From Monday 19th October, diners at Six by Nico in Manchester can experience an Indian Summer.
The new six course tasting menu has been revealed as ‘Bombay Kitchen’ – and each dish has a story to tell.
Food is an integral part of life in Mumbai – or Bombay, as most of its denizens still call it, says chef Nico Simeone, where the grandest hotel dining rooms sit cheek-to-cheek with hole-in-the-wall Parsi cafés.
The new six course Bombay Kitchen tasting menu starts with aloo sabzi – chickpea and paneer dahl with potato espuma and fragrant lime leaf oil.
Then there’s salli boti: spiced lamb boti with crisp potato, cucumber and naan, and corn bhutta: pressed chicken thigh with pickled mushroom, spiced corn, and lime and deggi mirch.
Roasted cod is next, with a spiced onion broth, onion bhaji and curry leaf, followed by makhani: loin and belly of pork, sultana biryani, makhani sauce, coriander and mint chutney.
In India, says chef Nico, sweets form a major part of celebrations, and guests at the restaurants will end their Bombay Kitchen food experience with a mango lassi made with yoghurt creme, Alphonso mango, toasted fennel, and cumin seed tuile.
There’s also a vegetarian alternative, with six courses including: six delicious courses of spiced cauliflower boti with curry emulsion, pressed aloo terrine with spiced corn and pickled mushroom, roasted vadouvan carrot with spiced onion broth, and jackfruit samosa.
“India is famous for its diverse cuisine,” says chef Nico.
“There is an amalgamation of food styles, some are authentic, some are inspired and some are discovered accidentally.
“Our Bombay Kitchen menu blends the diverse cooking styles of modern India while revamping classic dishes in a whimsical array of textures and flavours”.
‘Bombay Kitchen’ will run from Monday 19th October to Sunday 29th November 2020 at Six by Nico, Spring Gardens. The menu is priced at £29 per person with the option to add a wine pairing for an additional £26. There is a vegetarian alternative available for every course, as well as Parsi café inspired snack sides. Bookings are open now.