While currently in Northampton I was treated to a totally memorable meal out on the award-winning Saffron Restaurant. Curry is considered one of my favored dishes, however this is lots more than just a ‘curry residence’. Offering a massive variety of Bangladeshi and Nepalese cuisine, the menu itself is a banquet for the eyes! Popular with locals, traffic in addition to celebrity guests it is strongly suggested to book your table ahead at the Saffron Restaurant in Northamptonshire. Fortunately my buddy knew this and booked in advance for a desk of 4. Upon arriving we had been given a totally heat welcome and were right now taken to our seats. Our table become superbly set and positioned in a comfortable corner. The restaurant changed into packed and the ecosystem became fun, lively and buzzing. I even have to mention the aroma of the meals as we walked in changed into intoxicating, which is not unexpected as Saffron become lately offered ‘Spice Chef of the Year’ on the Northamptonshire Food Awards in 2012-2013.
Despite there being a exceptional set menu deal for four, we opted to reserve off the a l. A. Carte menu, which has an extraordinary choice of dishes. To be honest I didn’t know where to begin but our waiter turned into very beneficial and suggested a sharing platter. My husband and I love seafood so went with the ocean catch platter for two with tandoori king prawn, monkfish, cod fillet and tandoori salmon. It turned into scrumptious ad the fish changed into beautifully spiced and moist. Our best compliant turned into that we should have stored ingesting the tandoori king prawns, and I am nonetheless satisfied my husband snuck one in every of mine! Our buddies decided to every get the assortment of snacks which characteristic classic dishes consisting of onion bhaji, lamb samosa and sheek kebab. As with many Indian restaurants in Northamptonshire, the batter become light, crispy at the samosas and bhajis, while the kebab changed into meaty and succulent. Everything become washed down with ice-cold Cobra beer Saffron and our waiter become attentive but no longer intrusive.
For the principle appeal I could not face up to the mango chicken, that’s the award-prevailing dish from the International Chef of the Year. Every mouthful of this fruity fowl curry changed into a satisfaction and the medium, warm, dry bhuna style sauce made my flavor buds tingle with out blowing the roof of my mouth off. Curious about the Nepalese dishes my husband opted for the mismas tarkari, presenting barbequed chicken, minced meat and king prawns cooked in a bhuna fashion sauce. It ticked all the containers for him with a rich sauce and moist, tender meat. Other dishes ordered at the desk consist of the grilled lamb chops with are cooked with slight spices and grilled in a tandoori oven. This turned into divine in accordance t my friend who stated the meat fell off the bone and the spices had been superbly balanced. The fowl jalfrezi introduced the intense chilli kick her accomplice became looking for, however even thru the heat he become able to respect the subtle spices and herbs.
As with most eating places in Northamptonshire there are side dishes you simply can not skip on. At Saffron we couldn’t resist the easy, creamy saag paneer, which is one of the nice I actually have ever tasted. We also shared chapatis and a massive stack of crispy papadums with accompanying chutneys. Its essential to have a touch bit of rice to soak up all of the delicious sauce so we chose a simple boiled rice together with the saffron special rice with was indulgent with egg, peas, sultans and nuts. It simply gave a sight trace of sweetness with each bite. Sadly we have been too full for dessert, however we very well loved our meal and I can not wait to head back to Saffron and attempt a number of their different super dishes!