Of malido and heritage
Interiors of the cafe
The Parsi dessert malido spells comfort for Neville Bose, the new restaurateur on the block. It is this homely comfort that the Parsi-Bengali force behind Kala Ghoda*s Malido CafÃ© wants to serve up at the freshly minted eatery. From grilled Bombay sandwich and beetroot carpaccio to avocado toast, Malaysian chicken curry and berry pulao, Bose has curated a fun, eclectic menu that the cafÃ©-hopping junta of the art district seems to be lapping up. The restaurateur – who has a degree in finance and hospitality from The Netherlands – had a simple criterion for the menu: light, healthy, sustainable food that makes you feel homely, he told this diarist.
“The menu is not cuisine-oriented. We wanted to have fun with it and keep it floating,” shared Bose, whose tryst with hospitality took off when he started managing the iconic Kala Ghoda Cafe amid the pandemic. Here*s a cool fact about the young gun. He traces his heritage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his brother Sailesh Chandra Bose, who is Neville*s great uncle. His father, Ardhendu Bose, meanwhile, was a model. Readers of a certain vintage will recall his Bombay Dyeing ads. Now, that*s some legacy to keep up.