Inside Copper Chimney, BKC | All The Deets
It may be raining and pouring outside but some days you just don’t feel like sitting at home and enjoying the sound of the rain. Instead, I’ve been busy dreaming about indulging in rich, authentic North-Indian fare that I think will complement this weather perfectly!
Walking into the new venue, I was greeted by a copper bell at the entrance.I was captivated by their sleek, classy, spacious and well-lit interiors which seemed much inspired by the Art Deco influences seen across Mumbai. Copper accents are juxtaposed against fresh wood tones and earthy cane, with bursts of colour and foliage.
I was seated in their private dining section which can be booked for a meeting or a private dinner and can seat up to six.
The servers were polite and took me through the menu that had several new additions. I decided to try most of the new dishes while still ordering a few of my usual favourites.
While I awaited my appetizers, I chatted with Mr Rahul-the manager, who informed me that this is the only venue of Copper Chimney that houses a bar. I learned that even though they are situated in the business district they are aiming to cater to both corporates and families.
I started my meal with the Kadak Roomali, that was in a shape of a dome and was filling, though it could have been spruced up with more of the juicy masala.
Copper Chimney has always been a good bet for their tandoori grills and my round of appetizers consisted mainly of kebabs. I satisfied all my kebab cravings as I feasted on The Copper Signature Platter. I was served a mix of the usual platters that have two variations: The Just Chicken Grill Plate and The Fish & The Mixed Meats Plate.
The Reshmi Kebab was juicy, creamy and succulent as usual with their new addition, the Delhi Style Fried Chicken that was crunchy and well-spiced along with a well pickled Achari Chicken Tikka. I enjoyed their Tandoori Fish Tikka as it featured some crispy bits to balance out the moist fish.The Pudina Grilled Chicken, sadly had chewy pieces of chicken and wasn’t the most appetizing. The highlight of this platter however, was the robust, delicate and mouth-melting Mutton Seekh.
On a side note. Don’t you guys agree, that kebabs are most scrumptious after squeezing a bit of lime on them and dipping them into a tangy, green chutney?
The Chargrilled Cheese Mushrooms were perfectly grilled mushrooms stuffed with paneer, cheddar and a hint of pudina. They were so good that they left me craving for more.
The only disappointing starter was the Chutney Fish where the fish wasn’t tender enough and the chutney was overly salty and needed to have been better balanced.
Curious about their cocktails, I tried the Copper Mist which was a cucumber-vodka cooler, where the vodka proportion to the fresh cucumber was not balanced. I then opted to pair my meal with a safe Lemon Ice Tea.
After filling myself with the appetizers, I decided to just call for my favourite comfort food; a plate of their classic Murgh Makhani. Teamed with fluffy butter naans, this dish is for those of you who love a sweet, butterly butter chicken gravy. The rich, flavourful, creamy orange gravy here has always been a crowd favourite since the 90’s. I don’t think there is anything more comforting than a bowl of butter chicken and buttery naans.
For the desserts, the chef sent his personal favourites which were the Dark Chocolate Mousse, Muzaffar and their new addition to the dessert section; The Almond Phirni Chikki Crumble.
When they were placed on the table, my companion and I forgot about how stuffed we felt and the plates were licked clean in about 10 minutes.
The dark chocolate mousse was delightful with a creamy texture and a varying espresso flavour. I’m still dreaming about this jar of happiness.
The Muzzafar was a Lucknowi style rabdi that was luscious, thick and was topped with golden roasted vermicelli. A well-balanced dessert where the sweetness was not cloying.
The star dessert that I will 1000000% be going back for was the phirni. This was a mind-blowingly delicious chilled rice pudding, that was topped with crunchy chikki and crumbled jaggery. Garnished with saffron and some almond nuts, all the elements added up wonderfully here.
Without any hesitance, I can conclude that the new outlet in BKC has maintained the standards that have been set since the first venue of Copper Chimney in 1972. For those of you who live near BKC, this is the perfect option for a relaxed family lunch, a corporate meal with work buddies or for when the rain gets too much and you need a little North Indian comfort!