It’s Magic at Tashan

Craig LaBan delivers an enthusiastic three-bell review to Munish Narula’s Tashan.

[J]ust as Susanna Foo did with Chinese cuisine, Narula’s project has the potential to be a game-changer and show how exciting the Indian sensibility can be when the best ingredients and sophisticated chefs are at play. Clove and garlic-marinated venison is scented with smoke over the charcoal sigri grill and served with a boozy chutney made from rum and plums. Tender slices of pork tenderloin come tingling with a 21-spice Xacutti marinade sparked with dried peppers, coriander, and cardamom. Moist curried king crab is blended with chile paste, ginger and cilantro and topped with crackery rice puffs. Seared duck breast marinated in house yogurt with mace and green chiles is roasted tikka-style in place of the usual chicken alongside silky spinach saag paneer.

Three Bells – Excellent

Tashan [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Tashan [Official Site]

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  • Tex

    This is just more shameless pandering to Stephen Starr.

  • Katchin

    Tex,
    What? Starr doesn’t own the place, or have any involvement in it whatsoever. Did you even read any of this?

  • Tex

    Tashan is about four blocks away from the Broad Street Diner. Stephen Starr was interested in the Broad Street Diner for a time. Ergo, the glowing review of Tashan is really just more pandering to Stephen Starr.

  • http://twitter.com/kb0r kbor

    Nice save.

  • ella

    maybe the worst save ever

  • rory

    at the very least, we can reasonably expect a starr indian place to be announced soon…lol.

  • Tex

    Does it really need to be pointed out that comment 1 was a joke?

  • http://twitter.com/kb0r kbor

    Apparently.