Behind a fa?ade of yellow bricks and twinkling string lights is Citrus Indian Fusion, a hub for North and South Indian dishes. Through the restaurant's glass doors, aromas of ginger, garlic, and Andhra spice waft through first?indication that morsels of marinated lamb, chicken, and fish are cooking in a tandoor oven. Next, guests smell the warm, savory scent of dosas?South Indian-style crepes?crisping on a flat grill.
Dishes to Discover
Citrus Indian Fusion's chefs have mastered familiar dishes such as butter chicken and samosas, but they also work to expand palates with recipes from across the Indian subcontinent. Below, we list a few favorites (plus recommendations for who should order them).
This Indo-Chinese appetizer is a favorite among diners who enjoy a bit of heat on the tongue. Chefs dip jalapeno peppers in chickpea batter, deep-fry them, and serve them with a coconut chutney.
If you're not sure what to order, thali?which is served throughout India?is a safe bet. That's because each platter presents a wide assortment of of curries, pickles, chutneys, and other diverse components.
Even curled in a roll, the South Indian-style 70mm dosa is visually impressive?each of the warm, paper-thin crepes is roughly the length of a newspaper. Unrolled, the dosas are large enough to share, or to repurpose as an edible blanket during tabletop naps.
The word express in Vito's Express refers to more than the gourmet New York-style pizza available for takeout. A love for speed is on display throughout the restaurant, from the Raiders helmets on the walls to the authentic Vespa scooters parked inside. At the full bar, a beer-cooling system pours drafts from the bottom of the glass, resulting in less of the foam that falls out of taps after they're unpacked. A selection of robust red wines also pairs well with Vito's signature pizzas, whose toppings range from pesto sauce, feta, garlic, and chicken—co-owner Scotty's favorite—to marinated lobster and amaretto cream sauce.
At Chaat Bhavan, a full menu of Indian fare avoids meat as fastidiously as if it were a banana peel on a video-game highway. Snacks include masala chaat, a spicy fruit chutney served with crispy wafers, and missal pav, a mixture of black lentils and crispy noodles. Pan-cooked spinach paratha bread sops up soupy entrees such as the chana sag, which pairs garbanzo beans with fresh spinach, and the aloo gobi mattar, a union of potatoes, peas, and spices. Everything on Chaat Bhavan?s bill of fare is meat-free, and many eats also accommodate Jain customs and veganism.
Chemmeen's chefs remain true to the spice-laden essence of southern Indian cuisine by faithfully re-creating some of the region's most iconic dishes. In addition to crisping dosas on the griddle and roasting skewered chicken in the kitchen's tandoor, the chefs incorporate familiar flavors by adding liberal doses of dried red chilies, coconut, and native vegetables to the entrees. The menu also acknowledges Indian cuisine's international influences by featuring a selection of Indo-Chinese fried rice and noodle dishes, which combine ingredients from both countries.
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