While you are here, our wish is that you experience a culinary and cultural passage to India. From the multiple Indian spices used in our dishes to the dining room decor that represents the distinctive regions and artwork of India, our goal is to surround you with the "Essence of India".
Plain yogurt mixed with cucumber, herbs and spices
Sweet pickles made from mangoes
Individual lettuce salad with tomato, onion, carrot, and cucumber, garnished with lemon wedges, green chili and cilantro
Golden fried dumpling of milk pastry soaked in a sweet syrup
Flat cottage cheese dumpling poached in milk and garnished with pistachios
Indian version of rice pudding made with basmati rice, sugar and nuts
Gajar ka Halwa
Cooked grated carrots combined with sugar, milk, butter, cashews and raisins
Indian style ice cream: choice of pistachio or mango
Essence Faluda Chef's Specialty
Mango, pistachio and rose flavored ice cream layered with Indian soft noodles and tukmari (similar to tapioca) then topped with a touch of rose syrup
Homemade yogurt shake Choice of sweet or salted
Homemade mango yogurt shake
Masala Tea (Chai)
Indian style tea boiled with water, milk and herbs
Wine and Beer List
Ripe cherry and plum fruity flavors with peppery notes mark this smooth, medium-bodied Shiraz. With nuances of oak, this deep purple wine has great balance and a lingering finish. It pairs well with tandoori and tikka sauces as well as lightly spiced curries.
Rounded wine with a nice mellow fruity nose mixed with sweet pea aromas. The pale green colored wine with herbaceous flavors has a harmonious finish. It pairs well with mild to spicy Indian dishes as well as fish preparations
Fruity wine with tropical fruit aromas. Fresh, pale colored wine is semi-dry and has a good acidity with a lingering finish. It pairs well with mild and less spicy Indian cuisine.
Complex and crisp wine with flavors of green grass, and bell pepper aromas with hints of spice and gooseberries. The wine has a racy acidity with a wonderful long finish and pairs well with spicy Indian foods.
An off-dry wine with tropical fruit aromas and mineral notes. The pale colored wine has a nice acidity to balance the residual sugar and has a good long finish. It is a great aperitif wine and pairs well with moderately spicy Indian food.
Minimi Pinot Grigio, Veneto
Stefano Farina, Gavi
Aviognonesi Chardonnay, Toscana
Georges Duboeuf Viognier (fruity, floral flavor)
La Ginestra Chianti, Toscana (classic chianti)
Le Bocce Chianit Classico, Panzano
Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile (pairs well with tandoori dishes)
Morgante Nero D'Avola, Sicily (spicy fruity flavor with hints of herbs/pepper)
Riverside White Zinfandel, California (fruity and sweet)
Due Torre Merlot, Veneto (plum and raspberry flavor)