Very best Indian
Having a guest from India this weekend.
He treats us like royalty when we are in his country.
Price no object.
Fine dining experience.
Restaurants with tablecloths, etc.
Anywhere in the GTA
He is a vegetarian, so I would like a restaurant with a good vegetarian selection
Are you sure you want to take him to an Indian restaurant? If I travelled to India, the last thing I'd want would be "Canadian" food. Just asking...
The Host is a fairly safe, "fine dining Indian" place with locations both downtown, I believe on Prince Arthur and in Mississauga near the big mall. I've been a bit dissapointed with the 'new' Biryani House on Wellesely, so won't recommend it. There are a few others that are quite good, but not in the fine dining realm. There is a place at Yonge and Sheppard that is supposed to be excellent, but not sure how fancy it is.
What about Sher-E-Punjab on the Danforth? http://www.thedanforth.ca/fastfood.ht... Or Jaipur Grille? http://www.jaipurgrille.com/ Both are a little more upscale than some and they've got decent food, and I notice that Jaipur Grille has quite a bit for vegetarians. This is from their menu:
Kadahi Paneer Jaipuri
Cottage cheese cooked with tomatoes, peppers & fresh roasted spices
Garden vegetables cooked in rich almond sauce with peaches & pineapple
Field Mushrooms & green peas sauteed with ginger & garlic finished with sauce
Aloo Gobi ki Sabzi
Cauliflower flowerets & potatoes tempered with ginger, turmeric & cumin
Sabzi Hara Masala
Mix veg cooked in tribal way with roasted spice mix pounded with cashews
Diced eggplant cooked with fennel seeds, caramelized onions & tomatoes
Baby spinach sauteed & braised with tomatoes & homemade cottage cheese
Hari Makai Palak
Interesting combination of baby spinach & tomatoes with corn kernels
Bhindi Aloo Sabzi
Fresh Okra tempered with ginger & cumin finished with caramelized onions
Chick peas cooked in tangy onion & tomato gravy
Black lentils simmered overnight with light spices & tomatoes
Erly, let us know what your friend thinks of the place(s) you choose.