Tamarind Of London Launches "Wine And Dine Series"

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  • Orange County, CA (1888PressRelease) June 22, 2012 - Tamarind of London, the popular Indian restaurant located in the chic Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Beach, has announced the debut of its "Wine and Dine Series." Each month, the acclaimed restaurant will collaborate with a featured winery and Executive Chef Shachi Mehra will prepare a special 3-course prix-fixe menu. Only available Mondays-Thursdays for $50 ($30 sans wine), each course will be expertly paired with a particular wine. The featured winery in June will be the Cakebread Cellars, founded in 1973 and located in the famed Napa Valley.

    "Contrary to many peoples' perceptions, wine is an ideal accompaniment to Indian food," said Maneesh Rawat, general manager of Tamarind of London. "This rotating prix-fixe menu offers Chef Shachi a platform for her creativity as she develops menus to compliment the various featured wines."

    This month's prix-fixe dinner includes a first course of Chickpeas & Quinoa Salad, Malai Chicken Tikka yogurt or Lamb Seekh Kebab; a main course of vegetarian or non-vegetarian Thali plates (a sampling of various dishes that compliment each other) served with black lentils, rice, naan & raita; and dessert selections of Pistachio Cardamom Kulfi or Mixed Berries with Rice Phirni.

    For those who wish to sample the wines in a more causal environment, Tamarind of London will hold informal receptions in the relaxing open-air bar and patio on the last Wednesday of each month. For $25, guests will enjoy 2-3 tray-passed appetizers while sampling 4-5 different wines from that month's featured vintner. The casual wine reception for Cakebread Cellars will be Wednesday, June 27 from 6 - 8 p.m.

    "We wanted to try something different with our wine program and are proud to announce this new series that we think will give all our guests an opportunity to sample a wide variety of fine wines," said Rawat. "Whether you're interested in enjoying the wines with the prix-fixe dinner or at our monthly receptions, the Wine and Dine Series is a great way to explore the world of fine wines and Indian cuisine."

    Sister to Tamarind restaurant in Great Britain, which has received a Michelin star for each of the past 12 years (it was the first Indian restaurant in the world to achieve this distinction), Tamarind of London is situated near Mastro's Ocean Club and Javier's at 7862 East Coast Hwy, Newport Beach. It is open 7 days a week for dinner and Fri-Sun for brunch/lunch. Reservations are encouraged by calling 949-715-8338; www.tamarindoflondon.com; www.facebook.com/tamarindoflondon.

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