June 10, 2007

Saturday Night in Coconut Grove





Anokha in Coconut Grove is by far best Indian Restaurant in South Florida. The Makkhani Murghi (pictured in 2nd photo above) is described on the menu as A tender chicken breast prepared in the tandoor and combined with a rich cream and butter sauce. I don't know how they do it, but they put together seemingly simple ingredients and turn something out that tastes other-worldly. The chicken stays tender and the dish has a whole different feel depending on the heat level ordered- mild, medium or hot. I have tried them all and I recommend all of them. We also tried the Tandoor Shrimp which was also cooked to perfection. The vegetables are quick cooked to a perfect crisp finish- not too soggy, not too raw. The shrimp is brought out still sizzling and makes for a fun presentation. The menu suggests wines to compliment a few of the entrees, but the wine list is large enough that you will find something new or an old favorite. I was never a fan of Indian food until my friend Valerie, in town for a long weekend, insisted I would like it if I tried it. Well, she was right. Whenever I place my order at Anokha, I make sure to ask for no cilantro, as fresh cilantro garnishes nearly every dish. If any of you are ever in town, Anhoka is open for dinner only and closed Monday. Let me know if you like it!

The home cooking for this evening includes an artichoke tart and charcoal grilled rib eye steaks with crabmeat stuffing. The scoop on that later tonight or tomorrow morning. I'm off to the pool, it's a beautiful day in Miami..and the eggs.

3 comments:

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I love Indian Food! There are so many great Indian style food blogs on the Foodie Blogroll I am getting inspired to maybe cook a bit at home...

Jack Moon said...

Hi Jen, Seeing the Indian Resaurant, made us think of Jay's birthday dinner. The food was so good that night

Arties32 said...

Hi Jack- yes, it's the first time we have been there since Jay's birthday. The food was perfect this time, too... but it wasn't as much fun without you and Marilyn!