Now that you can get a pretty decent Indian meal at many a Portland
mall food court, Plainfield’s Mayur irrelevant? Well that’s
like saying that since you can get a decent General Tso’s
from a street cart, Legin is no longer important. From the setting
of the restaurant,(an opulent Victorian mansion just off West Burnside
Street) to the career waiters in black tie to the ceremoniously
revered tandoori center, glassed in and on stage in the middle of
the restaurant, its clear that Plainfield’s is a cut above.
Even the common and familiar dishes, such as chicken tikka masala,
take on a whole new glow in the hands of the Plainfield’s
kitchen staff-the chicken’s more subtle, the curry more resounding.
A plate of chutneys, assuredly unlike you have tried before, comes
with your meal; with the waiter’s help, you can use them to
coax another dimension out of your meal. Plainfield’s own
brand of chai tea and the perfectly harmonious cardamom-rose ice
cream nestled on a bed of fried saffron noodles pushes you over
the top (CBB).