Monday, January 23, 2006

Taj Lounge

This weekend I went to Taj Lounge with friends and my roommate to celebrate her 30th birthday. Taj is this lounge restaurant / bar that creates interesting indian fusion plates. The decor of this lounge is beautiful. Lots of couches and loungy sitting areas. We were seated upstairs, in this private dining area, which was great, because we could look down to the main floor. I was curious to know how they translated Indian fusion. I ordered the stripped bass. It was cooked to perfection, moist, not dry, with just the right amount of spices. The side of vegetables weren't as good, it had too much salt. I ordered the mango chutney as a side, and was slightly disappointed. The chutney was more of a salsa and sweet. I like my chutneys hot and spicy normally. My roommate ordered the mushroom tarte. It was delicious. The curry fries were also fantastic. Just the right spice and crispiness. The bar served up some great mojitos. Mojitos are always hit or miss. You either get a really good one, or a really bad one. This one had just the right amount of sour, mint, sugar and rum. YUM. The down side is that the drinks were ridiculously expensive at $12 a pop. Ouch.

The only bad thing about Taj, wasn't the food, but rather the service and pretentious patrons. Our waiter tried so hard to finish us up, so he could kick us out of the table. He had another party waiting for our seats. We finally paid our bill and proceeded downstairs where the scene turned frat ugly. Half naked woman were dancing and bumping into us. And cheesey guys were dancing like monkeys and knocked my roommates wine all down her shirt. Jerks. I hate sweaty gross people dancing close to me. Not to mention the bimbo women next to us who kept knocking her big purse against our backs. People suck.


Blogger bakingbarb said...

HAHA I've "bumped" people on the dance floor before because they kept "bumping" my friends!
Agreed, sweaty gross people are gross.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Chef Bee said...

Hope you enjoyed your night out. Glad the fish was good. thanks for sharing

Plan B

11:18 AM  
Blogger Shawna Lee Coronado said...

EEK! $12 drinks. Wow!


7:24 PM  

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