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Basil with a Twist

It has been quite a while since we ate out, and this was a decision taken consciously, in the aim of losing a few pounds. Today was a special day, and a very valid excuse to eating out – my Wedding Anniversary!
Since this restaurant was on the top of my to-do list, I did not have the slightest dilemma as to where to go. It was decided right away that Basil with a Twist it is! I called up in the afternoon and reserved a table for the four of us at 19:30 Hrs and we were good to go.
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This was one of those Boy’s Day Out ! Wifey and my 4-year old daughter were away shopping, so the plan was that myself and my 9-year old son will have dinner and then if possible, they’ll catch up with us for desserts ๐Ÿ™‚ Area was decided, place was decided – Forum Mall, Vadapalani. The choice of the restaurant was very obvious – Salt !! Continue reading

The Flying Elephant

One of my friends from school had come down from Trichy along with his little son and was put up in Park Hyatt in Velachery. After exploring different options of where we could go for an outing with family, we ended up with a plan to catch up for dinner. Continue reading

Jonah’s Bistro

With new restaurants cropping up each day in almost every part of the city, I have been trying to write down the names of restaurants that I should visit at the first available opportunity. Considering the reviews and recommendations on a couple of food groups on Facebook, Jonah’s Bistro was in fact on the top of my list. After a hectic day at work, it was Friday evening and almost weekend, and a sudden decision to eat out and family was ready too. Jonah’s Bistro was obviously the first choice. Continue reading

Vijay Mess, Trichy

This place has withstood the test of time and has been there for many years now. I was in Trichy for a Twenty years school reunion and most of my friends were of the opinion that we should eat once in Vijay Mess, in Alexandria Road, Cantonment. Continue reading

Delhi Highway

It has been a while since we had a family outing for lunch. In fact, first for this month. Since it was an auspicious day, we decided to keep this strictly vegetarian ย ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading

Hard Rock Cafe

This is my second visit to Hard Rock Cafe in Phoenix Market City, Velachery. I went there soon after they opened and till date, they don’t seem to have gotten any further with the license to serve liquor. So it is still a ‘food-only’ place ! I have written about my previous experience here. Continue reading

Flavours of Vietnam, Benjarong

I was invited to the Vietnamese Food Festival happening at Benjarong and frankly, I should say I was quite sceptical! This was because I do not eat sea-food and from what I remember, sea-food is a very important part of Vietnamese cuisine. I was assured that there was a nice balance of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, and soon I was ready to try ! Somehow, In our place, Vietnamese cuisine is not as popular as their neighbouring cuisines, Chinese and Thai. While on the way to the restaurant, I was wondering if I knew anything more about Vietnam other than the badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh. Probably not ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading

The Flying Elephant, Park Hyatt

When star hotels put up unbelievably good offers, it is not that they are doing a charity event, they would have thought through it a thousand times! However, I felt The Flying Elephant in Park Hyatt could have been a little more carefulย in this case! Continue reading

Hotel Kongu Naadu

This restaurant has been in my mind for quite sometime now and recently, some talk about the place on Chennai Food Guide pushed me to visit it even quicker ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading