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Monday, March 7, 2016

La Bella Peninsula

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My first time in Sion, turned out to be first class, due to first rate food, service and interior decor of Peninsula Next ( Fine Dine restaurant near Sion Station ). ' Sion aaya, Sion aaya .... Bandra, Kurla, Matunga... ke baad Sion aaya ' ... was my only connection with Sion, through a popular Marathi-parody song. Being a Mumbaikar for four generations, still I had never been to Sion. Mrs. Geeta Shridhar ( aka Geetama - Woman Achiever of the Year ) literally dragged me to Sion circle and came personally to receive me at the Sion circle. I won't say thanks, as I want to remain grateful to her forever.


My most favorite course of the meal is mock tails and here the choices are Delightful. The names are alluring, the presentation and the taste is refreshing. We ordered 6 different varieties to check out. I loved the Barman' special with Ice cream followed by Shirley Temple, Mojito , Blue lagoon, Green Envy etc.



Our group consisted of 4 Non-vegetarians and 4 vegetarians, so accordingly we ordered and shared all dishes.  For Starters we relished Veg corn Crunchies - stuffed with mashed green peas, potatoes. It was lightly spicy and fried crispy. Each dish was decorated with carved Zucchini, Tomatoes, color Peppers , Carrots etc. The visual appeal was too good to spoil and savor.









Three types ( Indian , Chinese and Mexican ) of Cuisine are available.  We liked Mexican Quesadilla (  corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and served with guacamole and sour dip ). I don't like paneer so I did not taste Veg Seamzi Paneer but my friends liked  the smooth paneer blended with chillies, tomatoes, onions etc. Veg Kolhapuri was a bit spicy for others but being Maharashtrian I preferred to eat it with Corn-paratha. Bread basket consisted of assorted rotis like , Roomali , Naan, Paratha etc. 




I thought, I won't be able to do justice to the desserts but as soon as I saw the silver bowls full of Rabdi , Malai Kulfi , Caramel Custard , Dry Fruit Kulfi , Sitaphal kulfi and Sizzling browni, I could not resist it for a second and slurped the Dry fruit kulfi to the last spoonful.

Later we checked out the nice, spacious banquet halls on the upper floors.


The marble interior , the upholstered sofas, the murals ,  the computerized ordering added  charm to our dining experience.


























































26 comments:

  1. Looks like you guys had a great time and I missed being there. :)

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    1. Each and every dish was first click-clicked and then only was allowed to be tasted. We had great time chatting and eavesdropping. Geeta was sure, that you will turn up a bit late. but u did not.

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  2. Looks appetizing! And the drinks really look great! :)

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    1. Hey Prateek , welcome to ' Spirit Of Mumbai'. The food was appetizing and still we could not resist clicking it first from numerous angles. Don't even remind me of drinks. Geeta ordered 2nd glass of Barman's Special, especially for me. And all ended up sharing each others mock tails happily.

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  3. Sizzling Brownie looks so delicious . . .

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    1. Hi Prasanna. Sizzling Brownie looks delicious but actually it was a bit burnt so tasted bitter. And the other desserts overshadowed Sizzling brownie. If u stay in Sion , u must visit Peninsula.

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  4. Good fun and nice place!

    Cheers, Archana - www.travelwitharchie.com

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    1. Hi Archana, Food is always Good, Shared with Blogger-friends , food was Best Fun. Exactly the ambiance matters the most.

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  5. What a mouth-watering post! Great to know about Peninsula Central, it looks like a fabulous place.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Kiran , I wish I could have written a better post to do justice to your appreciation. Peninsula is nice place to eat out with Family and friends.

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  6. wow what a delectable dishes. Your post made me feel hungry now. Beautifully written with superb pictures. I like the smoky sizzling brownie very much.

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    1. Hi T R Gowthama, welcome to ' Spirit Of Mumbai'. The food was delicious and the presentation was appetizing. I wish, I could take all my blogger-buddies with me , whenever I go for restaurant-reviews. AAhh .. well the smoky sizzling brownie was a bit disappointing.

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  7. Wow again a great review :) your pictures make my mouth water. Keep writing these very enjoyable read :)

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    1. Hi Shweta, you are right , I love to click and tweet and WRITE about Food the most. Thank u so much, your compliments are so encouraging. Your wish is my command.

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  8. Look at the chicken! Yum yum! mouth watering pics!

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    1. Hi Sapana , This chicken is Chinese Ching Chong. Those who ate it, loved it. As for as pics are concerned, Well Reality is always Superior than the image.

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    1. Hi Amitabha , welcome to ' Spirit Of Mumbai'. Lovely looks and Yummy taste.

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  11. The mocktails are awesome. The kulfi also looks yummy. You guys surely must have had a good time.

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    1. Hi Amsang Good Morning. How's Delhi? or have u returned to Aapli Mumbai? Yes, the mocktails , Kulfies of 3 flavors were Coolest ( I mean excellent ). We had Spicy, Sweety Time at the Peninsula.

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  12. ALL LOOK SO YUMMY AND DELICIOUS
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    1. Hi Jayshree , almost all preps were yummy for taste-buds as well for camera-lenses.

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  13. Very interesting review. Food looks very appetizing and the drinks are quite colorful .. pinned once again to my "Places to Eat" board, when I'm in Mumbai next time.

    Thanks!
    My latest post: PPF or SIP Which is better?

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  14. Thanks Subhodeep. The looks and the taste of both F&B were tantalizing. Please do visit and confirm that my reviews are authentic.

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