It seemed only fitting during this season of cinematic commendations to honor another thriving industry that is wholly unappreciated on our shores – Bollywood. Elites and their +1's gathered in droves at Monsoon Cuisine of India on Wednesday night to show respect for Indian pop culture by dancing, eating, drinking and laughing the night away!
Right from the begin, the good folks at Monsson had everyones best interest in mind. They fancied their already-goregous establishment up with glowing quartz glass tube patio heaters, Bollywood movies on the multiple TV screens and a mix of Indian and Top 40 grooves from DJ Red Warning. It helped that (as usual) Sacramento Elites came dressed to walk the Bollywood red carpet in authentic Indian wear! As Ida H noted, "While the country of India has always depended on the seasonal monsoons of heavy rain and winds every year to support their agriculture and economy, I don't know if this nice Indian restaurant & bar ever expected the monsoon of yelpers that invaded them in one fell swoop!"
To quench their thirst, yelpers had their pick from drinks like specialty housemade cocktails, local wines and authentic Indian Kingfisher beer, among many other options. Dapper waiters wandered the premise with plentiful plates of mouth-watering grub like samosas, pakora, chicken tikka, almond tikka, beef kabab, lamb naan and chille cheese naan. Said Elite Jennifer W, "Wow, that was some yummy Indian food and there was plenty of it! I loved it so much that I tried to order some to take home but unfortunately they weren't doing to-go orders that night. Oh well, that gives me an excuse to return in the very near future!"
All of the above culminated in a dance floor filled with saris, cheers and raised glasses. As Jessica T observed, "even the owner came out and showed us how it's done!" But perhaps the evening could be summed up in the words of Shalini C: "The staff is amazing, the chef and owner came out to personally thank all of us, and the bar staff held their own with the gazillions of us that were there. Well done Monsoon..you have easily become my new favorite!"
Special thanks to yelper Phil I of PUREaddict.com for taking some amazing shots that night! Also, big props to Yelp Intern Joy B for all her hard work and input! Read the 5-star reviews to find out more!
On behalf of Monsoon and the Bollywood industry…thank you!
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