Despite living less than fifteen minutes from the Red Hook Curry House, we had just not worked this well-praised local restaurant into our schedule until last night. The last headlined post painted a picture of indifferent, if not poor, service, yet there was universal acclaim for their food. That post even triggered an interesting exchange of apparent ethnic sociology. After evaluating all of the information, we decided that it was best to first attend their buffet dinner. It was superb!
All of the food tastes fresh and tastes different. The selection was surprisingly large (soup, four appetizers, condiments, salad bar, rice, two breads, four vegetarian entrees, four non-vegetarian entrees, two desserts, and chai or coffee) and everything was delicious. Some standouts included an onion fritter studded with fennel seeds, very tender chicken breast in a light sauce dominated by garlic and coriander, perfectly hot and buttery paratha, and an interesting vegetable cake in a fairly sweet sauce of coconut and almond. We found the service to be quite accomodating; the waiters were friendly and were refilling our water glasses on a timely basis. Maybe they were nice since their workload was decreased during the buffet dinner. Regardless, we plan to go there regularly since this was such a good experience.