GennaroE Posted April 2, 2010 Share Posted April 2, 2010 A dinner at Masala Art a few months back gave me a chance to meet Chef Seth and to learn a whole lot more about Indian food than I ever had before. This contact, coupled with having lived vicariously through posts about past dr.com events at his restaurants (particularly the Crab Feast held there nearly a year ago, which discussed here, and really ought to become an annual tradition...) led to talk of organizing another chance for dr.com members to visit Spice Xing as a group. The goal was to offer a variety of dishes that would represent Chef Seth's cooking without creating a menu so expansive that one would only get a single bite of a thirty different things, overwhelming one's palate with spices but never actually understanding how each individual dish works. I gave Chef Seth full reign over the menu, and he came up with this: ON ARRIVAL Mirchi Paratha whole wheat layered spicy bread Raita cucumber and yogurt relish APPETIZERS Tandoori Wings Chilli Cheese Toast Kathi Roll spiced chicken wraps Vegetable Cutless Lamb Seekh Kabab lamb mince rolls ENTREES Masala Baked Fish Nariyal Shrimp Curry south Indian coconut shrimp Salli Boti Jardaloo lamb stewed with apricots Indo-Chinese "Chili Chicken" Methi Chaman mustard flavored spinach and cheese Gobhi Simla Mirchi cauliflower florets & bell peppers with wild onion seeds ACCOMPANIMENTS Dal Makhni slow-cooked lentils Steamed Basmati Assorted freshly Baked Breads DESSERTS Gajar Halwa carrot pudding Rasmalai saffron flavored poached cheese dumplings I expect that this menu will allow everybody to get a broad sense of his cooking, yet at the same time, the dishes are laid out in such a way that it will be possible to give them each the respect they deserve, rather than having to scarf down a single fork full, pass the plate along, and repeat, barreling into a wholly different set of flavors before having a chance to realize what you've just put into your mouth. For $37, all inclusive, this spread is more than worth it, and I'm sure that everyone will leave both happy and full to the gills. Here are links to Spice Xing's dr.com thread and its website for some background info. As it stands, there is no limit to the number who may attend. Sign up either here or through PM, and I'll keep a list. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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