April’s lunch was a taste of authentic Southern Indian cooking and what a treat Nithik’s Kitchen provided to the ladies.
All comments for this restaurant were very favourable and the food received outstanding reviews.
Menu being :
On arrival refreshing Cranberry, Ginger & Mint drink
Tree of Taste – an introduction to six ‘rasas’ (tastes).
A creative dish of sweet, salt, sour, astringent, bitter and pungent tastes.
Urulai Patani Kozhi Kuruma – chicken stewed in cashew, poppy and green chilli gravy with potato and peas.
Kola Urunadai Kolumbu
Lamb kofta simmered in coconut and cashew gravy served with authentic Burmese rice ‘Vella kaurini arisi” and pickle.
Tai Pongal Kara Kolumbu
A pongal festival dish prepared at harvesting time. A melange of nine country vegetables simmered in spicy, sweet and tangy gravy
To accompany :
Steamed rice, pulav, chapathi, assorted chutneys
“Orange” – a Kulfi Indian ice cream treat
2013 Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling
2011 Gramps Shiraz
Coffee or Masala Chai
All of the food rated either good or excellent and it was felt the menu was a wonderful mix of flavours,
especially the Tree of Taste where it was interesting to recognise all the ingredients involved.
Also great to work out the nine vegetables in the Tai Pongal Kara Kolumbu
Nithik’s was a good return to the original concept of learning about the origin of ingredients and tradition of food.
It was recognised the wines were hard to match with Indian food.
The service of the restaurant was friendly and helpful.
The next lunch will the at Garfish, Manly on Wednesday 7 May