"Contrary to many peoples’ perceptions, wine is an ideal accompaniment to Indian food," said Maneesh Rawat, general manager of Tamarind of London. "This rotating prix-fixe menu offers Chef Shachi a platform for her creativity as she develops menus to compliment the various featured wines."
This month's prix-fixe dinner includes a first course of Chickpeas & Quinoa Salad, Malai Chicken Tikka yogurt or Lamb Seekh Kebab; a main course of vegetarian or non-vegetarian Thali plates (a sampling of various dishes that compliment each other) served with black lentils, rice, naan & raita; and dessert selections of Pistachio Cardamom Kulfi or Mixed Berries with Rice Phirni.
For those who wish to sample the wines in a more causal environment, Tamarind of London will hold informal receptions in the relaxing open-air bar and patio on the last Wednesday of each month. For $25, guests will enjoy 2-3 tray-passed appetizers while sampling 4-5 different wines from that month's featured vintner. The casual wine reception for Cakebread Cellars will be Wednesday, June 27 from 6 – 8 p.m.
“We wanted to try something different with our wine program and are proud to announce this new series that we think will give all our guests an opportunity to sample a wide variety of fine wines,” said Rawat. “Whether you’re interested in enjoying the wines with the prix-fixe dinner or at our monthly receptions, the Wine and Dine Series is a great way to explore the world of fine wines and Indian cuisine.”
Sister to Tamarind restaurant in Great Britain, which has received a Michelin star for each of the past 12 years (it was the first Indian restaurant in the world to achieve this distinction)