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Restaurant Review: Temperamental

What: Temperance, Where: St Xaverian Court, Sherly Rajan Road, Bandra (W) Call: 98338 33270/274, What’s on the menu: Salads, soups, pastas, sandwiches and teas ...

india Updated: Jul 06, 2012 18:58 IST
Shweta Mehta
Shweta Mehta
Hindustan Times

We were initially led to believe that we were going in for a healthy meal. But the owners deny any such claim. They call what’s on their menu comfort food. The selection isn’t very large, but there are enough options — salads, sandwiches, pastas and some mains — for vegetarian and non-vegetarian patrons.

The décor at this culture hub and fitness centre’s deli is minimalistic. We started with the stuffed mushrooms (Rs 210) and jasmine lime iced tea (Rs 100). The snack was light and easy to munch on, but despite the bell peppers, cottage cheese, spinach and oregano filling, only a light cheesy flavour came across. The iced tea too, although refreshing, only had a subtle hint of jasmine.

Our penne paprika pasta in white sauce (Rs 240), which arrived next, was also bland, but improved after the addition of some salt and sauce. Next was the Cajun chicken in brown sauce (Rs 300). The chef decided to shower his generosity on this one that came doused in flavour. The chicken breast was well-grilled, vegetables appropriately seasoned and the potato mash rounded off the complete meal.

For dessert, we ordered waffles with chocolate sauce (Rs 240), which arrived crisp, but the price felt a little steep. We were told that the menu is still undergoing changes and is yet to be finalised. Though we appreciate the freshness of their ingredients and sparse use of oil, their dishes could use slightly stronger flavours. But we can bet that those who
regularly attend classes here won’t be able to resist staying back for a snack every now and then.

What we like
Generous quantity

What we don’t like
Limited menu
Lack of flavours

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