ITC, the luxury hotel brand has branches in all the metro cities of the country. The hotel at Mumbai is named ITC Maratha. The building stands tall at Sahar Road, Andheri East, Mumbai and the architecture speaks loads of opulence and grandeur. The confluence of Indian and European sensibilities is the design of ITC Maratha. The hotel has restaurants that celebrate a number of cuisines and culinary arts. One of them is Dakshin Coastal. This fine-dine restaurant specializes in South Indian cuisine.
South India is a rich region of Indian that has an abundance of spices and flavours. And the coastline that spreads along the borders of the Indian peninsula is rich in exotic seafood. A mix of both and Dakshin Coastal gets its essence. Dishes from Chettinad, Nellore, Mangalore, Kerala, Mysore, Tanjore and much more finds place in the menu. The setting of the restaurant is very traditional with brass chandeliers, the lamp shades in the chandeliers gets its design from the temple bells of South India; natural wood furniture, silver thalis laid with banana leaves (again a South Indian tradition of an eating-plate), and other brass cutlery pieces on tables. The service is unobtrusive and commendable.
The menu ranges from mild to fiery hot dishes. Stuffed spicy brinjal, Prawn Igroo, Neer dosa, Kori Roast, Mangalore’s Gassis, Pomfret, Home-style Kerala stew, Andhra mutton curry, Fish Curries, Kal Dosas, Idiappams, Beedas, and Coffee. The home-made pickles that are complimentary accompaniment with your meal are tongue-tickling … just the way you would like! The seafood varieties include Chutney stuffed Pomfret, Curry-leaf Marinated Squid, Lobster gassi, and Kokum Masala Crabs are a delight.
For those with a sweet-tooth, Dakshin Coastal offers a number of South Indian speciality desserts like Tender-coconut Elaneer Payasam, Badam Halwa and Sorrakai Payasam.
Dakshin Coastal opens bright and cheerful only for dinner. For reservations, visit BookyourTable.