Indian Palette, 140 Victoria Street, Seddon. Phone: 9689 8776
Consider The Sauce Feast No.5 at Indian Palette in Seddon was a rip-roaring winner.
Thanks to Francis, Sue and their kitchen crew and staff, the food was wonderful and there was plenty of it.
As I’d hoped, everyone was knocked out by the wonderful eggplant dish andhra kodikura with its utterly distinctive flavour generated by peanuts, sesame seeds and tamarind.
This being the first paid and ticketed CTS Feast made the whole vibe quite different.
Fours tables of eight made for a happy, bubbly atmosphere as fellow foodies and westies got down to it.
I managed to speak to most of our guests at some point during the course of the night.
Among the happy throng were …
* Serial Feast attendees Michael and Sian, and Daniel and Richelle.
* New friends met for the first time such as Michelle, of Good Day, Scumshine, and Jenni, who I missed out on talking music with – such is the burden of being host!
* Jill and Patrick of Spice Bazaar.
* Marco and Maria of La Morenita in Sunshine – one of our fave places. Stand by for a forthcoming announcement of a joint CTS venture with them!
* Tom, principal of Bennie’s old school Sunshine Christian, his wife Robyn and their friends Adrian and Emma.
Thanks for coming everyone – I had a ball.
And thanks for so eagerly embracing the new CTS Feast model – more is definitely better, and I’m absolutely thrilled that between us all we made it work so well.
Cut mirchi (fresh green chillies cut and dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried)
Lamp pepper fry (boneless lamb pieces cooked with pepper and Indian spices)
Gutti vanakaya kura (mini eggplant seasoned with ground nut, tamarind pulp, finished with South Indian spices)
Andhra kodikura (a favourite homestyle Southern Indian spicy chicken dish with garam masala, caramom, green chilli, cloves and cinnamon)
Dal fry (yellow split lentils cooked and fried with onions, ghee and coriander)
Badam kheer (ground almonds cooked in milk and sugar, flavoured with cardamom)