|Lots of parking, conveniently located near a head shop and a chapel in Colonie|
We're off!!! Oh, the glorious promise of a great buffet lunch. Who would pop first????
|At the start of service, the buffet area is clean and well organized|
|The decor is simple with a touch of class|
We all started with a bit of fresh salad (oniony). In addition, I piled on some Vegetable Upma, cooked semolina spiked with spice, including curry leaf, with a bit of tomato and coconut curry sauces on the side, a piece of Tandoor Chicken, the Vegetable Biryani, and a Spinach Pakora (fritter). Every bite was a sensation. That was Plate #1/5.
|From top going clockwise - spinach pakora, salad, tandoor chicken, tomato curry, upma, coconut curry, veg biryani with raita|
Red polished off plate #1 before you could blink, but I went back five times, sure I would win.
Pony dared the Curd Rice (mostly yogurt and rice with spice) - kind of odd - hers was a heroic tasting. This little palate cleanser is a savory but it had some hard bits in it that I didn't really like (seeds? dal? - not sure......).
Library Lady smiled quietly and cleaned her plate, seemingly effortlessly.
|Masala chai tea (not sweetened), condiments, salad and rice|
|Chicken dishes, vegetable options, and dal - lots to choose from|
|Two desserts - mango custard and carrot halvah|
|Carrot halvah is almost good for you........|
Carrot halvah??? Very very sweet, scented with cardamom - this took my breath away with its simplicity - a lovely finish. The mango custard was a bit gluey, and very mild, but a smooth finish to a spicy meal isn't a bad thing.
Red definitely ate me under the table this time, but I fought back with gusto. I'm sure the next time I will demonstrate immense self-control, now that I know what I'm up against.
Zena, Goddess of Fire