Wednesday, December 18, 2019
BESPOKE: PREVIEW AT CHAIWALI 2019
We had a specially imported South African wine called Pinotage which was a rich and smooth red wine that prepared the palate for the robust 2nd course which included the famous house Lamb chops with pickled onions that had the table lit with excitement. A vegetarian platter of Poha & Haryali Romenesco was also included and the vegetarian dish was a meaty alternative with a savory punch. The 3rd round brought out such standards as the excellent Velvet Carrot Butter Chicken along with the Mirchi Mumbai Prawns which is probably the best uptown shrimp dish to try out because the flavors are just extraordinary. Freshly made Daal also provided some starch which paired well with smokey egglplant Balchao which was a sleeper hit at the table.
A chilled saffron pear dish with edible nasturtium buds was the finale which was not overly sweet and was more like a refreshing fresh fruit presentation that was a nice palate cleanser to all of the energizing spices of the evening. With all that said, we really just missed having this great restaurant around and everything is really back and better than before. Read more about the fabulous Chaiwali in our pasts post: LINK