Hot address: The Good Wife
A new watering hole to hit after work - if you can look past the sexist name
Yep, that’s a sexist name. “The kind of place you turn to after a long day at work,” I was told. I took that as our cue to swap “place” with “wife”. Fortunately, the food helps suppress the rage.
We started with the exceptionally buttery filo wontons stuffed with smokey forest mushrooms (the platter was wiped clean, crumbs and all). Then came the mushy-and-tart grilled artichokes with hearts of palm, with a creamy swipe of parmesan crème brulée. The nibble-sized parcels of potato and goat cheese gnocchi were positively doused in pink peppercorn brown butter – not that we are complaining. The pulled pork sliders with brioche buns were topped with browned onions, which made for the right dose of grease. And the charmula marinated rawas when paired with a spicy hit of aioli will melt in your mouth. The portions? Generous enough, if you’re looking to split between two. But making a meal out of the appetisers is always a much-recommended Secret Option C – which we almost went with.
We teamed the starters with some of their signature cocktails, which are shrouded in a mist of fragrance. The citusy Mrs Robinson, orange liqueur, orange bitters and orange flower water, egg white and lavender syrup, is equal parts comforting and refreshing. Their eponymous drink – The Good Wife – is grating in its raspberry-passion fruit sweetness, and comes in a rose-y mist. Moving swiftly on the entrees, we went with the asparagus and roasted onion ristotto, which sounded great on paper, but was marred by overpowering onions. But the three mushroom ravioli was perfectly acceptable. The star of evening was the vanilla panacotta – a delightfully light scoop with a crunch of biscotti rounded off our meal nicely.
The Good Wife, Bandra Kurla Complex, Ground Floor, The Capital, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. Tel: 022 4010 9433