“Dawat” in Bengali means “a feast” or an “invitation to a feast”. I invite you to join us in our Astoria home to experience the wonderful and rather unexplored cuisine of Bangladesh with a 7-course, homemade feast! I will be preparing some of my favorite dishes that I grew up eating in Bangladesh, all presented with a traditional flair.
With its tropical monsoon climate, flowing rivers and influences from Mughal cuisine, Bangladeshi food is prominent for its vegetables, fish and aromatic spices. Each of my courses will introduce you to a variety of flavors and culinary traditions in Bangladesh.
We’ll start the evening with a welcome drink and bites served cocktail style as we get acquainted. We'll continue to a seated dinner with a couple of small plates followed by classic Bengali main courses, served family style in traditional earthen claypots. We'll end the dinner with a popular dessert, and if weather permits, we can head up to our roof afterwards to enjoy the rest of the evening outdoors with a view of the amazing NYC skyline.
So come on by! Bring a friend or come make some new ones! :)
*Welcome to BYOB. *Vegetarian options available upon request, however I cannot accommodate vegan alternatives for this menu. *Final menu may feature slight variations.
A Monsoon Welcome
Lychee & Lime Cordial
Crushed lychees, lime juice & coconut liquor
Tangy chickpeas with tamarind, cilantro, onions
A sweet and spicy mix of lentil & chickpea crisps, peanuts and spices tossed with chillies and lime juice
Daal, Bhaat, Bhorta
Slow cooked lentils & spiced potatoes with a tangy homemade tomato chutney
Fish & Vegetables
Shrimp in an aromatic blend of spices and coconut milk
*Vegetarian option available upon request
Mishti Kumra Bhaji
Seasonal squash sautéed with tempered nigella seeds
Mughal Style Meats
Tender, slow cooked chicken in a fragrant, creamy base of yogurt, nuts and spices