Monday, 5 December 2016

Thanksgiving Feast at The Boston Butt, Mumbai

The Boston Butt is a smokery, charcuterie and bar which uses a slow and low heat cooking technique usually used in southern states South Carolina, New Orleans, Kentucky, Texas, in the U.S. Here, unlike other places which use high temperature and charcoal methods, the food is roasted slowly over 12-13 hours over different types of wood such as birch, hickory and apple which gives a great smoky flavor to the food.

The restaurant is divided two sections. The vibe of the restaurant too is part Texan, part New Orleans so expect leather seating, pre-prohibition wall-frames.
On the upper level you will find diner style booths, they also give this section for private parties. A bar stands at the far corner, while a tractor front has been fashioned into a small DJ booth. If you’re looking for quiet time, we suggest you head down to the lower level that exudes warmth, accentuated by soft lighting, rugged wooden tables and faux leather chairs.

"Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are" Joyce Giraud

We were recently invited at The Boston Butt to review their Thanksgiving feast menu and I must compliment on the way Chef and owner Siddharth Kashyap showcased his sheer talents. The first impression of an American diner that usually people have is that the food will be all non-vegetarian but you will be surprised to know that this restaurant also offers various vegetarian dishes. Even their PR team and staff was fabulous they made sure we were well fed and also asked us about our feedback about the dishes that we were served. Impressive!!

We started with these two super refreshing cocktails i.e Apple Cinnamon and Gingerale which according to me was perfect on a hot December noon with just 1% of alcohol I could keep drinking these. Preferred the Apple Cinnamon over the Gingerale. 
My favorite the Apple Cinnamon

Loved this piping hot Smoked leek and sweet potato soup with grilled cheese sandwich. I’m not a very big sweet potato fan but this soup was flavorful. The melted cheese sandwich complimented the soup really well. 

Roasted brussels sprouts salad with chestnut, wild mushroom, sweet potato, dried cranberry, pine nut, red wine vinegar dressing - Roasted brussels sprout halves, with crunchy chestnut quarters, sautéed wild mushroom, roasted sweet potato dice, dried cranberry, toasted pine nut, baby arugula, baby spinach, microgreens tossed in red wine vinegar dressing. This salad was good but slightly on the dry side. 

Smoked Pork belly with coffee mustard glaze - Juicy Pork belly brushed with coffee-mustard glazed and smoked low and slow. Yum and Recommended!

Jambalaya Cronut with Sauce Paprikash - Croissant-doughnut pastry stuffed with jambalaya style smoked diced vegetables and served with rich paprika sauce. Impressive!

Smoked Collard Green, Chestnut and Pumpkin Seed Ravioli with Orange Butter Sage sauce - Leafy greens smoked, chopped and combined with mascarpone, roasted pumpkin seed; stuffed in homemade ravioli sheets. tossed in a orange butter sage sauce.

Smoked Pumpkin Risotto with roasted zucchini - Smoked pumpkin, pureed and cooked with arborio rice and topped with roasted zucchini. Yum and Recommended! 

In the mains the best of the feast. Grilled Harissa Chicken with cheese grits and grilled corn - Harissa marinated chicken, grilled and served with cheesy grits made with gouda, yellow cheddar and parmesan served with grilled corn. Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of this. This came on the table, the dish looked gorgeous & I could not wait to eat it.  The chicken was marinated and cooked to perfection and I'm definitely going back for this. Highly Recommended!

The Sinful experience: Berry Waffles upside down Cake with Maple Cheddar Ice Cream - classic upside-down inspired waffle cake with a mix berry jam baked in a waffle griddle and served with maple & cheddar cheese flavored ice cream. OMG! I can't get over these waffles, while I write my blog I'm craving these. Go explore!

Have you ever experienced dessert coma? If not go, try this Butter Bundt Cake with Rum and Raisin sauce - Buttery rich cake baked in a Bundt mould topped with rum and raisin sauce. Not only looked good but tasted even better. Highly Recommended!

The overall experience was good ; I really can't comment on the size of the portions or pricing since I was invited for a tasting. Go explore The Boston Butt for yourself and let me know in the comments section about your experiences. Till then Take Care and be thankful always!

Was Super excited as the Ravioli photograph got featured by FEMINA INDIA in their food section, thus sharing the link for the same just in case if you want the recipe. Thank you Femina India for this wonderful feature and mention.
Here's the link:

The Boston Butt Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato