We never really got tired of that giddy excitement of seeing a Spice Routes Supper Club announcement in our inboxes. So last week, when a similar missive arrived announcing the official opening of Asha Gomez's restaurant, Cardamom Hill, said giddiness ensued with the same old fervor. And apparently, we weren't the only ones excited about the supper club-turned-restaurant in Berkley Heights. The gourmet Indian restaurant, which boasts the heady flavors of coastal Kerala, is already getting props left and right from bloggers and critics. Trusted international food aficionado Chow Down Atlanta writes that the must-order at Cardamom Hill is the Kerala-stye fried chicken (or "crack chicken"), crispy with a touch of curry. That crack chicken also made an impression with Eat Drink Repeat, who was first smitten by the dish at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. And as for Creative Loafing's Cliff Bostock? He tried the chicken curry for lunch, describing it as "amazingly complex." How'd he like it? Well, we assume it is no small matter for the word "flawless" to be used in a food review.
Needless to say, we'll be heading over to Berkley Heights in a jiffy for some crack chicken and a mug of homemade chai tea (fun fact: each chai comes topped with a pizzelle made specially for Cardamom Hill by Nona Rosa's Kitchen).