Dinner at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Indian Accent in NYC, NY

So we are back at Indian Accent, the contemporary Indian restaurant from Chef Manish Mehrotra located at The Parker Méridien Hotel, midtown Manhattan. This time we were there with some of our blogger friends, for a fantastic evening filled with laughter and amazing food.  

 Dining room at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Dining room at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

The restaurant itself has a nice vibe and is the kind of place were you will spin your head to look at the dishes passing by, their presentation being beautiful. 

When they asked us if we wanted to order drinks, I made the exact same mistake as last time and asked for a lassi: they do not have any! I was again surprised as this is a classic beverage and, finally, decided to order a cocktail called Smoke & Spice, made with ras el hanout infused Islay scotch, allspice dram (liquor flavored with allspice berries), and a flamed orange. I picked it because I was curious about the ras el hanout spices that I use when making couscous. This was really good, refreshing, with a nice aftertaste of orange and spices. 

 Smoke and Spice cocktail at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Smoke and Spice cocktail at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Smoke and Spice cocktail at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Smoke and Spice cocktail at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Then, they came with a mysterious box filled with some little balls that were an homage to street food. 

 Amuse bouche at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Amuse bouche at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Amuse bouche at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Amuse bouche at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

As well as a pumpkin shorva or soup and too small blue cheese naan that were addictive. 

 Blue cheese naan at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Blue cheese naan at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

For dinner, we went for the 4 courses. For the appetizer, I went for the crab claws, accompanied with butter pepper garlic and cauliflower. Slightly spicy, it was delicious, the crab being perfectly cooked and the sauce very tasty. 

 Crab claws at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Crab claws at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Jodi went for the potato sphere chaat served with a white pea mash. 

 Potato sphere chaat at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Potato sphere chaat at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Then, mid-course. Soy keema, quail egg, lime leaf butter pao for jodi. This dish was amazing and the presentation sublime.

 Soy keema at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Soy keema at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Soy keema at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Soy keema at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Soy keema at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Soy keema at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Pathar beef kebab, bone marrow nihari for me (I could not resist the bone marrow). 

 Bone marrow nihari at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Bone marrow nihari at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Bone marrow nihari at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Bone marrow nihari at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Bone marrow nihari at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Bone marrow nihari at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Bone marrow nihari at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Bone marrow nihari at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Main course. Paper roast dosa with water chestnut and mushrooms for Jodi:

 Dosa at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Dosa at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

For me, braised lamb with prune korma and Rajasthani pearl millet khichdi:

 Braised lamb at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Braised lamb at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Braised lamb at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Braised lamb at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

As an accompaniment, we both picked a kulcha (type of leavened bread), with mushrooms for Jodi and with hoisin duck for me, a spin on Peking duck that might originate from Indo-Chinese cuisine. 

 Mushroom kulcha at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Mushroom kulcha at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Hoisin duck kulcha at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Hoisin duck kulcha at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Last was dessert. Jodi went for the doda barfi treacle tart, served with a vanilla bean ice cream. If you go, this is the dessert to order.

 Doda barfi treacle tart at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Doda barfi treacle tart at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

On my side, I went for the makhan malai, made with saffron milk, rose petal jaggery brittle and almonds.

 Makhan Malai at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Makhan Malai at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Makhan Malai at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Makhan Malai at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

At the end of the meal, we got the opportunity to visit the kitchen where we met with Chef Vivek whom treated us with a mango sorbet that was superb.

 Chef Vivek at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Chef Vivek at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Tandoor oven at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Tandoor oven at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Mango sorbet at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Mango sorbet at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Chef Vivek at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Chef Vivek at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Map at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Map at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

 Mango sorbet at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

Mango sorbet at Indian Accent in NYC, NY

This was a wonderful evening and the food was outstanding. Every dish was an explosion of flavors and the presentation was amazing. There, the Chef crafted an elegant menu elevating dishes to a level that would satisfy not only people who love Indian food, but also others, the amount of spices being very measured. I definitely recommend Indian Accent: you will not regret dining there!

Enjoy (I did)!

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Indian Accent - 123 W 56th Street, Midtown West, NY 10019

 
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