Savoury is sweet! Chef/owner Lala Sharma (formerly of Surya, that I loved, in the West Village) presents a menu influenced by Western and Southern Indian cuisine. On August 15th, Savoury will commemorate Indian Independence Day with a $50 PP tasting menu (with both meat and vegetarian options) amid celebratory, flashy Bollywood music. Look for appetizers such as Palak Moong Chaat with spinach, sprouted lentils in onion, tamarind and mint sauce or be teased by the Tiranga Kebab with basil, chicken tikka and ginger kebabs, the colors of which represent the Indian flag.
Moving on to mains, Chettinad, a dish prepared with either lamb or goat is served in a nostril-tingling sauce of black pepper, curry leaves, tamarind and coconut milk; Chaana Masala is the classic dish composed of chickpeas, slow-cooked in onions and tomatoes. Gulab Jamun for dessert comes in the form of small dried milk spheres, gently cooked and boiled in a sugary syrup. All of the mains come with naan, Basmati rice, daal, raita and mango chutney--and there's a complimentary glass of wine or Indian beer in it for you too!
And P.S. The party continues on over the weekend through August 17th, with 1947 beer for three bucks.
Savoury is located at 489 Columbus Ave. btwn 83rd/84th Sts, New York, NY, 212-875-1400, SavouryNYC.com
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