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Garne's Restaurant-Persian par excellance

Ken Hoffman | Mar 16, 200301:27 PM

Persian cuisine is a sultry calling card to an ancient culture, largely mysterious and unknown to the West. Garne's delivers the message with a loving hand, free of uneccessary adornment.
The room is mirrored and done largely in pink. The hostess is a card, hustling about the room cracking jokes and disarming her customers.
The food is just great..the best of Persian eating I have experienced, including that I have had in private homes.
we started with tangy humus and tahdig ghormeh sarzi, the uniquely crispified, bottom of the crock rice dish that is smothered with a deep green blending of cilantro parsley and onions. This a robust and satisfying dish that touches my taste buds with flavors previously unknown to me.
Dinners included koobideh (ground beef kabob) bursting with flavor and accompanied by lighter thatn air basmati rice. The shirin polo was a row skinless breast meat pieces colored and flavored with psychedlic toppings of almond, orange peel, pistachio nut meat and a mound of marmelade flavored rice. Wonderful, exotic, healthful. The savory, fragent and rich prize went to a bowl of khoresht gheymeh bodemjan
that contained firm lentils, beef braised into submission with a tomato based sauce that melted in my mouth.
Wonderful. Authentic. Uncompromising.

Garne's Restaurant
4628 Meridian Ave.
San Jose,CA
408.267.1288

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