Oh well, what do you know. Restaurant
Week India is back and this
time they have partnered with Ola Prime and John Jacobs. It sure is good to see
this concept catching on and if this is any sign becoming a regular thing. The
coolest feature about the whole #RWI is that people get the opportunity to dine
at high-end restaurants without feeling the pinch on their wallets.
culinary experiences at formal fine dining restaurants across India. Currently held across Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune,
Restaurant Week showcases three-course prix fixe menus priced at a fraction of
a la carte rates.
for dinner [excl tax]. It also comes with offers on Ola Prime rides..
/dinner, and make a reservation by paying Rs60 [non-refundable reservation
for this festival that you can scan through on the website before making a choice.
from the menu and well all that is left is to enjoy the meal…
Ka ” is how you greet a lady in Thai… yes, you guessed it right, I am
here to rave about my all time favourite Thai Restaurant in the city… No
prizes for guessing I chose Benjarong, one of my all-time
favorite Thai restaurants in the city. Reservations were made for lunch,
and I dragged a friend along [ I knew she loved Thai food and hadn’t visited
this restaurant yet]
vegetarians], between us we tried nearly all the dishes available on the menu
under the Vegetarian banner [and mind you this restaurant has quite an
extensive menu for Vegetarians]
Loved the soft Tofu and subtle flavours of spices it had marinated in. This was
my favorite appetiser.
Along with the peanut sauce it was heavenly.
Spicy Assorted Mushroom Salad – a medley of mushrooms tossed with some garlic and onions- yumm&
that day I found it low on spice factor, but flavours were intact
coconut milk making sure your palatte is kept cool
Celery Sauce – When the chef told us it had Thai curry
powder, my mind took a minute to process it as I was only familiar with Thai
curry sauce [it also had celery]. The dish was beautiful; friend and I polished
it off right from the serving tray.
Sauce – Loved how the Tofu had been cut, it had those
funny v kinda edges. Again the tofu was
Yellow Bean Sauce – as the name
suggests, this was a simple stir fry.
Veg Soft Noodles with Bean Sprouts
Thai Flat Noodles in Black Bean Sauce with Veg
three were good, I loved the flat noodles in black bean sauce, it had wood ear
mushrooms apart from few vegetables. It was good on its own, did not need any
Water Chestnuts in Coconut Milk – Ah,
was good to dig into a bowl of this familiar dessert. It has the rich sweet
coconut milk and the crunchy water chestnuts just play around your taste buds. They
also have three other desserts to choose from.
filling it with tender coconut flavour..
was quite familiar with their food and so was curious to know what my friend
thought of their food. She was spot on when she said each dish had distinct
flavours and most of it were new to her. She definitely loved the place, the
food and service and even contemplated bringing her family over for a visit.
here, I fall in love with Thai food all over again… There you go, a place to pick from the list
of restaurants in Chennai for this Restaurant Week India edition.
146, T T Krishnamachari Road, Alwarpet, Chennai- 18
12:00 PM-3:00 PM
7:00 PM-11:00 PM