Across the world, Concept bars are mushrooming up, with unique offerings. Such concept bars have gradually made their way to Mumbai, and one of them which has recently opened in Saki Naka is The Bigg Small Café + Bar. Hospitality Biz met Vinayak Patil, Corporate Chef of the restaurant to know more about their offerings.
From the team of Shiv Sagar Restaurant and Butterfly High (BKC), this newly launched café and bar located at a walking distance from both Saki Naka and Marol metro station targets the corporates around the locality.
Helmed by Executive Chef Vinayak Patil who has over 15 years of experience with well-known names such as Butterfly High and Shiv Sagar, The Bigg Small Café + Bar uses the finest of local produce & ingredients across categories to provide soulful food. The restaurant not only specializes in recreating popular Indian dishes but also prides itself on giving them a modern touch with their unrivaled cooking techniques. Some of their signature offerings that you must have, include BIGG Quarters, enormous Sangria and Cocktail pitchers. The restaurant also boasts of an extensive shots menu along with crowd favorites such as Sri Lankan Hopper, Ghee Roast Pita Pockets, Wild Mushroom & Truffle Oil Flat Bread to name a few.
While serving food made from locally sourced ingredients, Patil added, “We support local artisans and farmers with what we serve and curate menus for guests who have a global perspective. On the other hand, The Bigg Small is all about doing things differently and we are aiming to set a new trend in the food and beverage industry by introducing fusion twist to a lot of Indian dishes. Two of our favorites, Kolhapuri Chicken Nuggets, and Ghee Roast Paneer Pita Pockets are among the indo-western fusion dishes which we introduced here” added Patil.
In between our conversations, Chef offered us the impressive and fresh Habibi Platter which includes hummus, muhammara, served with fattoush salad and Tzatziki Sauce with freshly baked pita bread. We rounded off our meal with the heavenly Freak Shake which was loaded with peanut butter with whipped cream and a giant doughnut.
Nikita Poojari, Owner and Pawan Shahri, Managing Partner of the Bigg Small Café + Bar said, “At the Bigg Small Café + Bar, we understand the need to take a break and ensure that everyone who walks in our door leaves feeling invigorated and revitalized. By combining the comforting ambience with our own take on Modern Indian, Asian and European cuisines, we intend to provide an ethereal bar and food experience for our customers. With a large portion of drinks and small plates of appetizers at an affordable price to suit everyone’s after-hours needs, our goal is to become the one-stop escape place for this city that never sleeps.”
Chef Patil informed us that due to guest requests, they are also planning to introduce lunch thali as well. The USP of the café is that the mind-blowing deals are one of a kind here, such as six drinks at the price of five and nibble platters for INR 700. The drinks are offered as 180 ml and 30 ml pegs, which can be enjoyed along with the delicious and affordable platters.