Indian Accent Date Night Delicious
My mouth is watering just writing this review for the Mayfair delicious date night experience at Indian Accent. My lover and I have been going strong for four months and I wanted to impress him. With food we both liked and he could educate me on and compare it to his mom’s home cooking. I had to impress my Kashmiree Knight.
We were not in East London, but in a more chic part of town to eat and be young. When we entered the world of the London Indian Accent the romantic evening began the decor complemented our mood. And on this Spring evening, we were surrounded by other couples so we felt right at home.
The Maitre d’, Luka wanted the evening to start off right so he invited us to a glass of bubbly, cocktails, a smile and a song. Because his name was ‘Luka and he lived on the second floor.’ He made us feel welcome and kept bringing the cocktails.
Having grown up in a very diverse upper-middle-class neighbourhood in Queens, New York. I had the pleasure of tasting food from around the globe on a daily basis. The grandma’s ruled and summers were filled with them stuffing us with food from India, China, Japan, Down South and the Caribbean. It has lead me to my love of Asian food from every region and the love a Nan.
The staff was delightful and took us through the menu. They recommend that we go for the Dinner Chef’s Tasting Menu. Where we would have the opportunity to taste it all. A 9-course chef’s tasting menu for £80 per person.
With so much to taste and try, we settled in for an exquisite evening of food and fun. I was interested to chat with our neighbours who were from India and what their thoughts were of the restaurant. Lucky for us they were regulars and said that the food was just like home and had that street food flair.
My partner who parents come from Kashmir and the couple compared notes about the food. They recommend he take me to India and Kashmir to go to the Indian Accent their too. The raved about how sensational the food was.
After a few drinks and the first part of the tasting menu. We feasted on puchkas, five waters, potato sphere chaat. With white pea mash and Kashmiri morels, walnut powder, parmesan papad and baked cod amritsari, mint boondi.
We needed a break, we had already eaten too much. And Luka kept bringing the drinks, we were lightheaded and happy! The date was a hit and I picked another winner! It was going to be a long flavorful night.
Indian Accent’s menu explores progressive ideas in Indian cuisine while maintaining traditional integrity. Chef Manish Mehrotra reinterprets nostalgic Indian dishes with an openness towards global techniques and influences. To me, the real test of a restaurant is if you see people brought up in the culture are present in the restaurant.
If they are enjoying it then the food must be good. The couple next to us and my partner gave the restaurant their approval and my palette agreed with them.
Now time to continue on our food journey. Next on the menu was some soy keema, quail egg, lime leaf butter pao , meetha achaar ribs, sundried mango, onion seeds, anaar chuski , with a choice of kulcha served with black dairy dal. After we were served wasabi cucumber raita * winter vegetables, Sarson ka saag, fenugreek tart, chicken kofta, and Punjabi kadhi, onion pakora.
At this point, we were savouring it all. The portions were the right amount of food to make you feel full, but not heavy. We wish we could have more. Yet, we had to save room for dessert.
That consisted of Makhan malai, saffron milk, rose petal jaggery brittle, almonds and gold flakes, a Doda barfi treacle tart, with vanilla bean ice cream and of course more drinks.
At this point, the staff had to almost kick us out of the place. Nevertheless, we chatted more with Luka and the other waiters and asked them what there favourite dishes and desserts were.
As a couple, we had already decided to come back again soon. I am happy to report I impressed my date not only by being charming but, picking a restaurant for our weekly date night that pleased our appetites and eyes. The food and the atmosphere made us fall more deeply in like and showed us we share a love of food.
Because it’s hard dating someone who follows a plant-based life, so that’s whey it’s great if you can share a taster menu. Occasionally cheat with delectable food like the dishes at Indian Accent with a little meat and fish just to taste. The Food was very close to his Mom’s my partner commented just a little fancier.
Indian Accent Date Night Delicious
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