Indian Accent

Where: 123 West 56th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue)
  • At $75 for 3 courses, $90 for 4 courses, and $110 for a chef’s tasting, it was very pricey. While the food was good, not sure if it’s worth that much money — I’ve had better at other places for the same amount of money. But elevated Indian food is rare in NYC…
  • First course:
    • Potato sphere chaat, white pea mash (winner)
    • Sweet potato shakarkandi, kohlrabi, crispy okra
  • Second course:
    • Baby squid, crispy rice, everything chutney (winner)
    • Sweet pickle ribs, sundried mango, onion seeds
  • Third Course
    • tamarind sea bass, herb barley, spinach poriyal, kerala moilee (winner)
    • pork belly vindaloo, goan red rice
  • For the $25 dessert, we got the makhan malai, with saffron milk, rose petal jaggery brittle, and almonds — it came in a giant puffy dome sprinkled with gold
  • Supplements
    • Tea Service ($15) —  it was an old crusty pu-erh and I didn’t get any fresh leaves and they only came to refill the water twice. Why serve a Chinese tea when India has Ceylon, Assam or Darjeeling?
    • Ghee roast lamb, roomali roti pancakes ($38) — fashioned in the way of Peking Duck, there were 4 different dipping sauces and easily one of the better things on the menu
    • With the 3-4 course meal, you also got some “extras” — blue cheese nan with a shot of soup, and a plate of candies/digestives after dessert
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