Hey Foodwalas, welcome to another tale of the trials and tribulations of Alfie Foodwala.
These are strange times indeed, I visited Carron to Mumbai on the day before the lockdown, so I am currently in self-isolation in Alfie Foodwala towers in deepest darkest Glasgow.
Please stay indoors and only venture out for essential trips and maintain social distancing.
It’s ironic that I have been thinking of my favorite Bruce Springsteen song, Born To Run and particularly the lyrics…
Chrome wheeled, fuel-injected, and steppin’ out over the line
H-Oh, Baby this town rips the bones from your back
‘Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run
These epic lyrics paint a vivid picture of how we can break free from the clutches of COVID19 and get our lives back, how humans will to survive will actually be our salvation. when things are at their bleakest that is the point when humanity will play its trump card and our goodness and our love for our fellow human beings will shine.
All this running and riding of metaphorical machines has coincidently brought us to this weeks restaurant, Carron to Mumbai in Stonehaven, It is also designed as a metaphorical journey from Carron to Mumbai
The restaurant is designed in an imaginative railway carriage and an art deco dining room.
We kicked off the proceedings with
The Lamb Chops were delicately seasoned, the lamb itself was moist and tender.
The Chicken Pakora was average in its taste and composition, the portion was slightly on the small side.
Slow-cooked duck, red berry sauce, organic juniper berries, bamboo flakes looked interesting on the menu but when we got the dish the duck was dry and lacked any definitive taste, the red berry sauce overpowered the duck.
This dish was billed from the Western frontier. Blend of seven wild herbs, folded with Urid Dall and Lemon Zest
the heavy-handed use of lemon and the dall being slightly raw took the edge off the dish, I suspect if they had used Dall Mash instead of Urid Dall the result would have been more palatable.
The Lahori Karahi was unlike a karahi I have previously come across, whole pieces of green pepper and onion was cooked with chicken tikka, I could not pinpoint an overriding flavour profile to complement the karahi.
Carron to Mumbai should be given credit for the innovative menu, but executing the dishes needed a lot more skill and dedication.
The service was extra relaxed and over-friendly.we were the only customers in the restaurant, and usually, I would not eat at an empty restaurant.
Need to try harder
The restaurant design was quirky and interesting
In my opinion, Carron to Mumbai was average but the presentation was good, way behind the superstar Indian restaurants likes of Mother India.
All meat is certified HALAL,
Alcohol is served at the restaurant