Butterfly High opens to Thane after BKC, here’s what it has to offer

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Three years after opening its first outlet in the heart of Mumbai, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Butterfly High has decided to make Thane its next stop. The newly launched 3500 square foot resto-bar seems to have pressed all the right buttons! Why do we say this? That’s because in the early evening on a weekday the pub was packed and all the tables were full.

Floor-to-ceiling windows, brightly colored furniture with floral upholstery, rattan shades and chandeliers, black and white geometric tiles, and a kaleidoscope of butterflies hanging from the roof for decoration – all of these make this totally Instagramable ad. The highlight is definitely the opulent bar that stretches from one end to the other.

The superb bar gave us even more reason to opt for a table next door. We started our tasting with pineapple from Hawaii. Served in a pineapple, worthy of a photo cocktail was a good concoction of vodka and pineapple. The food menu has everything you can imagine of Dhokla Dabeli To Gassi Curry, Shiv Sagar Pav Bhaji in Malaysian Korma, and Khao Suey in Masala Fried Rawas. Honestly, the extensive menu of dishes didn’t really impress us! Multi-cuisine is the easiest way to pick up any resto-bar, so we had our reservations. But what followed totally won us over …

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Pineapple from Hawaii and Kothimbir Vadi

The first dish we tasted was the Red Quinoa and Granny Smith Salad. This classic dish was a great start. The mix of tangy and sweet flavors and the play of different textures was just perfect. The Kothimbir Vadi, a staple of Maharashtrian cuisine was then served. But how different can a traditional snack be? Not much, but here’s why Butterfly High impressed us. They have the crunch of vadi right, and the cilantro flavor was spot on! Fish Tikka Kasundi and Dahi kebab were then served. Again, nothing experimental, just simple, really delicious bar fare that we paired with the Basil Whiskey cocktail, which was our surprise moment. Whiskey is a complicated liquor. Experimenting with it is a bold step to take, and that’s what Butterfly High attempted, and this basil cocktail impressed us. From the first sip, when the aroma of basil hits your senses, it was a sweet drink.

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Gassi with Appam, Malaysian Lamb Korma with Malabari Paratha and Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake

Deciding on the main course was difficult, as we said earlier the food menu is extensive! The first dish we tried was the vegetarian Gassi with Appams. The spicy Mangalorean curry and the soft and chewy appams were utterly delicious. The Malaysian Korma Lamb with Malabari Paratha was served next. It was an interesting combination. The pronounced taste of the kafir lime leaf was the highlight of the korma. The lamb was tender and the sauce wasn’t too spicy and went well with the crispy paratha. For dessert the Hazelnut Pistachio Baklava and Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake were highly recommended, and since we still had an appetite for something sweet, we tasted both. The baklava was disappointing due to the inconsistent batter layers and the tasteless filling. But the cheesecake redeemed us from being totally disappointed. It was rich, smooth and the lotus and biscoff flavors complemented each other well. Just what we needed to end our meal on a high note!

Rs 1500 ++ for two. At The Unique, Hiranandani Estate Rd, Thane West

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