I feel very fortunate to live in a part of the country where there are so many transplants from across United States borders and seas that I have the opportunity to meet, learn and experience some of their culture especially their food! Tonight we ventured onto a highly rated Indian restaurant called Cilantro. The name of the restaurant is alone attractive to me as I like to use the herb as much as I can usually in salsas or Mexican dishes. As I found out, Cilantro also tastes great in Indian dishes. To start our meal we ordered two appetizers; Vegetable Samosa and Spicy Potatoes. The Vegetable Samosa is a fried pastry stuffed with ground potato and peas with some Indian spices. The Samosa tasted great alone but the flavor was enhanced highly by a cilantro chutney dipping sauce. Although I don’t have the restaurant’s wonderful recipe I googled what typically is in a cilantro chutney and found the following ingredients: ginger,scallions, cilantro, spicy peppers, sugar, cumin, salt and lemon juice all puréed. The Spicy Potatoes are French cut oven baked fries that is highly spiced with tandoori. Two chutneys were served as dipping sauce for the potatoes; cilantro and tamarind. The tamarind chutney was sweet which went well with the spiced potatoes. For our main courses we ordered the Chicken Tikka Kabobs and Chicken Tikka Masala. The Kabobs were oven baked chicken breast in tandoori spices, served with wonderful side dishes of morrocan hummus, rice, chick pea salad and naan. The Masala was chicken breast smothered in a tomato rich gravy and served with rice, chick pea salad and naan. Both dishes had a heat element to them but could quickly be cooled down by the chick pea salad. Overall, we really enjoyed experiencing this meal and plan to return to try some more dishes.