My husband bought tickets for us to go see For King & Country a while ago, as a surprise. They are an up and coming band with a ton of energy and a lot of percussion. I love them. I discovered them at Christmas and have been smitten with them ever since. We made a whole night of it, with wine and dinner and then the concert, which was so much fun. We are members at InVINtions, A Creative Winery, http://www.inVINtionsWine.com in the south Denver area, and part of or membership includes two free bottles of wine per month, along with either a glass or a tasting of wine for each of us every month as well. So we have the wine and the entertainment covered for the evening, all we needed was dinner. There is a delicious family owned and operated Indian restaurant just across the parking lot from InVINtions, called HSS Hot Breads Indian Cuisine http://www.hotbreadsdenver.com, that we thought would be just perfect. We had been to this restaurant before and really like it a lot. So Indian from Hot Breads it was. We ordered our meal and took it over to InVINtions to enjoy with a glass of wine, and then off to the concert we went. It was a fun, fantastic evening all around.
We had both had a fairly large lunch earlier today, and we were not hungry enough to each have our own dish. So we ordered one main entree and two appetizers to split, This turned out to be the perfect sized meal. We ordered Andhra curried chicken, which came with basmatti rice. We also ordered some garlic and onion naan bread and two samosas. As we were waiting for our food, we had a great conversation with the owner, Sunbil. He is a very nice, friendly man with a big smile. The restaurant offers delicious, authentic Indian foods, with dishes hailing from both Northern and Southern India. They also have a very impressive dessert selection as well, that are made by his wife, who also happens to be the pastry chef.
The Hot Breads menu has a wide range of delectable dishes that has something wonderful to offer for everyone.
The desserts are a combination of traditional European style pastries, as well as some traditional Indian pastries. They all look fabulous. I wish I could try them all, but alas, I would be twice the size of this pastry case if I did.
For dinner, we asked Sunbil what was his favorite dish, and he recommended the Andhra chicken curry, because it was a dish that comes from the region where he was from. So, we ordered the Andhra chicken curry, two samosas and the garlic and onion naan bread. There was a mint chutney sauce and a tamarind sauce that came with our meal as well. Both were really good, but out of the two, my favorite was the mint chutney sauce. We took it over to InVINtions and enjoyed this delicious dish with a glass of a South African White blend, known as the South African Great White. The pairing was perfect. A dry, but fruity light and crisp white blend mixed with a spicy curry. They flavors complimented each other very well.
We did not pass up on the desserts either. Sunbil gave us one of the Rasmalai pastries to try, which of course, was scrumptious. It was so light and moist and airy, with hints of pistachio, and a delicious, light cream filling. YUM!
I like date nights. We usually do our best to have a great time, no matter where we go, or what we do. This one was particularly fun.
*** InVINtions, A Creative Winery
9608 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village, CO http://www.InVINtinsWine.com
***HSS Hot Breads Indian Cuisine
9678 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village, CO http://www.hotbreadsdenver.com