Friday, 07 March 2008
670 Highway 7 East
We were in the Richmond Hill area and looking for something different to eat. We were originally looking for a Thai restaurant but we couldn't find it so we opt'ed for The Host since it was different and we heard from friends that it was good.
A very dim interior that's nicely furnished. The ceiling above is actually lined with beads.
Although there were numerous tables empty, the seating staff was slow so the line quickly grew after us even though there were still many unoccupied tables.
The customary complimentary bread:
JodiI Khumb Gobhi Ki - Tandoori baked portabello mushroom and cauliflower:
Hoping to get a bit of vegetables into our meal we ordered this dish. There was a strong taste of corinander that we didn't like. The bottom of the dish was just a big clump of mess with the thick sauce and batter they used. We didn't finish the dish as we both couldn't handle the taste.
Naan and buttered Naan:
We had two orders which was just a little too much for two people. They were soft warm and really good. The buttered ones are a lot smaller than the regular ones.
Chicken Vindaloo - hot Goan delicacy of chicken cooked in roasted spices and gravy:
This was very spicy with very little chicken. The sauce is rich and thick but the lack of chicken makes me feel a bit ripped off.
Each dish was around $12 which is high considering what we got in each dish. The naan were around $6 each order. The restaurant environment is nice but a tad loud so it's not a very romantic setting. The food quality is good, everything is very flavorful, but slow service and high prices make me want to find a better Indian restaurant.
Eric Tummy Points: 3.5 out of 5