|Kerala potato Cutlet- dont let the name fool you, this was actually minced meat cutlet…|
|Dessert counter at Buffet spread..|
|Goan Omelette counter.. was fascinating- it was a pav bun encased in an omelette..|
Talk about talking a journey through the various Flavours of India across a meal? Yes, that is exactly what we enjoyed at Cafe G in Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT expressway.
I had been meaning to visit the property, but something or the other hindered. And finally I was headed there for dinner.. The property is shaped like a ship, atleast to me and it is plush from the minute you step into the lobby. High ceilings, beautiful chandeliers, and seating arrangements are what you see first. Take the elevator to go up to the floor with the Cafe G and Score, the Sports bar, you see a long lounge of sorts as you walk towards the dining area. The food is laid out in buffet style, with the mains kept far away from the desserts. I had the pleasure of dining at their private dining area, at the far end of the restaurant- perfect for a small cozy meal or a big group dinner as well.
Talking about the food on the Festivals of India festival menu, the starters were my favourite, and the dips served alongside as well. There are also a few Live stations- a Goan Omelette, The Chaat counter and the Appam station. I did try the Goan omelette [which was basically pav bun encased inside an omelette and served alongside a gravy of your choice] -since I love eggs, this one was yumm. Again, at the Appam station, I requested for an egg appam with veg korma, friend had it with paaya[ mutton based]. At the chaat counter, we decided to share a plate of Paani puri. They had 4 different sauces, two that we are familiar with, one other was a pickle style and the final one was sweetish.
For the mains, you make a beeline to the buffet counter and just let your eyes have a party before your taste buds get there. Some of the dishes I enjoyed were the Bhindi, Daal and Paneer. They also had a regular buffet section [ featuring Continental & Chinese dishes]… Phew!! It was quite a meal so far… Then came time for the desserts. My favorite among the lot was the Ada pradaman, it is a dessert from Kerala and had just the perfect amount of sweet if you ask me… Did try the Kerala Halwa and Mango Rasmalai, but they werent really my thing….
This festival is on till the 24th March, dinner only & priced at Rs1399 [incl tax], so go for it….
Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway
# 110, Old Mahabalipuram Rd,
PTK nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai – 600041
Phone: 044 6604 6604
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 🙂