Scrumptious Indian Fare Popping Up for a Month at The Ritz Coconut Grove
While Miami has cranked out some sterling places to eat the past few years, we have heard complaints that one must travel to the foreign land of Broward County to get legit Indian food. Well, we are happy to to report that for the next month you can save yourself the trip and head toÂ Â The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, MiamiÂ for Executive ChefÂ Ramesh Kaduru’sÂ A Passage to India at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove.Â Â The profoundly warm and charismatic ChefÂ Ramesh delighted our senses and palates with his complex dishes literally bursting with assorted flavors. Our favorite dishes were theÂ Malai Kofta Curry,Â potato and cheese dumplings bathed in cashew fondue; theÂ Mughali Chicken, savoryÂ Tandoori chicken in a butter masala;Â the naan,Â and these addictive dessert dumplings called Gulab Jamun dipped in rose scented syrup. We are drooling as we type and reminisce.
The ambiance and decor are beautiful with paisley, brightly colored fabrics adorning the venue, complete with live Indian musicians and a dancer.Â The pop-upÂ restaurant will serve delicious Indian cuisineÂ from Oct. 3Â through Nov. 3, from 6 Â to 10 p.m, it is only open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays. We strongly recommend you go and enjoy these delightful dishes before they are gone.Â Â