The Vermilion Restaurant in NYC is offering a six course dinner plus a free copy of one of Rushdie's novels. This is an idea made in heaven (or at least the kitchens of heaven). One will get Indian specialities such as Bombay Frankie chicken kebabs and malvani qual in a coconut masala You will just have to hope and assume there will be onions. Admittedly, this is not an idea to be used for every author. The fare Kafka pursued (enjoyment is another matter) would leave a diner full (and healthy) but that aftertaste of pleasure - not so much. And no booze.
Restaurant Address: 480 Lexington Ave.
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Vermilion Six-Course Dinner, Signed Salman Rushdie Book & More
Indulge in a six-course prix-fixe dinner inspired by the famous bazaars of Bombay and by the work of British-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie. The menu includes gourmet spins on Indian street food like Bombay Frankie chicken kebabs, crispy juhu ki pani puri, and hearty tawa sabzi pao. There’s also creamy corn khatkhate soup, succulent malvani quail in a coconut masala and rose-and-pistachio kulfi with falooda for dessert. Guests of the feast will take home a signed copy of one of Rushdie’s most acclaimed novels, either “Midnight's Children,” “The Satanic Verses” or “Luka and the Fire of Life.”