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First time at Vij's

tdeane | Jul 2, 2009 09:57 AM

My wife and I ate a Vij's for the first time last night and it was one of the best meals of my life. We drank some wine on the patio while we waited for our table which was very pleasant. We enjoyed chatting with the other people that were also waiting. We asked Vikram to order 2 appetizers and 2 mains for us and he made excellent choices. For apps he sent us the prawns and the samosas and for the mains he sent us the braised beef short ribs and the lamb popsicles. Everything was cooked and seasoned absolutely perfectly. I can't even remember the last time I had a meal where there was nothing to complain about. For me the real standouts of the meal were the sauce that came with the samosas(I could have eaten a big bowl of just the sauce with some naan and rice and been happy) and the greens that come with the braised short ribs. They were marinated and grilled and had an incredible smoky flavor. Vikram also chose 2 bottles of red wine for us, one before dinner and one during and both his choices were excellent. I am definitely planning to make a regular trip to Vij's from now on.

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