Long & Short The Gastrobar Review: Drinking games, cocktails & food comes together

The blend of cocktails & good food automatically becomes the perfect mantra of celebration. May that celebration be with your friends or family, it simply becomes an experience to remember. What if this experience is enhanced with some games? Heard of Jenga? UNO? I am sure you would have heard about it or even must be playing at home with family or friends. To add further, if I ask how would it be if these games were given a drinking twist?

This is what Long & Short, The Gastrobar in Mumbai is offering to their guests. Long & Short is one of the coolest property located at Intercontinental, Marine Drive. The location, its calm ambiance simply sets the tonality of the dining experience.

The concept “Games People Play” is one of the many attractions at Long & Short. They have customized games like Jenga & UNO by adding drinking twists to the game rules. The USP about Long & Short is that they bring Street Food cuisines from all over the globe to their menu and add their own magic. They have some signature cocktails which they recommend time to time. They recommended a few:

Pink Grapefruit - This is straight from their L&S Cocktail Factory. Pink Grapefruit with Vodka. Simple yet elegant. They also have other flavors like Classic & Passion Fruit.

The Bloodiest Mary - The combination of Tequila, Vodka, Habanero Chilies, Smoked Tomato Juice, Worcestershire Sauce & Lime was totally worth the spicy kick. Prefer very spicy one? Well its just one request away.

Cotton Candy Martini - This one was heavy on the sweeter side because of the cotton candy with a mix of Vodka & Cranberry Juice. But if you prefer sweet cocktails, try this one.

The Mumbai Local (Kacchi Kairi) - Love gola? Then this is a must try. Gola with combination of Whiskey, Rum, Vodka & Gin. Apart from Kacchi Kairi, you also can ask for other flavors like Kala Khatta & Santra. And yes, while we were on to this cocktail, we even played few rounds of UNO.

Gum Powder Baby AppamsNice piping hot baby appams took straight to South India.

Scottish Sushi RollSmoked Salmon & Truffled cream cheese uplifted the whole sushi experience. The attempt was good.

Make-A-Mezz - The fresh Pita Blinis with creamy hummus, spicy muhammarah & tabouleh was on a lighter side. But I love Hummus & Pita Bread, so it was like comfort food.

Hibachi Chicken Skewers - The spicy grilled chicken skewers with Asian slaw was the highlight as it was rightly cooked by maintaining the tenderness of the chicken.

Desi Fritto Misto - Perfectly fried trio of Prawns, Fish & Squid in Amritsari style was good enough to satiate us for the mains.

Veg Flat Bread Pizza - Who doesn’t love Pizza? Pizza is love. Be it any pizza, answer is always yes. This flat bread pizza had a crunchy base with right mount of toppings: Spicy Tomato Sauce, Mushrooms, Corn, Olives & Green Capsicum.

Spaghetti Arrabbiata - Spaghetti well blended with right amount of Olive oil, Garlic, Red chilly, Dried tomato & Tomato Sauce made this dish perfect.

M's Rocky Road Pancake Mess - This Rocky Road was loaded with Marshmallow’s, Salted Caramel, Banana, Brownie Walnut Soil & Candid Pecans. Yes, this drool-worthy fusion almost took us to heaven but we came back to have another dessert.

Mini Cinnamon Roll Sundae - The Blueberry Compote was an explosion of flavors packed in to this glass.

Sipping these cocktails & relishing on these delicious food over few rounds of Jenga & UNO kept us so engrossed that we didn’t even realized how quick the time passed. As far as the pricing is concerned, it is fairly competitive. But we will say that its one of the experience to witness when in town.

Burp-O-Meter: 4/5

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