Restaurants go through ups and downs, and it is then time to reinvent the wheel, look for new festivals, new venues to crank things up a bit. Here too at Flying Elephant in Park Hyatt they are shaking things up with a whole new menu. Yes, some of the familiar popular dishes continue to remain but there are quite a few new additions crafted by Chef Jyotisankar…
Flying Elephant is not really just a restaurant, it is more of an experience. From the minute you walk, to finding a table and enjoying the meal….
Here is what we got to try,

Paneer e Hasan- the Chef who created this was Hasan and so he named it so…cheeky right?!:-) Each paneer disk had a different stuffing- spinach, saffron and one more…

Kamal kakdi ki Shammi -Pan fried lotus stem patties with brown onion & medley of spices. It was literally melting in our mouth..

The signature in-house bread with tomato dip..

Burrata al forno con salsa di pomodoro e olio di tartufo – Baked burrata inside a thin wrap sitting on a puddle of delicious tomato sauce that had truffle oil in it and was covered in fried vermicelli with a side of Rocket leaves… We loved digging into this bowl and trying to get a piece of everything in one forkful.. 


Insalata con rababaro e cuori palma, caprino, pistachio, salsa al miele- This salad had my attention, it had roasted rhubarb, heart of palm, some goat’s cheese that had been shallow fried sitting in the middle.. The dressing was a pistachio in a spiced honey vinaigrette… Rhubarb is something I had seen only on TV and so was very curious to try and taste..


Mains:
              

Ravioli di zucca e confit di cipolla, mascarpone fresco, salvia e noci- Roasted pumpkin chestnuts and walnuts packed ravioli sitting on a butter sage sauce with sweet crisp biscuits made with vanilla beans & caramalised onions. The ravioli had saffron in the pasta sheets… It was heavenly and we couldnt stop eating it.. 

Risotto alla primevera- Risotto made with spring vegetables, vialone and asparagus topped with crisp beans and microherbs..  [This is a gluten free dish].. The Risotto was creamy with a bite from the beans on top and the three kinds of cheese that had been blended it.. It was a tad too rich for my palate. 

From their Indian section came this trio- Soft butter naan, bowl of steamed rice and Shahi Hari Gobi Zaitooni – Broccoli and olives cooked in a saffron, onion and cashew gracy.. The olives gave it a sharp hit of saltiness.. But when eaten with rice/roti it was perfect.. 

Desserts:
We got to try two different desserts, one Indian and other Western…  The minute I saw the Apple crumble , I was ready with my fork and all set to dig in… 🙂 The other one was a salted caramel kulfi on a bed of soft vermicelli and few other sauces/flavours…

Oh and during the meal, we also witnessed the entire team lining up and putting on a small dance performance, not once but twice.. Was quite nice to see people across levels joining in and having fun! 
The Flying Elephant is open for dinner on all days with brunch on Sundays. 
Park Hyatt 
#39, Velachery Road, 
Guindy. 
For reservations call: (044) 71771234/ 044 7177 1655