CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
restaurant in Beverly Hills
has just celebrated 25 years of business in January of this year and is
offering special discounts that will be lasting until the end of the year.
One of the most elegant Indian restaurants in the city, the
has had the same chef for its entire existence, and a personable owner
Deep Sethi for 19 year. Deep started out as an employee doing all
kinds of jobs at the restaurant for 6 years before becoming the owner, and
he should certainly be congratulated for keeping Bombay Palace relevant
for so long. He knows his
clientele, and makes no bones that he is not interested in trying to be
over adventurous or cutting edge with his food, so expect traditional
Indian food that in general is served mild catering to the American
palate. Of course if you insist on a hot and spicy vindaloo style curry
the chef will probably oblige, but you should really go to Bombay
to enjoy the overall experience.
The wine list is not large but quite interesting, and
a fair amount of selections by the glass. I tried the Whitehaven Sauvignon
Blanc from New
($8 per glass, $35 by the bottle), a wine that goes well with the style of
food. My companion went for the Angeline Gewurztraminer from Mendocino,
but was less impressed. I also started out with a Palace Tini cocktail, a
refreshing Vodka cocktail with mint and lime, a perfect drink to blend
with the Bombay
menu. For starters the
vegetable samosas are excellent, nice and plump with seasoned potatoes and
peas and wrapped in a light pastry. Indian breads here are also just
right, especially the Onion Kulcha, a fluffy white bread stuffed with
onions and their version of the Garlic Nan. Other appetizers of note at
include the Reshmi Kebab, cubes of chicken marinated in yogurt, garlic,
ginger & spice, and Lamb Chops Kandhari, spiced and marinated chops
grilled over charcoal.
For a main course you might want to try the Makhani
Chicken which is a Julienne of Tandoori Chicken cooked in a creamy tomato
sauce, or the Lamb Bhuna, chunks of lamb cooked with tomatoes, onions and
herbs and spices. For a vegetable side dish try the Aloo Gobi, a
traditional Indian favorite with fresh cauliflower and potatoes cooked
with ginger, tomatoes and milder spices.
All good stuff to be rounded out with a Carrot Halwa dessert,
Cardamon flavored carrot pudding served with coconut pineapple ice cream.
As you stagger out into the quiet Beverly Hills
night, you will probably say to yourself, I have to come back to this
Palace, 8690 Wilshire Blvd
parking and restaurant parking.
specials all 2010-$25 for two includes beverage
Dinner specials(Palace feast) all 2010-$50 for two