…Yasminaaaaa!! And it even felt that way when we walked into the place!
Yasmina Indian Fusion? Located in an old Lebanese house near Sofil, this place is more like ‘con’-fusion! I don’t get what part of their Indian food is considered fusion!?! It’s plain old Indian… and not all that special either, if I may… Néhé!
We started with sambusas, then went for the Chicken Masala, Chicken Tadouri, Shrimp Masala, Vegetable Curry, Raita with Pomegranate (that was nice), and regular white Basmati rice. The girls weren’t that hungry I’m afraid…
Thank Bob Deedee got to pick the wine. I’d had this beautiful Chilean earlier that week at Madame Mrad’s. Though overpriced at Yasmina’s, I knew it was going to be worth it. Casa Lapostolle, Merlot 2007 from Rapel Valley in Chile, has a mauve-bordeaux color. The nose is cinnamon and mulberry with slight minerals. Medium to full bodied, the palate is dry with chocolate, coffee, pepper, red fruit and slightly tannic. A sexy Chilean from Enoteca!
Mind you, I’m not saying the food was atrocious, but I definitely don’t get what the rave over this place is all about. That said, I’ll try it again, and next time I’ll ask Deedee to choose the food.
Yasmina Indian (con)Fusion Restaurant is open Monday – Saturday. For reservations: 70-407406 or 01206406