19th September 2016
Tarana Restaurant in Kent, which opened earlier this year, has been nominated for one of Produced in Kent’s most prestigious Taste of Kent Awards, in the ‘Best Restaurant’ category. Winners will be unveiled in March next year. Online voting is via www.tasteofkentawards.co.uk
The busy Rainham restaurant, which will open on Christmas Day, just announced a special festive menu designed for large family gatherings and staff parties. The restaurant, known for its exceptional Punjabi and Indian cooking, will offer a special 6-course tasting menu at £39 a head, including a welcome drink. The menu will feature a selection of its innovative and classical signature Indian dishes, with a traditional British festive twist, using ingredients, such as turkey and goose. The Christmas menu will also be available for party bookings of 6 or more people throughout December with 48 hours’ notice. It will also be available in January for belated office parties who were too busy to celebrated during the run up to Christmas.
“A number of my regulars said they would like to come here on Christmas day, to avoid the usual dry, bland Christmas turkey with the dreaded Brussell sprouts, and couldn’t face all the preparation and washing up,” said Tarana’s owner Raj Abdin, who added, “So I asked the staff and they’re really excited about be part of a traditional British Christmas celebration, which for many of them will be a first.”
House specials include the Seafood Safari, a fusion of scallops, sqiuid, and king pans cooking in mustard seeds and curry leaves in a bhuna sauce. The signature dish, when in season, is Hiran Ki Boti, medallions of local venison drizzled with the chef’s potli malsala, gentry pan-seared and served on a bed of sautéed potatoes with red apple and beetroot chutney.
Tarana Restaurant, 85 High Street, Rainham, Kent ME8 7HS
T: 01634 789 281 W: www.taranarainham.co.uk