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Oops - Almost Missed Today - Caffe India

Wow, I didn't realize the time - I almost let today slip by without an entry. So what to write about? Hmm...

Okay - here's something,

On Wednesday night I met the Lehigh Girls for dinner. I'm not sure I mentioned the Lehigh Girls before but we're a group of girls (okay - I'll admit our age - woman) who went to college together some 20+ years ago. Since then, we still gather pretty regularly to celebrate birthdays, holidays, etc. On Wednesday night we gathered to celebrate Rain and Mare's birthday (you've heard me mention Rain before - we traveled to Florence together way back in 2001).

Anyway - we often meet in the City, but this time, we opted for Indian in Morristown and visited Caffe India on Washington. Now don't get me started on finding the restaurant (basically, from 287 you go around the green - yes that stupid park they make you go around, but if you could just go straight past it, you'd end up on Washington. Oh and yes, if you pass the Hyatt like me, you didn't go around enough), anyway where was I - oh yeah, finding the restaurant. Well, I guess I covered that anyway - it's basically on the other side of town from 287. Parking is on the street, but on a Wednesday night wasn't a problem.

There were six of us who managed to make it to dinner and after the assorted appetizers of meat and veggie samosa, and the naan (two kinds, garlic and spinach), we ended up sharing five entrees with plenty leftover. Let's see if I can remember - there was a lamb special, but the name escapes me, also a shrimp special, name fate is the same, then we had some lentils, Chicken Vindaloo and Bayngan Bhurta, which reminded me of caponata but more Asian spices (which of course, makes sense). Everything was tasty and good quality (e.g., the meat was tender).

We don't normally skip dessert but at first glance none of the typical Indian desserts appealed - however our sweet tooth won out and we opted for some mango ice cream (typical), and being adventurous, Chef's Special Kheer which is basmati rice pudding served with almond and pistachios - this was real tasty and I wouldn't hesitate to order it again.

So on the Kim and Chris scale (though Chris wasn't with us - it's a girls only event - well except for Larry but that's another story), I'd give this place one star (i.e., if you're in the area and looking for Indian, I don't hesitate to recommend this place). Oh, two other things to note, they do not have a liquor license, so remember your wine or beer and the cost for the six of us, including tip came to $152 - not too bad, for the four of us paying (birthday girls don't pay), $38 each - I'll take that any night of the week.

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Indian restaurants are fun. We've had a number open up here in Burlington recently - imagine good ethnic food in boring old sleeper town.

I laughed when I read about dessert. I never order desserts in Indian restaurants. I guess I'm advantursome with other aspects of what i eat but NOT dessert.

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