Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

I Found My Thrill…On Cardamom Hill

Written by Patti on January 10th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

How is 2012 coming along for you? Do you need something to spice your life up?

If you live in Atlanta, you are in luck. If you don’t, you should come visit us, we are very friendly!

My friend, Asha, started a wildly successful dinner party club called The Spice Route, which has morphed into her new venture, Cardamom Hill. I was lucky to be invited to a preview party, and I cannot wait to go back for dinner.

Take all your preconceived notions about Indian food and put them aside. Asha is rewriting the book with the cuisine of her home in India, Kerala. Kerala is located on the Malabar coast of south-west India. I expected loads of curry, but there is so much more.

Can you say fried chicken? And not just some ho-hum fried chicken – this is the best I have ever tasted. Asha’s fried chicken is crispy and juicy all at the same time. This could become a problem for me, as I cannot stop thinking about it.

Asha's divine fried chicken

I also sampled some beef and potato croquettes that were so yummy, I could have eaten a tray of them all by myself.

You are going to want your own order of the beef and potato croquettes.

There was a tasty gin cocktail that handsome Brian, Cardamom Hill’s mixologist, was whipping up for us party goers.

You might want to visit just to meet Brian. Stop staring - lol.

The cocktail contained gin, soursop and lime. I loved the tied lime rind. What a swanky little detail.

That lovely cocktail - I just cannot remember the name of it.

The space is really beautiful. Step inside and you are transported from a strip mall in Atlanta to somewhere much more exotic.

At the end of your meal, try the chai tea and pizzelles. I loved this, and especially loved the pretty tea cups.

Luscious Chai Tea and Tasty Pizzelles.

For a fun evening out with wonderful food, visit Cardamom Hill. Ask for Asha. She’s is not hard to spot – she just glows.

And so will you, after eating her cuisine.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Fats Domino – Blueberry Hill


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jennifer says:

    Sounds divine! I love exotic and new flavors. You do have a way of discovering the most fabulous treats in the Atlanta area!

    Hope your 2012 is off and running just the direction you want!


  2. Patti says:


    You must come visit and we will go!