Head to House Of Nomad for a relaxing evening
After being closed for 20 long months of lockdown, House Of Nomad reopened to customers at the end of last month.
Name: House Of Nomad
Location: Taj Lands End, Fort Kiosque, Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050
During the months when the show was closed, Chef Rasmi Ranjan Panda worked on a menu specially designed for Asian-style tapas. The chef also mentioned that they are keen to keep the menu affordable and expansive to appeal to all palates. The menu does not disappoint vegetarian guests, as there are several options to choose from!
The lounge’s USP – its cocktails – has also been redesigned by mixologist Lionel Vallado. Maintaining the basic drink ethic of the old menu, each of the cocktails has been given a touch to surprise you.
As soon as you enter you are greeted by an island bar which forms the hub of the lounge. You can see the interplay of light and dark among all the bar accessories and the bartenders at work – mixing, shaking and stirring – to send out the unique drinks that make up your poison.
The lounge area is divided into two opposite corners of the place, each table having its sufficient space for the guests to have their privacy. No living room is complete with proper music, and with the intoxicating mix of specialty cocktails, delicious food, and pat-to-foot music, it’s only a matter of time that you’ll want to hit the dance floor. . There’s plenty of space for those special ‘Gram photos and for you to sink into the night.
What we ate and drank
Our first choice was the suggestion of the manager, Tyson, The last word. A blend of rum, brandy, Sicilian lemon, peach liqueur and guava, this one was a winner. Light and refreshing, it immediately falls in the right place. This was accompanied by Pear and Butter Tacos with fukujinzuke (a Japanese condiment) and cilantro which were light on the palate and absolutely crunchy and delicious. Baby spinach with sesame paprika vinaigrette was delicious and perfect for moving on to the next round of drinks.
Then came the Bramble sour with Tanqueray gin, fresh lemon, homemade berry infusion and a pinch of sugar. It was refreshing with the lemon zest mixing well with the gin. The sugar provided just the right sweetness.
The Sicilian Lime Avocado Tartare was distinctive and quickly became a table favorite. Corn pebbles with sweet and spicy mayonnaise were to die for, and we just couldn’t stop adding them.
You couldn’t miss the Vegetable Tempura or the Water Dumpling on an Asian-inspired tapas menu. While the first was accompanied by hot soybeans and mirin, the second rested on a bed of hot Peking sauce and Chinese herbs. One bite of the dumplings and we knew we were in love!
We ended the evening with the Bollywood Hopeful – a blend of vodka, apricot liqueur, mango puree and fresh lemon shaken and served with a glass of white wine on the side.
The reimagining of the Dark and stormy Came with dark rum and fresh lime with homemade ginger ale, served on a mirrored tray with wooden apple smoke sealed in a bottle. It was the perfect choice to end an exquisite meal.
With impeccable service, delicious tapas and trippy cocktails, House Of Nomad turned out to be the perfect choice for spending a Saturday night relaxing after a long and tiring week.