815 Connecticut Avenue, NW
From a press release:
“In January 2014, Ashok Bajaj’s first Washington restaurant, The Bombay Club, located at 815 Connecticut Avenue, NW, a block from the White House, will celebrate a milestone – its 25th birthday. Award- winning restaurateur Bajaj moved to Washington, D.C. in 1988 and opened The Bombay Club that same year. He convinced his landlord that the nation’s capital was ready for a fine dining Indian restaurant. The Bombay Club’s immediate success was the catalyst for Bajaj to build his successful restaurant collection, which includes eight top tier dining establishments in the city.
In commemoration of this special 25th year, The Bombay Club will feature a selection of classic Indian dishes during the month of January. These dishes have rotated on and off the restaurant’s menu since its opening, due to their popularity and requests by frequent guests. At lunchtime guests can enjoy a two-course menu, plus a complimentary Indian petit four for $25 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, (complete menu is posted below). Then, at dinner service, a complimentary glass of champagne will be presented with the entrée course in celebration of the anniversary. The Bombay Club will also observe Restaurant Week, January 13-19th and the featured dishes will be incorporated into these lunch and dinner menus as well.
A selection of new cocktails will also be showcased in January. They are priced from $10 to $12 and include the Mango Bellini, Mango Puree &Sparkling Wine; the Mumbai G&T, Infused Gin, Lime and Tonic; Raj Cup, Pimms Lemon Juice & Soda; Singapore Sling, a very traditional recipe for the 25th anniversary of Port, Lemon Juice and Sparkling Wine, and the Kamla (Lotus Flower), Vodka St. Germain (Elderflower Liqueur), Lemon Juice with a Lemon Sugar Rim and Punjabi Punch, Orange Juice with Spices and Amrut Old Port Indian Rum.
Prepared by Executive Chef Nilesh Singhvi, The Bombay Club’s anniversary highlights include Mango Shrimp, with mango and ginger; Goan Masala Crab, with lump crab, spices, onions and fresh curry leaves; Tandoori Scallops, with tomato cilantro chutney; Paneer Tikka, with cottage cheese, yogurt, peppers and tomato; Chicken Chop, with coriander, clove and black cardamom; Tandoori Salmon, ginger, garlic, yogurt and garam masala; Lamb Vindaloo, peri-peri masala, onions, potato; Lobster Lababdar onion, tomato, fenugreek, garam masala;Fish Moilee, rockfish, coconut, ginger and clove; Green Chili Chicken, with onion, tomato, dill, cilantro, peppers and spinach; Tandoori Trout, fresh trout, ginger, garlic, pomegranate; Gosht Palak, with lamb, brown onion, spinach and cinnamon; and Bombay Thali, with market fresh vegetables,paneer and dal. Entrées include rice, naan, garlic naan and roti.Prices will range from $18 to $28. For dessert Mango Crème Brulee, with kiwi and pineapple; Carrot Halwa, with carrot, milk, almonds and ginger cream, and Rabri, an Indian milk pudding and fresh blueberries are anniversary featured specials.
Full menu after the jump.
(Guests choose any two courses for $25 excluding gratuity and tax)
Goan masala crab
lump crab, spices, onions and fresh curry leaves
tomato cilantro chutney
cottage cheese, yogurt, peppers, tomato
coriander, clove, black cardamom
ginger, garlic, yogurt, garam masala
rockfish, coconut, ginger, clove
Green Chili Chicken***
Onion, tomato, dill, cilantro, peppers, spinach
lamb, brown onion, spinach, cinnamon
market fresh vegetables, paneer & dal
(Entrees include freshly baked bread and rice)