When it comes to food, Mumbai never fails to deliver. The unmatched dynamic duo of ‘Mumbai and Food’ is what the spirit of the city thrives on.
Home to a plethora of both experienced and up and coming Chefs, and both old landmark restaurants and newer hip joints, the City is always buzzing with the promise of a new taste for your palate.
Chef Pablo Naranjo Agular, having gotten his start at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris before agreeing to the big move to Mumbai to work alongside renowned Indian restauranteur and Celebrity Chef ‘Pooja Dhingra’ toward the establishment of “Le 15 café”, the quintessential food haven, has never failed to create quite a stir in the culinary scene of Mumbai. Having traveled extensively across continents in his culinary journey, his experience is unparalleled and his passion and creativity are unmatched.
The manifestation of this fiery passion and noteworthy creativity was evident as the Colombian Chef with a knack for Hindi and a love for pani puri, known for much more than his charming personality, put together a unique Latin American brunch experience which featured homestyle typical Colombian lunch food at ‘The A Club’ in Lower Parel on Sunday Afternoon.
The menu featured signature dishes right from appetizers such as Pan De Yuca and Empanadas to the glorious mains of Huevos Rancheros, the ideal brunch essential featuring eggs with a variety of authentic ingredients such as corn, chorizo, and jalapeños sparking a mouthfeel to die for! The Ceviche de Camarones, a beautiful marriage of textures and flavors between the fresh, zesty, juicy prawns and the creamy mashed potato base set the benchmark very high. Alongside these, the Ropa Vieja (pulled buff/chicken with fried sweet plantain, aliño & rice) and Recalentao (fried rice with refer to beans, sweet banana plantain, tomato concasse, a sunny side up, chorizo & chicharron) impressed just as well. At the end of the dessert course, Chef Pablo left the patrons wanting more. The ‘Moms coffee pudding’ was nothing short of delectable. The ‘Colombian tres leches’ featured an absolutely moist sponge cake that hit all the right spots and marked the perfect end to an even perfect meal.
It’s absolutely awe-inspiring to witness such individuality, artistry and vision from individuals of the likes of Chef Pablo Naranjo Agular. If you don’t want to miss out on such golden opportunities to sample and feast on some of the best in the culinary game, stay hooked to his Instagram and follow up on his stories!
Food never disappoints and that’s a promise.