Where: Nichani Kutir, Juhu Tara Road. Before Reid and Taylor Showroom, Juhu
What it says about itself: A celebration of the senses. A meeting point between the splendour of the old world and a new-age assertiveness. Aurus ― a home by the sea, where golden sands and opulent chandeliers come together in a convergence of nature and luxury.
From Dish Hospitality Private Limited, comes this world-class fine dining restaurant and lounge bar on the beachfront in Juhu. A refreshing change from the minimalist trend of old, Aurus ― the Latin word for ‘made of gold’ ― embraces all things plush. It reflects the spirit of the new Indian, who expects global standards of hospitality; in an ambience that is as sophisticated as it is luxuriously decadent.
With the sea and an endless expanse of blue sky within reach, Aurus takes its external tropical landscaping and warm interiors to the next level.
Then, of course, there’s the food. Fine cuisine with subtle undertones, featuring everything from duck and quail to escargot. The Chef recommends experiencing Aurus’ multi-course meals, while the bar boasts of an extensive wine list, fine spirits and eclectic cocktails.
Phone: 6710 6666/7
Open from: 8.30 pm - 1.30 am
Average Spend for 2: Rs. 1500 and above
What it costs: A lovely meal for 2 without alcohol wuld be around Rs.1500/-
Music: Lounge music
Serve Alcohol: Yes
Parking: Valet available.
Credit Cards: All Major Credit Cards accepted.
What we thought of it: Aurus takes fine dining to a higher level. Being very well located Aurus enjoys the sea view and the dim-lit tables makes for the perfect romantic setting.
The cuisine is continental, with the chef devoting all of his enrgies to preparing the perfect dishes, I've never met a more dedicated man. Every table gets a specially designed appetizer, mine was mushroom with a salsa like dressing and cheese.
Please be warned that the use of cheese in the menu is overwhelming so for those on a diet, keep this meal for a sunday. [ha ha]
The starters we tasted were delicious, the prawns, my favourite were in 2 styles, one with masalas more familiar. The baby lobster took home the medal, with scoring high in presentation and taste. Though the barbeque chicken on lemon grass was also fantastic.
They bake their own breads so be sure to order a bread basket and try to control indulging in the butters and cheese spreads on the side.
As an aperitif i was served the red wine sorbet that actually helped enhance my appetite which was good since the pomfret stacked high up on a bed of noodles, was too much for me to digest. The food was delicious and the desserts even better. Caramel custard sat on a base of strawberries which was a unique combination and went down just as well.