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Indian Food for Valentine's Day -- Raaga in Falls Church


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Indian Food for Valentine's Day -- Raaga in Falls Church

alkapal | Feb 14, 2010 03:05 AM

The menu is very large for the special V-day buffet at Raaga, where we ate yesterday. The chef let us taste the sauce he is making for just one of the dishes, a "Seafood Malabar." The dish is a lovely, complex, coconut based sauce, and the chef is including several types of seafood. The menu is otherwise pretty extensive.

Chef used to work at the Bombay Club during the Clinton era, and is now part-owner of Raaga (which is a relatively new development).

So if you want to do something different today, go there. We might see you. (Just look for the person with the silly blissful look on her face).

PS, the chocolate covered strawberries he gave us to try were also very nice-- and I've never had them where the chocolate wasn't a little hard with some "crunch." This chocolate was high quality and soft, like a thin ganache.

In general, we are lately having the chef do "special" dishes that are off-menu. His latest spicy shrimp masala, and a shrimp pakora with (huge) shrimp, lightly battered and fried, then tempered with curry leaves and mustard seed were terrific. Also I'm crazy about this shrimp dish that he made for us a couple of times, and I don't know the name, but it seems something like this:

Raaga Restaurant
5872 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041

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