deGustibus Hospitality new baby- Tote Talli is a bar complete with newly revamped jaw-dropping décor. We went in to try the new space that includes a cutting-edge design that spells a multi-dimensional modern age bar. Here’s what we thought about the food, space and more. Think laid back and acoustically designed interiors. Mirroring the design sensibilities of a modern bar while keeping in mind the setting it surrounds, Tote Talli encompasses various kinds of seating space suited for everyone from booths with comfortable sofas to high tables and chairs. The thematically designed windows allow for ample natural lights to enhance the vibe of the place while the intricately faceted, polished, teak paneled surfaces embracing a forty-foot, cathedralesque, vaulted interior is designed to mirror the trees outside.
With the cocktail menu, we love the wildly silly and wonderful concoctions that entice you not only through your sight but also with its flavors. Tote Talli’s Folk-tails are curated with an Indian accent ticking off every modern cocktail trend. Sip on cocktails like Mumbai Margarita – a mix of Tequila, Orange Liquor, Kala Khatta and Iski Uski – a Whisky, Passion Fruit puree, Cinnamon, Star anise mixture. Don’t miss the Mucchad – a Vodka, Fresh Paan and Gulkand mix and Khatta Meetha – a cocktail made using Spiced Rum, Tamarind, Ginger and Honey. And when the pocket is depressingly light but you still gotta drink – you can pick from their bottle offers that are pocket-friendly which gets even friendlier on a weekday!
The food offerings include a unique Chakna Bento Box that comes in 4 variations – Nuts About Peanuts or Krispy Kabuli, Marinated Olives, Chakli Chameli, and Papa-Dum. Try the short eats such as Spicy Waffle Chaat – Aloo Chaats Its Own Course, Lord of the Wings – chicken wings served with Thecha Sour Cream and tossed in options like Chettinad, Chilli Murraba, Old Monk and Bhoot Jolokia, a selection of Burrata or their indulgent Killer Kebabs. Enjoy some spicy T-Sliders served with fryums available in Chilliya Mutton, Ghee Roast Chicken Sloppy Joe, Kala Masala Mushroom and Paneer Akuri. Indulge in Something Substantial like Flat Bread, Garib Nawaz Styled Baida Roti available in mutton, chicken and paneer served with Dahi Kachumber, Shake It Like Shammi or Tote Bowls available in variants of Burnt Garlic Triple Schezwan Rice, Everybody Loves Ramen, Biryani and Khow Suey. For those craving something sweet, don’t miss the warm Rich Chocolate Jalapeno Ganache, Trio of Yogurt Mousse: Raspberry, Burnt Tangerine, Saffron Pistachio or Freshly Baked Cookies served with Ice Cream. We heartily recommend this one.
WHERE: Tote Talli, Level One,
Tote on the Turf,
Royal Western India Turf Club,
Phone: 9136933274, 7506425004
Note: The critic was invited by the restaurant but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own.