Monday, December 07, 2009

Sunday lunch at Tote

Rest :Tote on the Turf
Meal : Sunday Lunch
Loc : Race Course, Mahalaxmi

So, we ended up at Tote again, the last time was on my birthday in October, which was in the same week as they opened. My experience then was good but i felt they had some ways to go before they could be considered as good as Indigo.

Now, on my second visit, i still feel the same way. The menu has been enlarged with a day menu as well. They offer breakfast, sandwiches and some pasta besides the normal menu.


We started with some mojitos which was very good. The mushroom ricotta was sweetish, i didnt mind it but despite being paired with the bitter romaine and sour parmesan it did not work in anyway. The aubergine with the balsam drizzle thingy was not too bad. Sweet though.


The mushroom tiramisu was a huge hit again and did not last very long. Worked well for me.


We got the risotto with peppers and garlic and it was okay. Not very tight on flavour. The mac and cheese and lasagna was again, a pretty good dish, however i think the temperature needs to be worked out, it went cold very quickly and was not as good to eat.


The butermilk parfait was very hard and not that great by itself. It was served with a rhubarb soup which was tangy but the strawberry sorbet was just out of this world. All together the dish worked well, very refreshing, perfect for a hot afternoon. And i got to eat it all by myself.


I remember this being espresso ice-cream which was good, everything else was generic chocolate dessert. Predictably chosen by the girls.

Overall, the menu has expanded which is a good thing, their grill is yet to open in the outdoors though. The food is not bad, its not great but its not bad. I still prefer Indigo for dinner. The service is pretty good and the place itself does fill up.

I will be there soon for breakfast one of these days.

Food : 7/10
Service : 8/10
Damage : for 4 with drinks 6500

Mahalaxmi Racecourse,
Opposite Gate No. 4 & 5,
Phone: 61577777


The knife said...

looks like an interesting reaching cold on the table is sad. Wonder why people don't use those tea cosy like brass coveres

Adhish said...

Surprising to see that Tote hasn't managed to outdo Indigo yet even though it is positioned as a more premium restaurant.

Gaurav said...

Hi Adhish,

love your pictures !!

i think Tote is still finding its niche. the menu is sort of Indigoish but not as creative.

also, they have an all day dining menu which brings it closer to Indigo Deli in spirit. so its a little weird.

plus the ambiance and environment is really high end... so its a little confusing.

the food therefore is simpler and more limited in terms of options as far as actual dining goes.

but then Indigo has been around for a while... so maybe they need some more time.

Adhish said...
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Adhish said...

Thanks a lot Gaurav. Feel free to use any of my pictures if you want.

I'd appreciate a photo credit if its not too much trouble.

Gaurav said...


thanks, you are too kind. ill keep that in mind and if i do end up using any images i will duly credit you.


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