Jan 10, 2010

Blue Frog Club

What can you do with the 6000 sq ft of out of business warehouse in the Lower Parel area of Mumbai? If you said turn it into the best immersive live music performance space in the town, then you are on the same wavelength as the owners of the Blue Frog Club. The address of this place is - D/2 Mathuradas Mills Compound, N.M. Joshi Marg, Lower Parel. Phone 91-22-4033-2300.

Since 2007, has been hosting live performances three to four nights of the week ranging from Zakir Hussain, Anoushka Shankar to blue, jazz, latin, and Electronic.

Blue Frog’s menu is created by Executive Chef Mrigank Singh. The style and presentation is Modern European with underlying Asian textures and subtleties. Many dishes on the menu are influenced by Chef Mrigank's experience in Kerala.

There are premium wines, single malts, and spirits. Not to forget about the Sunday brunch with over 50 dishes to choose from. There is also mini Frog - for kids - from noon to 3:30 on Sundays right along with the brunch. Kids practice arts and crafts conjuring up pirates, fairies, and other magical creatures.

All you need to do is to book a pod which is acoustically treated and surrounded by colored lighting which provides total immersive experience of the show.

A grid of mahogany-panelled dining pods occupy these platforms and seat between 4-10 people and they are circular. These maintains uninterrupted views of the stage with a comfortable distance between diners away from the scattered and standing crowds around the bar. A gently undulating, glowing acrylic resin surface over the pods retains the presence of the architecture amidst a state-of-the-art sound and light show at Blue Frog.

The elevated pods are arranged, amphitheater-style, around a large circular floor that can accommodate standing/dancing patrons. The floor also functions as a 360 degree stage for performances requiring an intimate viewing experience. At one end of the floor is a large, raised stage for main performances.

Visual coherence is established by the propagation and repetition of the circular grid as a design language across a host of details, from dimpled acoustic panels on the walls to the back-bar display.