I was at the inauguration of Saboro Lounge last weekend at Churchgate, Mumbai. Mumbaikars now have a dedicated place which serves only fresh and healthy food. Saboro crafts a signature culinary experience. This is the first unique Lounge by Mahindra offering a range of handcrafted cold pressed juices, smoothies, salads, desserts and refreshments with exotic ingredients.
Saboro is derived from Spanish word ‘Sabor’ which means ‘taste’ . Believe me, the Lounge has a great menu to excite your taste buds and at the same time keep your calories in check too.
The Lounge boasts of balanced nutrients and gives quality assurance through its offerings. There is no added sugar or preservatives in any of the dishes that we eat there. I could thus eat the dessert without any guilt and so can you all…
Saboro is a unique new-age concept.
Speaking at the inauguration, Ashok Sharma, MD and CEO- Mahindra Agri Solutions Ltd (MASL) said, “Healthy Indulgence is Saboro’s core propositioning. The Lounge is a manifestation of our commitment towards providing high-quality, healthy food to Indian consumers, while ensuring it satisfies their taste needs. Our menu has been crafted to deliver culinary discoveries which are healthy.”
The Lounge has a Mediterranean theme. Interiors are predominantly white. They have accents of wood and forest green. The furniture is composed of wood, metal and jute giving it an earthly and organic feel, just like the food it serves. This makes it a perfect and comfortable place to relax and unwind.
Saboro Lounge adheres strictly to Mahindra Quality Standards (MQS). It has stringent procurement process and systems. This ensures that what they serve is made only from the freshest and responsibly sourced ingredients.
Brace yourself for a fruity-luscious tour of Saboro…
The menu is created in partnership with leading chefs and nutritionists to promote a life of healthy indulgence. It definitely has a wider spectrum of flavors and superior taste.
Juices and Smoothies:
We started off with “Appo Granate” Juice. Saboro serves 100% real fruit juice. So they have fewer calories too. There is no dilution with water, it doesn’t have artificial flavor or sugar. Since its cold pressed, all the dietary nutrients are preserved. The enriching taste and flavor is just too good!
The smoothies at Saboro stand out distinctly. They are creamy, appetite-filling drink made of pureed real fruits and vegetables, blended with herbs and spices. This gives it a distinctive taste.
Salads and Fruit Bowls:
After savoring the juice, we were served salad which was a bowl full of goodness and freshness! It is made out of vegetables such as bell peppers, lettuces, zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, baby corn. Natural flavoring of herbs namely basil, mint, rosemary, and ginger, garlic with garnishes make the salad wholesome and nutritious. Adding tints of honey, vinegar, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower, star anise is a healthier twist to our regular salad. It was really a “feel-good” and refreshing meal!
The fruit bowls have apple, pineapple, orange, melons, grapes, kiwi, season based such as peach, mango, strawberry etc. They are ‘freshest’ fruit salads and absolutely delicious! Mouth-watering dressings go perfectly with the dish. You get that soft flavor in every bite.
Refreshments and Hunger Busters:
The appetite-filling refreshments have a unique and appetizing presentation. They are packed with goodness and health value. We gorged on zucch-sushi rolls having mushrooms, broccoli, baby corn and finished them in no time. These dishes were refreshing. Give us an energy boost as well.
I was full by this time. But I couldn’t resist the temptation of a dessert. They are naturally sweetened, there is no need to worry at all. The dessert was nicely layered layers with banana, almonds, granola and hung yogurt which come together to give a burst of sweet flavors! Every ingredient added value to the wholesome experience!
We are also provided nutritional details with every serving. This helps us to keep a track on our calorie intake. Saboro isn’t about merely reinventing existing flavors but taking the best and making it taste new!
Saboro truly provides food which is fresh and of higher quality and superior taste because of Mahindra’s agricultural know-how and direct relationship with farmers. MASL has a joint venture with Univeg, a global leader in fresh produce. It enables MASL to provide high quality fruits to Saboro Lounge. Fresh fruits are also available for retail at the Lounge.
Do head to Saboro Lounge! Choose from the indulgent selection of salads, juices, smoothies, nouvelle cuisine and desserts. They are packed with “good for you ingredients”, nutrients and wholesome taste!
Saboro gives us a healthy obsession with high quality fruits and vegetables…
Stay Healthy, stay fit!