We don’t mean to alarm you, but in a few weeks time Christmas will be over. New Year will be over. The turkey sandwiches and Quality Street will be finished and the Christmas tree and decorations packed away. There will be nothing to look forward to until… the new series of Game of Thrones starts in April, doesn’t it?
There’s only one way to deal with this gloomy period. And that’s to show defiance in the face of early year prudence and fill your calendar with as many joyful experiences as possible.
And what could be more joyful than a night of dazzling Bollywood entertainment and a feast of a curry banquet in Edinburgh’s capital?
Indian platters and entertainment
This Big Deal takes place at The Everest Restaurant in Edinburgh’s Tollcross.
It is for two people to enjoy the Everest Indian & Nepalese Gourmet Mash Night on Friday 1st February.
The evening starts at 7pm, when a three course meal will be a served. A complimentary glass of Prosecco and a Baileys to finish is included.
Guests will be entertained by live traditional Nepalese and Indian entertainment, including singing and Bollywood dancing.
The meal will be served platter style so guests can experience every dish.
The Everest Nepalese and Indian Restaurant is located on Home Street in Edinburgh’s Tollcross.
It offers regional Nepalese dishes as well as a range of familiar Indian and Bangladeshi dishes. Nepalese herbs and spices are used in conjunction with local, Scottish produce.
The kitchen aims for a home-style taste and the Nepalese dishes tend to be more aromatic than fiery. There is a good choice of veggie and vegan options.
Expect starters to include the chapli kebab – a minced chicken patty with fresh onion, coriander and tomato, with coriander, chilli and garam masala – and the aloo chop, which is an Indian-style mashed potato stuffed with cheese, coated with breadcrumbs and fried.
Mains usually offered are pork Ulithiyathu (pork cooked and roasted with chilli and kerela style spices – fairly hot!) and the Malaiwala murgh, which is chicken breast marinated with garlic and ginger, cooked in milk, cream, saffron and garam masala – quite a mild and creamy dish.
Typical accompaniments are the Gajjar and kaddu thoran – butternut squash and carrot tossed in cumin, coriander and mustard seeds and cooked with turmeric, fresh green chillies and garlic paste – and the Baingan bharta, which is a smokey roasted aubergine mash cooked with onions, roasted garlic shavings, tomatoes and green chillies.
The Everest Nepalese and Indian Restaurant has received many rave reviews on TripAdvisor; the restaurant has a current average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 456 reviews. Here are some recent reviews:
“Service was prompt, friendly and sincere. The food was delicious; well cooked and very flavoursome. Will definitely be back – in fact, might have just become our new local first choice!”
“Have dined in the Everest on a couple of occasions recently, both times sampling different curries and starters from the menu and really enjoyed everything that was put in front of us. Really tasty, fresh food in a nice, casual restaurant and the service is friendly and attentive – love this place!”
This celebratory night at The Everest Nepalese and Indian Restaurant is a wonderful way to kick off 2019.
It is an absolute must for anyone who loves curry and the joy of Bollywood entertainment.
Pause for a minute from the rush of Christmas preparations and book this fabulous night so when the New Year begins you already have something to look forward to.