My current job profile takes me to Bombay (refuse to call it Mumbai, just doesn’t have the same ring) atleast once a month. During my visit in July I had to attend a program at Linking Road, Bandra which was to start at about 12 noon. The day however dawned with heavy rains and I had many a anxiety pang wondering if guests would come through the downpour.
|The outlet at Bandra Linking Road, opp KFC|
I wandered the street for a while, till the rains drove me to take cover. The nearest shop where I could spend some time turned out to be a patisserie called Theobroma. The signage looked interesting and the idea of a hot coffee and perhaps a croissant while watching the rain fall from a window seat seemed an appealing idea and that’s what I did.
The store was a simple affair, nothing ostentatious.The coffee and croissant were so good, the coffee strong and flavorful, the croissant light and fluffy, just right. What I also liked was the way the menu, paper bags and cake boxes were designed. Well once a Retail Consultant always a retail consultant one just cant escape the habit. I got up to take a closer look at what the store had to offer.
And what an offering! Brownies, brownies and more gooey brownies, macaroons, pastries, cup cakes and loads and loads of breads. Now I am a sucker for a good variety of bread and it always makes me drool.
I was going for an official event, was in the city for another two days and therefore couldn’t pick up anything, window shopping and drooling it had to be.
So this time when I went to Bombay I went with the mission of walking into Theobroma again and ensuring I picked up stuff to be enjoyed back home.
And guess what?
I managed the feat – though I had about five minutes to spare – I did manage to walk into the Bandra store grab an assortment of breads, macaroons, brownies and bring them back to Delhi.
|The bread section - I am always assured by the sight of a store which has fresh looking stuff and half empty shelves.|
|The breads for me : Lavash, garlic bread, sun dried tomatoes and herbs and an interesting mustard bread|
|The walnut and dark chocolate gooey brownie....meant for the partner ...but I am going to be dipping in quite a bit.|
|Aarini with her assorted macaroons. Being the next generation she knows what she needs to do pretty well. Saw the look in our eyes and firmly kept hold of her pack.|
The speed at which the partner and daughter gobbled up the stuff – made the run truly worth it.