New York Restaurants Line Up Diwali Offers
Roti rolls, Diwali bash, Indian sweets, these are something you may not have expected to see in New York City a decade earlier. However, with the changing face of immigrations in the world, NYC has come to be home to many things Indian, including its festival of lights, Diwali. In 2009, President Barack Obama had lit a traditional lamp in the White House to celebrate Diwali with the Indian Americans and today, restaurants throughout NYC are holding Diwali bashes or offering Diwali specials to help Indians celebrate this festival away from home.
Junoon – Ifood.tv Chef Vikas Khanna’s restaurant is celebrating the festival with a six-course Diwali tasting menu. The dessert (for $75) and wine (for $130) options open on this menu. Dishes such as “Lotus Root Three Ways”, “Kari Patta Shrimp”, etc are part of the Diwali feast.
27 W. 24th St., between Fifth & Sixth Aves. (212) 490-2100 or junoonnyc.com.
Moti Mahal Delux – Offering an authentic Indian taste, this Mughal-style eatery has Chef Gaurav Anand’s Diwali tasting menu filled with such sumptuous dishes as butter chicken and dal makhani. The ‘Roomali Khasta’ on offer is a delightful addition too.
1149 First Ave., at 63rd St. (212) 371-3535 or motimahaldelux.us.
Chinese Mirch – Being representative of a good neighbor of India, this Flatiron restaurant is fusing the Indian and Chinese flavors to make up some spicy entrees for its Diwali dinner. For diners between November 15 and 17, there are complimentary henna tattoos to go with the dinner. Besides, the restaurant is also going to donate $1 for every diner on its Diwali feast. The money would go to Red Cross for relief activities in the aftermath of sandstorm Sandy.
120 Lexington Ave., at 28th St. (212) 532-3663 or chinesemirch.com.
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