Monday, June 10, 2013

Bhojanic Restaurant

On Sunday evening, as storm clouds invaded Atlanta once again, Susan and I, along with our friends Jim and Mary Ann Macie headed to Buckhead for another meeting of the Hoochie Map Dancers.  The HMD is a group of friends that like good food and wine and enjoy trying diverse Atlanta restaurants.  Many members of the group have been dining together for years and others are new to the group.
Hoochie Map Dancers
For this trip we decided on dinner at Bhojanic Fusion Homestyle Indian Tapas restaurant at Around Lenox in Buckhead. Before a restaurant is chosen it has to been recommended and then someone will try it out to see if it's a fit for the group, if they haven't done so already.  Jim and Mary Ann did the reconnaissance work for Bhojanic.  In addition to having good food, the restaurant has to be able to accommodate a large group and allow for us to bring our own wines.  Members try to bring wines that 1) they like and, 2) will go well with the food.

They usually meet at restaurants that serve foods from all over the world. The theme is pretty much anything but American style cuisine. The restaurant is located at 3400 Around Lenox Road, Suite 201, Atlanta, GA 30324 and their website is www.bhojanic.com.

Here are a few pictures of our delicious food.

Alu Tiki chole
Chicken 65
Shrimp Bhojanic
Goat Curry
Chicken tikka masala
Saag paneer
The food was great, albeit a bit spicy.  If you like spicy, which you have to expect from Indian food, then you really like what Bhojanic has to offer.  The service was great too, even for our large party.

Jim Macie prepared a quiz for our group that consisted of the following questions:

1) What is the primary religion in India?
2) What is the most popular spectator sport in India?
3) In what city did Sister Teresa perform her good works?
4) What herb or spice is used to provide Indian food its yellowish color?
5 and 6) What two other countries where created following India's independence?
6) What is the name of the current Indian Prime Minister?
Tie breaker) In what year did India gain its independence from Britain ?
 * see the answers below.

In what would surprise anyone who knows me, in a cliff-hanger of a challenge, I won the quiz.  Three of us got 5 out of 7.  The prize was bottle of  Indian wine.
The surprise winner of the quiz - Me!
Thanks for reading.

Answers:
1) Hinduism
2) Cricket
3) Calcutta
4) Turmeric (I guessed Saffron)
5 and 6) Bangladesh and Pakistan
7) Manmohan Singh (I had no idea)
Tie-Breaker) 1947

More pictures on Picasa.  Just follow the link below.
Bhojanic Restaurant

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