In fine fashion we celebrated the end of the spring semester and Kate’s graduation from law school with a PIG Project feast at Deshi Spice, a Bangladeshi restaurant in Arlington, VA. Much to our delight we have a large showing with friends from law school, church, and undergrad. The added benefit was I (Neil) had been to Bangladesh before and so was able to answer every possible question about Bangladesh that the group could come up with throughout the dinner. As far as the dinner was concerned much of the food was similar to Indian, as could be expected, but seemed to have its own Bangladeshi flair. The waiter was insistent we order the fish but was also sure to warn us that there were lots and lots and lots and lots of bones in the fish. I think two people ordered fish but also made sure it was the boneless option.
The dinner was lovely with everyone enjoying an assortment of dishes starting with vegetarian samosas, egg bhorthas – kind of like a naan with egg inside and mango lassies. Main courses included lamb curry (see photo), chana massala (see photo), korma, boneless fish dopiaza, a tandoori sampler, tasty rice (see photo) and lots of fun. Besides breaking bread with friends the best part of the evening was our cute waitor who went out of the way cater to use, explain the dishes and answer all of Kate’s attempts to get him to talk about home. Deshi Spice was a cute little restaurant with a lot of taste and we can’t wait to go back.