Mumbaikars are always looking for new and innovative restaurant experiences. Some restaurants live up to the expectations and some disappoint us. Speaking of innovation, we’re here to talk about the new venture by Gourmet Investments Pvt Ltd. Want to find out about one of the most awaited restaurants in Mumbai? Here are the deets of this typhoon-themed restaurant:

The Concept

This restaurant serves traditional typhoon shelter cuisine in an innovative and modern form while staying true to its humble Chinese roots. The concept was inspired by the typhoon shelters in Hong Kong which were manmade covers used by fishermen to shield their boats from typhoons which were very common in the West Pacific Ocean.

The Vibe

We loved the little Chinese booths on the corners of the restaurant, the detailing of a beautiful broken oriental ruin and above all, the ceiling. This ceiling had multiple energy levels referencing from the sky, starting from subtle evening skies and warm sunny tones, to the slow build-up of the typhoon as the evening approaches.

The Men Behind The Innovation

After the successful Project Series, Ramit Mittal (CEO) and Deepinder Batth (COO) of Gourmet Investments Pvt Ltd. got inspired by this concept and introduced the Typhoon Shelter.

Where Is It?

The first outlet is at High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel.

What’s On The Menu?

The menu has been curated and designed by Hong Kong-based celebrity chef Christian Yang, who is an expert at the cuisine. And while we truly enjoyed the experience, we loved a few dishes that we couldn’t stop thinking about. The Tuna Tartar that was served in a bowl made of raw salt and the Typhoon Pomfret were our favourites.

Typhoon Pomfret
Typhoon Pomfret

The dessert chef Solanki Roy, is beyond innovative with her dishes. We absolutely were in awe of the Zen that was a dish consisting of edible stones made of Caramel Vanilla and Hazelnut Crunch. We also love the Mandarin Orange that looked like a real orange and the Luna which consisted of mango and sticky rice pudding with a hint of caramel stuffed into a sugar ball. This was served with a moon lamp that took us straight to space!

The Luna At Typhoon Shelter
The Luna At Typhoon Shelter

We definitely loved the overall feel of this restaurant. If you’re looking for a refreshing change in the restaurant space in the city, this place is a must-visit. This place opens doors to its customers on 10th May.

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