Friday, November 03, 2006

Korma Sutra

You'll have to excuse the lack of mouth-watering photography in this post. Today I was so busy oohing and aahing over my food that I forgot to take pictures. Please forgive me.

Fridays are my favorite days. Most Fridays I put in a half day at work, pick up my husband, and head to lunch. One of our favorite lunchtime destinations is Korma Sutra in Westport. Korma Sutra has the best Butter Chicken in the city, and I absolutely adore Butter Chicken. If you go to Korma Sutra on a Friday, go early, or go late (the lunch buffet is from 11 to 2:30), but avoid it at 12 noon. If you go in at noon, you're just going to be intoxicated by the smell, and while you wait for a table (it really never takes that long) you'll be tortured by the fact that all those people, those semi-geniuses who got there before you, are eating while you are merely watching them eat.

You'll grow to hate those people - you know they're going to go back to the buffet more than once. You know they're going to savor every last bite of the flavorful naan bread, and linger over their hot teacup full of fragrant chai. You will worry, irrationally, that those people are going to clear the place out of crispy stuffed samosas and perfectly fried pakoras. You will start to convince yourself that they're spooning the last bit of onion chutney or raita onto their third plate. You will mentally try to convince people of how full they are. You will enact plans to sit at their table and start uncomfortable conversations just to make them leave.

All will be forgotten once you get your table, however. The buffet will still be full of all the things you've been craving. They will still deliver a glass of mango lassi and a hot basket of naan. You will still eat yourself silly and have to go home to take a well-deserved nap.

Korma Sutra
4113 Pennsylvania in Westport
Lunch Buffet 11am-2:30pm
Dinner 5-9pm

(also located in OP,KS at 7212 W 110th St)

1 comment:

Packey said...

Sara, sounds great I will have to try it. Thanks, Grammer Scanlon