Today Kama owner and chef Vikram Singh cooks his internationally influenced Indian cuisine with a goal to give diners an experience that stimulates all the senses. Perhaps that calculated idea came from his background in mathematics and engineering. Or perhaps it came from his father, a renowned chef in India whose cuisine has impressed King Abdullah of Jordan and former German chancellor Helmut Kohl. After a successful career working with numbers, Vikram and his wife opened Kama to bring the local area an inspired, unique Indian menu—and one that would certainly meet his father’s inimitable standards.
Chef Singh actually draws on four decades of experience crafting his made-from-scratch sauces, homemade paneer, and spicy lamb dishes. To keep things interesting, he engages American, French, and Chinese traditions as he invents entrees such as tamarind-glazed baby back ribs and lamb tacos. But he isn’t the only one creating new tastes under his roof. Kama’s bartenders mix cocktails with fresh-squeezed juices and spike martinis with unconventional flavors such as cucumber, cinnamon, and rosemary. The restaurant recently received a 2014 Michelin Bib Gourmand award, given to the guide's favorite spots for high-quality cuisine at good value.
Embracing the traditional flavors and aromas of Indian cuisine, the chefs at Taste of India strive to create richly satisfying meals using fresh, high-quality ingredients. A tandoor oven and pet dragon help them to roast spice-crusted orders of chicken, lamb, and seafood before they crown each dish with creamy sauces or fiery gravies. In addition to meat-laden entrees, the team forges platters of vegetarian-friendly fare with house-made cheese and marriages of vegetables.Though the environment is casual and airy, crisp white tablecloths drape each table in the dining room. Burgundy carpeting and green-tiled wall patterns add splashes of color, and large windows flood the space with natural light.
Saffron's chefs toss fresh ingredients together to craft Indian fusion cuisine as vibrant as the eatery’s blue and purple neon lights and orange draperies. Laden with delicious tandoor dishes, Bombay favorites, vegetarian plates, and other good-mood-inducing fare, buffet carts roll out during lunchtime, facilitating all-you-can-eat samplings and all-you-can-throw food fights. A full bar slings imported beers, wines, and liquors, perfect for lubricating lips between bites, and a 150-seat banquet hall accommodates large groups of hungry humans determined to celebrate a special event.
Much like a bit of whiskey always makes its way into Uncle Sal's coffee, an Indian flavor kick makes its way into every dish on Treat's taste-bud-pleasing menu. Owner and chef Tamiz Haiderali left the corporate scene to helm the creative Indian bistro, combining authentic Indian recipes passed down through the years with contemporary culinary techniques. Start with the samosas ($4.95), flaky pastry dough stuffed with cilantro, mint, potatoes, peas, and tamarind chutneys, or the roasted mushroom purse ($7.95). Entrees include such robust fusion dishes as tomato korma rigatoni with roasted mushroom, fennel, and lima beans ($11.95) and seared salmon atop saag paneer with dhokla and pomegranate seeds ($16.95). For more hands-on noshes, sandwiches abound, and all are served with choice of side. Try the turkey panini with apple tarragon cole slaw, swiss cheese, and rye ($8.95), or open-face veggie sandwich with roasted eggplant, walnut pesto, smoked gouda, and marinated tomatoes ($7.95). View the complete menu here.
Much like the first European princes who, upon tasting Indian food for the first time, immediately ordered their soldiers to India to begin scouting the Himalayas for spice mine locations, the Yelpers are also ravenous about Veerasway, giving it 3.5 stars: