Monday, September 12, 2011

Same Name, Different Menu

On Friday while the boys were out with friends, hubby and I went to lunch.


For the past few years, my favorite restaurant for Indian cuisine has been Rangoli.

It is found behind the Radisson Blu which is going through a major renovation at the moment.


Although the restaurant is still there and still called Rangoli, it no longer serves just Indian food.


The owners of the hotel chose items from the menus of their Arabic, Chinese and Indian restaurants to offer during the remodeling period.


I asked our waitress if Rangoli would return, but she said that it would not. Only the Arabic and Chinese restaurants would be back once the hotel is finished.

I love the atmosphere of the restaurant. It is where I got the inspiration to frame an Indian quilt for the wall behind our bed since we don't have a headboard.


I chose to order the few Indian food dishes they offered. Spicy potato cakes ...

Vege curry ...

and for dessert, ginger cake ...

and Turkish coffee.

Remember how I said my crochet goes with me wherever I go.

On the way to the restaurant, waiting for our food to be served, and on the way to the plant souk afterwards, a dishcloth was complete.

With back to school, it's the only crocheting I've done lately.

Hope your week is off to a great start. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

26 comments:

Heather - The Good Life said...

Looks like a pretty restaurant Tammy. Sorry it won't be returning after the remodel. Your dishcloth looks great! Enjoy your week. :-)

Gwendolyn said...

Looks like a very cool resteraunt. The food looks good , even to me. Ha! I wonder what Sam thinks of you crocheting everywhere you go?
love!

Catherine said...

I love Indian food ~ nice and spicy! That is too funny about your crocheting, you really do take it everywhere!

Enjoy your Monday Tammy!
xo Catherine

Little Treasures said...

Looking at the delicious dishes made my mouth water! You always manage to have fun!

Becky~ said...

Lovely restaurant.Ginger cake???Oh my sounds so good.

Have a nice week,and keep crocheting lol.Im learning how to make crochet hearts.When I have time to turn the video on,ha

artistamyjo said...

Hi Tammy, nice to meet you and thanks for stopping in. You are faraway but but it all looks fascinating. So I'm a new follower now so I can see more of another place in the world.
Hugs

La Tea Dah said...

Such beautiful decor and a tasty lunch. I'm sorry they are doing away with the Indian cuisine. Very sad as it sound exceptional! LOVE the pretty red dishcloth! I hope you are having a wonderful day and that school was a pleasant experience today.

Jan said...

LOVE the colors of the resturant! I can see why you love being there and why your 'headboard' for your bedroom was inspired by it.

Ok, now I'm hungry...again. Everytime you post something with food, my stomach rumbles. In a 'good' way!

Washcloths sure go fast, don't they? The red is pretty.

Yep, got your blog comment. And I see Amy is a follower now. She's great!

Happy day. OH, I mailed the flower seeds today. Let me know if they ever arrive!?!?!

Teresa said...

I wish I had the guts to crochet everywhere like you... not that I would mind at all! But I think hubby would want to leave me home ;) he already thinks I'm obsessed as it is... but I take it whenever he's not around lol
That food seems so wonderful... yum!!!!
xxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Have never tried indian food, think I really should.
Happy happy Monday, Tammy xxx

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Tammie.....I love Indian food.....and I love, love, love the decor of that restaurant. Hopefully you won't be working too hard now that school is back in session.

hugs,

Jo

crochet lady said...

Well, the food looks yummy.

Diane said...

The food and the restaurant look beautiful. You make such good use of your time, I'm jealous. Diane

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Tammy, love the color of that yarn! The inside of the restaurant is beautiful... rich colors... unusual style. I love stealing moments to have lunches like this. ;) Food looks delicious, too! Particularly the ginger cake. I'm sorry Rangoli won't be there anymore for you.

Loved your comment today and that quote: perfect!! blessings ~ tanna

Vicki said...

Ginger cake and Turkish coffee sounds delish right now!

Sherry said...

My co-worker loves to take me to her favorite Indian food restaurant when we work together on the bookmobile. I too like the feeling of the place and the food looks delicious. When you shared your crochet work it made me laugh. My hubby often asks me where my needlework bag is if he thinks I might have forgotten to take it when I leave the house.

Anonymous said...

Hello Tammy...I love Indian food. Love, love, love it. Your restaurant choice looked great. Hope your day tomorrow is awesome. Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Celestial Charms said...

What a charming restaurant. Too bad the Indian food won't be a mainstay there in the future. Indian cuisine is one of my favorites. I guess you will just have to replicate some of those delicious looking dishes you ordered, at home! Yummy!
Maureen

The English Romantic said...

Looks like you had a lovely lunch Tammy, it all looks delicious. I love the colours in the restaurant your crochet matches perfectly.

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful place to dine and be inspired!

podso said...

Tammy--more change for you! I bet you will miss that Indian food ... I', like you, crocheting always with me...and amazing how much more I get crocheted, using those idle moments!

no spring chicken said...

What a beautiful restaurant! Obviously exotic to me... Nothing quite like that in little 'ol central Oregon!!

I got such a kick out of your crochet going to the restaurant with you. My knitting travels most everywhere with me. Though I did learn that it does not belong EVERYWHERE. I made the mistake of taking it to one of those restaurants where you eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor. They pack people in like sardines. I admit that the atmosphere was great fun but it was not fun when my ball of yarn rolled onto the floor, got tangled in chair legs, human legs and peanut shells!!!

Blessings, Debbie

Linda said...

That looks like a wonderful place to eat - great atmosphere and the food looks yummy, though Jim would never eat Indian food (too spicy or he's not fond of the type of spice used). But right about now after my 3-mile power walk, that is looking so very yummy. Instead, I ate an orange. blah.

It's great that you bring your crochet everywhere - making good use of your time. :)

Happy days always,
Linda

Serena said...

Lovely decor but it's sad that they won't be bringing the Indian cuisine back after the re-model. I LOVE Indian curries best of all!

Nice work on the dish cloth! I envy that you can crochet while travelling....I get motion sickness so can't read or focus on any tasks while in a moving vehicle because I feel instantly nauseous. :(

Shanda said...

I just love how your open our eyes and our worlds in every post! Your posts bring me joy! It feels like for the few moments looking at your photos, that I am back in other parts of the world again.

Anonymous said...

I wish we had known about Rangoli before I left Kuwait!! The decor inside the restaurant is just amazing. I am sure that part of the reason you like going to eat there is to look at all the beautiful decorations! Sorry they have changed the menu all around. The food you ordered looks really good. I hope the good was still good, even though the menu has changed!
Keep crocheting, my friend!!

XOXO
Renee

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