When Trader Vic declared he was about to make the finest rum concoction in the world, who knew it’d actually turn out to be one of the globe’s most famous cocktails let alone having a lounge named after it.
Mai Tai, part of American chain of restaurants Trader Vic’s, is a recently opened lounge in Mumbai that has modern twists to its traditional concept.
Imagine chilling in the Bahamas under the sun, facing clear blue waters, with a flower in your hair and a Mai Tai in your hand. Maybe that’s how you’ll feel with a sip of this drink at the lounge because they want you to feel exotic with antique tribal masks and tiki carvings on the walls.
Expect world cuisine like Chinese, Japanese, Polynesian, Vietnamese, French, Thai and Californian dishes in small and large platters prepared with meat, fish and veggies or grill items. Of course, their drink menu has to be extensive, given the popularity of the Mai Tai. So definitely visit the place for its tropical cocktail bowls like the Tiki Bowl, a heady mix of white and dark rums, brandy, mixed with orange juice in an earthern bowl supported by three tikis.
Mai Tai Lounge is open every day from 11:00 am to 11:30 pm and you can call on 022 67734949 for queries.
An exotic evening in Mumbai, how very unlikely!