Serving modern Indian cuisine with a retro touch to the aesthetics and ambience, the new dining venue Shor in Santacruz Mumbai offers scrumptious dishes and some innovate mocktails and cocktails.
The USP of the restaurant lies in the modern twist to the traditional dishes that it presents. The menu offers you dishes ideal for lunch and finger foods complimenting your drinks and dinner plates. Interestingly, with dishes inspired from the western coast, the menu not only includes the names of the dishes, but also the place they are inspired from. The small bites section presents Guacamole Khakhra from Gujarat, Tadka Hummus from South India, Amritsari Fish from Mangalore and Prawns Koliwada from Mumbai. The grill section includes the basics like Cheese Seekh, Achari Aloo, Fish Tikka and Masala Prawns. The nouveau main course section has dishes like Truffle Oil and Okra Khichadi, Chicken Gassi, and Goan Fish Curry and Rice.
The array of cocktails with a twist on offer at the restaurant’s bar include The Great Gatsby, Chota Bheem, Thangabali, and Summer is Here, among others. To further add to the pleasing ambience the on a weekday, Shor hosts Karaoke nights on Mondays and Thursdays to let the patrons unwind. Weekends has on offer – Bollywood parties, DJ nights and performances by belly dancers and much more.
Coming to the aesthetic element, the team at Shor has tried to restore the retro pieces. With its upholstered seating and music DVD for frames and coasters, the place takes inspiration from Irish pubs offering a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Artistic antiques like a gramophone, vintage microphones and vinyl records are used to blend the entire place in unison.
Speaking about the uniqueness of the restaurant, Aditya Wanwari, Co-founder, Shor, said, “We wanted to create something unique to the area, a place that would cater to providing an affordable luxury” mentions. We know that regional food is the next big thing, people obviously love their butter chicken and dal makhani but the trend is changing, people want constant change and I have always loved finding these small joints which serve thalis with their 100 years old, passed on recipes, I wanted to do the same, just with a modern twist.”