A TEMPTING SELECTION Of the best restaurants in Jasper
Jasper’s original East Indian restaurant serves exceptional, all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets. Watch chef/owner Gopala Shelke expertly prepare authentic dishes in the open-to-view kitchen with tandoor clay oven. Gopala graduated culinary arts school in Mumbai, and honed his craft at Taj President Hotels in India and locally at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. His natural, healthy cuisine (with no food colouring or MSG) relies on spices such as fresh garlic and ginger, chilies, fenugreek and cardamom. Dinner buffets feature nine curry dishes, and there are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and halal choices. Catering services are offered.
Jasper Curry Place has a simple, East Indian inspired décor (including paintings from India), wood booth seating and open kitchen. The restaurant boasts a large sidewalk patio with Roche Bonhomme mountain view.
East Indian Buffet Menu Samples
Gopala continually refreshes his offerings of authentic Indian cuisine;
below are items that are either often on the buffet or always featured
Tandoor Naan (garlic, butter and plain); House-Style Dal (lentil soup);
Pakora (fried chickpea flour battered vegetables); Steamed Basmati Rice
Traditional Vegetable Curries: chana masala (chickpeas); okra masala;
dal fry (steamed yellow and red lentils); baigan bhurta (roasted eggplant)
Traditional Chicken Curries: yogurt marinated butter chicken in tomato gravy; kadhai chicken in tomato gravy; chicken tikka masala; Traditional Goat Curry
Traditional Paneer: mutter paneer (cottage cheese); paneer tikka masala
Desserts: gulab jamun (milk dumplings in rose flavour syrup); rice pudding; suji halwa (roasted creamed wheat with dried fruit and butter)
Mains: Lunch $15, dinner $19; kids’ $11 and $13
Drinks: wine $28 to $42, $6.50 to $7.50 by the glass; seven choices; masala chai; yogurt-based lassi (cardamom sweet or mango); international and Canadian beer including Kingfisher and Taj Mahal from India