Photo by Courtney Hamilton Oh, those lunches
When I watched every patron in Tustin's Rasoi Curry Point decisively turn down the waiter baring metal vessels of hot, fresh and free thali refills, I should have known what I was in for.
They, like me, had chosen to partake in the restaurant's "lassi festival"--billed to include, along with an all-you-can-eat platter of Indian fare, 16 cups of lassi in a motley assemblage of flavors that don't necessarily scream "pairs well with drinkable yogurt." As it turned out, Rasoi Curry Point's chef was not content with the 16 promised flavors -- the original list comprising sweet, salty, mango, guava, strawberry, blueberry, peach, pear, cherry, melon, watermelon, cantaloupe, green apple, chikoo (saspodilla), lychee and raspberry varietals. No, a handful of other flavors cropped up that day, including gulab jamun, saffron and blackberry--all this for a pittance of $8.99.More »