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Wine Dinner at Akbar Santa Monica

We would like to invite you to join AWSLA for our wine dinner at Akbar Indian restaurant on Thursday, November 15 at 7 pm.

Akbar Cuisine of India, Santa Monica
2627 Wilshire Blvd (at 26th Street)
Santa Monica

Each person should bring a bottle of wine over $25 that you think will pair with Indian food. At the end of the meal, we will take a vote and the person who brings the bottle that pairs best, will win a prize.

If you are not sure of what to bring, we would recommend the following varietals:
White: Champagne, Viognier, White Rhone Blend, Riesling, Gewurztraminer
Red: Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Syrah/Shiraz, Malbec, Rioja

Each person should bring two wine glasses. If you like to drink Champagne in a flute, then I would bring one.

Chef Avinash will be preparing a wine-friendly menu that is not spicy hot, but still has lots of flavor. We are having a very broad wine theme, so we can experiment with pairings, but we are asking everyone to bring a premium wine.

Cost: $55 all inclusive for dinner. There is a $5 discount for members of the AWS national organization.

There are two menu options: meat/fish or vegan. If you would like the vegan menu, please specify that in your RSVP. The complete menu is at the bottom of this email.

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RSVP by emailing David Kwan at [masked] and tell David which wine you will be bringing so that we can create a tasting sheet.

Also, send a check payable to David K. Kwan. Checks must be received by November 12 to hold your spot.

David K. Kwan, M.D.
PO Box[masked]
Los Angeles, CA 90049


Katchumber salad
Diced cucumber, red onion, tomato, fresh mint and cilantro over mixed greens

Chicken Kati Roll
Diced chicken marinated tandoori sautéed cooked with onion, tomato and garlic topped with sweet spicy mango sauce

Chilean Sea Bass Makhani
Chilean sea bass cooked in a tomato butter sauce

Coco Lamb
Lamb prepared in a coconut sauce with crushed peppers, mustard seeds with a touch of fennel

Vegan (no dairy, no ghee, no cream, no butter)

Katchumber salad
Diced cucumber red onion, tomoto, fresh mint and cilantro over mixed greens. dressing served on the side

Aloo Tikka Chat
Potato patty topped with diced onion, tomato, mint finished with mint and tamarind chutneys

Chana Masala served with basmati rice
Garbanzo cooked in tomato-onion bhuna flavored with sundried mango powder with potatoes

Vegetable Akbari served with basmati rice
Mixed Vegetables cooked in cream of cashew sauce

Garlic Naan served on the side for both meal options

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