Ajanta in Berkeley to Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights

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Ajanta in Berkeley to Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights

Ajanta in Berkeley will be celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31, by offering a special $42.00 prix fixe lunch and dinner menu that will include paired wine by the glass. A vegetarian version of the menu will be available for $39.00 and all guests will be served complimentary “mithai” which are traditional Indian sweets frequently consumed in India during Diwali days. The restaurant will be decorated with balloons, glitter and extra candles on each table.

The special menu (see below) will include three appetizers, four main dishes, five sides, a choice of a dessert and four 3-ounce pours of premium wine - one red, two whites and a dessert wine.

Reservations are recommended as seating is limited and can be made by calling (510) 526-4373.

In the most recent Zagat Survey, Ajanta received a 4.6 rating for food (out of 5) making it the highest rated Indian restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Berkeley, it is tied for second place (just behind Chez Panisse) and in Oakland/Berkeley, the restaurant is tied for fourth place.

Ajanta is located at 1888 Solano Avenue, near The Alameda, in Berkeley, California. The restaurant is open for daily for lunch and dinner. Neighborhood street parking is readily available. Reservations can be made through the website, via OpenTable.com or by calling (510) 526-4373. The web address is http://www.ajantarestaurant.com.

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Diwali Special Dinner Menu 2016
(everyone at table must order same dinner/size of dishes may be smaller than normal à la carte orders)

Non Vegetarian: $42.00 per person, including wine supplement
Appetizers: Tandoori Scallops, Tandoori Chicken Chaat, Chicken Samosa and Papadams
Main Dishes: Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Rib Chops, Seyal Machi and Badal Jaam
Accompaniments: Basmati rice, naan, mango chutney, carrot pickles and hot pickles
Desserts: Choice of Kulfi, Cardamom Gelato, Mango Sorbet or Gulab Jamun

Vegetarian: $39.00 per person, including wine supplement
Appetizers:Veg. Pakora, Tandoori Portobello Mushrooms,Veg. Samosa and Papadams
Main Dishes: Sabzi Rangarang, Palak Kofta, Badal Jaam, and Lobhia aur Khumbi
Accompaniments: Basmati rice, naan, mango chutney, carrot pickles and hot pickles
Desserts: Choice of Kulfi, Cardamom Gelato, Mango Sorbet or Gulab Jamun

Wine Supplement

Gruner Veltliner, Der Pollerhof, Austria, 2014
Vouvray, Guy Saget, France 2014
Malbec, "Autentico" Bodega Colome, Argentina, 2014
Navarro Vineyards Late Harvest Reisling

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Ajanta Restaurant
1888 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA
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  1. Ajanta Restaurant
    1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA