One of the greatest perks of my job? Interacting with you my reader. Even better is dining with you as my foodie blind date. And ofcourse, being in constant touch (like I have been with many a reader) is the best upside.
Here’s the biggest downside… a disappointing restaurant and pronouncing it so. So while I was happy to catch up with a long time loyal reader and that too on Shilpa Chawla’s birthday, we were disappointed by the restaurant’s food. The lovely, lively Shilpa Chawla a social media influencer loves micro blogging and has been exploring new restaurants for the past 18 years, which is roughly the time shes been in touch with me. I went back alone to Rasessay, several weeks later, ordered across the menu and once again the mish mash of a menu did not pass muster.
Tucked into the gleaming ORB right next to the international airport, the large space is brightly done up. Its wide 28 feet bar offers a range of drinks. Artworks adorn the walls reflecting the good old days, a separate smoking lounge too.
Italian, Portugese.Mexican, American…you name it. However, only four dishes (amongst the long winding multi-cuisine menu) passed muster.
Chicken mince meat balls were moist and tasty smeared with slightly sweet tangy tomato sauce.Quesadilla with corn paneer? Thankfully tasty and generously portioned too.| Chicken Espetada on a skewer was succulently tasty one dinner and overcooked the next. Hearty Italian stallion chicken sandwich
The African influence is present in the choice of four Peri peri sauces.There are plenty of Sangria and cocktails too.
Can anyone get guacamole so wrong? So bitter? On my second visit, guacamole wasn’t available. Can Tiramisu be rancid?
Cheesecake too? Below average thick, chocolaty
Avoidable, dry biscuity base pizza.Overcooked Aglio olio pasta. Intriguing sounding Black burger is stodgy.
Lacklustre Trinchado portugese curry with rice
Avoidable, seriously small chicken wings with peri sauce and peri mayo.
“Rassasay Barcelos” The intriguing name of this African chain of restaurants propelled us from South Mumbai to Sahar. Its indifferent mish mash fare had us retreating right back. Im fully aware of the investment of money, time and dreams that owners put into restaurants. And while I can empathise with them, my first duty is to you dear reader and so I went back unannounced to Sahar for a second time. And though only ever so slightly better, the below average mish mash of Mexican American Portugese et al disappointed.We’ll stay away till they get their act together.
The ORB, Next to JW Marriott Sahar, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Andheri East
12pm – 1am
Ph 91119 00003
RATING FOOD 2.25 SERVICE 3.5 DÉCOR 3.5
AVERAGE MEAL FOR TWO Rs 3000