The Sassy Spoon
Express Towers, Ground Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
Dinner for two: Rs 3,000
Huge glass windows, floaty white curtains, clusters of fairy lights, a wall covered with vintage bags and trunks, and a signboard created out of an old, red bicycle. It’s apparent that a lot of attention has gone into The Sassy Spoon—the airy, upmarket new restaurant at Nariman Point.
The same care has gone into creating a menu with a tempting array of choices and twists. For the children we chose Crispy Chicken and Curry Leaf Tenders with sweet paprika (Rs 525), Cajun Spiced Buttered Prawns with garlic and crusty French Bread (Rs 725) and Spaghetti with Lemon Buerre Noisette (Rs 685). The pasta, with its zingy aglio olio sauce and parmesan and almond topping, was scrumptious. The prawns were immensely flavourful, and the bread was addictive too. But the chicken was disappointingly ordinary.
We chose the stunning Nutty Ricotta Ravioli, served with truffle cream and shaved black truffle (Rs 525). And then an extraordinary fusion dish of Oven-roasted Ravas served with a piquant Puli Kozhambu and a delicate Lemongrass Risotto (Rs 785). Both dishes were enjoyable. But we wished that, given the high prices, there were more generous portions.
For dessert, we opted for the selection of homemade ice-cream (Rs 350) and the three scoops of chocolate chip cookie dough and caramel—presented in little chai glasses—were outstanding. And the restaurant’s signature dessert, Sassy Stacks (Rs 325), with its tiny red velvet cakes and cappuchino foam, proved enjoyable.
With its high ceilings, quirky decor and incredibly efficient service—our dishes were on the table within 10 minutes of placing the order—the Sassy Spoon is an atmospheric and charming place for a special meal.