The Basil - wonderful dining experience
Posted on 09 / 25 / 2010
My earlier review was based upon the lunch menu. For this review, my wife and I had the pleasure of having dinner. While lunch at the Basil is a treat; dinner is even better. Although non-vegetarian items are served, one aspect of The Basil I appreciate is the lack of any meat-cooking odors. Also, we had the opportunity to meet the owner, herself a vegetarian. When I commented that I have always found questions concerning eggs and animal source ingredients handled with clear understanding, and that I was very impressed with the level of her wait-staff's understanding of vegetarian concerns, she said she has spent a lot of time educating them.
The dinner menu contains numerous vegetarian options. We started dinner off with a suggestion from the owner to try the mango spring rolls. They were beyond wonderful. Next, we tried the green papaya salad and it was a huge hit. For our main courses, my wife ordered tofu and broccoli in a peanut sauce, and I ordered the panang curry with tofu. Dinner was wonderful. The artistic presentation of the dinner items reflects the owner's desire to promote her cultural heritage, and her wish that people will appreciate the care with which each item is prepared. Lastly, we shared a desert of homemade coconut ice cream. All I will say about desert, is that should you be so fortunate as to dine here, order this desert. Again, I give The Basil the highest rating I can. Although they serve non-veg items, they are beyond friendly to vegetarian guests.
Extrememly clean, Friendly and knowlegeable staff, Wonderful food
The Basil is a four hour drive for me!