Sunday, January 09, 2011
ON BEING A SENIOR CITIZEN
I turned sixty last Thursday, the sixth of January. My wife and I decided to make it to Park Hotel in the evening after we had purchased tickets for our journey to USA from Tasha travels.
On the second floor of Park Hotel there is a cosy restaurant SAFFRON. We sat ourselves comfortably and the waiter brought us the menu. I had a beer and for starters we had Prawn Tandoori. The prawns were soft and succulent and we delved deeply into them. This was followed by chicken kebabs, again a connoisseur’s delight.
What to have next? My daughter Ananya was not there to guide us as she is nicely ensconced in New Jersey so we had to fend for ourselves. I wondered what Julius Caesar would have asked for or better still what the epicure Bonaparte should have deemed acceptable; the main course would have been a bit too heavy so we finally opted for Bhetki kebab. No four and twenty blackbirds surely but the bhetki was a fit tribute to our tastebuds.