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$50  + Tax & Tip
07/ 9
8:15 PM
Old City


DAY 2, 2nd Seating: 6-Course Creative North Indian Dinner Series

This brand-new eatery in Old City specializes in the cuisine of Northern India, which makes use of nuts and dried fruits and offers curries made with yogurt, cream, and ghee (thereby explaining the restaurant’s name, Makhani, meaning “with butter”). Items not often seen on the menus of Indian restaurants, including lobster and scallops, are found here, along with special touches, such as the mangoes from owner Shafi Gaffar’s mango farm in Bangladesh, featured in dishes like mango chicken and mango cheesecake. Executive Chef Sanjoy Banik has headed up hotel and restaurant kitchens in Bangladesh and the U.S., including Desi Village in King of Prussia, Khajuraho in Ardmore, Laxmi’s Indian Grille in Manayunk, and Tandoor in University City. In March, three months after Makhani’s debut, Thrillist named it to its list of “The Best Restaurants in Philly Right Now.” We will be taking over the restaurant for this event, seated beneath the giant peacock mural, and Chef Banik will be on hand to take your questions and provide insights into the special nature of Northern Indian cuisine.

About the Host:

Sanjoy Banik

Executive Chef

Originally from India, Chef Banik Banik has served dignitaries and celebrities throughout his career, including former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton, and he's worked across the world, in Hotel Purbani in Bangladesh and Hotel Kimberly in New York. He joined the team at Makhani as Executive Chef in 2018.

The Lineup

All savory courses will be served family-style. Dessert will be portioned individually.

  1. Tandoori Platter

    mixed spiced chicken and lamb kebabs cooked in clay oven and sauteed with onions and bell peppers

  2. Lasoni Gobi

    chickpea batter-fried cauliflower drizzled with garlic-spiced mayo

  3. Shrimp Til Tikka

    shrimp sauteed in garlic, ginger, and sesame and topped with light tomato cream sauce

  4. Veggie Makhani

    fresh mixed vegetables in butter cream sauce

  5. Mango Chicken

    chicken marinated in sour cream and house spices, cooked in clay oven, and served in housemade fresh masala mango sauce

  6. Ras-Mali

    housemade sweet cottage cheese balls in rose and milk syrup


7 N 3rd St

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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