The lavish Bollywood decor is a mood enhancer here, while the food appeals to true aficionados and initiates alike. Don't worry, chefs know there's more to food of the Asian subcontinent than hot, hotter, and scalding—although some of their less subtly spiced dishes (the lamb vindaloo, for example) can still take your breath away. For dishes of middling intensity, try the new baby lamb from south India, the whole red snapper, the achari paneer tikka (tangy salted
cheese), the kararee bhindi (deep-fried okra), and the Manchurian cauliflower. Cool your palate with a pint of Indian beer, such as Cobra or Taj Mahal.