Right Above Veronica’s In Bandra, Papa’s Has A Chef’s Table That Seats Only 12 People At Once

Experience fine dining redefined in a nostalgic 1980s-style ambiance.

by Mallika Khurana
Right Above Veronica’s In Bandra, Papa’s Has A Chef’s Table That Seats Only 12 People At Once

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Bandra, Mumbai, a culinary tale unfolds. Formerly the cherished abode of Jude Bakery, this iconic corner of Bandra now houses Veronica’s, a lively sandwich shop with the soul of a cocktail lounge. And perched above Veronica’s, Papa’s transcends the ordinary. It offers an intimate yet lively dining experience at its 12-seater chefs’ counter. Here, Chef Hussain Shahzad, a luminary in India’s culinary scene, certainly orchestrates a symphony of flavours.

Papa’s Redefines Fine Dining In Bandra!

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Here, at Papa’s, it’s all about celebrating flavour without the frills. Chef Hussain crafts a symphony of tastes that are quintessentially Indian yet delightfully unexpected. It’s also a culinary rebellion—a delightful defiance against the norms—where each dish breaks boundaries and reimagines what Indian cuisine can be.

“We believe in defying conventions and relishing every culinary delight, from humble curd rice to extravagant caviar, because why shouldn’t they coexist on the same menu?” exclaims Chef Hussain, the visionary orchestrator behind Papa’s.

Drawing inspiration from his culinary voyage, Chef Hussain Shahzad certainly emerges as a trailblazer. He seamlessly blended his experiences from prestigious kitchens like New York’s Eleven Madison Park and the tutelage of the late Chef Floyd Cardoz. With Papa’s, Chef Hussain embarks on a mission to embrace his heritage while playfully reinventing India’s culinary tapestry.

It’s A Culinary Experience Like No Other

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At Papa’s, every dish is a work of art, a harmonious fusion of tradition and innovation. From the refreshing Rasam, inspired by Chef Floyd’s iconic creation, to the whimsical What The Duck!, a delightful blend of Ambur-style biryani and paella, each offering tantalises the taste buds with its creativity and finesse.

As the culinary journey unfolds, guests are treated to a symphony of flavours that defy expectations. Familiar Indian classics like Samosa and Modak undergo a delightful metamorphosis, while lesser-known ingredients sourced from across India add a dash of intrigue to each dish.

Papa’s transcends the conventional dining experience, transforming its attic space into a whimsical homage to Mumbai’s yesteryears. Designed by the visionary Shonan Purie Trehan, the interiors also exude a nostalgic charm. They are adorned with eclectic knick-knacks and warm, inviting hues reminiscent of a bygone era.

From the tantalising cocktails curated by Pankaj Balachandran to the curated playlist that sets the mood, every aspect of the dining experience at Papa’s is also crafted to delight and enchant. Get ready to embark on a journey of flavours that defy expectations and celebrate the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine. 

Welcome to Papa’s, where every meal is an adventure, and every moment is savoured in style.

Where: Papa’s at Veronica’s, 3R3G+JMX, Waroda Rd, Ranwar, Bandra West, Mumbai
When: Wednesday to Saturday | 8 PM till late
Cost: Tasting menus starting at ₹4750/-

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