I had an outstanding dinner with my friend Deborah tonight at Bombay Bar & Grill, another restaurant participating in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge. Bombay Bar & Grill has always offered numerous vegan menu selections, but their new menu has a separate listing specifically for vegan dishes so you won't have to ask any annoying questions when you're out with your non-vegan friends. (Does this curry contain ghee? Would you please ask the chef?)
Deborah and I decided to share the Vegan Thali, which is a sampler of various menu items, and the Chana Sag, a dish made of garbanzo beans and spinach cooked with herbs and spices. The Vegan Thali included mixed vegetables, puri bread, five vegetable momos (steamed dumplings), two samosas (fried turnovers), garbanzo beans, and steamed rice. Everything was excellent, although, as usual, I liked the samosas the best. The vegetables momos were fairly spicy, but still very good. I was a little worried about the Chana Sag, since I'm not usually a fan of cooked spinach. But mixed with the garbanzo beans and various herbs and spices, it was delicious and I would definitely order it again. And since we were there during happy hour, the Century Cellars BV Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon was only $3.00 per glass. It just doesn't get much better than that!
Other vegan choices on the Bombay Bar & Grill menu include Chana Masala (garbanzo beans), Cauliflower and Potatoes, Alu Baigan (potatoes and eggplant), Alu Mutter (potatoes and green peas), Bhindi Masal (okra), and Dal (lentils).
Bombay Bar & Grill is located at 1315 21st Street. Their phone number is 916-441-7100, and their website address is http://www.bombaybarandgrillsacramento.com/. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.