LaurenAsh and I have to enjoy Indian cuisine at least once a week. Something about the spices creates an small addiction for our taste buds. So imagine how excited I was when LaurenAsh told me about the Living Social deal she found for Saffron Indian Cuisine. Now generally we use our trusty source Groupon, but this deal was a good one.
We arrived just in time as the lunch buffet was being set up. We sat comfortably in the front of the restaurant, to do what we do best…people watch. For some strange reason we enjoy watching the interaction between everyone in the restaurant, rather it be the customers, staff or people walking by.
Everyone at Saffron were extremely friendly and made sure they explained everything on their menu. We piled our plates with Chicken Tikki Marsala, Sofiyaki Chicken Biryani, Shahimutter Paneer, and Vegetable Samosa (starting from left).
For dessert we tried the Mughlai Kheer and another dish that I forgot to grab the name of…but it was like a fruit custard. I only tried a little…this was my first Indian dessert and I was unsure what I was eating :-). But it was delicious!! I would have went for seconds, but we were pressed for time.
If you are not familiar with Indian food, here is a little lesson on their cuisine:
Chicken Tikki Marsala- Tandoori chicken breast cubes cooked in zesty tomato gravy
Sofiyaki Chicken Biryani-Chicken breast marinated with yogurt, spices, herbs & baked w/saffron basmati rice
Shahimutter Paneer-Paneer cubes cooked with green peas in a rich tomato & herb gravy
Vegetable Samosa-Crispy pastry filled with potatoes, green peas & spices
Mughlai Kheer –Rice & milk pudding garnished w/nuts & raisins
We definitely got our fix for Indian Cuisine satisfied, we were stuffed and ready for the next adventure during our stay in Orlando. We were even more pleased with how they presented our Living Social deal, not to mention how much money we saved.
The lunch buffet is $12.95 a person including your drink, had we paid full price it would have been $27.95. The deal included $18 towards our total purchase, which we ended up only paying $9.60 for our both of our meals. Can you say a still?!
We definitely recommend this restaurant to any and everyone within the Orlando area and if you are visiting you must stop by during lunch time.
A big thanks to the team at Saffron for giving us a little piece of India, during our stay in Orlando!
(Check out “Eat, Pray and Lovin Life at Karma Cafe” for our other Indian Cuisine experiences)