Gateway of India
Boy howdy, August is a big month of independence! Jamaica, Switzerland, Burkina Faso, Indonesia and Trinidad just to name a few. I guess when it’s August, you’re just too darned hot to put up with colonial rule.
Anyhoo, Clark Kent and I love any excuse to eat so after peeping a $30 dollar three-course deal in the paper for Gateway of India, we headed thataway to celebrate India’s independence from Britain.
I dunno if I was expecting a big tah-do or something but had we not seen the ad in the paper, nothing would have given away that there was a reason to celebrate. I mean, Celine Dion was playing on the speakers for goodness sake. Oh well, the non-party atmosphere didn’t keep me from enjoying the beer that was included in the $30 special. Yum 🙂
CK went with the regular menu while I stuck to the Independence Day menu that had three choices for appetizer and main and one fixed dessert. Without fail, CK went with his favorite: Keema naan. ‘It’s good,’ he said, ‘above average.’ His only complaint was the size which was prodigious! I had the pan-fried vegetable cutlet. And yup. I think that’s a slice of processed cheese. But hey! We do canned cheese at Easter in Cayman, so I went with it. I should point out that the mint sauce was LOVELY.
For my main, I chose the lamb shank raan. The seasoning was really tasty. Very spicy but in a ‘good hurt’ kind of way. The quality of the lamb was a little disappointing. CK had the chicken tikka masala which considering the size of his keema naan, was appropriately portioned. He thought the sauce was very interesting: not too spicy with a very ‘British curry’ flavor to it. His words, not mine.
Dinner wrapped up with some carrot fudge which was not fudgy but was very carroty so the name was half right. I have ‘weird’ written down. It was texture weird; not taste weird. Right underneath that I have an emphatic ‘but good!’ 🙂
Independence Day 3 course dinner with 1 beer – $30
Keema Naan – $4
Chicken Tikka – $7.95
All prices in CI. $1 CI = $1.25 US