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La Shakahari

La Shakahari

I was asked to review la Shakahari quite some back, but I kept postponing it to accommodate my other invited reviews, some of which were time bound. Also, let's be honest, a pure veg eat restaurant was not on my priority list. When I finally landed there on a short notice with a fellow foodie,we were rather remorseful that we did not give the place the importance it deserves. Very nicely done interior in an upmarket but quiet space just off Haddows road, the restaurant is quite inviting. The menu is round in shape and tries to portray a multiple cuisine picture. A third friend joined us and we got ourselves a kebab platter to have a taste of all kebabs. What came out was an excellent platter that was just right in every sense. The paneer tikka, the veg sheek, the stuffed potato and everything about the platter was good. We also had a very different soup called the coconut basil soup which was something like the cousin of Tom yum soup and I quite enjoyed it. For the main course, w

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Kebab festival at the Marriott

Kebab festival at the Marriott

I am just getting home from a fantastic dinner at Marriott and fasting has never been this good. When I got a call from Marriott asking me to check out their new kebab festival, I was super kicked about it, as the last visit to Marriott was brilliant, the previous review I did of their dimsum festival was super fun and super food and Marriott is slowly becoming my favorite fancy hotel to dine at. After checking out their menu, I was sad to se that my favorite guloti kebab was not on the menu. I asked for Chef Amit, the brains behind this festival and very honestly he admitted that he wanted to serve only what he was very proficient at. The menu does not have it, but take my advice and ask for a platter which they are very happy to serve, this way you get to taste one piece (or two if you only want a kebab dinner) of all 15 of their kebabs. The non veg kebabs were the brilliant ones, the chicken supreme kebab being a great first kebab to have. As the chef explained, the kebab had

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Dindugal Venu

Dindugal Venu

I know this month is supposed to have Ramzan specials, but I visited this place quite some back and forgot to write about it. We had to have a quick lunch as we were scheduled to have a meeting post lunch, so we spotted Venu on the way and plunged inside. The ambiance was neat and classy, especially for a stand alone south Indian restaurant. A chef is right there to make omelets, south indian style and the menu is pure south of south Indian. We opted for a biriyani meal, and ordered a veech parota, gravy and a karandi omelet. The meal priced at Rs. 179 was pretty huge. It had rice, parota, biriyani along with accompaniments and tastes very much like the road side in dindugal. Dont expect a muslim biriyani, this is the south indian version, I liked the taste, but I would not call it biriyani. The veech parota was super nice, but the gravy that came with it could have been better. The karandi omelet was nice, first time I am having it, so I can't compare it with dindugal stand

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Amethyst

Amethyst

So having run out of Iftar options, we headed to amethyst to break our fast after hearing that the food there is good. Amethyst has been among my favorite places to chill out and coffee and without doubt has the best ambiance for a cafe in Chennai. We settled down and got ourselves a grilled fish and a fillet of beef burger. The fish arrived first and looked delicious, and was served with some super tasty beans and baby potatoes. The fish itself was bone dry.....to the extent of being inedible. We asked for some mayo to make it a little, well, juicy and ate it, but it was a well done as well flavored fish, but just too dry. The burger arrived open faced and I was a little shocked to see its size and a little disappointed to see that it was minced meat and not fillet, but the burger was........yep, bone dry too. The wedges served with the burger was super tasty, but I had to smother ketchup on the burger to eat it. Being disappointed with the food, we ordered a c

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Ramzan special -Jewel box at Blue Diamond

Ramzan special -Jewel box at Blue Diamond

Haleem is rather new to Chennai. Very few natives actually knew of Haleem about five years ago and for Iftar, it was always the kanji that was a staple for most of us. When I first ate Haleem about five years ago, I felt it was a thick kanji, just a very tasty thick kanji......so I wanted to eat out this time sans the Haleem, and found one more combo in town. I was first served with a fruit bowl like most places and a pack of juice. I wish the juice was fresh instead of a tetra pack. The came the kanji that I have been eating and enjoying since childhood, full mutton flavor, perfect consistency and the works and I was glad I skipped Haleem. Then came their evergreen chicken cutlet, which is a personal favorite here, only this time it was smaller, but made up as they serve two pieces. Next the awesome Ceylon egg parota, man, it was juicy and super tasty. And then it was over.........no dessert. Priced at Rs. 125, this combo is a steal. Served very quickly, this can be an ideal If

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Ramzan Special - Sea Shells

Ramzan Special - Sea Shells

So, once again I was out for Iftar and saw an ad for a special Iftar kit at seashells and I called them to confirm the same. I was told that the offer is available only at T.nagar and Anna nagar, so I landed at the pondy baazar branch just in time for Iftar. We were then told that the offer is only available between 4:30 and 6:30, which left me stumped. I explained to the waiter that we break fast only at half past six so why will they have a Iftar kit available only till 6? He said they were sold out and that we had to place an order before coming. I asked for a schwarma and was disappointed when he came back and said that they have two cancellations and I could have one. I was served with some nice fresh watermelon juice and a plate of fresh fruits. The Haleem came in next and it was decent, not great. It better than Triana, but not as good as fishermans fare, so that kind of sums it up. I was then served some kind of a sweet dish which was pathetic and I left it alone after one

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Ramzan Special- Triana

Ramzan Special- Triana

I was getting late at work and did not have time to get back home for Iftar and then I saw my friend's post on Facebook about a special Ramzan buffet at Triana. I asked a couple of friends to join me and off we went to get a taste of their Haleem with big hopes, large spaced tummies and needlessless to say, some hunger as well. We settled ourselves in a corner table and the ambiance struck me as neat and spacious. A waiter with a smile greeted us and confirmed if we were there to break fast and promptly brought us a bowl of fruits and some lime juice and said that the 'kanji' was on it's way. We broke fast and had the cold kanji and I have no idea why it was cold. They have arranged a place on the first floor for prayers, which is a good thing. We then went on to the buffet and started off with the shorba, which I really liked. The next stop was Haleem, which I could not help but comparing it with fishermans fare, which I know is not fair, but yeah, the Haleem

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Ramadhan special- Fisherman fare

Ramadhan special- Fisherman fare

It's that tine of the year again......"Eat and drink till the white thread of daylight is distinguishable from the darkness" says the Quran. While for most Muslims, breaking fast at home is a tradition and the house wives dish out their Ramzan specialties which leave others wondering why they don't get such wonderful food throughout the year, restaurants have now cashed in and have their own Ramzan foods. This year, I am trying to sample some places to eat out during Ramzan and have a taste of some brilliant dishes. Every year, I try Haleem at different places in Chennai and finally come back to one place regularly, and that is Fisherman's fare. And yesterday the Haleem was brilliant and left me wanting for more. I got myself just the specialties - the Haleem and Khubani ka meetha. The Haleem was mouthwateringly good, just perfect. Haleem like biriyani is quite difficult to maintain consistency, but these people get it right more often than not. Till last year, t

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Midnight Dessert at 601

Midnight Dessert at 601

There are times you have a very sweet tooth, the times your tooth hurts if you don't get out and get something really nice to munch on and your dentist hopes you brush your teeth before bed kind of times. And when that time is around midnight and all shops are shut, except the ones in star hotels and if that sweet tooth time is for your better half, then your options are pretty limited. On one such night, we left home at midnight and arrived at The Park, and apparently many "better halves" were having a sweet tooth as 601, was packed. We ordered a chocolate filled cake and an apple crumble both of which were served with ice cream. And both tasted great. The chocolate cake was oozing with chocolate (duh), and went well with the vanilla ice cream, while the apple crumble was a kicker for me, just perfectly done. At 1 am, I was not paying too much attention to service, but it was pleasant and there was always a smile. These two dishes set us back by Rs 500, but

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