Location: Classic Corner Building, Next to Holy Family Hospital, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
Meal for two: approximately Rs. 2000
Serves alcohol: Yes
Valet Parking: Available
I just recently 23 yesterday ( big boo hoo 😦 ), so to celebrate me getting a year older and hopefully wiser, my sister chose The Sassy Spoon for dinner. I haven’t been to the one in South Bombay, but have heard great things so, no arguments there. Plus, I’ve passed by the restaurant a few times and the decor has always seemed peculiarly inviting.
Step into Sassy Spoon and (if you can do yourself a favour and ignore the loud traffic outside) you will feel like you’ve just entered a romantic Parisian cafe – charming wooden tables, bright upholstery, their signature display wall with vintage bread baskets, et al. The staff is extremely courteous and we were greeted with big smiles – they were in my good books already.
Appetizers and Mains
My dinner began with a much needed glass of Fratelli Cabernet Sauvignon as my sister happily sipped on her pink apple lemonade. Chosen from a self proclaimed eclectic European menu, appetisers consisted of a smoked eggplant and chickpea bruschetta, tomato and basil soup and a soup of white onion and smoked scar – absolutely brilliant! I’m huge on smoked eggplant and onion soup so my night was pretty much made. The onion soup was everything but healthy – creamy, buttery (hence delicious), making it difficult for me to order another portion. Mains were recommended by the staff – brown rice paella (vegetarian), mapo tofu and spaghetti lemon beurre. The paella seemed a tad bit bland to me, but I would go back just for the tofu and the spaghetti. The mapo tofu prepared in a black bean sauce was what they call a melting moment. If I could, I would’ve licked my plate clean. The spaghetti with the lemon butter was nothing short of perfection. It’s one of their most recommended dishes. My only wish is that some more vegetarian options are added to the menu so there’s a larger variety to choose from.
Sassy Spoon has a completely separate menu for desserts so I suggest you don’t fill yourself up on the food. Trust me when I say this because you want to spend the last half an hour of your meal just devouring their desserts. I only got to try three of them so I know for a fact that I’m going back to sample every other item on this menu. We got the chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream (umm.. YUM!) and a basil and olive oil ice cream. I have never tasted anything like it before and this is a MUST HAVE if you’re ever here. Since it was a special occasion I asked them to surprise me with a dessert, and boy did they! They brought out their signature ‘Sassy Stacks’ – a mini red velvet cake with a shot of cappuccino foam. Order this dessert just so that you can dive into that coffee goodness!
Overall, my dining experience was splendid – from the food, to the decor and the friendliness of the staff – I give it 4 out of 5 stars. I’ve given one less only because I wish there were more vegetarian options.
A meal for 4 cost us approximately Rs. 5,000 (we were charged only for one dessert).
Brown rice paella with artichokes and the Mapo Tofu
I completely fell in love with this setting
So whether you’re going out on your first date, celebrating something special, having a girls’ Sunday brunch or just want to eat at a great place, I say Sassy Spoon is the one 🙂