reminded of when i heard the name
“Kettle Tea & Desserts“. Friends of mine had
mentioned this place, and I also know they had a Tea making workshop couple of
months ago. I drink tea, once a day, but now that has changed. I start the day
with green tea and also have one more sometime during the day. And have also
begun exploring the various brands and flavours available, the latest being Twinnings Mango, Orange & Cinnamon, thanks to a friend
[she sent me a goodie basket for some help I did]. Without digressing further,
when Nishanth mentioned the meet planned at Kettle, I instantly said “Aye
aye cap’n” and looked forward to the evening. The only place that serves up a variety of tea in Chennai was Cha Bar, in Oxford Book store. Unfortunately they shut shop and we lost a nice cafe.Used to be among our favorite haunt. sigh…
Main Road in Anna Nagar, it is on the road next to RR Donnelley in Shanthi
Colony [past Shree Mithai]. Located on the 1st floor, you need to climb up the
stone staircase to reach the Tea house. The light, the colours and the space
instantly catches your eye. It resembles a small house, with multiple rooms. As
soon as you enter, on the right is where the cold stone ice creams are made,
when you proceed further inside, you see the counter meant for Tea, displaying
containers of varieties of Tea [20 in total], and a blender as well. There is seating in all
the rooms, 2s, 4s or more. Apart from these 2, there is a room tucked away with sofas that can accommodate about 10-15people. When the weather is pleasant, or during the evenings, you
can enjoy a cup of tea sitting in the outdoor seating area. I wonder if the
Metro work noise spills over here, might be a pain.
Caesar Salad came first. With Romaine lettuce being the star of the salad with a dressing made with egg yolk, anchovies, parmesan cheese, worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, olive oil, garlic and garlic croutons sprinkled on top for a bit of crunch.. A nice creamy/cheesy salad. For vegetarians, just make mayo minus egg and anchovies or buy them off the shelf. 🙂
And then came the last of the salads- Cobb salad, made the traditional way. Hard boiled eggs, bacon/turkey, cos lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, blue cheese, mustard sauce, red wine vinegar, worcestershire sauce, garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper. The salad was bright and a feast for the eyes.
And that is when the curtains came down on yet another session of Cook & dine! toodle doo till next time!
There was one more dish, cant find the picture though- Red bean bites with methi cream sauce & spicy pineapple salsa…
And for those of you who follow The Big Bang Theory, this is one howlarious episode…
Submitting this for the Thirsty Thursday theme from Chennai Bloggers Club
A tinge of violet, an inkling off Indigo, a generous dash of blue, a pinch of green, a sprinkle of yellow, a shade of orange and a final swirl of red- all these come together to make a beautiful rainbow. Even though not all colours are clearly visible, they all join hands to shine in the sky. Why am I talking about colours when writing about a new Multi cuisine restaurant in town? Well, I kinda feel these restaurants are like the Rainbow. They have so many different cuisines, some shining bright, while others lay low.
This time, went with a friend and both of us ordered Fresh lime soda salt.. The waiter served us the drinks, but one sip and I knew something was wrong. Requested the manager to try it, and he graciously replaced them with 2 others which did true justice to the drink we ordered.
I personally prefer the egg appam, but that is available only post 7pm. They have also introduced a new Special chettinad thali [for lunch]- rice, sambar, rasam, vegetables, curry, koottu, fish gravy, chicken gravy, roti/poori, dessert, papad for Rs129/-