If you've ever traveled to Canada to stand in line at one of Vikram Vij's amazing Indian joints in Vancouver, then you still remember the happy dance you did last November when his partner and cookbook co-author Meeru Dhalwala opened Shanik in South Lake Union. The delicious warmth of her cuisine isn't just in the palette of fresh roasted and ground spices, but from the way Meeru connects personally through her menu, with a passion for self-expression and sharing.

So we're thrilled that she will be preparing a special Seattle Foodies lunch that will range across her lunch and dinner menus, plus one or two items she's experimenting with (and hoping to get our feedback). She'll be on hand talk about the dishes and the philosophy behind her food. If you were lucky enough to be at Summer Camp, here's a chance for a second dose of her amazing energy.

Update: The menu is in!

Shanik Foodies Lunch

In the lounge, before seating

Moong and Masur Lentil and Potato Pakoras
Papri Chaat
(sprouted black chickpeas and mung beans on wheat crisp)

Date/Tamarind and Mint/Mango Chutneys


Beet Bites with Candied Walnuts
Spice Encrusted Lamb Popsicles with Coconut Curry
Split Pea and Spinach Mash
Goat Curry on Barley Pilaf
Marinated and Grilled, Spiced Kale with Paneer 

Dessert, choice of

Chickpea and Cream Custard with Spiced Rum
Coconut Pudding

Wine Pairings



Where: Shanik 

Address: 500 Terry Avenue North
When: Friday, September 6th, 1:30pm
Cost: $40 (plus tax, tip, & drinks)

NOTE: we're starting at 1:30pm for a late, leisurely afternoon.

Please so let me know if you can join us!

Blog Posts: Seattle Foodies
August 2013

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