On the occasion of its second anniversary, Cheval, Kalaghoda launched their new authentic European menu. Chef Brian has specially designed the new menu to suit and cater the guests who are looking for something innovative and appealing to the palate, when it comes to European cuisine. Cheval believes in understanding the needs of their guests and hence tried to innovate their new menu, keeping the preferences of the consumers in mind.

Ambience

With minimal wooden furniture and décor that adds a rustic touch to the place, Cheval scores high on ambience. Cheval lets you enjoy a very charming evening with some wonderful European cuisine and classic drinks. The bar area has high bar stools where you can enjoy your favourite tipple. The place is spread across a huge area with couple seating options, large group tables and even private parties going on simultaneously. The brick walls add a raw and rustic charm to the place, along with wired lamps that lit the place were quite a sight!

Pretty lights at Cheval
Pretty lights at Cheval

Food & Drinks

The new menu has starters like Bravia potatoes, slow cooked pulled pork buns, tender lamb balls, etc, along with Cheval’s signature salad like the roasted duck salad and a range of sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, etc. They also have some innovative fusion dishes like multigrain crepe laal maath and beetroot along with a smoked tomato fondue, pan-seared John Dory on a bed of coriander and kaffir lime risotto with chimichurri sauce, etc. The dessert options include Chocolate Napolean layered with cream anglaise finished with kalhua sauce, etc. We opted for the homemade sorbet in a white chocolate nest, served crème anglaise, which looked as sumptuous as it tasted.

Roasted Duck Salad
Roasted Duck Salad
Bravia Potatoes
Bravia Potatoes
Sorbet in a white chocolate nest
Sorbet in a white chocolate nest

The drinks menu is quite interesting with quirky cocktail names which coax one to try them out. Cheval’s Affogato (vodka and herb liqueur with lime sorbet), daiquiri and Sazerac (bourbon, bitters and sugar syrup stiired in an absinthe washed glass!) that we tried were all well-made and very interesting. My favourite among the cocktails was ‘It’s about Thyme’ – a cocktail with sparkling brut, yellow charteuse, and pressed lemon, wherein they had experimented with thyme to add some fresh greeny touch to the drink. The classic Spanish sangria I tasted there was one of the best ones in Mumbai. Apart from the cocktails, the bar had a range of wines and spirits. Wines from India, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia and Chile are stocked at Cheval.

The elaborate new menu at Cheval is quite a delight and a must try if you enjoy some good old European gourmet experience.

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