Indigo Deli has opened its sixth outpost in Mumbai at Inorbit Mall in Malad.
Originally conceptualized by Founder and Managing Director, Rahul Akerkar & Executive Chef Jaydeep Mukherjee, the menu holds gourmet re-creations of popular comfort foods. Those familiar with Indigo Deli will be happy to know that the menu at Malad will remain the same featuring the much-loved burgers and sandwiches, crispy wafer thin pizzas, seasonal soups and salads. All-time favorites like the Pulled Pork Burger, Bombay Chicken Wings, Eggs Divinity, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich, Chorizo Pizza etc, continue to be on the menu, as also the moreish desserts such as our signature baked yoghurts, silky soufflés, rich cheesecakes and the likes.
Sundae lovers can opt for the naturally flavored ice creams paired fun elements like caramelized banana soaked in brandy, moist hot fudge, batter fried Mars bars, sour cherry compote and Chantilly cream. Choose from The Deli Banana Project, Kinky Suzette, Deli Therapy, Drunken Waffles, Black Forest and Deli Beach Sundae. Or if you’re feeling particularly creative, you can create your own special sundae.
The Deli Shop
Shop before or after a meal at the retail gourmet store located within the restaurant. It has in-house baked goodies, meats and cheeses, condiments, coffees, teas and take-away salads.
Freshly baked treats range from buttery croissants, bagels, tea cakes, baguettes, lavash and breadsticks for dips to delicious tropical fruit pies and tarts, Danish pastries, gateaux and made-to-order cookies.
Besides these there is also the in-house artisanal range of jams, preserves and other condiments. The merchandise carries some of the most sought-after cookbooks, coffee accessories by Bodum, Built NY lunch bags and cases, diaries, pastas, sauces and other cooking ingredients.
This is architect Sameep Padora’s fourth Indigo Deli in Mumbai (the previous three being at Palladium Mall, Bandra and R-City Mall).
The 2,200-sq-ft space bears Indigo Deli’s signature palate of wood finishes with copper accents and lighting to create a moody yet casual dining experience. The seating features diner style booths and tables with a clear view of the open kitchen.
Behind the Scenes
What started in 2005 with Indigo Deli Colaba, has today become the jugular vein of the city’s dining scene. At that time, deGustibus Hospitality (the promoting company) recognized the market potential of this segment as well as the need for a restaurant with retail concept, and thus became patrons of the concept of a delicatessen as a scalable and replicable module. The second Indigo Deli opened in the suburb of Andheri in 2008. The third and most ambitious 4.500-sq-ft Indigo Deli opened at Palladium in 2010, and has since become every shopper and yuppie’s favourite haunt, packing in nearly 500 diners a day. In 2012, the foodie paradise of Bandra saw the much-awaited opening of the city’s fourth Indigo Deli while the Ghatkopar outpost opened early 2013.
Do watch this space for a detailed food review of the newly opened Indigo Deli, Malad.
By Nivedita Jayaram Pawar