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Terrace Grill and Cafe

Terrace Grill and Cafe

While heading to Sandy's, we spotted this Terrace Grill and Cafe on top of Crimson Chakra, KNK Road and we were rather intrigued. A different restaurant that has its entry via another restaurant? Curiosity got the better of us and we ventured in via Crimson and landed on the nicely set terrace after the manager convinced us that they had awesome 'world food.' The menu suggested that their version of the world was rather small, but we went ahead anyways. We  wanted to start off safe, so we ordered a mutton grill starter from the CC menu, which came like badly made lamb satays. The crust was a little hard and chewy and was a complete disappointment. One steak with mushroom sauce which was quite nice and the second chicken steak with pepper sauce was quite nice too. So both friends got good food and my order a chilly beef burger was baaaaaaaddddd. I returned it after one bite and they replaced it with (we chose) chicken parmigiana. It was everything a parmigiana is

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Cheat's Cookie Baking Time!

Cheat's Cookie Baking Time!

So, that is how the cookies looked. That is how they tasted. That was my look when I had to reveal how it was done! This is what I saw. So there is nothing much to say. I saw the 'Do it yourself' cookies at Adoniya. They are priced at Rs. 480 I brought them home, added egg, butter and vanilla. Shaped them into cookies and put them on a baking sheet. Put them in an oven and these came out in 10 mins! They were soggy, but after letting them cool for about 10 mins (though the instructions tell you 2 mins), they became just perfect! I served and got a 'Wah Chef' look on everybody at the party. I then told them the truth. I bought another DIY Cookie - this time the choco-chip one! Already looking forward to it. It took me a total of 25 minutes to get 20 large cookies done! End of blog post!

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Pan Asian @ ITC Grand Chola

Pan Asian @ ITC Grand Chola

Seriously? A debate between Chinese and Japanese cuisine? So they fly down a famous Chinese chef, whose name I can't pronounce and they pit him up against Chef Vikramjit, who is slowly becoming my favourite Chennai chef? OK, chef Vikram might not like being called a Chennai chef, but, hey, he has the restaurant in Chennai! My first visit was invited, the next was on my own and both instances were mind blowing! So when yesterday I was invited again, I almost missed it due to a tight schedule but managed to land my backside there just in time! And boy, was I glad or not! So this is a set menu albeit with a few options! Luxurious options! While the festival is mainly focussed on whisky pairing (yes, not wine pairing, but whisky pairing), the food was outstanding! Since I was a good boy and stayed away from the 'hot' drinks, I am not going to write about what all alcohol was served, but only about the food. There was this unique amuse-bouche , with a lot of st

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Kati Rolls at Bay Leaf

Kati Rolls at Bay Leaf

So, back to the Kati Craze in Chennai, a friend of mine was raving about the Kati Rolls at Bay Leaf. After writing about the Hot Kati Roll shop on RK Salai, the one at Adoniya and then about the Kati Kebab Company, I wanted to finish off this Kati thing by trying out the Bay Leaf. Walked in there and ordered just one plate of Kati rolls. Sure, for Rs. 220, you get two kati rolls and there is the value for money factor there and since they are from Kolkatta and that is supposed to be the Kati Roll Capital of India and people who have eaten here have sung praises, maybe this is authentic, but I thought they were nice! Nothing more, nothing less. The parathas were soft, no doubt. Nice and flaky, but I missed the full bodied kati rolls from the other places. Don't get me wrong, I am not suggesting that they are bad, just did not live up the 'oohs' and 'aahs'. None of the other tables had kati rolls, but there was a heavenly smell, so the other foods from the oth

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British Pub Food, Marriott

British Pub Food, Marriott

I love Marriott, Chennai. This is something that I have not failed to confess anywhere and though the last time I went, the Sunday Brunch was not as massive as the video I made there, food is still good. Marriott now has a new Exec Chef, Sridhar Sigatapu, and I was, to be honest, quite unhappy that Chef Girish left, but after yesterday, all my doubts on how Marriott is going to be, were rested. While I have had pub food in a lot of places around the world (I don't drink, so in a pub, that is all I could consume), I have not had it in England! So what better way to get an idea if this is the real deal than go with someone who has spent a few years in the British Pub Scene!?! Fazil and me were there with two more friends and we almost licked every plate clean! OK, almost every plate clean! The first dish to arrive was the vegetarian burger. Really? Vegetarian burger in British Food? The burger was not great by any standards and my doubts about how the meal w

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Adoniya Academy and the Biriyani Connection!

Adoniya Academy and the Biriyani Connection!

So, the cup cake queen who graduated to home baking all cake queen has now further post graduated to guru level! Maaria from Cafe Adoniya who started (ok, started marketing it perfectly) the designer cup cakes has taken the Adoniya brand, added Adoniya Academy to it and has started imparting baking lessons to those who want to learn! Not surprising, considering that this is a natural forward move for any enterprising home baker, but when I heard that she was teaching Biriyani making, I was more than just intrigued. And then, I found that another home cook, Tasneem Ayub, whom I fondly call, Tasneem Aunty and whose Biriyani and Zafrani Sweet is to die for, is doing the teaching! Whoa, the academy is now having guest teachers! I was late for the event, but of course, just in time to taste the biriyani made in front of a 19 keen women and 1 man! OK, two men, me included, but I was clicking away and tasting away! The chicken biriyani was outstanding, but the sh

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The Square, Cafe Coffee Day

The Square, Cafe Coffee Day

My opinion of CCD has changed over the years and until this visit, I had decided, gradually over the years, not to step into a CCD unless I was dying. OK, not the hospital type dying, but the dying-of-thirst type dying! The place looked fancy enough to warrant a visit and the fact that it was a few meters away from another Coffee Day, the Lousy, sorry, the Lounge, made it even more quirky! So, yeah, we stepped in and stepped into to a very warm welcome. The SQUARE is Coffee Day's niche coffee segment, with coffee beans from Columbia, Brazil, expensive coffee from India, among others, set in a beautiful two and a half level coffee shop in the middle of KNK Road! There are some expensive coffee brewing machines with coffee beans and powders in packets made for exclusive use of those machines! And then are is a nice menu too! We just had one Roast Chicken Sandwich, which wasn't outstanding for the Rs. 275 that I paid for it, but the coffee was excellent. I

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