Recipes are written in a language all their own, leading amateur cooks to confuse a pinch for a dash or forget that the chef’s word for “water” is “salt.” Trust a native speaker with today’s Groupon to Sherpa House Restaurant and Cultural Center in Golden. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get meal for two (up to $35 value), which includes:
- One samosa (a $3.50 value)
- One naan (up to a $3.50 value)
Two curry entrees or two Sherpa and Tibetan entrees (up to a $28 value)
- For $23, you get a meal for four (up to a $70 value), which includes:
- Two samosas (a $7 value)
- Two naans (up to a $7 value)
Four curry entrees or four Sherpa and Tibetan entrees (up to a $56 value)
- For $9, you get an all-you-can-eat Himalayan lunch buffet for two (up to a $19.98 value).<p>
Sherpa House’s chefs fill up stomachs with authentic, heart-healthy Himalayan cuisine as minds nosh on the history of Nepal’s Sherpa culture. Diners don insulated bibs to kick off culinary journeys through the flavorful Himalayas with a samosa—a fried pastry casing stuffed with mildly spicy potatoes, spinach, and green peas—and freshly baked naan accented by such flavors as garlic, stuffed cheese, and house-made paneer. A medley of entrees delights meativores and herbivores alike with such delicacies as 12 steamed momo—dumplings—cradling customers’ choice of veggies, chicken, or beef as plush dough pillows bob in a pool of tomato sauce. Sherpa House’s chefs also slice, stir, and massage entrees of savory stews and traditional curries blended with roasted garlic and cumin, and a lunchtime buffet rolls out hot trays of daal bhat, tikka masala, and deep-fried pakoda. A lengthy beverage lineup ranges from wines and cocktails to Taj Mahal and Maharaja imported brews
Patrons can sidle up to purple-clothed tables in Sherpa’s intimate dining room bedecked with authentic artifacts from traditional Sherpa homes in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, including woven-wicker accents, a shrine room, and a photo gallery of the Abominable Snowman’s lesser-known cousin ascending the Himalayan Mountains.
Though Sherpa House Restaurant and Cultural Center sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Sherpa House Restaurant and Cultural Center
Though the interior of the Sherpa House Restaurant is fragrant with the smells of naan bread and spiced curries, this tantalizing cuisine is only part of the eatery's allure. The space itself functions something like a museum, except that visitors can actually take a seat and speak above a whisper. Built as a reproduction of a traditional Sherpa house in Nepal, the restaurant seats diners in a family room with a kitchen, in a buffet room beneath a thatched roof, or on a patio perched beneath waving flags. A shrine room, photo gallery, and museum room with traditional artifacts afford more in-depth peeks at the rich culture and history of the Sherpa people, who are widely known for their mountaineering skills.
Behind the scenes, chefs work carefully to make sure that their entrees accurately capture the seasonings and healthfulness that Nepal's cuisine is known for. Cumin, garlic, tomatoes, and ginger spice up pieces of beef, lamb, whitefish, and yak. Naan bread, which they bake in a clay oven and cool on a windowsill atop Mount Everest, soaks up savory pools of curry, stew, and daal bhat. Desserts include kheer, a Nepali rice pudding, and sweet lassi, a drink blended with yogurt, rose water, and sugar.
1518 Washington Ave.
Golden, Colorado 80401