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Chennai Foodie Showcase - Tuscana Kryptos

Chennai Foodie Showcase - Tuscana Kryptos

An IAKR FILMS and CHENNAI FOODIE venture. Ha, I have been wanting to say that for quite some time now. When a production house got in touch with me with an idea, the idea sounded great. But I was skeptical as to how feasible it was and with God's grace, IAKR films has made it a reality. I am excited to see this happen but very curious to know what you guys think about it. So, here we are, introducing the Chennai Foodie Showcase, a new series of videos, featuring some of my favorite places to eat at. Meet the owners, the chefs, see their specialties and get intimate with some of the best places to eat out. No, the blog is not going anywhere and I will continue to keep writing about every place I eat out. This is just an addition so, you can always come back to www.ChennaiFoodie.com to look for a place to eat out. IAKR is on facebook (yeah who isn't)  https://www.facebook.com/iakrfilms And so is Tuscana Kryptos - a great place to eat.  https://www.facebo

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5 Senses

5 Senses

5 Senses, a fantastic restaurant on KNK road, with easily one of the best ambiances in the city has recently undergone and menu make over and that was enough reason for a bloggers meet hosted by therestaurant. The bloggers meet at 5 Senses, happened last week and the outcome was fantastic. I don't remember the last time all of us came out drooling repeatedly over the food. It was a very warm day in Chennai that day (ok, every day is), and so we decided to sit in the cool seating area on the inside. Fantastic decor, well set out tables with enough space and with the likes of Marylyn Monroe on the walls, it is a feast for the eye. But as we found out later, it is a feast for the tongue as well. Since we were eight people, there was a lot of food and for starters we had a chef sampler and a tapas platter. Priced at about 650 each, this is certainly a platter for two to share and not eight, but the quality and the taste made us forget the portion. The salmon on the asparagus stick was

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Cafe Fresco, Bangalore

Cafe Fresco, Bangalore

This one is going to be a frustrating post, one because, I do not remember the names of all the dishes and all of them were super nice and two, it might remind you of a wonderful restaurant called Gallopin Goosberrys, which used to be one of the finest eating places in Chennai and it's now shut down. A new pathetic avatar is there on ECR,but nowhere to its old glory. If there is one restaurant that I miss in Chennai, it is this and now to think Bangalore has it, is, well, frustrating for me. I am glad CSK made it to the playoffs, thank you Deccan Chargers. Grrr..... We had three starters - a Greek kebab, cheese bruschetta and crumb fried chicken all of which turned out to be superb. We were going to order one more round of starters, before the wise one stopped us and suggested we finish the main course before trying anything silly. And the main courses arrived as we finished the starters, a chicken a la kieve, which is the picture with the huge cutlet like th

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Frescas Pizzeria

Frescas Pizzeria

10 of us were at Frescas Pizzeria, a new joint specializing in Neopotalian cuisine, which is from the Naples region of Italy. We were there for the first edition of Dinner Club, a Chennai Food Guide initiative to introduce fine dining and new concepts to the patrons while the restaurant cooks up something for us. This time, we were there for a four course meal, specially dished out with a few options for each course. I am trying out a structured course meal after a long time and It turned out to be a wonderful evening overall. Before the courses started, we were served bruschetta, but unlike every other place where i have had them, this was served on thin bread, almost like a pizza. The first course had a few options and I personally went wrong almost every single time. I opted for the beef salad, which was thin cut beef, super succulent and super tasty, albeit in small portions, just right for one person. But those who did not mind the vegetarian soup had the laugh laugh. After one s

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Kebab and Sharab Festival, Paprika, Marriott

Kebab and Sharab Festival, Paprika, Marriott

Have you ever had a Dahi Kebab? No, not anything marinated in curd, but a kebab made entirely of curd. If you have, then God bless you, if you have not, then the Kebab festival at the Marriott is a great place to start. I have made no bones of the fact that Marriott is my favorite fancy place to eat at, so when I was told about the festival and having done a review of the place the last time the kebab festival was on, I had to go here. This time around, four of us were there and placing the order was a nobrainer. We simply ordered two full platters, one veg and one non veg. Value for money was an understatement when we saw the platter. There were eight kebabs each on the menu, and a portion of kebabs cost 500 plus taxes, but the platter, veg, costing Rs. 1099 and the non veg costing Rs. 1199, comes with unlimited domestic alcohol. And they will substitute the alcohol with mocktail for the teetotalers, so no worries. Not sure if the mocktails are unlimited, but there were 16 pieces of k

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3 Kingdoms

3 Kingdoms

We were driving down KNK road looking for a new place to eat and after circling the are twice zeroed in on 3 kingdoms. After entering the new building and getting to the floor with this restaurant, we thought we had hit jackpot. The interiors looked well done, the staff were very polite and it looked like a great setting for a quite dinner, but the fact that we were the only ones there was not a great feeling, but since the place is relatively new, I thought we could pass on that. It promised cuisines from Thailand, China and Malaysia. We got ourselves a malay chicken noodle soup that turned out to be great. Very filling, lots of noodles and chicken and vegetables and it was a really nice soup. It had a tinge of authenticity and had the flavors that I had tasted in Malaysia, but not too many people like that prawn taste in everything. We then got ourselves a pandan wrapped chicken (the Thai ones) and a chicken sumai (a dimsum like dish). Both left us completely disappointed. The pandan

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Pasta Bar Veneto

Pasta Bar Veneto

I was asked to write a review of Pasta Bar Veneto for a magazine quite sometime back and was sent there to taste their food. It turned out that the restaurant knew about it and the discreet nature that I thought it was for that review was not there, but nevertheless my friend and me had a great time. The interiors of this branch of pasta bar is quite nice with a tree going right through and a small outside area for smokers. We were served some mozzarella cheese fingers which was superb. The tomato topped bruschetta was equally good and set the table for the rest of the food to follow. We were then offered some wonderful salad, with loads of chicken, lettuce, olives and nice salad dressing to complete the healthy beginnings that Italian cuisine is known for. This was followed by some varieties of pasta, of which the primavera was edible, while the basil penne was a just too bland for my liking, but it is pretty authentic if that's what you are looking for, it felt like eating pasta

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