Friday, May 22, 2015

My Fortune....cathedral road

We tried the Saturday night buffet over there..Since its five star we expected good ambiance and we were not disappointed..one thing I liked was the spacious seating.

In the moctails they had just one variety but it was  totally to go for..very yummy.

Then in the vegetarian starters he brought vada, pakora and fried vegetable and all of them were good.
In the main section they had very good bread section, then we tried paneer khurchan, ma ki daal, dahi vada , green mix veg and there to southern style vegetables too.....they had lot more variety ib non veg. Though the variety was not much but the food was good......

In the dessert there were many baked varieties 4 types of icecream, karachi halwa and bread pudding...whatever was there was very good and tasty but i missed indian desserts something like gulab jamun or jalebi.

Service was prompt and courteous..I liked it.

It cost us 899/ per person because we had taken groupon coupon , otherwise I think it is 1200/ per person.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Little Italy

We went to this place in Beasant nagar. Got the table immediately.
Ambiance is very nice and cosy and gives a very clean feeling with starched table cloths and all.
Service is also quick, we ordered Long Island in Mocktails and veg,cream soup and both were totally to go for..very nice
Then we took special tacos and pizza..both were very good, yummy,My husband was so happy to find this place.
Since both the dishes had paneer, we were totally stuffed and didnt have any place for dessert, but they had nice variety including Tiramisu.
Now i would like to point out 2-3 small things, like in service he always brought the dish first then plates then cutlery whereas it should be the other way round.
Both the dishes were very tasty but for tacos, I cant say that they were authentic Mexican..for that we need guacamole and sour cream, but I know that with the prices of Avocado so high in India, its difficult to manage that in  a reasonable price.
All in all a very good experience..its pure veg..an added attraction for me

On an average it will cost around 1500/ for two, or may be a little less..

Monday, May 4, 2015

DELHI HIGHWAY

I was looking for a north Indian vegetarian restaurant, so this week we tried this one. 
Compared to other restaurants in this category I found the ambiance quite good..with decor seating and space.Luckily we got the table immediately, otherwise there was waiting later on.

I was happy to see mocktails on the menu and so we ordered lassi and Pommegranate moctail, lassi was nothing special but moctail was good and so were the starters..dahi ke kabab..they we yummy.

In the main course we tried delhi highway special daal and kadhai paneer..Daal was awesome..best I have tasted in Chennai, kadhai Paneer was also fine, in the breads, missi roti wasnt worth it but naan and kulcha were good.

There was enough variety in desserts also, but we were full, so didnt try anything.

All this came at a price of 1700/..so if we had ordered desserts also, .complete meal for two wouldnt be less than 2000/..may be a little more

They have a thali on weekdays for 499/.nett..why cant they have somthing like that on weekends too..may be increase the price, or decrease the variety or make it a limited thali..would be more enjoyable.

One thing which brings this restaurant a little lower is the service..people are neither courteous, nor smiling..I seriously like the place where people are friendly..specially in a hospitality bussiness. Here they care a damn..

So I would say food is good, ambiance is  also good, service is bad,and prices..you may judge your self..


DELHI HIGHWAY
KHADER NAWAJ KHAN ROAD
NUNGAMBAKKAM

PH..044.30853535

Monday, April 13, 2015

Raintree Annasalai

I have tried raintree in Alwarpet but never this one, so I gave it a try yesterday. We tried Their multi cuisine restaurant..Kitchen.

It is quite spacious, but seating and all is quite ordinary, secondly I dont like the glass walls on the inner side..it gives you the feeling that you are eating on the road.

On Sundays they have five live counters for pizza ,pasta dosa etc.

There were two mocktails..and fruit mix was quite good.

In the starters they had fried vegetables chineses style, tawa fry, kabab, papdi chaat etc...I liked only kabab.,,

vegetable soup was quite spicy.

In the main course there was quite a lot of variety in vegetables, salad, breads and they had dahi vada also...I liked ma ki daal,daal tadka, pulao with sulatana and zuchhini...First time i saw somewhere kesar paneer, but it was just ok. Naan were good.

In the dessert section, they had good Indian sweets..I loved them and then some baked delights, icecreams and fruits.

Top it all with coffee or tea..

All this for approximately 2000/ person..I find the rates too much....not value for money.

Monday, March 16, 2015

DELHI DHABA

This Sunday we were looking for a good north Indian joint on ECR as we like to drive thru that road,but now that road has become a total concrete.such fast development though its a sore to the eyes.I was searching the net, asked few friends and then zeroed on Delhi Dhaba..Its opposite to VGP Beach and there are three restaurants together..one Malgudi,one Delhi dhaba and one for fast food.

We went to Delhi dhaba..it has a retro bollywood ambiance with old heroes pictures everywhere. Bamboo legs of tables are fine but otherwise it looks very old. Outside it was looking good with village look but then the weather was hot and I wanted to sit inside in airconditioning.

The one who took the order looked like an old fat clerks you see in offices..nothing pleasant about him.On the table there was a card telling us that they have two chef special..paneer kabab and vegetable kababs platter..we ordered tomato soup and veg.kabab platter, as we tgought we will order pane


er in main dish.But what he brought was quite big for two and had more paneer than vegetables, they charged also whopping 750/ for that..here i like the places where while taking orders , waiters tell us that its too big for two.Anyway platter was good and we were almost full after that...

So we ordered stuff kulcha and curd...it was ok, not good, not even good pickles.

Rates are reasonable, like most vegetables are in 220/ range..

I missed the mocktails there, they have lassi, etc

I wouldnt say it was bad, but it wasnt very good even, they could make the experience so much better with a little consideration for decor and uniforms and all.


Friday, July 11, 2014

instant snack

I was looking for some fresh snacks and didnt want to spend too much time and I got this idea..
If you have some namkeen lying with you , just dry grind it in the mixer and your filling is ready.Or you can take any daal mix from Haldiraam and grind it.
Then knead some maida with some oil and water. make it a hard dough, now you can make small samosas and .Bhakar badi.........both
for samosa take a small ball of dough, roll it in an oblong shape, cut into half and make a little samosa and deep fry on medium heat.
For..Bhakhar badi....take a medium size ball and roll it like a chapati, then spread the filling with a spoon and press it a little so that it sticks. Then roll the chapati int o a roll and then cut into small pieces and then deep fry on medium heat.
You can eat it fresh and keep it also for long period

Monday, June 30, 2014

PESHAWRI..ITC GRAND chola

This is the new hotel in Velachery Chennai..They have many restaurants and Peshawri is one of them..here one can order the food a la cart only.

Hotel has grand area in reception and its quite huge, then we go to the restaurant..quite opulently decorated...in Afghan's style...Here for vegetarians there are green aprons and non vegetarians red ones..the apron are there in place of napkins. Service is OK, not much to talk about.

Mocktails are all good..papad and chatney is served on house..mocktails are around 375/ E

Then we ordered main course, he suggested us one......and when ordered it was like starter ..like kababs .we ordered paneer khurchan and daal makhani..it was yummy.to the core. Then their Naan bukhara is so big that it can be shared by 4-5 persons..All the side dishes are in the range of 975-1050 and breads around 195. though naan bukhara is for 1050/..

They have quite limited menu and though service is good, its not value for money at all.


ITC GRAND CHOLA
63, Mount Road, Guindy,
 Chennai,  600032, 
Phone:+91 44 2220 0000