The jam’s just been spiked with some champagne. We hope it doesn’t get sea sick. What if the truffle oil tips over and causes an oil spill in the sea? Will the pasta shells be picked by tourists?
We’re only asking because a bunch of your pantry goodies may now be taking the ferry boat into Bombay and to your doorstep. Outdoor furniture store Kelebec in Alibaug has launched a new pantry that delivers all kinds of imported treats to Mumbai. Is that a salt rimmed smile we see?
Among the twisty cane pool loungers, mad statues and stone water fountains at this large luxe store, you’ll find a pantry that stocks a range of food products from Stonewall Kitchen and Pasta Mama’s, brands not usually available at your corner Nature’s Basket. There’s pancake and crepe mix, champagne and wild blueberry jam, flavoured pasta and crackers, salsa and syrups. These can be delivered to your home in Mumbai if your order is worth Rs 1,500 or more. Alternatively, the folks at Kelebec can also put together a customised hamper for special occasions, like I'm-bored-so-I-got-on-a-boat day. You will however, have to place your home delivery order three days in advance.
This Kelebec Pantry would probably be most useful for those who have a home in Alibaug – if you do, you’re our new best friend – or are renting a villa by the jetty. That way, the artisan pancakes and maple syrup can be savoured like they were meant to – by a pool with five perfectly bronzed people, at least one of whom is wearing some sort of nautical print. Maybe we just saw that in a catalog.
Or, you could just do what we plan to once the barely-there monsoon decides to stop teasing the city. Take the ferry to Alibaug with music and a bottle of wine – it’s one of our favourite things to in Mumbai – do your fancy groceries at The Kelebec Pantry, and come right back. Don't feed the expensive bread to the seagulls.
Just remember this: there’s always room for that ridiculously priced bottle of syrup in your Mumbai kitchen, but not for that big stone water fountain that you’ll be tempted to buy at Kelebec.
Trickle + treacle?
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