November 2, 2005 

Bombay - Life's Kitchen

BOMBAY sneaks on the scene
A band of restaurateurs went ninja-undercover in the dark of night and set up shop in the Idanha while no one was looking ... and poof! There's a new restaurant. Bombay Grill opened its doors one day last week, surprising even its neighbors who claim not to have even noticed that the space was undergoing a make over. Indian food. Can it be that the new Bombay Grill is the only (!?!) Indian cuisine in the downtown neighborhood? Yes, it can and now that it's here, we know what we'll do when we need a nearby fix of daal and naan.

We held a staff meeting over chai tea and plates full from the lunch buffet, and the staff explained that the restaurant was not even fully opened yet. Lunch and dinner are being served, but the decor is not quite finished and the grand opening is still several weeks away. In the meantime, the food is making quite a reputation for itself, nearly packing the place over lunch thanks to word-of-mouth advertising.
Bombay Grill, 928 W. Main St., 345-7888.


Life's Kitchen Happenings
The non-profit organization that trains young adults in culinary arts and places them in local restaurants recently opened Life's Kitchen Gourmet Cookie Company to expand its curriculum for students. Life's Kitchen is seeking volunteers to work with students, who are 16 to 20 years old, assisting in such tasks as wrapping and labeling cookies. To volunteer or for more information, call Life's Kitchen at 331-0199.

Life's Kitchen will also be hosting a special evening of culinary indulgence to benefit the organization's pocketbook. Chef Jason McLenna from Spurwing Country Club will be the event's guest chef, dishing up five courses for guests. The evening's menu features Northwest delicacies such as buffalo carpaccio and Colorado lamb with an Idaho huckleberry bordelaise. The $75 ticket price includes five courses, an aperitif and wine. All proceeds benefit Life's Kitchen.

November 9, 6:30 p.m., Life's Kitchen, 1025 S. Capitol Blvd., 331-0199.


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