It’s been many years since Indian restaurant Jaipur Café started treating Indian cuisine lovers in Paris Poissonnière neighborhood in the 10th arrondissement, a few minutes from the Gare de l’Est. A beautiful mauve room, well-set tables and a muted light expect you… and of course, a Bollywood musical atmosphere! For this New Year’s Eve, an exceptional menu as well as entertainments are on the menu… how about travelling abroad to start this new year?
This year, we rush to Gare de l’Est to celebrate the New Year 2018 in a festive, colorful and spicy way. And yes, why not going original and enjoy a Bollywood atmosphere? In Paris, Jaipur Café goes all out to seduce you. Exceptional menu, as well as a show, entertainments and dance are on the menu.
We must say that M. Syed (manager of the place) is very demanding with the quality of the Indian and Pakistanis cuisine he offers in his restaurant. All dishes are cooked in respect of the purest tradition with wood charcoal and in a tandoor (cylindrical clay oven).
Imagine dishes nicely plated in small copper cooking pots heated by a candle or the superb service of the masala king prawns on a wooden board and under a glass bell cover!
In all Indian restaurants, nan is a key product. Jaipur offers us three kinds of Indian breads: the Chappati (complete wheat bread, not raised dough), the Paratha (complete buttered wheat bread, not raised dough) and the famous nan (wheat flour, raised dough).
You can choose between plain nans or cheese nans (yummy!) or stuffed with meat or garlic (a must!). they all are soft, well-raised in a tandoor oven. The whole is served with the 3 typical sauces to accompany them, obviously.
New Year’s Eve menu:
Drink of your choice served with an appetizer
- Kir Royal: raspberry, blackberry, blackcurrant or
- Glass of Champagne or
- Alcohol-free cocktail
Starter of your choice served with a Naan Kasmiri with natural honey or a Jaipuri Naan
- Bouquet of starters: meat and chicken samosas – Tikka lamb – Bhajia onion – Eggplant pakora
- Punjabi platter: Hara Bhara Kabab – Dhori Sheekh Kabab – Tandoori Panner Tikka
- Tandoori quails: marinated for a long time in spices and seasonings, roasted
- Tandoori free-range chicken: free range chicken fillets marinated in almond, green cardamom and saffron cream. Pistachio, mushroom, red spices and Garam Masala stuffing. Cooked in tandoor oven and served with a mango salad.
Main course of your choice
- Bombay special lobster: marinated and grilled lobster tail, salad with curry and pepper sauce
- Gujirati scallops: scallops served with spicy tomato sauce
- Butter chicken: chicken grilled in a tandoor oven, cooked with curry, Jaipur Café’s specialty.
- Taivan Carrela: lamb shanks, shahi korma sauce, cashew nut, almonds and pistachios
- King Prawns biryani: entire prawns, peeled and cooked with rice and varied spices.
- Basmati rices and saffron: Peas Pullao rice – Kashmari rice
- Vegetables: aloo bhaji – red bean – Dalmakheni – Sag Panir – Bahghin Bartha
- Mixt Kulfi: homemade milk ice cream with cashew sprinklers, pistachio and mango pulp
- Colonel: lemon ice-cream scoops with vodka
- Shahi Jaipuri: coconut cake or carrot cake or semolina cake served with an ice-cream scoop
New Year’s Eve drinks
- A bottle of red, white or rosé wine for 4 persons
- A bottle of water for 4 persons
- Coffee or cardamom or plain tea
- Champagne: Nicolas Feuillatte or Moët et Chandon or Amadéo Brut for 4 persons
In short, how about travelling to India for the new year?
Last updated on 26 December 2017