Dosa is a popular higher-end Indian restaurant with two locations in San Francisco. We visited the eatery on Valencia.
South Indian Monsoon -- muddled citrus, mint, ginger, pomegranate, mango, soda ($6).
Natural mango lassi ($4.50).
We opted for the three-course seasonal tasting menu ($35).
First Course #1: Spicy Sweet Day Boat scallops sauteed with mustard, chiles, maple syrup, cilantro, roasted red pepper coulis.
First Course #2: Cochin calamari sauteed with mildly spiced coconut milk served with organic mixed greens and mini uttapam.
All dosas are served with fresh coconut and tomato chutneys and sambar.
Second Course #1: Paneer and peas dosa filled with spiced grilled farmer's cheese, peas, and cilantro.
Second Course #2: White truffle masala dosa with truffle oil from Alba, Italy.
Third Course #1: Tamil lamb curry -- free-range and natural lamb, fennel, tomatoes, poppy seeds, caramelized onions, spices, lemon rice, and raita.
Third Course #2: Chile and garlic chicken with spicy sauce of roasted garlic and chiles with lemon rice and raita.
Our meal at Dosa was very good. My only complaint is that it was expensive for what it was. I'm glad we tried Dosa, but I'm not sure I'd return when I could get comparable Indian food elsewhere for less.