There are so many reasons to love the Spanish way of life. But while we can’t do exactly as the Spaniards do—i.e. start work at 10am, dress down or even take a siesta—we’ve certainly imported one seriously phenomenal phenomenon. Sangria!
It makes perfect sense too—because sangria is the best way to beat the heat—and the Spanish have been doing just that since the 15th century. Thankfully, we’ve jumped on board that happy band wagon and not a moment too soon, what with rising temperatures hot on our heels.
Back then, each household had its own unique recipe but the dummy’s guide to sangria would include instructions such as adding generous amounts of brandy and triple sec into a base wine, spoonfuls of cinnamon and cloves, and finely cut brandy-soaked apples and oranges. Now, though, it’s an “everything goes” kind of recipe. Vodka, Cointreau, sherry, lemonade, orange juice, berries—seriously, everything goes—as long as you allow the mixture to combine overnight.
If you don’t have it in you to make your own sangria or even call in pre-made bottled sangria from Turning Point Wines, we suggest you head to 14 Sauce Story for a quick glass or two. Amidst its rather straightforward bar offerings, the sangria is a pricey delight.
The restaurant will find particular favour with carb lovers—especially, the Signature 14 Sauce Story Platter, from which the place gets its moniker.
A large wooden board presents an array of lavash, fries, pita bread, (desi) nachos, spinach-corn-feta parcels (just a fancy name for the humble samosa), spicy potato wedges, onion rings, garlic bread and fresh carrot and cucumber sticks along with 14 pint-size jars, each filled with a unique sauce. The garlic mayo, chive sour cream, wasabi mayo, wholegrain mustard and sriracha mayo deserve special mention. Sometimes, small packages do contain delicious surprises.
How to Get There:
Where: 14 Sauce Story, 18, Araam Nagar 1, Near Hakim Aalim Salon, J.P Road, Versova, Andheri West
Price: ₹900 for two people
Contact: 022 33716072
Timings: all days 12 Noon to 1 AM
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