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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Episode 44 & 45: A Night of TASHAN!

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One week off was well worth it when the hosts and crew dined handsomely at TASHAN Restaurant located at 777 South Broad Street in Philadelphia. General Manager Brion Pizzi and his staff opened up their restaurant home to Queer 2 The T allowing us to escape inside this exotic succulent oasis with a smorgasbord of delights to whet our appetites. While answering the 5 “W”s and touring the open kitchen, Brion began the evening by serving the signature cocktail called the Tashan which is created with Penn 1681, Blueberries, Lemon Grass and Green Cardamon! Already entranced by this superb beverage, we were then plated with Petite Vegetable Sariya (fire-roasted baby vegetables, Paneer, smoked sea salt), Pacific coast Tandoori Jumbo Shrimp (Wild Mexican U-12’s, herbal fenugreek, toasted yellow-pea flour, basil-seed-coco yogurt), Tandoor Chaamp (Austrailian Frenched lamb chops, Cashmere paprika, honey, mustard oil), Baby Octopus Nicobari (Spanish rock octopus gently braised, Tribal red bell-pepper sauce) and the Chef Basket which included G.O.C Naan, Peshawari Naan and Tandoori Roti! Just when you thought we were going to burst, we were greeted with desserts and after dinner drinks which consisted of G-Jamz Crème Brulee, Tashan Mixed Sorbets, Kulfees Trio, Valrhona Chocolate Cake, Flaming Green Fairy (Absinthe), Hendricks Muddled Cucumber Martini and a Flaming Amaretto Chai! This was a MONDAY NIGHT for the record books. All of their drinks are top shelf accompanied by their magnificent cuisine and service. In addition to fine foods, Tashan hosts an LGBTQ event EVERY 3rd Thursday called SWAGGER in which you can sample these dishes above and countless other platters on the menu. Ten percent of the proceeds from the SWAGGER event benefit an LGBTQ non-profit in the Philadelphia area…how amazing is that! For more upcoming events, happy hours specials and much more, please follow them on FACEBOOK!

A SPECIAL TREAT TO ALL QUEER 2 THE T LISTENERS: If you mention Queer 2 The T while dining at Tashan Restaurant, you will receive 10% off your total bill!

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