Sunday, February 20, 2011

Passage to India

Last night Andrew and I dined at Passage to India on Wharf St. in Portland, ME.

Usually when Andrew and I go out for a nice dinner, I'll wear these bad boys.
However, when I know I am venturing out on the cobblestones that make up parts of Portland, I stick with something more manageable like my boots. I think Andrew was a little disapointed I wasn't in my sexy heels!

This restaurant is so darn cute inside. As you can see there are brick walls on the right side. I wasnt sure why but they had been painted over- the color of brick? Strange.

Each table is set with white linens and cute little (fresh) flowers. Our servers were very attentive to us and filling our water glasses which I loved!

We started with an appetizer of Naan bread. Naan is Indian flat bread that is typically cooked in a brick oven. Ours was delicious. It was served with Mango Chutney.
For our entrees, I went with the Malai Kofta. "Fresh mixed vegetables, almonds, and raisin made into a ball and cooked in a creamy sauce". Vegetables, nuts and raisins in a ball? Sure , why not?!

Andrew tried the Fish Curry. "Fresh Salty haddock sauteed and cooked with curry sauce, aromatic spices, herbs and curry leaf."

Both of our entrees were really good. Mine was definitely made with coconut milk. Coconut and curry spices happens to be the best combination ever so I was happy. However, I wouldnt say the vegetables in the kofta were fresh.

 Andrew's haddock was definitely frozen but he was still very happy with his entree.

 The portions were perfect and I loved how instead of 2 rice balls they gave us a plate in the middle to share.

I wouldnt say Passage to India is the best Indian I have had, but it is still pretty good and the service is great. I would give it 3 out of 5 stars.


This morning, I woke up because boyfriend #2 was licking my face. A girls gotta sleep!!

Then, I thought of my repercussions for NOT getting up....hmm.. I am sure you can think of a few surprises that may come my way. Instantly I got up to get little Ollie fed and out the door!

 I am sure glad I did. Although, it was cold and windy..walking the cutest little pup ever in the sunshine was such a good way to start the day!

Have a relaxing Sunday!


  1. Yum! I love passage to india -- and indian food, in general. Being gluten free, I can always find something to eat -- very important!
    I think it's fun that my name is Lauren (middle name Elizabeth) and my husband's name is andrew, and we both have food blogs in Portland! I'm going to have fun looking through your posts, I can tell!

  2. i have those shoes in grey. they are gorgeous but dangerous!

  3. I haven't tried that place yet, I usually go to India Palace on Congress. I ask them to make everything I get extra spicy. Love it. Try to Garlic Naan there too, it's excellent.