FeaturesDate Place,Local Gem,Notable Chef,Tasty Dessert
Grafitti is an art form. It is international, eclectic and always imbued with personal style. So when choosing a name for his humble, 18-seat eatery, chef Jehangir Mehta (formerly of Jean Georges) aptly coined this term. Graffiti is a visual memento of Jehangir’s life and the menu a culinary registry of both his Bombay upbringing and high-end New York training. His unique cookery is a subtle ménage à trois of contemporary French cuisine, Asian influences and Indian seasonings. What the Indian-influenced space lacks in size, the food compensates for in flavor: Mehta serves up dishes like anchovy seaweed tamarind pizza or green mango paneer, and small plates like foie gras raspberry crostini walnut salad, tumeric shrimp tamarind pancakes and pickled ginger scallops with candied red chili and seared flatbread. Of course, do indulge in this pastry chef's desserts, such as the hazelnut chocolate caviar cupcake, and halva with mascarpone date cream and grape braised figs.