Preview of New Menu at Tashan, Launching MondayBy Danya Henninger
October 29, 2013
On Monday, November 7, chef Kirti Pant will launch her first official menu at Tashan, Munish Narula’s high-end Indian fusion restaurant. The current menus were developed by opening chef Sylva Senat, who departed just before summer (he’s now consulting at The Saint James in Ardmore). Pant - originally hired to run Tiffin Bistro in South Philly - was promoted to “corporate chef” and tasked with taking over the dining room at 777 Broad as well.
A preview glimpse at several of her new offerings suggests a slightly less European take on Southeast Asian cuisine, as many of the dishes are Indian classics. There’s bharwan baingan (baby eggplant stuffed with nuts and tomatoes), masala lobster and vindaloo boar chops with cucumber raita. A foie gras torchon hits the fusion note - the liver is served with a cumin chutney.
To go along with the new eats is a new wine and cocktail list. Drinks have always been a strong point at Tashan, which dedicates nearly half the interior space to a well-appointed bar and lounge area. (The restaurant scored a 2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.) A couple of the new sips to look forward to include Blood and Sand (with Johnny Walker Black and Cherry Heering) and the Ceasefire (El Jimador reposado, Cocchi Americano and soda).
Peruse a list of preview items below and head over starting Monday to try it all first-hand (267-687-2170).
Tashan New Menu Preview
baby eggplant, peanut, almond, tomato
Foie Gras Torchon
apple-cumin chutney, citrus brioche, walnut raita
carum seed, mustard oil, paprika
Vindaloo Boar Chops
red chili, mustard seed, curry leaf, cucumber raita
onion, tomato, fenugreek
shitake mushroom, cashew, tomato, onion
shrimp, potato, coriander, black pepper, cilantro
Tashan Chicken Makhani
Cornish hen, ginger, garlic, tomato-butter sauce
Tashan New Cocktails Preview
Jefferson’s bourbon, Appleton V/X rum, pomegranate, Peychaud’s bitters
Indus River Valley
amontillado sherry, Pedro Ximenez, sorel liqueur, lemon
El Jimador reposado tequila, Cocchi Americano, soda
Blood and Sand
Johnny Walker Black, Cherry Heering, Carpano Antica formula vermouth, orange
Flaming Orange Coffee
Cointreau, cognac, 151 proof rum, La Colombe Haitian Blue Forest coffee