Loc : Colaba, right next to Indigo Deli
Meal : Early Dinner
Moshe is one of my favorite restaurants, apart from the flagship there are numerous cafes spread across South Bombay. The one at Crosswords is one of the best (when it has all the items on the menu)
So when we heard that a new one had opened in Colaba, we decided to check it out, as it turns out, we shouldn't have bothered. The menu was supposed to be different from most of their cafes, they even have the fondues hitherto available only at the mothership.
we had the sun dried tomato and garlic fondue, not bad. Moshe has always done a good job with the fondue and it was evident with this one.
The pasta salad was disgusting, it was just some cream dressing with greens and cherry tomato's. It was just wrong to serve this as a dish, absolutely lacked taste, ingredients or imagination.
The pasta in tomato sauce was again, fairly horrible. No taste, no imagination, a generic tomato sauce thrown on some penne. I wish they had just retained the Moshes Penne which is a dish they perfected but this was just sick.
The sandwich was pickled aubergine and greens. Again, disgusting (homerun) no taste, no point, no imagination.
Overall, the ambiance is just average, the seating is limited and the service is okay. Indigo Deli next door will not be threatened by this outlet unless they take their game up a WHOLE notch.
The food is below par in almost every respect, which is shocking considering their pedigree and experience. I can chalk it down to its absolute newness but even in that case the service can be below par (which it wasn't) but the food should not be. Maybe Mr.Shek needs to slowdown his ever expanding chain and focus on the quality of the food.
Food : 3/10
Service : 6/10
Damage : approx 1100