The Song of India

Fans of Milind Sovani’s fine Indian cuisine will be pleased to know that the former chef of Rang Mahal can now be found at his own establishment, The Song of India.

And what a palatial establishment it is: Designer flatware and cutlery, chandeliers, silk curtains, and complimentary valet parking can be found at this beautifully restored colonial house.

The menu is as striking, with innovative dishes created from gourmet items such as foie gras, truffle oil, pigeon and scallops. As we didn’t have too long for lunch, our kindly waiter recommended the set lunch and the tasting menu. The day we visited, the highlights of the artfully displayed set lunch platter were a beautiful carrot and coriander soup, a tasty tandoori prawn, succulent lamb in spinach curry and a creamy chicken curry. Dessert was an exquisite cardamom panna cotta with raspberry coulis (the meal also included two vegetable dishes, rice and naan, plus masala tea—all with refills!).

The tasting menu began with a divine jumbo prawn stuffed with spiced crayfish and shrimps in garlic enhanced tandoor marinade, a fragrant chicken broth, then a main course of Nalli Ghosht, a wonderful lamb shank in herb and Laknavi jus which fell apart when nudged. Dessert was a rich chocolate pistachio cake with raspberry coulis. Surprisingly, the flavors were delicate, allowing the quality produce to shine.

Service was warm and efficient throughout. After such a satisfying sample of flavors, we look forward to returning to tackle the exciting a la carte menu with a glass of wine from The Song of India’s expansive menu.