Fodor's Expert Review La Porte des Indes
Dining here is truly a departure: the open-air pergola, the blue gates, the pungent aromas, and the bust of Ganesha. Within the paisley-covered menu you can find authentic Indian dishes alongside such adaptations as boneless curried chicken with crème fraîche, cashews, and raisins. Vegetarians are catered to, with eggplant puree one of the better options. Children may fill up on the addictive cheese-stuffed naan and may be too stuffed for kulfi, Indian ice cream that's topped here with ginger confit. The welcome here is always warm and the service dignified. The Indian chef-owner, Karious Arthur, has a culinary degree from Paris and worked for years in France. Consistently good, the restaurant is always packed on weekends, so be sure to make a reservation.
St-François, Grande-Terre 97118, Guadeloupe