My sister decided to treat me for lunch at The Tasting Room inside Good Earth. The place looks fabulous and most appetizing. I look at the menu and suddenly the urge to eat I collapse seizes me. The menu has a surfeit of choices (see Menu) and we decide to order (at hindsight bit recklessly) four dishes.
The first one to arrive is the watermelon and feta salad (Rs 290) with arugula, pine nuts and mint vinaigrette. The combo works perfectly, but let down somewhat by the quality of feta. The deli meat platter (Rs 550) is next, and it is a meaty indulgence of high order. The platter has Spanish chorizo, barbecue ham, salami Milano and mortadella, all of which sing on the plate.
The main course arrives all together before we have done full justice to the platter, creating a kind of food stress on the table. Braised Spanish chorizo on a bed of mash swimming in a red onion beer sauce (Rs 490) looks like a stunner, and tastes even better. The smoky taste if the chorizo, coupled with the mash swimming in a delicious sauce creates a symphony in the mouth. I zimbly love it.
Not to be left behind is the slow cooked citrus marinated lamb leg (Rs 550) deboned, sliced and resting on an exquisite bed of couscous, cinnamon spiced pear and prunes. It is cooked to perfection and tastes amazingly good.
The restaurant has retained the character of the almost heritage feel of the Raghuvanshi mill compound that it resides in. The décor created is designed to heighten the expectation from the food being served.
Based on my experience, this restaurant can compete with the finest in Europe on the sheer quality of the food with the possible exception of the quality of the feta they serve. I just wish I had something as exceptional as this in my chosen hometown of Gurgaon.
Ratings out of 5
Food: 4.5, Ambience: 5.0, Service: 4.0| Overall: 4.5
Cuisine: Multicuisine | Meal for two: Rs 2000 | Credit Card: Yes | Alcohol: Yes
Address: 1st Floor, Good Earth, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai | Phone: 022-65285284/24951954