilled paneer, pudina tikkas and corn kebabs. they were served with white (yougurt and spices) and green (mint, coriander and spices) chutneys. main course was baingan bartha and dum aloo with kulchas.
earlier in the evening, we had a few cocktails at the dome bar at the top of the intercontinental. the all white and linen decor gives the place a very dreamy feel. add to that the lovely breeze from the arabian sea, the massive windows and stunning night views of the glittering queen's necklace to get a winning formula. adjacent to the bar is a 20 yard swimming pool on the terrace as well. it reminded me somewhat of the very hip ganzervoot hotel in the meat packing district of manhattan.
in all honesty, the cocktails were a bit disappointing. my dad and i ordered margaritas and mojitos and neither was really upto standard. but given how much i love the ambience and would love to come back, i'll probably just stick to wine or beer next time.