A. From Mr. TIM ISERI.
My wife and I were recently in your restaurant
in your restaurant and were extremely pleased with our experience.
The food was outstanding in the very least, but what prompted
this letter was the service. I am a medical student at Oregon
Health Sciences University and Consequently spend the majority
of my day in classrooms and labs. It is for this reason that
I tend to dress for comfort and not appearance. On the day
that we visited your establishment, I had just finished a
particularly long day and had rushed from school to meet my
wife. I must admit that I felt somewhat underdressed and received
some rather anxiety provoking stares from the other patrons.
The person who seated and served us, however, set my mind
at ease with his courtesy and cheerful disposition, and I
soon felt no worse off than if I had worn a three piece suit.
The remainder of the evening was nothing short of marvelous
and your whole staff should be commended. I look forward to
our next visit to Plainfield’s Mayur. Thank you for
a wonderful time.
B. FROM MR. PHILIP MASSEY, CPA -
Dear Mr. Plainfield,
I recently had the privilege of dining at your
gourmet restaurant, and I wish to express my most enthusiastic
praise for the outstanding service you provided. Both the
meal and the personal attention you gave were truly exceptional.
Since I am of Indian descent, I am a fairly
good connoisseur of Indian cuisine. Having dined in a number
of such restaurants over the years, I am able to judge quite
discerningly which ones strive to provide authentic preparations
and which ones are inferior imitations. I was in Portland
on a business trip and based upon an advertisement I saw in
the newspaper for your establishment, I was eager to sample
From the moment I arrived, I was impressed
with your restaurant. The 19th century mansion which serves
as your facility is beautiful in its architecture. It is majestic,
yet it exudes a warmth of character which invites people to
come inside. The interior decorations further add to the ambience.
The sculptures and paintings create a very authentic impression
of India. I also enjoyed being able to watch the chefs at
work as I ate.
The meal itself was absolutely outstanding.
Many of the other restaurants I have visited seem to use only
one curry and add whichever meat is requested, with the result
that there is little variation in the taste of each dish.
In contrast the items I ordered at your restaurant were each
uniquely prepared and had a distinct taste. Both the vegetarian
and non-vegetarian entrees were of a very high quality and
level of authenticity.
My first visit to your restaurant was so enjoyable
that I returned a few days later with a friend. Since he had
never tasted Indian food before, I was eager to have him experience
the fine cuisine that you serve. He too was extremely impressed
and enjoyed his meal thoroughly.
I also wish to commend you for the personal
attention you gave to enhance our dining experience. Because
my friend was unfamiliar with Indian cuisine, the waiter who
served us (Mark) was very helpful in explaining to him what
the Indian names of the entrees meant in English and what
each entrée was like. He was also very knowledgeable
in recommending which condiments we could add to our meals
to enhance their flavor.
I further appreciated the fact that, following
our meal, you gave us a tour of your art gallery. Your knowledge
of the various Indian artifacts and their significance was
very impressive. In this regard, your restaurant is altogether
unique, for no other Indian restaurant I have patronized included
its own art gallery.
The entire evening at your restaurant was memorable.
In every area, you surpassed my highest expectations. It is
evident that you take great care in selecting a knowledgeable
and professional staff. Not only are your chefs obviously
very talented, your waiters and waitress make every effort
to treat each patron as a valuable person and make their dining
experience an enjoyable one. I gladly recommend your establishment
Philip Massey, CPA.
C. FROM Mr. & Mrs. SORENSEN
My Husband proposed to me in your restaurant
on Valentine's Day of 2000. Since then, it has become our
special place to eat. There is a story of our proposal (mentioning
your restaurant) on our website at: http://www.hollyandcory.com.
We have returned every year for Valentine's Day and now we
have a new anniversary to celebrate with you (wedding was
on September 10th, 2002). I recommend your place to anyone
looking for a classy, romantic dining experience. Thank you
for catering to Vegetarians and Vegans. Your wines are amazing
and your food is incomparable. We look forward to our next
Mahalo (thank you),
Mr. and Mrs. Sorensen