Are you missing a trip to Goa and the delicious Goan cuisine this weekend? O’Aido, one of Goa’s famous restaurants and bars in Anjuna, is holding its first food pop-up in Bandra. O’Aido – which translates to Patio or Courtyard in Portuguese is a year old restaurant and cocktail bar, and is part of one of the oldest hotels in Anjuna – Om Rose Garden which was established in the 1960s.
Curated by Executive Chef Ruben Pinto, the menu is a mix of small plates that celebrate local Goan flavors and ingredients. The chef will serve delicious tapas-style comfort food where he reinterprets age-old family recipes for modern Indian dining.
Expect comforting Portuguese-inspired dishes with a Goan twist at this pop-up. The menu features vegetarian and non-vegetarian house dishes such as mushroom and mozzarella rissois with Toum, served with a dollop of porcini-based umami-laden mushroom sauce with a side of green salad; Dill-coconut broccoli tempura with radish and pickle aioli; Overstuffed Falafel Sandwich with Home Fries and Coleslaw and Goan Slaw Poe, three cheese and basil pesto toast and mixed lentil cutlets with homemade eggplant pickle to name a few.
For seafood lovers, don’t miss Chef Ruben’s rendition of Prawn Bachao, where plump prawns are marinated in a homemade recheado masala (infused with dried prawns) and served with a refreshing coconut salad and cucumber; Sardines tempura with dill and coconut – deboned and marinated in a base of dill and coconut served with a homemade radish-infused mayonnaise; Overstuffed roast chicken sandwich with house fries and coleslaw; Goan Poee Chorizo and BBQ Chicken Toastie and Stuffed Roast Pork Sandwich with Home Fries and Coleslaw.
Complete your meal with one of the best interpretations of Serradura – a rich, creamy layered dessert perfectly offset by a crumbly chocolate earth and mango and orange coulis. Pair your choice of delicious food with their range of cocktails including the traditional Chorizo Bloody Mary, Susegad Gin Sour, Gin Basil Smash, Passion Rita and Pomo Caffe.
Enjoy the food and the evening with music and love games.
October 29 and 30 (Saturday and Sunday)
At Veranda Rooftop, Executive Enclave, Pali Hill, Bandra, West.
Price: Free entry. food and cocktails available for purchase
From 4:30 p.m. to midnight.