Friday, March 10, 2006

Another New Indian Restaurant in Palo Alto

Mantra (located in the old Stoa space) just opened on Wednesday at 632 Emerson Street in Palo Alto. (650) 332-3500.

Here's Open Table's description of the restaurant:
Mantra offers elegant California cuisine with subtle Indian influences. Chef Robert Ciborowski from famed French Laundry and three different Ritz Carlton properties uniquely combines the traditional French cooking techniques with fresh California ingredients with hints of subtle Indian flavors. Robert also uses the traditional Indian Tandoori Clay Oven in an untraditional way when he uses it to broil his eclectic dishes like Honey Glazed Breast of Duck. To preserve and enhance the subtle flavors infused by Cognac Glazed Puree, Parsnip and Chestnut puree, Ginger and Ham broth. Mantra decor has blended the old Victorian charm of the historic Bijou Theatre of Palo Alto. The bold modern architecture elements to create a truely warm, colorful and alive ambiance. Mantra is introducing a brand new modern and grand amber-lit Daru Lounge. Other architectural elements include beautiful contemporary lithograph paintings from Indian masters like MF Hussian and SH Raza.
Hopefully, the restaurant's web site will offer more information next week...