I have never eaten Indian food before. I've always been scared of other people's tales of too much curry...or pooping a laser beam. This place was AMAZING! Ok, decor, so my style. Music in the background? Cultural and tasteful. Food? Out of this world. I had the Butter Chicken Panini (I know, you're thinking, OK you're cheating, butter chicken is Indian food for dummies). It was so refreshing, flavorful...sigh - so good. It came with a bowl of curry vegetable soup - spicy, sweet and tasty and some fritters (kinda like potato tempura?). The spice/heat was perfect - each bite had an appropriate amount of heat but it didn't build until you couldn't taste your food, it was just there. The flavor of spices came in waves like the ocean...OK I stole that line from the executive chef - who BTW is a very handsome, impressively trained, amazingly nice man. He came to talk to us about our meal and our experience and food in general (it was an early Sunday lunch so he had a bit of time to chat). Our naan was freshly made...and I know that because you can see the ktichen where they make everything :)
We ordered 4 butter chicken samosas to take home (we live 5 hours out of Edmonton) and I took my soup home. The portions are large - and that's the idea. As the EC explained, he wants you to share the food with those around you and he wants you to take it home to remind you of your time at the restaurant. Such a nice guy!
My husband had Rajput (that's not really what its called - but close) Warrior Lamb with saffron rice and a neat, refreshing salad on the side with fresh Naan. OMG - so good. The lamb was not the feature of that dish, the curry was :) ...in a good way.
We can't wait to go back! This place just got added to our "VISIT EVERY TIME WE'RE IN EDMONTON" list....along with Mikado :)
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