5 Senses at Westin, Velachery is back with another food festival flagged off by their Executive Chef Yatendra Rawat… This time they are promoting the dishes from 8 prominent regions across China — Sichuan, Guangdong (Canton), Zhejiang, Hunan, Jiangsu, Fujian, Shandong and Anhui. What is interesting to note is that apart from Sichuan and Hunan [where food is quite spicy of weather], the others are all located along the east border. As with everywhere else, the cuisine and flavours varies with the demography, weather and other factors of a particular region.
Here is what you can expect at this 8 Treasures Food Festival that is on till the 30th June… While most of the mains were non veg, the Chef did whip up something veg for me, there were three sides in all – of which I loved two.
The fried dough crisps and kimchi to kick off the evening..
Chinese sticky fried rice- was absolutely delicious..
The thin wrap that was served with duck, but I had it with potato and some sauce..
Red cooked chicken, Dezhou Stewed Chicken and one more dish that had lamb cooked with baby corn and snow peas..
Sichuan Shredded Potatos – simple humble dish
Stir Fried cabbage in garlic sauce was just WOW [image courtesy: www.creatikaa.com]
Eggplant tossed in hot garlic sauce- actually had me reaching for second and third servings, it was really beautiful.
and then came the yummilicious dessert- Pumpkin pudding [ which is not part of this menu but their main menu and is a must have when at this restaurant]
Overall it is a festival meant for those who love playing with flavours and open to experimenting.. So if you are headed to that side of town, make sure to explore this festival.
A meal for 2 would cost around Rs 4000/- approx [without alcohol]
Only for dinner, between 7 & 11 pm.
Westin Chennai Velachery154, Velachery Main Road, VelacheryChennai 600042.
Do call 044 66333777 for reservations.
Disclaimer: The reviews posted on this blog are based on my personal experience. Also remember these were just my views!! Remember, no two palates are the same. Bon Appétit 🙂