Who says birthday celebrations are just limited to one day? We started our festivities with a Rosé et Blanc party, and concluded with an intimate family style dinner at Junoon. Junoon is one of our favorite Indian restaurants, and best of all it’s right around the corner from us. We are excited to share our birthday dinner with you.
Junoon, which means passion in Hindi, opened its doors in 2010 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. This fine dining restaurant delivers an elegant, yet modern take on Indian cuisine.
We worked with David to plan our birthday dinner in the Jaipur Room with a heavenly menu created by Executive Chef, Akshay Bhardwaj.
This vibrant, stunning room seats 50 guests and features 18-foot high ceilings and a 200-year-old hand-carved wooden arch from a palace in Jaipur.
We had sparkling rosé waiting for our guests as they arrived.
We planned a delicious multi-course family style dinner with a dozen of our closest friends. We recommend ordering a side of yogurt in case guests in your party need to balance the heat from some of the spicier items. We started with the Eggplant Chaat, Watermelon Chaat, Sloppy Pao and Ghost Chili Murgh Tikka. Our favorite was the Chicken, but beware- it’s SPICY.
The mains included Artichoke Mattar, Hara Kofta, Murgh Lababdar and Shrimp Moilee. Indian food is meant to be shared family style, and we recommend trying a little bit of everything and mixing it together.
We concluded our meal with two decadent desserts: Kulfi Pops and Rice Pudding. Special thank you to Junoon and our friends for another wonderful birthday celebration.
Indian food touches your soul before it touches your tastebuds. There’s heaven in every bite. – Preethi Grace Sugirtha
Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a wonderful dinner. The restaurant and the food looks awesome!
That is so awesome!!! And the food looks soooo good!!! Very happy birthday to you, glad you had a great time.
We should celebrate the special people in our lives at every given opportunity, so I say HURRAY for making this birthday celebration last!!
This looks like lovely birthday party. You both look beautiful x
Such a nice party, simple and yet it seems it’s filled with the right people who make you happy.
happy birthday such an awesome party I bet you had lots of fun
Happy birthday dear.
Seems like you had an awesome party.
Happy Birthday! This looks like it was a ton of fun! Also you guys look amazing & the food looks delicious!
Everything looks great and colorful. Food is unique and probably very tasty, too.
But the most important thing is that you, gals, know how to celebrate the connections among the people you have in your life.
All those food look absolutely tasty. Happy Birthday and hope you guys had a wonderful times there.
What an elegant place, the food looks amazing and the presentation spectacular. Looks like you had a lot of fun and were treaded great. Happy Birthday
Happy Belated Birthday, looks like it was a fun and and festive celebration.
What a fantastic birthday! The table is beautiful and the food is incredible. I have to tell you…I am a little jealous! Thanks for sharing!