The other day we went out for dinner. It was your basic Saturday night and we didn't feel like cooking. We often keep a running list of restaurants that we've never been to that we'd like to check out. The honest truth though is that more often than not, we forget about this list and go to our ol' favorites. Some may say it's laziness others may say it's simply forgetfulness, but I think of it as comfort and comfort alone.
I am a person of comfort. I am a person of routine and I am a person who is hesistant when trying new things. This being said, every time we go to a new Indian Restaurant for example, I always ensure that I order their Butter Chicken dish. In my opinion, the proof of a good, actually a great restaurant is in their signature dish. While I cannot say with certainty that every Indian restaurant considers their signature dish to be their butter chicken, I do consider butter chicken to be the signature dish of any Indian restaurant. If they can make fantastic butter chicken with just the right seasonings and spice level then I know it's a restaurant worth eating at again.
|Our version of the Bistro Tandoori Platter