Mexican restaurants have Cinco de Mayo. Irish restaurants, St. Patty’s Day.
Indian restaurants celebrate Diwali.
The “Festival of Lights” marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. The 5-day holiday is underway now. It’s the perfect time to introduce a new restaurant.
Which is exactly what The Mumbai Times did last night, with a festive party.
Okay, it’s not a completely new restaurant. For years, Westporters knew it as Bombay Bar & Grill.
The space is the same — between Mitchells and Party Harty — and owners Tarun and Simmi Narula were formerly Bombay’s managers.
But Bombay — the city — changed its name to Mumbai a while ago. Now the restaurant has done the same.
If “Mumbai Times” sounds like something read, not a place where you eat — well, the menu looks like a newspaper too, from the format to the font. There’s even a little “news item” on the back, describing Mumbai (the city) and its thriving Jewish community (10 synagogues).
Happy Diwali! Or, as they say in Mumbai: हैप्पी दीवाली