During its heyday, the East India Company brought many exciting things to England, such as spices, teas, and confirmation that elephants exist. Try something new with this Groupon.
$30 for $60 Worth of Indian Food
The menu includes dishes hailing from North-West India, such as crisp lentil dumplings ($8), tender lamb kebabs ($22), tandoori shrimp ($28), and veggies in a creamy cashew-and-almond korma sauce ($14).
Much of the culinary tradition of India's North-West Frontier centers on open-fire cooking. At Yuva, husband-and-wife team Kedar Shah and Hritu Deepak specialize in the region's dishes, going so far as to fly in their master chef straight from that area of India.
Consistent with the North-West Frontier and its style of cooking, the menu offers multiple styles of kebabs. The Hariyali kebab, for example, is a thread of boneless chunks of grilled chicken enhanced by mint and cilantro. Some unexpected dishes appear as well, such as halibut that is first pan-seared and then simmered in a curry of fresh coconut milk and mustard seeds. Yuva's chef also applies his mastery of fire to vegetarian dishes, such as black lentils slow-cooked overnight with tomatoes, paprika, and dry spices.
The food menu pairs with a modest wine list, or bartenders can blend a specialty cocktail such as the Gulab martini, a palate-awakening blend of Plymouth gin, Angostura bitters, and rose water. Like the dishes, Yuva's decor also pays homage to the North-West Frontier and its rustic villages, blending elements such as cubbyhole walls and stone slate floors with ultra-modern furnishings and New Age fusion music.