I enjoyed Dinner at a new Sunnyvale restaurant called Arka which features modern Indian cuisine from many corners of India, and they also have an organic and sustainable wine and cocktail listings.
Cocktails & Drinks
I started out my Dinner with the Farmers Market Cocktail made with seasonal fruits and herbs from the local farmers market: Ingredients included: Crushed Grapes at the bottom of the glass, 3 grapes on a toothpick, Sweet and sour and Gin.
My guest had a DES Jutes Obsidian Beer.
Our Appetizers included Blue Ginger Gobhi Florets of Cauliflower infused with Galangal, Tomatoes, and Scallions...Very Nice, Saucy and Spicy which was Great.
Note this is for those who like spicy food and I do.
Entrees included Lal. Bhelpuri, a tangy salad of potatoes and avocado roasted beets, and chickpea strips served with tamarind sauce and
Mirth baingan aur Ananas baby eggplant, pineapple and peppers cooked in a tangy coconut and peanut sauce.
Both Entrees were delicious and flavorful, especially when paired with the nice hip music being played at the restaurant. The restaurant was busy but at the same time you felt that you still had your own space, surrounded by modern decor.
Dessert featured Lychee Kheer, Slow cooked rice pudding finished with nuts and lychees and
Carrot Payasam stewed carrots with ghee nuts
One word: Delicious.
If you're looking for a place that serves, high quality, modern Indian food and cocktails at reasonable prices, you will love this.
If you visit, report back to us at Gratitude Gourmet and let us know your thoughts!