Now that you got a glimpse of what I saw when we walked into the Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort, ECR, here is what else we were treated to.. The property is not like any other resort I have been to and well I surprised myself by thinking “now this is one place I would love to come stay in”. There was something very mystical, very South Indian and Romantic about the property. With walls that seemed to go all the way to the stars, clear square cut walls within, long walk ways, and simple decor, it stands out indeed. The ocean is just a short walk away by the way…
The evening was glorious, there was cool breeze which added to the experience. And we were in for a bigger surprise, amazing food, good company and sudden downpour as well. What more could you ask for? We had the pleasure of dining in the outdoor area near their all day dining restaurant The Melting Pot.
Here is what Chef Ashish, who comes from a background of working at Ananda Spa in the Himalayas put together for us.. A tasting menu as it is called, it had quite a mix of flavours, textures and ingredients… Go on, I invite you to start the journey that sent me some kind of food heaven…
The welcome drink… the Star Anise was the star of the drink..
Ginger Cosmopolitan.. perfect for the beautiful evening it was..
Freshly baked Focaccia with two kinds of dips- Channa based dip and Tomato dip..We happily had multiple refills of this..
The chilled Green Peas soup that was beyond divine with parmesan crisps
A Thai style dish, with raw mango salad
Baked Camembert, Kalamata Olives, tomatoes and red wine…
Pumpkin Ravioli coconut naje basil
Goat cheese Tart with toppings of various textures served with fresh heirloom tomatoes & walnuts.
Tagliatelle with caper olive and pickle lime
Chocolates done in different ways…Five different textures to be precise, with a burst of surprises hide within..
Welcome back after the ride, let me assure you the food was beyond amazing.. The flavours, the textures were all perfect and it was a fun dinner…
Buffet is priced at Rs. 1499 and 1799 plus taxes for lunch and dinner, but they are all about customising the experience. So, if you have a budget or certain preferences, just share them with the Chef and you will be wowed… A friend had stayed here earlier and did say the food was good, so a second visit is due!