Mix Lounge and Bar at Westin is tucked away just at the right of the entrance. The lounge almost blends in with the lobby and is easy to miss if you aren’t paying attention. The understated decor, comfy sofas, and soft lights act in unison to fashion a calm and cozy atmosphere. There’s also live music by the in-house duo of Jack and Jessica, who regularly enthrall guests with their wide repertoire of pop and soft-rock hits.
Mix is known for its elegently crafted cocktails and finger foods. A couple of days back, I was invited to experience their ongoing ‘Tacos and More’ promotion along with a few other bloggers. The special menu features a range of vegeterian and non-vegeterian Tacos, Toastadas, and Fajitas. We were offered a couple of varieties of Toastadas, Tacos, and Fajitas each. Tostada is a crispy tortilla loaded with an assortment of toppings. Hongos was my favourite. As you bite into this layered Tostada, you sense the textured black bean hash, the tangy tomato sala, the juicy wild mushrooms, and sour cream individually as well as in unison. The Calabacitas was loaded with grilled corn, tomatoes, and zuccini topped with cheese (queso cotija) and lettuce. I’m not a big fan of the combination of corn and zuccini, but it is an ever popular Mexican classic.
Next up was Tacos de Pollo that came with stuffed with shredded chicken, cilantro, plum tomato, queso fresco and chipolata guacamole. As a red meat lover, it’s not often I say this, but the chicken was really good! The shredded chicken had been slow roasted in low heat, which allowed it to remain as tender and juicy. Vegetarians can try the Pepper and Cheese Taco, which plays on the combination of roasted peppers and cheese and adds a unique finish thanks to the microgreens.
We were served two Fajitas – Chicken and Cheese, and Chilli Lamb and Cumin. The Lamb Fajita was a treat – juicy, spicy, and bursting with flavours. The Chicken and Cheese combination was interesting, and the Chicken was once again very tender.However, the combination would have probably been more interesting with ham or strips of beef/pork.
The Tacos and More festival showcases the vibrant flavours of Mexican cuisine through short eats that are ideal for pairing with drinks. I tried a couple of cocktails – Bellini (Sparkling Wine with Peach) and Tequilla Sunrise (Tequilla mixed with orange juice and grenadine), and both offered no room for complaint. Heady yet delicious. Most of the cocktails as well as food items are priced at around Rs. 750. The ‘Tacos and More’ promotion is on till the middle of next week (27th April) – 5 PM onwards every day.