New place called Anmol replaced the Wine Cellar on Rantoul St. Only open a few days. So much better than Passage to India in Salem!
We took in yesterday afternoon, ordered everything hot - stayed with things that don't dry out or otherwise die after reheating several hours later:
Saag paneer - a little smoother texture than I prefer, but absolutely melt in your mouth. The cheese, which I generally pick out, was also superior to most I've had. Subtly spiced, rather than screaming heat.
Banghan berta (sp?) - H and I both agreed that it is some of the best - great flavor and texture and also spicy without being overwhelming.
Chile chicken - cubes of white meat chicken with lots of onions and tomatoes that comprised the very spicy sauce. Heat, onions and other flavors were wonderful, but the chicken was dry. Don't know if that was because it was reheated. Would defintely try it at the restaurant.
Raita - a little sweet, which I found surprising, but otherwise a perfect foil for the spices.
Each dish had a distinctive flavor, as they should, not like so many Indian restaurants where everything tastes pretty much the same, especially when it's requested spicy.
They forgot to include our papadum, which the menu says comes with the entrees. BTW, they have a full bar.
Can't wait to work my way down the menu.
Passed what used to be Madison Grill (and countless other incarnations since Union Grille) on the way - yet another incarnation - Mai Tai Restaurant, I seem to recall. Couldn't tell a thing about it. If anyone has any idea or has tried it, please post.