Mantra goes under the microscope of Craig LaBan and comes away with just a single bell.
But either Paris reaches too far with offerings that invoke flavors from Persia to Mongolia, or this casual approach to fusion – in which all-purpose sauces and spice blends get reused with little ethnic tweaks – just seems too generic next to today’s more authentically oriented flavors. Too few of the dishes hit the target taste buds.
But there are some winners on the menu including the Bengal lamb chops, and the ribs which are slow-cooked for 12 hours.
Mantra [Craig LaBan]