Friday, May 20, 2016

At Lotus Cafe in Hackensack: 8 delicious courses, 6 people, $20 each

Crispy Aromatique Duck is one of eight courses when you order Dinner for Six at Lotus Cafe, a Chinese restaurant in Hackensack ($120, plus tax and tip). A Special Prix Fixe Dinner and Banquet Menu -- for four to 12 people, six to 12 courses -- is available on request.

On Wednesday night, five of us ordered the celebratory Dinner for Six, which also included Three Cup Chicken Casserole, above, and the dishes shown below. We washed down the food with prosecco (a sparkling wine from Italy) and Negra Modelo Beer.
South Pacific Prawns.

Filet of Sole with White Chive.

Beef with Chili Pepper & Mustard Greens was a big hit with the meat eaters in the group.

String Beans with Fresh Garlic.

Dinner for Six starts with Seafood and Tofu Chowder, above, and ends with a Fruit Platter, below, or ice cream. White or brown rice is included. We took home leftovers.

Lotus Cafe, at 450 Hackensack Ave., in Hackensack's Home Depot Shopping Center, is a BYO that is open 7 days a week (1-201-488-7070). Reservations are recommended on weekends, but the price-fixed and banquet dinners don't have to be pre-ordered.


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