Right now, I'm trying to come up with a new dish to replace the Curry plate on the menu that is past its prime. I thought of an Indian recipe I've made in the past: kitchari, an ayurvedic dish loaded with good things for the entire body. It is fragrant with spices, yet each and every one can be differentiated on the palate. I want to pair this with braised chard, and a date-tamarind chutney. When trying to brainstorm the dish that would fit most with our menu, I thought of doing a crispy tofu tikka masala dish. I then presented this idea to Annie, and she said that the population coming to Greens generally does not order anything with tofu. And to that I say, let's make them enjoy it! Let's do something so good with this product that they want to order it. We could introduce it first as an inexpensive first course. Maybe I'm crazy and maybe this idea is completely out of the spectrum of good business practice, but there has to be a way to educate this country on the wonders of vegetarian protein. What better way than to give them the opportunity to put something in their mouth!
Below is the article from Flood's Tempeh dish, and a picture that I took (stole) from the site.