An Indian Christmas from Tandoor / Special Sonora Menu at Azul
Tandoor, one of a handful of decent Indian restaurants will be offering unusual, ‘Indianized’ holiday season dishes for the next few weeks:
Whole turkey marinated in masala, baked in a tandor oven and presented over a bed of basmati rice. ($1750 for a 4-5k bird)
Spicy salmon on a bed of kashmiri pulao ($1800 for 4 - 6 people)
Leg of lamb marinated and cured in cardamom with vegetables and kabuli pulao ($1950 for a 2-2.5 leg)
These dishes are not on the menu and must be ordered a day or two ahead from either the Condesa or Polanco branch.
See the website for details and tel. tandoor.com.mx
North by Northwest: Azul offers the cooking of Sonora
Through the month of December, Azul Histórico and Azul Condesa will offer a special menu of dishes from the huge northwestern state of Sonora.
The gastronomy of Sonora is unique to Mexico: Its terrain includes the desert and coast, an unusual geographic setting reflected in the food. Meat dishes, principally beef, are consumed in great quantity, but so is seafood.
At Azul, chef Múñoz Zurita has ceded the baton to the able Aloy Eluri, who is from said state. He will prepare a variety of aguachiles, barbacoa, burritos and my favorite, caguamanta, a fish stew made with mantaraya.
See my previous post on Sonora
For information see Azul’s website