Orissa Modern Indian Restaurant in Dobbs Ferry will continue its wine-coupled prix-fixe tapas and tasting dinner series on Thursday, June 21 with jazz and Brazilian music provided by Dobbs Ferry resident Mark Morganelli, performing at flugelhorn and percussion, and accompanied by John Hart on guitar. The tasting dinner will include Orissa Paella (basmati rice, saffron, chicken, mussels, shrimp and calamari).
Sommelier Girish Mhatre will be on hand to describe the wines and answer questions. Mhatre, who is the owner of the Good Earth Winery in the Nashik Valley of India, will serve flights of Aarohi Savignon Blanc (2010), Brio Shiraz (2009), and Basso Cabernet Sauvignon (2008).
The tapas menu:
- Watermelon Gazpacho
- Tamarind Shrimp
- Orissa Paella
- Bagaray Baigan (Baby Eggplant)
- Tandoori Lamb Chops
The dessert shooter:
- Saffron Kuifi
- Cardamom Chocolate Mousse
- Appetizers (watermelon gazpacho and tamarind shrimp). Paired with Sauvignon Blanc ("Aarohi")
- Paella and Bagaray Baigan. Paired with Shiraz ("Brio")
- Tandoori Lamb Chops. Paired with Cabernet Sauvignon ("Basso"
Instead of the prix-fixe tasting dinner, the following options are available: Flight of featured wines only ($15); tapas menu only ($35); wine by bottle ($30); wine by glass ($10)
Start time is 7 p.m. The cost per person is $40 plus tax and tip. Reservations are recommended.
Orissa is open for lunch and dinner every day except Monday. It is located at 14 Cedar Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY, 914-231-7800. www.orissany.com