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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/- 

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


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 Appétit  :-)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Food Tales... Milk and comfort

The minute someone mentions the dish "paal satham [milk rice]", my mind instantly looks around to see who is unwell. That is the dish i associate with fever and body ache. Why? Cos all through my growing years I have seen mom and gramma and others serve up this dish whenever someone was unwell. A plate with hot rice, hot milk and some sugar on it. 
And similarly, there is the bread paal [bread in milk] which is also something you eat when you are unwell. A few slices of bread in hot milk with some sugar on it. Today, whenever I am down with a bad cold or fever, this is what I reach out to. I dont know if it helps me, cures the fever or just something comforting during the situation.

Any such foods you have? Do share... 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Darios and new treats on the menu

A restaurant I love visiting
Heck, my entire family loves this place
Serving up some yummy Italian Pure veg dishes
They serve the most amazing Asparagus Risotto and lime cheese cake.

Enough or need more hints? Am talking about Darios in Kasturi Rangan Road.   I knew most of the staff, the Chef and the man who ran the place. So it was a place I was very comfortable and familiar in.

After a quick chat with Suresh, I learnt they are now in their 2nd year of operation and so far have been doing good. He was telling us there are days when they don’t expect a major crowd but were in for a surprise with the place packed to the brim. Apart from the indoor air conditioned seating area, they have quite a large space outdoors as well. He went on to tell us they have hosted a party of 100 people, where the meal was completely a la carte. “I don’t believe in Buffet- food isn’t hot and doesn’t do justice in terms of flavour, so we always take order cook and serve”. Impressive! They have a small hall upstairs that can hold about 30-40 people, which is where they held/hold their workshops.  When talking about their kitchen and staff, Suresh stressed how valuable his core team is and they have been together for about 7yrs now, and were reliable & loyal, while he has had quite a few issues with the waiting staff.

Oh and one interesting fact we discovered was that in Pune, there was a Darios outlet that served non veg. 
So, when Suresh was asked if they might include non veg into the menu, he vehemently said “NO, we are established as a pure veg joint and that is how we shall remain”. Way to go, I say!

Tonight he said I should try some of the new dishes, new soup, pizza[Oh and they have whole wheat pizza on the menu] and few other dishes.

The evening opened with a beautiful rich soup- Erba Cipollina [made with leeks, onions and potato], it was thick and filled with flavours. Following this came 3 different starters- Brichitto Messicano [Mexican nachos with cheese sauce], Fungi Darios [Mushrooms stuffed with garlic basil and cheese] and then there was Involtini Sanginiani [crispy spinach rolls filled with rice, sun dried tomato, bell peppers] served with a spinach & cheese sauce.

We devoured these dishes, wiping the plats clean when there came the Salad- Aranciazola [a mix of salad leaves including Rocket, fresh orange, spring onions, gorgonzola cheese, fresh herbs and olives]. It was lovely and refreshing, with quite a few different textures as well. A salad I wouldn’t mind having daily.
While we discussed the Mona Lisa on the walls and the fun we had at the workshops, we saw a huge plate with a thin crust pizza on it land on our table- Pesto Pizza [ thin crust base with pesto sauce topped with bell peppers, potato, sun dried tomato and parmesan shavings]. It was borderline bland, but I liked it, cos the pesto was the King of that pizza. We eagerly waited for the pasta- there was the Ravioli Zarba [ravioli stuffed with potato, cheese and olives served in a rich cheese, colour peppers, walnut sauce] , the showstopper of the evening and the Spaghetti Crastusi [ whole wheat spaghetti with spicy olives, broccoli and mushroom in a creamy tomato sauce], the spicy olives were a surprise, I hadn’t had these before and the Chef brought us a few to see – these were giant olives stuffed with red chillies and packed quite a punch… Wow, what flavours!! Kawobanga…

And then came the piece de resistence… We were served 2 desserts- Blueberry cheese cake[ yummilicious] and the Tiramisu [yumm as always]. What a meal, love the fact that the quality, taste and flavours are exactly the same every single time!

Apart from these, their usual dishes continue to remain on the menu!! If you are looking for a restaurant that serves Pure veg, Italian food, this is where you should head eyes closed.

Dario's Address:
#11, Kasturi Rangan Road,
2nd Street,
Chennai- 600018
Ph:             044-4919 3333      
URL: [you can not only read about the restaurant, but also see the detailed menu]
Landmark: Next to Ashwini Hospital [1st right after the Russian Cultural Centre]

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 Appétit  :-)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Bistro Story, Chennai

“We started our careers together and always wanted to have our own Bistro kind of a place. And since we are now together, working in our Bistro, the place is called The Bistro Story” said Ravi [one of the owners]. That was the clue- The Bistro Story is where we were for dinner last night.

If you know Gopalapuram layout, you will know where National Public School is, there is a lane bang opp the place that is Sadashivam Street. As you drive down the road, you will The Bistro Story on your right nearly at the end of the road. That is where we headed to.  They officially opened their doors a week ago, and it looked like a cozy place. It was around 7pm, and since we were the only ones and so got a tour of the place, including the small bar style seating area outside.

The main hall as you enter has a bright poster of a pop up art on the wall, while the other room on the side has an elaborate Worli painting on the wall [it apparently took the artist 5 whole days to complete it]. After much deliberation, we decided to sit on the stools near the kitchen area. Even though the counter space was tad less, it was still comfortable and we had a good evening.

We were introduced to the Chef, Vijay who spoke about his career and how his forte is French & Italian, but they have included Mediterranean and a few dishes with Indian touch on the menu as well. “He is a hard core veg, but cooks non veg dishes with panache” chimed in Ravi.

To start off the evening, we ordered a drink each- Aam panna [raw mango juice], Rose milk and Jal jeera. All of them were yumm to the dot. While we savoured our drinks, we waited for our Eastern bites platter to arrive- it is similar to the Mezze platter- Falafel, pita bread, Fattayar [mini samosa with spinach and cheese], feta cheese and 3 dips- hummus, tzatsiki and babaganoush. The Falafel was just wow, so was the Fattayar, and so were the others on the platter. They were all hot, fresh and filled with unique flavours. Big thumbs up for this dish!

The little one wanted Fries, but the Chef convinced him to instead try their Nachos and he promptly did. It was a plate of goodness- Nachos with a touch of cheese served with tomato salsa. Yet another good dish.

For the mains, we decided to do with 2 pasta dishes and one paneer. The paneer dish had 2 paneer triangles sitting on a bed of cooked lentils served alongside a cup of rice topped with okra fritters. It was alright, very Indian. The highlight of this dish were the Okra fritters [ I could have eaten a big bowl of just that]
The pastas- one with tomato, basil & burnt garlic sauce, while I went for the Pesto [basil, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil and pistachio]. Both were yummy, but I loved mine more [am a sucker for pesto].

While we were busy enjoying our pasta, the little one went ahead and got a bowl of French Fries [he knew what he wanted and wasn’t leaving without it…] Kids~!!

Through the meal, we kept talking to the Chef [hopefully not distracting him much], and got a bit of insight into the kitchen and the things they created in that cozy space. Most of our dishes he cooked on the Induction stove, but there were huge burners which he said kicked into action when the place was packed or large volumes were needed. He also told us about how they relied on locals for their produce and did not import anything. For ex, their Cheese was from Pondicherry.

Phew, we were stuffed but well the lure of the dessert lingered. We chose the Sticky pudding with toffee sauce & vanilla ice cream while the little one chose the triple chocolate mousse [hope I got the name right]. I quite enjoyed my sticky pudding, but felt it was tad sweet and so sprinkled some salt  on the sauce and it made a world of difference, enhancing the taste…

The entire meal costed us Rs2041 [ incl tax and SC]

They are also going to be introducing breakfast shortly!!

Ambiance- V good, pleasing colours and décor
Price- Starters, mains and desserts are priced between Rs 120 to Rs 295 [giving you a rough idea of what the pricing is like]. 
Meal for two will work out to about Rs 800- Rs 1000
Overall experience- v good
Car parking- there is space for 3 cars right in front, and about 4 more along the road. They are looking at other options for parking as well.

The Bistro Story
24, 7, Sadasivam Street
Gopalapuram, Chennai -86

Phone- 044 4353 2934

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 Appétit  :-)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Food tales - Growing years

This is a new series I am starting on my blog today, and just as everything starts at the beginning, am starting with my early years.

What triggered off this series/post is an incident that happened few days ago. Was out with friends at dinner when friend's husband ordered a nonveg sandwich that came with a little flag that had the words "NON VEG" on them. A little bit of background- she and the child are vegetarians and she is against the child eating/being introduced to non veg.. Fair enough, right! 

Well, the child [4.5yrs] picked up the flag and called it a toy. I asked him to read what was written on it, when my friend instantly raised an objection. I countered saying it was just a word and the child did not even know what it meant, the husband joined in saying it is not a taboo and she shouldn't stop him from reading. She was visibly upset!! I infact told her it is no big deal, and if she is going to hide and stop him from even seeing/read it, it just might push him to try it out [out of sheer curiosity] 

It got me thinking, does talking about something make someone want it or tempt them enough to try it? This holds true for anything, not just food.. So, here is a tale from my growing years.. 

We lived in Madurai, on the 1st floor. There was a christian family in the ground floor with 2 children- a girl and a boy. Every Sunday morning, I would run out to our terrace and stand watching down at them. It was fascinating for a little girl who had never seen anything like that before. The aunty would be sitting near the cloth washing stone and cleaning fish. She would wash it, remove the scales, wash again and then chop it into chunks before taking it inside to cook. We dint talk about non veg at home, we were pure vegetarians, in fact I don't even remember mom making egg at home, but this activity of theirs had me fascinated. No No, I did not start eating fish or any such thing. 

When we went to Madras for my holidays, I would tell all at home that mom makes the yummiest meen porichakuzhambu [porichakuzhamu is a mix veg koottu kinda thing we make at home] and over the years it had become a joke of sorts [only now they have stopped imitating me and that statement of mine].. But there are a few family members who when we meet after a long gap, and have known me when I was small rib me with that statement :D

Anyways, what am getting at is that just cos you see something or talk something, doesn't mean you gonna do just that!! Agree?  

Until next time...................... 

Salt ,Vijaya Forum Mall

The 1st time i heard a friend mention the restaurant "Salt", immediately this Tamil proverb echoed in my head "uppilla pandam kuppaiyile [ a dish without salt belongs in the trash can]. And I was curious and looked for an opportunity to do Lunch here. 

So, few weeks ago when a friend who was moving out of Chennai buzzed asking if we could do a lunch before she left, with another friend of mine as well, I suggested Salt. None of us had been there and so it worked out perfectly. 

We reached Forum mall, and made our way towards the Escalator near the Cookie man stall at the far end of the ground floor. And up we went 2 floors which is where Salt is located. I was pleasantly surprised as the decor was very South indian- Karaikudi, and a bit of Kerala. There were tables and then there were these cool booths near the windows. Tall backrest straight from Karaikudi region and comfortable seats, it was where we sat. Within minutes, a waiter came with a bowl of these colourful fryums arrived along with the menu. 

2 of us veggies decided to try the Bento Box [a set meal/set menu] priced at Rs265 it started with a soup and then came the box that contained the entire meal. The other friend opted for rice and a prawn gravy. 

 As you can see, the Bento box was quite a meal, infact apart from these dishes there was also 1 roti and papad served with the meal . The portions are HUGE, infact one box is good for 2 [if you have a small appetite like I do]

The box contains- 1 starter+ chutney, 1 small serving of salad, 1 daal, 1 veg gravy, 1 big tandoor roti, pulao/veg biryani/rice, 1 cup curd and dessert

The dessert for that day was Gulab jamun, which was sinful, so much so that the other friend ordered a portion of just that and devoured it.  The food was hot, portions were good and service was prompt. A friend wanted chaas, and even though it wasnt there on the menu, the staff made the attempt to make it and serve it just cos we asked for it. 

 Repeat visit: I was back here this Monday with mom [after completing the passport renewal work across the road]. This time again, we went for the Bento box, and mom also ordered a Chilli potato starter, which was again a huge portion and quite yumm. 

This time the meal had different dishes and our dessert was a apple cinnamon cake with a dollop of custard on top. It was good, we even picked up some take away for my grandparents. 

Both times, the staff asked us if we had come by 2 wheeler or 4 wheeler. We said 4 wheeler since we came by car. The 1st time I dint notice what happened after he asked us, but this time I did. They deduct an hour's parking fee in the bill- Rs60/-, quite a cool concept! 

Apart from the food, I love the decor, the black boards with beautiful sketches and quirky notes, the framed photographs on the wall, the big antique box in the center of the restaurant with a few pads wit paper and coloring tools for the children. The utensils and bowls used are also quite nice! 

Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to eat out at in this part of the city. 

No. 213, 2nd Floor, Forum Vijaya Mall, Arcot Road, 
Chennai - 600026, 
Ph: 044 42188600, 044 42048268 

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 Appétit  :-)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Pizzaaz, Chennai

It was Saturday evening, I was home watching TBBT on TV with 2 friends when the doorbell rang. Wondering who it was, thinking it might be the security requesting my friend to move his car, I answered the door. Lo behold, was greeted by a guy holding a bag with 2 piping hot pizzas from The pizzaaz in them [had completely forgotten about the order]..  He also gave me a menu and a zillion [well not nearly but there were quite a few] packets of spices and ketchup. 

These were 2 thin crust veg pizzas - the basic veg one if I remember right. They looked fairly large, so we opened one while leaving the other for friends who were to come over later. The pizza had a good spread of tomato sauce topped with an assortment of vegetables- capsicum, jalapeño, corn, small onions, and cheese..  The slices were long and large, we ate about 2.5 pieces each and were stuffed. The crust was beautifully cooked, with a slight crisp bite to it while the toppings all stayed intact and dint fall off [as I have seen happen with others]. One point that friend mentioned was that the crust felt like a crust and not like a slice of chappati or nacho. 

I actually came to hear of this place from Chennai Food guide, which is how I ended up getting the Pizzas as well.  The pizzas are cooked in wood fired oven which gives them that colour and texture.  I noticed that they also had quite a few other items on their menu- pastas, sandwiches, salads, few appetizers and few combos as well. 

As for the Price, 
Veg:-  The small were priced at Rs 179 while the large is Rs 259 
Non veg:- Rs 269 to Rs 400 for small size n large was between Rs 349 and Rs 519..  

Do Check out or call 04442150150/8675445566 to order!! You can check the "Menu" tab on the website and place your order.. 

Disclaimer- Am not a very pizza person, but dont mind the occasional pizza. And have had pizza in quite a few places and offlate I prefer the thin crust pizzas over the regular ones and this pizza was definitely good! 

Moon And Sixpence, Hablis, Chennai

“She loved three things — a joke, a
glass of wine, and a handsome man.” 
― W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon And Sixpence


This is what came to my mind when I heard the name “The Moon and Six Pence”. And this time I wasn’t reading about the book, but about the Irish Pub inside the Hotel Hablis, Guindy.  The name had me curious, I wondered what the inspiration was behind it, if there was a story or a connection and that is what lured me to the pub on that Thursday. A quick ride up to the 1st floor and you spot the walls covered with Irish proverbs and sayings.  A narrow passage is what you walk down, with a door labeled “lounge” on the left and another straight ahead as well.  Quite a few posters and pieces cover the wall outside, while the inside has been kept minimal.

Done up with brown wood, the place is beautiful. To add to the décor there are a few glass panels with Guiness, Jamerson etched on them. And then there are the random selection of books and bottles, not to forget the clock with The Moon and Six Pence [hereforth shall be referred to as MASP] written on it and the beautiful Pool table sitting right at the end, almost in a corner. It reminded me of a scene from the movie “accidental husband” where Uma Thurman goes looking for Jeffrey Dean to tell them about how they are supposedly married, it is a mistake and to ask him to sign the annulment papers!

The pub incidentally has 3 sections- the Lounge, the main bar area and the Patio [which is also the smoking section]

We were all in the Lounge area, some glued to the Bar area while rest of us found a table nearby. To kick start the evening, I had a mocktail- lychee juice blended with cranberry and some soda and it was quite good. I did spend a few minutes in the bar, firing away questions about the various drinks they had, valuable lessons you see :D I also had a glass of red wine [ a domestic one], which was not really geat, so am curious to see their wine list.

We also met with the MASP Manager  who is Irish, Aine Edwards, who spoke in length about how the pub was true to the Irish standards, in terms of décor and others, but food was a fusion keeping the Indian palette in mind. We also met with Chef Nagaraj and Prabhu who made sure we tried a wide range of dishes that evening.That evening was also when Hashers were meeting there to gulp down as much beer as they could [they normally do a long walk and then drink beer, but that evening they skipped the walk and hit the pub straight]

The one awesome thing about the place is that you can sit wherever you want, and get the same service; children are allowed [a point that puzzles me] and stags are also welcome…

With reference to the food, they serve a variety of Pub food- starting with the Fish n Chips to ravioli to Apple pie.  Though I felt the ratio of non veg to veg was slightly lopsided, leaning towards the Non veg side, the veg dishes that I had were quite good. Here is a round up of all that we sampled,

Clockwise from Top- Stuffed Mushroom, Mushroom Cappucino[ soup which was served piping hot with an assortment of breads which was good] and then the last dish is the MASP salad [fresh and filled with flavour, loved that they had artichokes in them]
Also featured is the ipad using which you can go through their menu and place the order.

Clockwise from top- The open ravioli which was simply yumm- 2 sheets of pasta with quite a filling of vegetables and cheese topped with more cheese and a subtle marinara sauce served with 2 slices of  garlic bread. Then featured is the Barley & veg soup- very light and quite nice, again served with 3 different kinds of breads and a bread stick as well. Below- On the left is the Bailey's Cheesecake [loved the texture, but do wish it had more Bailey's in it.. lol] and the Apple Pie with ice cream and a custard sauce [perfect flavours, but I kinda love my pies hot and the crust crisp]

The non veg dishes- Lamb Steak & Mushroom Pie [ braised lamb pieces with mushroom in a rich gravy topped off with Mashed potato crust]- I loved the mashed potato in this and those who dug into this did love the dish. Next is the Blackened Chicken Supreme a grilled chicken served with blackened spice and grilled vegetables, I once again stole the veggies while the others devoured the chicken. And finally is the MASP burger. The fries not just in this dish but in all they were served were simply amazing- triple cooked and hand cut - Out of the world! There were more non veg dishes served, but before I could click they were gone-Stuffed Scottish Salmon, Fish n Chips,Oven Roasted Salmon. Sixpence Stew, Sriracha Wings and Supion.  

And with that we were done and the clock was all set to strike Midnight, but the place was still abuzz. I know for a fact this is a place I will go back to, the ambiance and what I saw did catch my eye!  

Hablis No.19, Grand Southern Trunk Rd, Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032 
Phone:044 2233 4000

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 Appétit  :-)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Entree, Express Avenue once again...

There are very few restaurants that I go to more than once, and this is one of them. I am talking about Entrée in Express Avenue, in the E Hotel.  We were back there for a nice lunch on a beautiful Sunday. The 4 of us got a table near the entrance, far away from the big family that was celebrating a special occasion or just getting together for lunch. Even though this meant the walk to the Buffet spread was longer, it gave us a space that was quiet and secluded.

Since the Chinese New Year had just gone by, they had included a few Oriental dishes in their menu. Priced at Rs525+ tax, this buffet is quite the value for money. During my past few visits, I have always made a beeline towards the Thai curry and noodles which stands out among their dishes. Today, I was staring at dishes that were new and looked interesting. Even though the list of vegetables that are used in vegetarian dishes is limited, it is good to see the variety on offer.

The meal began with a light Chinese soup, which had a lot of greens and few slivers of vegetables. Soon after, we saw a plate of baby corn fritters arrive served with a chilli garlic sauce, which was quite good. Moving on, we wandered around the buffet, picking up a spoonful of ratatouille, a veg risotto, vegetables cooked teppan style, burnt garlic noodles with bean curd Chinese veg gravy. There was also the delicious vegetable augratin, which had plenty of broccoli, apart from other vegetables. The buffet also had a range of salads, mushroom pulao, plain rice and curd rice which was served alongside pickles and mor mulagai vathal [dried chilli crispies]. Just when we were thinking of checking out the desserts, we were served a portion of Pasta- Fusili cooked in creamy cheese sauce that was lip smackingly good and paneer quesadilla of sorts [forgot the name] but it was quite good as well.

The assortment of desserts in the buffet included a cake, a pista based sweet and 3 different flavours of ice cream. Once again, we were privy to a few interesting desserts- chocolate made 3 different ways- one was orange flavoured chocolate, another dark chocolate and one more was chocolate with a nutty flavour. There was one more which was a variation of the walnut tart. The highlight for me was the baked yoghurt which was served with a few slices of strawberry, melon and kiwi.

This restaurant is ideal for those who are in the mall and looking for a standalone restaurant serving up vegetarian fare.  Oh and the menu keeps changing, so go for it and let me know what you thought of the place! :D 

The E Hotel also has 3 banquet halls upstairs, and rooms across categories- the normal double occupancy and the suit [which connects to a regular room]. The other interesting feature here is the Pub that is nearly ready, Elixir, which hopefully should launch by March.

It was a good lunch, as always!! And I knew I would be back here once again for a meal…

E Hotel, Ground Floor, Express Avenue Mall, Whites Road, 
Royapettah, Chennai
Ph-   044 28463333

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 Appétit  :-)