The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavors into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble with today's Groupon: for $20, you get either a vegetarian or non-vegetarian Indian prix-fixe feast for two at Peacock Gardens Restaurant in Diamond Bar (a $34.95 value for vegetarian feast; a $39.95 value for non-vegetarian feast).
- The vegetarian combination dinner for two includes the following:
- Shared plate of papadum
- Lentil soup
- Shared appetizer medley of a samosa, vegetable pakora, and saag paneer
- Shared main course of malai kofta served with rice, dal, and choice of naan or roti
- Shared helpings of raita and kheer for dessert
- The non-vegetarian combination dinner for two includes the following:
- Shared plate of papadum
- Mulligatawny soup
- Shared appetizer dish of seekh kabab
- Main-course medley of tandoori chicken, lamb saag, and chicken korma served with dal, rice, and choice of naan or roti
- Shared plate of kheer for dessert
Peacock Gardens Restaurant regales diners with an array of specialty dishes forged from the zesty spices and rich culinary traditions of India. Begin an evening of coordinated chewing with a platter of crispy papadum, which leaves mouths temporarily parched in preparation for satiating spoonfuls of lentil or mulligatawny soup. Vegetarian diners then tuck into a triumvirate of battered and fried vegetable pakoras, saag paneer, and a samosa—a crunchy pastry surrounding a blend of peas, potatoes, and fork magnets—before moving on to a main course of malai kofta, a creamy coterie of fresh-grated vegetable fritters imbued with flavorful hints of onion and tomato.
A decadent duet of ginger-kissed minced meat and roasted onions headline the seekh kabab appetizer for carnivorous couples, awaking appetites and equipping diners for impromptu swordfights. Choose between fluffy sides of naan or roti to soak up sauces and corral escaping smatterings of diced lamb, marinated chicken, and yogurt sauce in the main course's meaty menagerie. Pairs can tip a cap to their palates' performance with a post-feast dessert of raita, a savory ensemble of potatoes, tomatoes, and cucumber commingled in cultured yogurt, or kheer, which crowns velvety rice pudding with a garland of nuts.
Peacock Gardens' elegant banquet hall lures in diners with its white tablecloths, eastern-inspired upholstery, and earth-tone drapes. Stretch out your legs while dining in a curvaceous booth, or work up a ravenous appetite with a Tina Turner tribute on the expansive dance floor.
Peacock Gardens Restaurant
Peacock Garden’s executive chef Raj Singh—who carries a James Beard Foundation win under his belt—calls upon his culinary expertise to curate a menu of spice-laden sauces, colorful curries, and tender tandoori. Creamy kormas and masalas flecked with spices can all be accompanied by a variety of proteins, such as goat, lamb, seafood, and chicken. Vegetable dishes mingle cheeses and cream with bunches of cauliflower, slices of roasted eggplant, lentils, or beans. The richness found in Peacock’s dishes can also be found in its ambiance—gilded, velvety chairs, gold trim, and plush drapery let guests dine regally sans ill-fitting crown and surcoat.
23347 Golden Springs Dr.
Diamond Bar, California 91765