The traditional Indian method of preparing food is to cook it in a clay tandoor, unlike the traditional American method of preparing cuisine, which is to cook it in a clay Easy-Bake Oven. Savor smartly roasted cuisine with today’s Groupon to Kinara Lounge in the Best Western Brookside Inn in Milpitas. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get a dinner for two (up to a $34.85 total value) that includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $6.95 value)
- One order of naan (a $2 value)
Two entrees (up to a $12.95 value each)<p>
- For $10, you get $20 worth of anything on the menu. Entrees range from $7.95–$31.95.<p>
Kinara Lounge’s attentive servers whisk platefuls of authentic Indian cuisine from a tandoor oven, and frosty libations from the bar to tables set within a laid-back lounge atmosphere. Appetizers stamp tongues with culinary passports, commencing voyages with starters such as the chili paneer—house-made cubes of cheese doused in a spicy chili-garlic sauce. Leavened white-flour dough discovers its heroic identity as freshly baked naan after a grueling katabasis in the fires of a clay oven. Diners chew their way through opening courses to arrive at traditional entrees such as the spicy black-pepper chicken, sautéed with onion, tomatoes, and black pepper, and glitter-bombed in a house blend of herbs and spices, or the mirch masala gosht—lean morsels of Irish lamb capering about with garlic and green chilies in a field of fresh coriander and tomato. Like a cactus performing his best David Copperfield routine, 10 vegetarian options meatlessly astonish guests, including the spicy baingan bhurta’s charcoal-grilled eggplant mashed and cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices imported from India.
The heart of the Kinara Lounge kitchen is its fiery clay tandoori oven, which crackles with baking naan breads and sizzling tandoori meats from noontime until dusk. Chefs bustle about the oven, seasoning pans of chicken, lamb, and seafood specialties with flavorful spices while peeking into pots filled with bubbling biryani rice. Servers transport plates to the dining room, where hanging red lights casts a glimmer on bottles of premium liquors and a flat-screen television. Come lunch time, the servers stack a sweeping buffet with simmering platters of fresh Indian specialties, enabling diners to sample a diverse selection of curries, tandoori dishes, and sauces.
400 Valley Way
Milpitas, California 95035