Monday, March 03, 2014

East is East on Main

March 3, 2014


Chai Feast
(clockwise from top)

Baby Okra: Baby okra & tofu sauteed in a sundried tomato & chipotle sauce - 2

Quinoa Tabouli Salad: Parsley, quinoa, red peppers, cucumber, lemon and spices - 2

Sambar Squash Soup: South Indian yellow dahl w squash, flavored w tamarind and spices - 2

Lamb Kebab: Charbroiled chunks of lamb served w a savory yogurt & black cardamom curry, baby potatoes, and grilled kale - 2

Boulani, Afghan & basmatic rice - 2

Garlic pickle - 2

J's comment > lamb was a fav (not THE best ever, but best of this bunch); Sambar soup not bad, better than the other soups (see below)

Chai Feast
(clockwise from top)

Chicken Masala: Chicken in creamy masala & herbs - 2

Boulani, Afghan & basmatic rice - 2

Baby Okra: Baby okra & tofu sauteed in a sundried tomato & chipotle sauce - 2

Persian Salad: Finely chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, romaine lettuce, mint & cilantro - 2

Dhal Soup: Three different kinds of lentils, cauliflower, spinach, herbs & spices - 2

Garlic pickle - 2

J's comment > chicken masala was the fav of this bunch

South Indian Fish Curry - 2

J's comment > not bad, pretty good actually, as fish curry goes

Afghan Eggplant: Baked eggplant sauteed w herbs, sundried tomatoes, onion & garlic - 2

J's comment > the fav veggie of the bunch

Mango Butternut Squash: Butternut squash and mango cooked w coconut milk, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and curry leaves - 2

J's comment > more squash than mango flavors

Chai Feast
(clockwise from top)

Minced Beef Curry: Minced beef w mushroom, green pepper, tomato, herbs & spices - 2

Beet Salad: Steamed beets, sour cherries w a cumin-balsamic vinaigrette - 2

Mystic Soup: Lemongrass, green curry, ginger & mushrooms in coconut milk - 2

Peas & Cheese: Peas, ripened paneer cheese and potato, mixed & spiced - 2

Boulani, Afghan & basmatic rice - 2

Garlic pickle - 2

J's comment > beef curry and peas and cheese were OK; soup was on the thin side and needed more flavor; didn't get the sour cherry or vinaigrette at all... it was just beets.

Eastern Ecstasy: Rice pudding, ice cream & a warm gulab jaman on top, sprinkled w rosewater, pistachio, cardamom - 2

J's comment > not bad, gulab jaman the star of the show

Complimentary samples

Lassi - 2

Chai tea - 2

J's comment > the lassi was more like a smoothie and the chai tea had a strong kick to it.

Menu





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Extra Note
The Chai Feast is essentially an AYCE buffet served table side. You can order whatever amt and variety of dishes under the Chai Feast section of the menu.




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