Peacock Elite Indian Cuisine first fluffed its feathers (read: opened) earlier this year in Plano, touting a menu filled with both North and South Indian influences. There's also a surprising cocktail program that will spark your interest, quite literally (more on that later).
Owned by husband and wife Ramu and Vijaya Nettem, along with Vijaya's brother Raghu, Peacock Elite is a clean modern space infused with bright blue tints, and an appropriately placed peacock that greets you as you enter.
|Interior of the restaurant|
The staff and ownership at Peacock Elite instantly feel like a family, and they're happy to welcome you into their extended family as you dine in their restaurant. While you're there, you become one of their own.
A myriad of concoctions, both edible and drinkable, await you at Peacock Elite Indian Cuisine. Ask the bartender to make you one of their signature cocktails like the Nirvana, which comes complete with "fireworks" at the table as the bartended shakes cinnamon into the whiskey based drink for a full on pre-dinner show. Or ask for something tailored more toward your specific preferences, or perhaps try something more traditional to pair with your meal.
|The Nirvana being prepared (Photo courtesy of Peacock Elite)|
To start the Indian journey at your table, nosh on familiar items like Vegetable Samosas or Chicken 65, or venture out and try Mirchi Bajji - a South Indian snack made with yellow lentil battered hot chilies, stuffed with onion and lemon. The Lamb Seekh Kabob is also a spicy flavorful dish.
|Lamb Seekh Kabob (Photo courtesy of Peacock Elite)|
|A sampler of curries|
Biryani dishes, rice, lamb, vegetarian delights, and much more await you on the menu at Peacock Elite. Just ask and I'm sure they'll help guide you to something you'll find pleasing to your own palate.
If you like "outside the box" menu items like I do, don't miss the Green Chile Cilantro Naan, which is one of owner Vijaya's own recipes. If you love a bit of a kick, this will soon become your favorite naan. There's also a delicious cheese naan, minced garlic naan, and a special namesake Peacock Elite naan topped with dates, coconut flakes, almonds,and honey with a touch of cardamom.
|Chili Cilantro Naan and Curry (Photo courtesy of Peacock Elite)|
The other highlight (there were a few) of our evening with Peacock Elite was the Pomfret Tawa Roast, a whole pan-fried white fish, flaky and flavorful in its marinated and spiced preparation. Truly one of the best fish dishes I've ever eaten.
|Pomfret Tawa Roast|
The entire menu, both cuisine and cocktail, are legitimately upping the game in the local
Indian food genre.
The cocktail menu truly surprised my table, and we were thrilled with the innovative concoctions they are pouring for customers' enjoyment.
I'm sure proud to introduce you all to Peacock Elite. Please visit them soon and enjoy their royal brand of Indian cuisine, richly accentuated by their genuine hospitality.
8500 Ohio Dr, Ste# 100
Plano, TX - 75024
8500 Ohio Dr, Ste# 200
Plano, TX - 75024
*My visit to the restaurant was complimentary but, as always, all opinions remain my own.