Royal Khyber and Savannah's Creative Ways To Get Your Business Back

I've got to hand it to O.C. restauranteurs: They've got some good ideas in their heads. With the bad economy eating away at their business, some of them have devised creative ways to draw attention to themselves, and hopefully, get people in the door. 

Take Royal Khyber. They're offering a $29.95 package deal which includes a 3-course dinner and a ticket to Slumdog Millionaire. The Indian movie -- which just won big at the Golden Globes and is rumored to be an Oscar-contender -- just happened to be conveniently screening across the street from the restaurant at the Regency Theater. I could just imagine the size of the lightbulb that flicked on when it struck them. 

Not to be outdone; Savannah, another South Coast Plaza restaurant, is offering another tie-in. But it's not a movie; it's vodka. For $95, you can attend "Savannah's 4-Course Menu with Vodka Pairings" courtesy of Ketel One...because who needs a movie when you can go for the ultimate form of escapism: alcohol. 

If you're interested in either one, read on. I've included details in the expanded version of this post. 

As for me, I'll settle for Hot-Dog-on-a-Stick and a matinee screening of Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

Royal Khyber's "Dinner And A Movie" -- $29.95 (not including tax and tip)

Those interested should call 714-436-1010 to reserve the package which is offered through February 28, excluding Valentine's Day. The movie may be viewed either before or after dinner, which is served from 5:30 to 9:30 during the week and until 10:30 on Friday and Saturday.

1st Course: Appetizers (Choose One)


Assorted Vegetable Snacks

 Aloo Tikki • Samosa • Onion Bhajia


Spicy Tandoori Kebabs

Cubed Chicken & Minced Lamb Kebabs in Spicy Sauce


Khyber Dinner Salad

Gourmet Spring Greens, Julienne Apple, Carrots, Walnuts & Tomatoes,

tossed with Tamarind-Basil-Ginger dressing


2nd Course: Entrée (Choose One)


Entrées served with Basmati Rice Pilaf, Vegetable & Tandoori Naan


Butter Chicken or Chicken Tikka Masala

Tandoori Chicken Filets tossed in Masala sauce


Basil Coconut Curried Chicken

Chicken Breast cooked in Coconut curry, fresh basil


Khyber's Nectar (Lamb)

Lamb Shanks cooked in Khyber's secret recipe for over 14 hours,

 Kings with harems claimed...It's an aphrodisiac!


Fish Malabar

Fresh Fish sautéed in Olive oil, mustard, fennel, onion seeds

& wrapped in Karahi sauce.


3rd Course: Dessert (Choose One)


Mango Creme Brulée • Pistachio Kulfi • Kheer-e-Khas (Rice Pudding)


  Savannah's "Ketel One Vodka Dinner"  -- $95 per person (all inclusive)

Saturday, January 24th at 6:00 PM

Tray Passed Appetizers

Vodka Cured Tasmanian Sea Trout 
Yukon Gold Potato Blini, Caviar

Dungeness Crab 'Slider' 
Chile Aioli, Brioche

Maple Leaf Farms Duck Satay 
Homemade Hoisin Glaze

Grilled Flatbread
Cabrales Spanish Cheese & Roasted Pears

Assorted Martinis Served Chilled Through Ice Carved Luge 

First Course

Pink Peppercorn Vodka Poached Chilean Seabass 
Homemade Gnocchi with Oxtail Ragu

"A Look at the World Thru a Rose-Colored Martini Glass" 
Champagne-Ketel 1 Cocktail 

Intermezzo Course

Bloody Mary Sorbet 
Individual Carved Ice Blocks
Entrée Course

Sous Vide Loin of Lamb 
Baby Parsnip, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms & Tomato-Date Jam

Ketel 1 Liquid Lamb Savory Martini


'Dueling' White & Dark Chocolate Soufflés 
Vodka Crème Anglaise

White & Dark Chocolate Ketel 1 Martini


You can make a reservation by calling 
949-493-7107 or using OpenTable.


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