Tuesday, June 12, 2012
|We sat at the corner table on the left|
We were debating on cocktails. When we told our waiter we weren't sure what to order, he talked to us about the kind of drinks we like. With a knowing grin, he promised to come back with something for each of us. Sure enough, he served us two different cocktails well-suited to our taste buds. Unfortunately I have no idea what we drank. Hopefully you can have a similar conversation with your waiter and end up with a perfect cocktail match. Here is what we ordered from the dinner menu with a mixed basket of Naan.
- Lamb Kathi Roll 10
- Tandoori lamb / roti / mint chutney
- Palak Chaat 10
- Crispy baby spinach / yogurt / tamarind / date
- Khatta Meetha Black Cod 26
- Fresh dill / honey / cheddar / star anise / tamarind
- Kid Goat Biryani 22
- Aromatic goat meat / basmati rice / saffron / raita
- Gobhi Mattar 8
- Cauliflower / green peas / cumin / ginger
I cannot find anything negative to say about this restaurant. Each dish was better than the last. The Black Cod was like no other fish I've eaten. The goat and lamb were mouth watering and the crispy spinach made me want to give up chips and other salty food forever in lieu of this textured, flavorful snack. I guess I could warn you that the cauliflower is a tad spicy, but I hate even using the word 'warn' since it's meant to taste that way.
Everything about Rasika was excellent. The service, the drinks, the food (wow) even the bathroom- was beautiful, modern and innovative. Go eat here. Good company is important too of course, so take someone you enjoy, someone adventurous, who appreciates quality food and has a penchant for Indian flavors. Bells and whistles, 5 stars, home run, perfect 10!
Rasika West End