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Waterpoint Dining Lounge

weather: mostly cloudy
outside: 13°C
mood: okay
I had my Performance Review Lunch at the Waterpoint Dining Lounge. It was just Kinda-Boss-ish-Like Person and me. I hadn't had Indian cuisine in a while, it's a new restaurant in the area and it was recommended by food-savvy co-workers. =)

Their waiting area looks like our guest parlour with leather couches on three sides around a glass coffee table and a dried flower arrangement for the centre piece. I think I saw a few stray magazines too. We went after the lunch rush, we were seated immediately so we didn't have time to gander. Most of the buildings in the area used to be warehouses, so Waterpoint has a typical superbly high ceiling that makes it feel very open and spacious.

I'm not sure what I think of a colour scheme of that much black and grey. My first impression was that it was very clean, crisp and sharp-looking, which I liked. I guess I really liked the black leather couches, they speak familiarity to me. I grew up with black leather couches in the guest living room and it's much the same in the husband's family.

Now that I'm trying to remember it though, on that cloudy Friday afternoon, Waterpoint looked very cold and stiff. It was bright and cloudy so the large front windows were still drowning out the indoor lighting. But there wasn't enough warmer, golden-yellow light from the sun.

Food. Oh yes. We had some of that too. What, with it being, like, a restaurantie type place. =) I judge an Indian restaurant by its Butter Chicken and I've been told that lamb is a good indicator of quality as well.

Butter Chicken, just because. Because, because, because. Waterpoint's Butter Chicken is good, but not outstanding. It's milder in flavour than what we get from Curry Express at the mall. For double the price, I really expected better than mall food. I'd even be happy with just "different from mall food" because I'm still easily thrown off that way.

I also really like lamb in moderate amounts. It has that strong lamby taste that changes as you eat more and more of it. It's interesting to note how someone reacts to the first bite as opposed to the last. =)

Their Lamb Rogan Josh was very good. We asked for "medium spicy", it was good and sniffly. It was a big enough portion for one person to finish alone, with rice, but it wasn't so large that the taste of the lamb would get ucky. And the curry would have helped that anyway, but we also shared both dishes.

Now that the ol' curiosity has been satisfied, I'll get other things next time =)

[Update - 1713h]

And, yes, the leather couches in an Indian restaurant went right by me. It went right by the co-workers who recommended it to us as well. >KD


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Sep. 16th, 2003 03:02 pm (UTC)
I had to laugh at the fact that there were leather couches at an Indian restaurant...Heh.
Sep. 16th, 2003 03:19 pm (UTC)
Eh? Why?
Sep. 16th, 2003 03:31 pm (UTC)
If I'm not mistaken, most Indians are Hindu, and the cow to them is a holy animal that gets a lot of respect.
Sep. 16th, 2003 03:56 pm (UTC)
Ah, it's probably faux leather then =)
Sep. 16th, 2003 03:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I just always found that sort of thing funny- like vegans wearing leather. Heh.
Sep. 16th, 2003 05:04 pm (UTC)
Hehehe, "eat it or wear it" =D
Sep. 17th, 2003 01:35 pm (UTC)
It was probably a muslim Indian restaurant. (Not all Indians are Hindus.) And since the menu wasn't exactly vegetarian (chicken and lamb) it's a good bet it wasn't Hindu owned.
Sep. 17th, 2003 02:16 pm (UTC)
Ah, that makes total sense then, thanks! =)
Sep. 19th, 2003 11:19 am (UTC)
Sounds like a nice place though. . .
I love our Thai restaurant - Sawatatdee. They have fabulous Spring Rolls.

The Performance Review - did it happen?

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