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Chowdown at Namaste in Petaluma

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Chowdown at Namaste in Petaluma

Mick Ruthven | Dec 8, 2007 07:30 AM

I seem to be the first one up this morning of those who attended a chowdown last night at Namaste in Petaluma. I'll start the thread, then others can post in it.

I had to decide if I would expend the energy to keep track of what everything was, make notes, etc., or just sit back and enjoy the food and conversation. I opted for the latter. So... What I found was that I really liked all the "main food" items, I mean really liked a lot. I specifically remember the lamb dish that came first; what wonderful flavor. Same for the chick pea dish, one that I wouldn't have expected to like so much. I suppose my least favorite of all the many main dishes was the prawn dish which I found too subtle for my taste buds, so I added a bit of sauce from other things to it and then liked it a lot, but that's probably just a personal preference. I didn't care much for the two types of naan, at least in comparison with the naan at Om in San Rafael. I also found the flavor in the desserts too subtle or one-dimensional for me, but again, just a personal preference. Those last two things really make no difference; I'll go back as often as I'm in Petaluma (and don't decide to go to the Water Street Cafe) for that very very good food.

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