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Another Devi fan

skigirl | Oct 10, 2004 05:43 PM

Went last night and had a gem of a meal. My only criticism is that there was, simply, TOO much food. By the time course #5 of the tasting menu rolled around, my friends and I were ready to burst. No room to enjoy the final course and dessert.

With all of us doing the tasting menus (1 vegetarian and 2 regular), we tried a majority of the dishes. I won't go into details here about each one, but suffice to say that they were consistently very very good, with some being outstanding. Favorite dishes were(apologies, I'm lousy with the indian names):

-Manchcurian cauliflower
-Crispy fried okra
-Tandori stuffed chicken thigh
-A dish the name of which I do not recall, which apparrently is unique and quite special, made with lotus seeds popped like popcorn in a rich but delicate sauce with peas.
-I don't eat red meat, but my friends RAVED about the lambchops.

One other thing, the room and the staff are equally warm. Our server explained each course, without being either condescending (we aren't the most knoweldgable about indian food) or obtrusive. We also met Suvir Saran and Hamant Mathur. Really nice guys. Suvir told me that they're still fine tuning, and will continue to do so for the next few months. Look for tweaks to the tasting menu, for example.

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