There is one regional cuisine of India which is underrepresented in Dubai and that is the flavor-rich Bengali cuisine. Apart from a couple of small restaurants, I’ve never had Bengali cuisine in a fine-dining setup.
Thanks to Bombay Brassiere in Taj Dubai, we got to enjoy a little slice of Bengal, right here in Dubai. Paying tribute to the festive spirit of food, art and heritage of Bengal, Bombay Brassiere introduces- Colors of Bengal, a Saturday brunch for a limited period of 5 weeks. After that it will be replaced by another regional cuisine from India.
There was Bengali inspiration in everything from the beautiful red-bordered Bengali saree worn by the staff to music, paintings to food and drinks. The gorgeous venue is complemented by the stunning view of Burj Khalifa.
The brunch started with a welcome drink and there were both vegetarian and non vegetarian set menu. Being vegetarians, we opted for the veg menu. Everything was served at the table. You can expect a relaxed and immersive culinary experience.
The Bengali-inspired mocktails and cocktails were refreshing, inviting and unique. The presentation was on point.
Live on the table
We had a delicious start to our Saturday brunch with Bengali street food speciality- Phuchka and Jhal Muri. It was made live on the table.
The starter trio of Gondhoraj Paneer Tikka, BB Take On Kolkata Nizam Roll and Vegetable Chop was delightfully distinct, flavorful and tasty.
Mains (family style)
The mains were to be shared family style and it consisted of wholesome and comforting dishes like Bhappa Aloo, Dhokar Dalna, Macher Ghonto, Baigan Bhajja, Cholar Dal, Khushka, Boondi Raita and Luchi.
It was basically curries, dry vegetable dishes, rice and bread. I’m not an expert on Bengali food, but I’m a good food lover and all the dishes that we tried were packed with exquisite and rich flavors. We especially loved the exotic and eclectic Macher Ghonto made with banana flower and potatoes.
Dessert was a decadent and delicious affair. We had Channar Payesh, Nolen Gur Ice Cream and assorted Mishti platter.
We enjoyed the whole experience, it was taste of Bengal on a plate. Our dining experience was amplified by the beautiful presentation, tempting drinks, fabulous atmosphere and flawless service along with the delicious and flavor-rich Bengali dishes.
Colors of Bengal is available for the next two Saturdays.
Phone: 04 438 3100
AED 350 (soft beverages per person)