Most of the time it is better to eat at the Cucina (that's the name I gave to my kitchen). Here the price is better, you can choose the ingredients, you are aware of how the food is handled, and it is more private than restaurants. Eating at the Cucina does not bring regrets to me. I already know what I am going to get and there are no surprises except when experiments are being conducted. There is one disadvantage of eating at the Cucina -- we get to wash the dishes afterwards. On the other hand, we get to go out in the backyard to drink our coffee.
Last week Tim and I went to try the new vegetarian Indian restaurant in Folsom. The food was full of flavor but for a carnivore like me, the "characters" seemed missing from the sauces. To me, it was like listening to a symphony without a melody. Tim liked it.
This week, we tried another Indian restaurant in Cameron Park. I ordered lamb in creamy spinach sauce and Tim had chicken. I liked the naan but the food was not exciting. I have no reason to go back to that restaurant except to try their lunch buffet. Maybe having a variety of food to choose from would give me a better experience. There are four indian restaurants in the area that I've been to. So far the best is the one on Bidwell near the DMV. They serve chevron and mutton which I think are really good with the indian spices. The one on Broadstone Market was good the first time it opened but I noticed that the food quality is deteriorating. But in the end, who am I to judge whether and Indian restaurant is good or not. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then taste is determined by you and me.