Courtesy of The Still
The Chandrakanta, made with vokda, lime, bay leaf syrup and cucumber, is just one of eight cocktails featured at Indian Night.
JAM Culinary Concepts, the parent company of both Vero Amore and Noble Hops, recently took well-loved former Indian food truck Twisted Tandoor under its wing, with promises of an eminent brick and mortar location. Though that restaurant is still projected to be a couple months out, you don't have to wait to get anther taste of Twisted Tandoor.
Vero Amore has already incorporated the Singh family Twisted Tandoor recipes into their line-up with their unique Indian pizza nights for the past year and a half, while seeking to get the truck up and running again for catering and private events. Now, the restaurant's speakeasy-inspired bar, The Still
(located behind a rotating wall in Vero Amore at 2920 N. Swan Road), will play host to a special Indian Night event.
Led by Roopinder Grewal of Twisted Tandoor, Josh and Aric Mussman of JAM and bartender and manager of The Still Tiffany Eldredge, the one-night-only event will run from 7 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, May 12 and will offer seven dishes and eight cocktails inspired by Twisted Tandoor.
Here's the menu:
Chapli Kebab Sliders- Chapli Kebab patty made from beef mince, onions, tomatoes, green chilies, coriander, cumin and pomegranate seeds
Fried Shrimp- Shrimp marinated in spices and fried
Papri Chaat- Crisp fried dough wafers known as papri, along with boiled chickpeas, boiled potatoes, yoghurt and tamarind chutney, topped with chaat masala and other spices
Samosas- A triangular savory pastry fried in oil, containing spiced vegetables or meat
Paneer Pakoras- Paneer, a fresh Indian cheese, dipped in a spiced chickpea flour batter and deep fried
Chicken Quesadillas- Tandoori Chicken with 3-cheese Italian blend
Murgh Malai Kebab- Chicken kebab marinated in thick yogurt, cream/malai cheese, saffron, herbs and spices
Bollywood- Vodka, Aquavit (Caraway Liqueur), lemon, coriander syrup, ginger and a Chaat Masala spiced rim
Tamarind Sour- Rye whiskey, tamarind syrup, egg white, lemon and nutmeg
Shola (Fierce/hot) Margarita- Tequila, Cointreau, lime, cilantro and serrano chutney and agave nectar
Kavi (The Wise Man)- Scotch, Suze, Cardamaro, cardamom bitters and grated black cardamom
Pickled Lime Mojito- White rum, sugar, mint, pickled lime and lime juice
Indian Fizz- Saffron gin, velvet falernum (clove liqueur), Indian spiced syrup (cinnamon, saffron, bay leaf, green cardamom and clove), lemon, egg white, topped with soda and cinnamon
Peppered Lotus- Peppered gin, carom syrup, lime, Boomtown bitters, cilantro, absinthe and black pepper
Chandrakanta (Beloved By The Moon)- Vodka, lime, bay leaf syrup and cucumber