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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Punjabi Food Festival at The Crown, Residency Towers

What is the one thing that could have you feeling like a King or in my case, Queen? A beautiful tiara.. Well, slight change of plans, we are gonna now say Crown.. And so when a restaurant sitting on the 20th Floor in the restaurant overlooking the city, you do feel Royal!  There we were, sitting in the outdoor seating area, watching the city glow beneath, the wind in our hair and stars lighting up the sky, all set to try the Punjabi Food Festival. Chef Sweety Singh also known as Harjinder Singh was flown in from Delhi for this festival. He told us he was from Amritsar but is a freelance consultant living in Delhi and the menu for this festival was all his, so were the recipes and he was the one cooking them.

We were given a menu neatly rolled up, it had a list of dishes that were going to feature at the festival. It started with the welcome drink which was lassi [thick and creamy, pure milk goodness]served in a traditional matka [mud pot]. Following suit were a few starters- mix of veg and nonveg. The 1st veg starter to arrive was the Mushroom palak de kebab which was simply divine- so simple yet beautifully rich in terms of flavours. And then we also had the Lahori Paneer [the paneer in itself was fresh, soft and melt in your mouth and it had been marinated in yoghurt+garlic+ajwain]. The non veg had a Meat seek kebab [lamb kebab] which the boys polished off with ooh aah at every bite. Infact, when one friend commented on how normally it is given a roll in egg to give it a crispness the Chef said he dint want anything extra and kept it straight forward and simple. Subsequently they also had a Chicken starter- Kapurthala shahi badami tikka which the boys once again said was good.


Enjoying the view, wondering about the flights flying overhead, we were in heaven that evening. And then came the main dishes- 2 kinds of roti- naan and missi ki roti, the veg gravies were a mixed veg dish, yellow daal, baingan bartha and sarson ka saag. I love sarson ka saag but unfortunately we don’t get the greens in Chennai, so when am in delhi I OD on it. The Chef mentioned he had brought them from Delhi, frozen them ahead of time for the festival and had cooked them fresh that evening. Man, they were to die for. He also offered to serve up Lachcha paranthas if we wanted, but we were quite full. The non veg side dishes were also good, going by the reaction. Overall, all loved the Sarson ka saag [for many it was their 1st time trying that dish].. Phew, we were happy and full, but the dessert was due.  The dessert on the menu was a Kheer [made with rice and reduced milk with a hint of saffron]



The festival is on from 25th Feb to 9th March and Crown is open only for dinner, till midnight. The  weather is beautiful, so if you have wanted to do a dinner here, go on make your reservation already!!
For reservations, call: 044 2815 6363.

An average meal for 2 should cost close to Rs1000/- 

Address:
The Crown
20th Floor, The Residency Towers,
#115, Thyagaraya Road,
T. Nagar
Chennai- 600017
Ph: 044 28156363

Disclaimer:

The reviews posted on this blog are based on my personal experience. Also remember that restaurants and eat outs sometimes change with time, so does their food and service. So, kindly consider these factors while visiting the places. Remember, no two palates are the same. Bon App├ętit  :-)

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