Lunch at BlueFROG, Mumbai: Don’t Miss the Blueberry Cheesecake

(Please note: This review was first published on Indian Food Freak)

Chicken Wings

If your workplace is around Lower Parel in Mumbai, make note of this – blueFROG is now open for lunch! I repeat, (I know you want me to!) blueFROG is now open for lunch. The café looks quite different during the day than that at night. There’s enough sunlight passing through the see-through ceiling and the decibels are mellowed down to lounge music. In fact, the lunch menu has borrowed the best delicacies from the dining menu and each item is priced much lower. Also, drinks are served at happy hour prices. If you’ve just returned from a land that was struck by famine, please choose the buffet. Okay, not really! The buffet is for those executives who are in a hurry. It serves a range of tapas and salads. We favoured the a la cart menu. This was just a highlight.

A spontaneous plan took a friend and me to blueFROG café for lunch. After settling in one of the cubicles, our eyes scanned the drinks menu and an order was placed for two cocktails – Melony Temple(peach vodka + green melon liqueur + lemonade) andGreen Apple Mojito (classic mojito twisted with Captain Morgan + crisp granny smith). On an afternoon when the sun is getting hotter, these drinks are very refreshing with balanced alcohol level so you won’t turn up drunk back to office.

While we sipped on these drinks, Chicken Wingswith blue cheese dip and sandwiches – Curried Cottage Cheese and Salmon Sandwich arrived at our table one-by-one. The wings were sweet and juicy and the slightly burnt edges were simply amazing. However, the Sandwiches weren’t exciting. Curried Cottage Cheese was a bit dry, but as promised, Curried. The multigrain brown bread for the Salmon Sandwich was very dry and didn’t have a fresh taste. However, the Salmon made up for it with its strong flavour. Both the sandwiches were decorated with French fries and salad.

Seems like the word spread quite fast. Within no time, the café had most of its tables occupied by hungry visitors. Vegetarians have an equal variety to choose from the a la carte menu. Service was thorough and splendid.

We were through with our starters and first set of drinks. Next to arrive at our table were Citrus Mistress and Frozen Agave. These cocktails did justice to our server’s explanation. Thumbs up! Citrus Mistress has a vodka base, and is mixed with pomegranate, passion fruit and mint. The first sip was very minty. Frozen Agave, on the other hand, is a Tequila (Don Julio Blanco) base drink, and is soothing. It’s a blend of fresh ginger, mint, peach and apricot, and is served frozen.

Our main course comprised just one item – Linguine “Jaleo Peneo”. Linguine is a little wider than spaghetti and was tossed with broccoli, pieces of chicken, fresh coriander while Parmesan cheese melted in the bowl. We were just about done with the pasta, and we had the desserts winking at us. But what got all my attention was the Blueberry Cheese Cake.

This delicious cheesecake was the best ending to the meal. It seduced me into wiping the tray clean. It was cheesy and was topped with blueberry syrup as well as blueberries, (of course!). As mentioned earlier, a perfect and gorgeous ending!

Meal for Two: Rs 1200 (Buffet) / 2000 (Ala Carte) {not including drinks}

Linguine Jaleo Peneo

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Address: blueFrog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013| Phone: 022 61586158

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