Monday, February 21, 2011
The Curry Corner is tucked away behind a gas station and rubs shoulders with a dry cleaners. Not where one would necessarily find a place that can legally sell fireworks for your palatte. As soon as you open the door you are smacked upside the head with an intoxicating aroma. That might be all one would need... a few sips of the spice infused air, but I highly encouraged you to pass the threshold and go sit down. The venue is small and cozy, with a portion of the restaurant set aside for retail of authentic Indian groceries. Although we have taken our children here before, I suggest you try to keep it a date night sort of thing. They have always been accommodating to children, but the dining area is petite and even the most well behaved little diners (which mine TOTALLY are. HA!!) could cause a bit of a distraction. The waiters are quiet, but polite and the food always arrives in a decent time frame.
Now the food. Oh my goodness, the food. During our most recent visit, I ordered the Lamb Polack and my husband opted for the Chicken Tikka Masala. Both entrees came with rice or naan (an Indian flat bread). I highly suggest you get both and maybe some extra naan. Do it...you will thank me later. The naan was beautifully cooked in an authentic tandoor oven and the rice was a fragrant basmati with a hint of fennel seed.
When we received our plates, I think I might have cried a little. Yes, it smelled and looked that good. The lamb was tender and flavorful and the polack sauce was a vibrant spinach green that made my taste buds think they were in a Bollywood dance scene. Thank you Curry Corner for using fresh ingredients! The Chicken Tikka Masala, seriously melted in my mouth. The sauce was creamy and rich, but did not coat my tongue like some Indian food can. And the chicken was cooked to perfection. I'll admit, I was a bit brutal to my naan as I ripped it apart and drowned it in the different sauces. My husband took a more civilized approach, and combined his entree with the precise amount of rice. Both were amazing...yes, that would be the right word. Amazing!
I love the way I felt coming out of this restaurant. Full, satisfied, and my honey next to me feeling (and smelling) the same way. All of Kali's hands down, this is a place to experience!!