A Taste of Tabla at [ONE] Restaurant
100 Meadowmont Village Circle
Meadowmont Village, Chapel Hill
A few weeks ago, I attended my first prix fixe dinner at [ONE], a great restaurant that I loved last year when I tried it out shortly after its opening. This dinner was thrown in honor of Floyd Cardoz’s win of the third season of Top Chef Masters. Two of the chefs at [ONE]—Sean McCarthy, Chef de Cuisine, and Carrie (whose last name I didn’t get), Sous Chef—used to work under Chef Cardoz at his famous restaurant in New York, Tabla. They thought they’d honor their former boss’s success with a themed dinner menu for the week. The menu consisted of some of their favorite New Indian dishes from their time at Tabla.
My priorities always being straight, I ordered a Sleepy Chameleon, which was a wonderfully light cocktail made with lemon juice, candied lemongrass, and chamomile flavors. It was quite beautiful and a great choice for this time of year.
First up was an amuse-bouche of chilled cucumber and ginger soup with yogurt, radish, and a lovely range of cool herbs.
I really, really enjoyed this beginning to the evening. It would be an awesome choice to make a regular appearance on [ONE]’s summer menu. It was so pretty, and the herbs infused the soup with colossal flavor. It was a substantial amount of food for an amuse-bouche, too!
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