March 22, 2010 § 1 Comment
Last weekend Missy and I experienced a fabulous Indian dinner at jewelry designer Geoffrey Young and his wife Maya’s home. The entire evening was a very special treat and by far the best Indian food I’ve ever had. Hands down.
They recently moved to a home they built and designed in Mill Valley that is complete heaven. It is such a direct reflection of both Geoffrey and Maya’s superior taste. Geoffrey gave us a quick tour when we arrived, while Maya was finishing up in the kitchen. We chatted over wine and samosas in their amazing kitchen… something straight out of Dwell magazine. Cool, modern, sleek and any chef’s dream to be able to cook in.
The dining room table was set with Geoffrey’s leather placemats, a very cool and rustic touch, and had amazing view out to the rolling hills of Marin. The table was filled with the most colorful and delicious looking food… Chicken curry with cashews, lentil dal, a squash puree, green beans with black mustard seeds, noodle salad with peanuts, perfectly cooked rice and amazing naan to pull it all together. I filled quite a plateful, thinking my eyes were a bit larger than my stomach… oh was I wrong. Everything was entirely too scrumptious to leave a single bite. Apart from the meal, getting to know Geoffrey and Maya was the best part of the evening. They are genuine, wonderful people to be around that we all feel very happy to know. The entire night was so fun and ended with a gorgeous tray of fresh berries, cookies and tea.
I’m already trying to come up with a dinner to cook for them when they come over… It’s got to be a good one!