90 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC
Himalayan (Read: Indian)
$$ — Typical entrees $11.95 – $14.95
The special of the day was a GOAT CURRY ($17.99) served with rice, a side of sauteed greens (and, since we’re in Asheville it’s all “local, organic goat, spinach….rice… blah blah blah”). Sounding a bit exotic, I had no choice but to try it and was very impressed. Marinated then stewed for 10+ hours, they cook the traditionally tough dark meat down to the point of fall-off-the-bone tenderness. I’d liken it to a pot roast and very similar to the Italian “osso buco” dish with its bone-in presentation. Either way, it’s a very rich, dense meal with a great curry flavor and a faint but hot spice. It was really a 5-star restaurant dish for a much better price.