We couldn't get a reservation so we arrived at 5:30, right when it opened, and sat in the "casual" section near the bar. The menu is the same as the formal dining area so we were fine.
First up was Rasika's signature dish, the appetizer Palak Chaat, which is made of crispy baby spinach, sweet yogurt tamarind, and date chutney. The spinach is fried which makes it crispy and delicate. The texture is unlike anything I've ever had and the taste is really, really good. I'm thinking of going back for lunch and just getting a bowl for myself.
|Honey Ginger Duck|
Afterwards, we toured Chinatown a bit and headed home. Carol used to work downtown before the kids were born and we went out to eat every now and then. This was a nice reminder of those times.