Experience at the Pasta Bar Veneto -VR Mall

The newly opened branch, of this already established Italian counterpart in India. What comes more with its next new outlet is an improved ambience and a tenacious atmosphere which cannot hold you back from having some Italian masterpieces. This Italian restaurant takes you directly to the loving and cheesy streets of Italy.

To start off with, the menu was a nice depiction of the Italian classic facts with the names of the dishes also having a majority of its essence of the Italian language. The menu consisted of starters, soups, pizzas, burgers, pastas, grills, beverages and the ever-sweet desserts.

With the wide multi cuisines, and some soups to choose from, we went on with the following dishes:

       i.          Cheese and mushroom Crostini:

These sliced breads topped off with loads of cheese and lowkey cut boiled mushrooms just makes this a perfect treat for the cheese-mushroom lovers. This can definitely be on my must try list, it tastes heavenly with tomato ketchup.

      ii.          Herbs & Cheese Garlic Bread:

Just served similarly like the previous crostini, the only difference is the doubling of cheese and a few seasoning and “herbs” to make it a cheese garlic bread. The perfect yet simple way to start your meal.

    iii.          Zuppa Funghi (soup):

The weirder the name sounds, the absolute better its taste. This tasted more like the sauce of the milk cream cheese pasta and some cut mushrooms made it a perfect combo of an Italian start off. The breads served with it were the softest of its kind and supports each other so damn well.

    iv.          French Fries with Honey Chilli / Cheese:

The all-time favourite French fries just got even more better, the quantity that is provided is worth its price and the two options that is, either honeychilli sauce or with cheese, I went for the honeychilli sauce just to try out something new and it was really one of the best experiences I’ve never had in Chennai.

      v.          Potato Pea and Cheese Crostini:

The softest of the breads with a layer of garlic sauce, cut into rectangular shapes and are topped off with bland mashed potatoes, all time favourite cheese, and whole green peas makes it one of the most desirable dishes. But the taste could be much better with some spices, but its Italian, no spices are added in this cuisine, so the way it is, I didn’t like it very much.

Through the course of these starters, there’s always room for some drinks and beverages along the routes of experiencing some magnificent Italian food, we did have around 8 to 10 options….

I went for some drinks like, Virgin MojitoIced TeaChocolate Shake and Mint Lemonade. These beverages along the route were just so good to add-on and all these drinks were up to the mark and refreshing as well.

Moving on to the main course, Italian cuisines also have a wide variety in main course dishes, but I was already full, the following were the ones that I tried and tested for you guys:

    vi.          Veg. Grilled Barbeque:

This one surprised me the most, I kind of expected a lot on this one, but it kind of disappointed me on a bigger note, because it consisted of just grilled vegetables and a few blocks of toasted parmesan blocks. This is definitely not worth the price and neither it is filling the tummy.

   vii.          Quattro Formaggi (Pasta):

This variant of pasta was one of the best in chennai and I’ve ever had in my life. This one’s for all the cheese-lovers as it is the combination of four varieties of cheeses combined and put up into a penne pasta style, just looks irresistible and the moment when it melts in your mouth. Just gives the chills.

 viii.          Pizza Diavolo:

Without Pizzas there is no Italian cuisine for me, it was a must for me to try out something. The pizza was a perfect blend and probably the only thing that was spicy and fun to have. The toppings included, bell peppers, olives, tomatoes and the all-time important cheese. 

    ix.          Veg. Lasagna Exotica:

The lasagnas, which I am a huge fan of, where would I get anything better from other than at an Italian restaurant.The stuffing included parmesan assorted breads, veggies and a layer of milk cheese to top it and is baked and served which looked so delicious and without thinking I poke into it.

      x.          Veg. Tofu Burger:

One of their Signature dishes, the best of quality tofu patty stuffed right in between cottage cheese and different sauces with leaves of cabbages and huge soft, well chiseled breads and it was served along with few fries and a lot of love.

The main course was about all this.

This amazing journey till now was just going to get better with the widest of options in their desserts section and it was little or no expectations from my side, but the desserts really did blow off my minds, So, are you guys ready for the sweet journey. The desserts that I ordered were as follows:

    xi.          Apple Strudel:

The apple strudel, is just the fairytale ending of any meal, the sweet pie topped up with sliced apples, and a custard mixture, that tastes heavenly when tried together.

   xii.          Panna Cotta:

I have had some panna cottas, In Chennai, and this was the best I’ve had ever. The giggly effect with the right amount of gelatin level, and the sweetness was on point. Dipped in strawberry squash and some strawberries to top off was just a look to be admired for a second.

 xiii.          Chocolate Mousse:

For all the chocolate-lovers in Chennai, Mousse is always that I as a foodie relish on. The presence of cocoa is just blissful and in fact I was drooling over it and was again well served on a platter. The amount of sweetness could have been more and would have been just perfect.

  xiv.          Mud Pie Cake:

This cake was basically an incarnation of dark cocoa powder with addition of gelatin to make it more softer and the taste of it was like something like chocolate, then there were some crushed biscuits giving it a muddy look and overall it was a nice experience. 

About the may flower cafe at T nagar❤️

I recently visited @themayflowercafe which is set up at Burkit Road, in an revamped Art Deco Bungalow which is 60 years old. Its really an amazing and a cool place to hang out with friends and family..

The first flooring is space for coworkers and cafe is at ground floor. The ambience is amazing with lot plants inside the rooms and well decorated.

Its welcoming us with positive vibes consisting of white walls and blue windows, forgotten titles lining up a bookshelf, wicker baskets peeping from behind cascading money-plants, rustic chandeliers, and trippy wall art..

I totally loved the decor as well a relaxing swing, wooden chairs, floral art on walls, this 60-year-old bungalow is really amazing making old memories cherished..

The menu is curated by “Mad Chef” Koushik Shankar. It took around half an hour to get ready and all the items were fresh. They served it one by one we really enjoyed it Service was upto the mark. Prices are convenient as well..

Dim sum veg soup :

We started with Dim sum veg clear soup which is really delicious with corn & spinach dumpling & lots of green vegetables inside. It was giving an authentic taste.. it’s not just delicious but also quite healthy as it is loaded with fiber and the goodness of vegetables.

Onion rings:

It tasted awfully cheesy and a really crunchy delight.. It got served with the sour salsa cream.. Still remember the crispy taste hindering in my mind!

Cajun Paneer skewers:

I totally loved the paneer which was coated in a yogurt sauce, smothered in tandoori spices, and grilled on skewers just amazing

Crispy lotus stem:

This give you a crunchy texture and sweet and spicy taste with every bite.

I loved the texture as the lotus root has an interestingly crisp and fibrous texture.

The flavor of lotus root is equally unique and healthy

Corn and broccoli vegetable dim sum:

I totally loved the fresh look of colourful and crunchy vegetables in this delightful dimsum. The presentation was amazing and it was the perfect mix of Carrot, Broccoli with cheese..Dim-sum as they looked real attractive & tasted equally good.

Mexicana Nachos :

Nachos are my all time favourite snack …So was very much excited to taste it.. The taste was good but I feel there were lot of tomatoes added so it got soaked.. Other wise it’s good.

Chilli Basil Vegetables:

I loved it totally it has lot of Vegetables like corn, lotus stem , cabbage, cucumber sorted with sauce..

Paneer Pesto Pizza :

Pizza lovers, should definitely visit The Mayflower Special and have their signature pizza dish. It’s got all veggies – zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, olives, corn, and bell pepper with thin crust and cheese overload is paradise. We also tried Paneer pesto pizza with a crisp base and chunky slices of paneer interspersed with roundels of cheese and green chutney.

Khao Suey:

For main course we ordered

Khao Suey which is served in an elaborate platter with an assortment of garnishes including fried garlic, onions, lemons, roasted peanuts and, basil leaves and four others. The Burmese soup meal is a sight in itself.

It was really extraordinary.

Pina Nata Colada :

Its a fusion of Pineapple & Coconut arrives, shivering in happiness just like me it was a heaven tasting it..

orange flambo darsan:

Its made of orange peel and served with flame. It taste out of the world..

Watermelon juice:

Its fresh as well healthy without sugar and enjoyed it with mild ginger taste.

Opening hours 12 noon to 11 pm

Average cost 600 per person approximate

How can we forget to take a selfie with fellow bloggers. Here it is…

The food was amazing! The Khao seuy is a must try here. The service was great, the staff are helpful with a big smile.

Madras Kitchen Company – Westin Velachery

Recently visited Madras Kitchen Company for lunch.. It’s really a Nice place to experience the real taste of street food of Asia and India. The dishes here are truly authentic…It is a newly opened restaurant inside The Westin Chennai.

The menu is designed like a newspaper named Namma Chennai. The food tastes homely, not oily and not much spicy… It’s always important to get off to a headstart to make a meal memorable.

We started with

Amul Cheese and Crushed Guntur chillies toast:

This was literally, the first thing that I ordered1 only for the love of the cheese. And when you notice with some hot spicy chillies specially hand-picked from “Guntur” excited me a lot. 4pcs were served along with their unique and exotic Tamarind sauce, which sounds weird, but it actually tastes better. My only suggestion would be to add the number of slices! xD

MKC Style Vada Pav:

This one’s for the love of Bombay! the soft & fluffy “Pav” with “Vadas” filled with boiled and mashed Masala Potatoes. But the real flavour heats up with the spicy dry garlic chutney and when the fried green chillies heats up the moment! And doubles the level of taste. Honestly, that was the best Vada Pav I’ve ever had.

Ghee tossed Podi Idli:

The dish that I’ve been having it from my childhood, definitely I had so much of expectations especially from this one. The best part about this was the way it arrived! In a tiffin box. Yes! That was such Nostalgia!!! Talking about the taste, it was superb. But the korma was not upto the mark! My suggestion would be to spice up things and add some vegetables. But the idli is still quivering in my mind! The softness and the spiceness was just perfect, just like a match made in heaven!

POT Paneer Soda:

The infusion of Paneer soda, which is famous in the south and getting it in a poch hotel like “WESTIN” was a massive surprise for me! There was innovation in this too! Serving it in a Mud Pot with loads of ice, and trust me, it was so so refreshing and helped me throughout the meal, its totally worth it.

Wooooooh !! this was soo exciting! Starters were so good, I just felt like I was roaming in the streets with local food. Just loving it! Moving on to the main course for the day!

Veg. Quinoa Tawa Pulao:

Not having much of varities for the vegetarians out there! Though disappointed, the quinoa tawa pulao was something which is not common in restaurants, it was different and that is why I love trying out different things and being adventurous is my style! Though it didn’t come upto my expectations and it could’ve been more spicy, it was served with some onion raita, which was impressive but, In my view, the right side would be some spicy pickle or vinegar onions, On the whole, it was a good and a memorable experience!

Aloo Chole aur Kulche, Kasundhi mirchi:

I must say, by far the most underrated dish of the day! When I saw the item and I just expected it to normal chole and some assorted breads, but I was so damn impressed with the taste of their kulche and the chole was just mouth-watering! It was indeed very yum, that I doubled up my order. The softness of the kulche and the spicy chole makes it an unbreakable Jodi. The “Kasundhi Mirchi” and “Groundnut mint Coriander Chilli Chutney” which was brought alongside the chole was just making the moment heavenly!

Veg. Dumblings:

Not been a big fan of dumblings before, but wait a MINUTE! The MKC-Chennai have changed my mind! The taste was pure and yummy, it was stuffed with tasty pokchoy, tofu, shiitake and celery. 4pcs were served dressed beautifully, half-drowned in schezwan soup which made it awfully look good.

We also tried makki Di sabzi and sarso Di sabzi all the way from Punjab…

BUUUUUURP! That was one hell of a ride! But since its newly developing restaurant in the city, there should be more items to be added upon to the menu to offer the people!!

No Matter, How, much I Eat, there’s always room for Desserts! Moving on to my favourite section of my reviews.  Finally, so many options to choose from!

Nutella Shake :

Who doesn’t love Nutella? With the goodness of Nutella, and vanilla ice-creams and whipped cream with sugar sprinklers to top it off was just looking and seducing me to crave for it! As soon as the waiter served us, I immediately started having it. Oh, my goodness! It was just brilliant! I just couldn’t believe for once, that such a heavenly thing would even exist in the world! It was my favourite! And my partner has watermelon juice..

Chocolate Brownie Freak Shake:

After much dilemma, I went with the “Chocolate Brownie Freak Shake” being the big big choc-lover I really anticipated on this one. Filled with the milkshake made up of the bulk of brown brownies and chocolate syrup and yummy Vanilla icecream! as it’s a freak shake, it demands to be gorgeous! And it indeed was with some Honey showerings, Whipped cream and was topped with Cadbury Gems and it looks way better than me describing it here, in words!

Chocolate Textures with Berries:

Well, this is one of the signature dishes of MKC-Chennai, just like how fishes can’t without water, I can’t live without desserts! This came out pretty unexpected, but its name on the menu was very intriguing and increased my levels of curiosity! Pretty much shocked seeing it and it felt like heaven after tasting it! With layers of gelatin chocolate, with a soft chocolate bar as its core, and a layer of smashed berries around it. The whole experience was very unique and will definitely have an everlasting impact.

Veg options were less but really enjoyed the dishes what we had.. The place had a good vibe and the staff were so helpful.. 

Meal for two INR 1,200 approx
Definetly will go back again to enjoy the array of dishes at this cozy place.

A journey at Food Nirvana

Recently visited Food Nirvana it’s one of the better vegetarian place to dine with family and friends. Food was good , service was prompt and ambience was decent. The variety makes the place unique. You could enjoy both north indian as well as Indianised versions of continental cuisine. We can enjoy Italian, Oriental and North Indian. The food is priced at a premium, but the quality and taste is pretty much matched. Here my food Nirvana journey starts.. We started with

CURRIEDCREME SOUP:

    The traditional! yet not so traditional way, to start your meal. The CURRIEDCREME soup will sooth and clear your minds off with its mesmerizing taste and is beautifully set with coriander leaves dressed upon it. This is by far the best soup I’ve ever tried. So don’t miss out on this one

 TANDOORI PLATTER :

    Moving on to the best segment of the restaurant, the starters! With the smoking hot and mouth watering tandoori items served like, spicy paneer slices, Fried Potato balls and served with Mint and mustard chutnies respectively. 

This platter is also one of the musts and you can definitely ask for more varieties of chutney to enhance the taste!

Cream Jamun spicy potato :

The dish as the name suggests is one of the most unique combinations I’ve ever come through! It comes wonderfully with fried and crispy potato topped with awesome spicy chipotle making it one hell of an experience. All the potato lovers will love this one to the last bits!

Chilli Garlic Lotus stem:

Moving On, to one of. The most exotic dishes of the restaurant, where the homegrown sweet lotus stems are cut into slices and deep-fried to crisps. 

This tangy-spicy tale tastes even more hotter with the schezwan chilly sauce! This was one unforgettable taste!

 Peri Peri Paneer :

 This dish is one of the chef’s signature. Tossed in the Arabiano classic seasoning, the Peri Peri panner has a Spice- flavoured taste!  With the softest of Paneer fried the sides of the cuboids to perfection! Making it look so so tasty.. This is by far the best in CHENNAI!

Well.. That’s was the starters section! It’s seriously one of the best on Chennai! Probably in the south! 

I was honestly already half full.. And starters were even more seducing! on the menu!

Spicy Mexican Pasta Bake :

I was always a fan of Italian dishes! This dish made me forget where. I was, gave such an ethnic experience! Topped with melting cheese, red paprikaas, and soft pennes which were spicy and divine at the same time!

Being a north Indian, and not ending a meal with Rotis or naans? Not a chance!

NAANS

after much consideration, we decided, to order three varieties of Naan! 

I) Pudina Naan:

Who would decline the soft-doughed naans with the goodness of Pudina! 

The leaves blend with Naan, and the taste that comes as a result! Is Mind-blowing. 

II) Kashmiri Naan:

This is one of the exclusives of “Food Nirvana” with colourful sesame seeds embedded onto the soft naans, makes it a visual treat! 

III) Choor Choor Naan:

This is one of the most innovative types of Naan, that I’ve ever come through! The name suggests it’s “crumbled-Naan” which is absolutely true! The taste is subject to variation as some are spicy, some are buttery and some are plain!  Overall! I loved all the naans!

SABZIZ

With the naans, being this impressive, the sidedishes with whom naans are eaten, should be great! Right? 

We ordered the following Sabziz for our Naan! 

I) Paneer Patiala:

 The main reason for me, ordering this was for the eternal love for paneer! The Panner Patiala, though I expected it to be something spicy, but it didn’t and I also suggest the restaurant to add up some spice, and make this one legendary, else wise it was just perfect. 

The smooth and fluffy panner tasted so good with Naan! Still my tonguebuds can feel It! 

II) Veg. Kolapuri:

The Veg. Kolapuri, was again, something that preceeded my expectations and was good! There were so many vegetables mixed within, that it gave me homely feel! Yes again the same suggestion goes here, to make things spicy! On the whole, it did make the whole main course a memorable one!

Wait! There’s more! How can you end? Without something sweet? 

Moving on to the desserts section! We were full to the neck! But the desserts were just so hard to ignore, so we just decided to go with some and tryout something!

DESSERTS :

I) Chocolate Delight:

Just like the image references, the pastry-like thing filled with cream and cocoa, with a hint of coffee cream! And sprinkled color sugar balls, to top it off, with a chocolate statue, just the perfect dish for any choc-lover! 

II) Panakota:

Well, to be very honest, I just ordered it due to the fondness of its name! And I’ve been wanting to try that for a very long time! And I decided to go with it! To my surprise , it did come up to the level of my expectations! Made of creamy milk solids with gelatin added for the “jelly-like” feeling and topping it off with strawberry squash and some leaves, just paved the way for a perfect ending! It was perfect indeed, the levels of sweetness was on point!

।।।) Carrot Halwa: 

It was up to the mark and we all really loved it ..

।V) Paan Ice:

It’s my favourite I have tasted at many places just wanted to try here so ordered and it was really so much delicious.

Alas, all is sweet when the end I’d sweeeeet! Hope you’ve enjoyed my experience! I’ve definitely loved! Sharing mine! 😉

Do try it out and have fun with your family!

Kerala Food Festival at Regenta Central Deccan

All you food lovers around town, don’t miss out on this one! Come and experience the distinct aroma and the varied flavors of the Kerala cuisine. Relish the authentic and sumptuous delicacies like Puttu along with some tempting desserts like Payasam and more.


Yes you heard it right In Chennai now you can experience the authentic Kerala food which is all about the gastronomical affair that you experience on the streets of Kerala. So, make yourself a part of the festival if you wish to relish the taste of street food from across Kerala. This is going to be a ten day festivals from June 21st to 30th June at Regenta Central Deccan..

KERALA FOOD FESTIVAL delicacies will be presented and prepared by Chef N. Saraswathi Viswanathan, Award Winner and a Women Entrepreneur from Thrissur, Kerala. She is known for her Kerala cuisine and has made a name for herself in the cooking world with it.
As I took a walk along the buffet, the counters seemed endless. The exotic exhibit of delicacies starting from Puttu to Payasam tinkles your senses with aroma.
Live counter :


Ragi Puttu and kadalai Kari which was really tempting with delicious taste..

My favourite was Buttermilk seasoned with onion and spices gave a twist and tangy taste I loved it to the core.
The food tasted like home cooked food and we absolutely loved it for that…
The festival features all the traditional mainstays of Kerala cuisine,
Starter : Ulli vada

Soup: Drumstick Soup
Main course :
Kaalan (yam), Avial, Veg Moilee, Vishnu Kanji, Olan, Sembu Puli Kari, Nendrapazham pulluserry, Mambhazam Pachadi, Elavan Kootu, Puli Kari Uppery, Mambhazam Sambar, Rasam , Biriyani , Buttermilk and much more..


Dessert:
Ottada, Ada Paayasam, Sada Sadayam


Accompaniment:
Jackfruit Chips, Banana Chips, Sarkara Upperi, Unniappam, Pappadam.
Pickles:
Nartanga, Kadu Maanga, Kani Maanga, Inji puli pickles along with some traditional items with a twist.
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Daily they are serving different menu for all ten days. I totally enjoyed the food very much..

If you love coconut in your food then you’ll love this festival. The variety of food available isn’t particularly large, but what’s made is made well, so if you like Kerala food and looking for a buffet to eat as much as you can, then this is for you.
The food festival is on for lunch and dinner throughout this week so do keep that in mind.
Where: Regenta Central Deccan, Chennai
When: 21st June to 30 th June
Timings : Lunch 12 Pm-3 Pm and
Dinner 7 Pm -11 Pm.
Buffet price : Rs. 888/-
For more information contact Regenta Central Deccan situated at No 36, Royapettah High Road, Royapettah, Chennai at 6677 3333 or 98409 78842

The Board room cafe – Unique games and yummy Vegetarian food 😍

Board room cafe has become the new hangout spot of the season The cafe is a dedicated space for board game enthusiasts. The boardroom is widely used by Top Corporate for their board meetings and training Programmes and also organizes events like stand-up comedy, music performances, etc.
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Its a Board Game Cafe with over 250 games, that serves teas, pasta, paninis, and snacks. The food is yummy, the tea is one of (if not the) the best in the region, the ambiance homely and welcoming. This cafe is run by three founders Sriram, Varun and Shravan.

The Boardroom Cafe is genuinely a nice place where you’ll feel welcome and receive good service and quality. Also, the owners may be three of the most wonderful people you’ll ever meet. They help you out to explain the games patiently with a big smile in their faces. I wish them all the best, and a flourishing success to them.
When i got a invite to visit Board room I was totally excited as never visited a place full of games and food combination. Nowadays everyone busy with their own life busy schedule. Its the best place to spend amazing time together with family and friends to make memories. The place is nicely decorated and based on a unique concept and the place is quite attracting.
Ambiance is amazing:





All I can say is if you want to hang out with your friends, have a good laugh, chill and play games, this place is right for you! They have many board games that we customers can choose, and it isn’t just the normal board games we all know. The whole interior design of the cafe is great with wooden table and chairs instead of the cushion as well as we can sit for long and relax. I mean, the place is big enough for a huge number of friends, the only thing that bothers me is the chats off each crowd just mixes to one another causing huge noise pollution. But if you want to play and enjoy downstairs also in the cafe.

Once you start playing board games here I assure you that you and your gang will play and stay there until the whole cafe closes. They are plenty of quality board games for all ages and tastes, Its really enjoyable time with friends or family. Amazing and Commendable service and the people are helpful with the games and rules. Cost is affordable as well. Food: I am so happy as they have all vegetarian food. They have different varieties of teas, pasta, paninis, and sandwiches.




I tried Rajma rice, Marinara pasta, Spicy red garlic bruschetta ……The presentation of food is great and tasted amazing.

I liked the delicious taste of red pasta with the cream cheese..

Rajma rice could have been more spicy and less cook.

I also loved the ginger lemon tea which Improves Immune System. Check out their menu
Board games:


We played a game called patchwork, which involved earning coins, buying building blocks and filling up our board with the blocks, while progressing step by step on a spiral track.
When a player takes an action that moves his time token to the central square of the time track, he takes one final button income from the bank. Once both players are in the center, the game ends and scoring takes place. Each player scores one point per button in his possession, then loses two points for each empty square on his game board. Scores can be negative. The player with the most points wins.

Next, we played a card game, trying to have a full set of one type of cards while exchanging unwanted cards by auction like one to one, two to two, with other players. Had amazing fun playing with Srinidhi, Karthik Pasupathi, and others.

Finally, we played a game called “High Society” wherein the objective is to spend our money to buy various luxuries of life, avoid negative card, bid and buy deck has a dark green background – the three prestige cards, and the Scandal card. Players are socialites trying to live as lavishly and frivolously as possible, outbidding each other to prove they are living life to the fullest. At the end of the game, the poorest player (or players) will be cast out of the group. The remaining player who has managed to become the most fashionable, by collecting the highest value status cards, will earn the envy of all and win the game. As soon as the fourth one is revealed, the game ends immediately, with no bidding for the revealed card.

Check the collection of board games There were also traditional games available here !!!
Overall
At last, What I loved about this place is their neatly done creative interior……..
Location is simply banging on as it is opposite to luz corner which easily gathers college crowd.
The menu is pricey as compared to the spending capacity of a teenager
I rate 4/5 overall. I request to add some more dishes.
Overall good for teenagers as well as families as they have lots of board games to play around…
There are soooo many NEW and super COOL things at the cafe!!! A lot of International board games!! Hurry up friends check them out!!
Board Room Snacks and Games Cafe is still HIGHLY recommended because of the great atmosphere they have. The most perfect part of this cafe is the moments you and your friends will create while dining. If they’ll just upgrade the taste of their food and add some more varieties, I am a hundred percent sure that they’ll be one of the best eats in town!
The Board Room at Mylapore, Chennai don’t have a website yet but can be reached via phone or
Facebook here
Instagram here
Zomato: here
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You buy an entry ticket (INR 250 per day without food, INR 400 with 200 Rs worth food coupon) and gain access to the Board Room.
Opens at 10 AM and closes by 10 PM
Address:
The Board Room
3, Bheema Sena Garden St, Nagarathinam Colony, Sullivan Garden, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004
Phone: 073584 44029
Check Google Maps here
Enjoy vegetarian food with happy board gaming!!!!

A Well Spent Afternoon At Regenta Central Deccan

Hotel Regenta Central Deccan, being one of the 4-star hotels in Chennai, is located at a prime locality, Royapettah, and is just 10 minutes away from Marina Beach.It hosts two categories of luxury suites and superior rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and a well-stocked mini-bar in each. Regenta Central Deccan has spaces to host various corporate and social events at its spacious banquet halls and boardrooms.


It has two eating outlets – Olives, a multi-cuisine restaurant and Maami Samayal- a south Indian restaurant, and a bar. It’s a pure vegetarian restaurant that also serves Jain food And a variety of delicious South Indian and North Indian delicacies.


Apart from quality accommodation and good food, the hotel also offers options for rejuvenation with a spa and gym.
We decided to go to Olives, which was set up beautifully and the ambience was pin drop, impressing us. The price for buffet was quite reasonable and the staff also were quite welcoming.

The buffet, kick-started with a daily-changing special range of soups. That day, we tried out the,‘Cream of Spinach and Mushroom Soup’ the sweet-sour taste, with mushrooms split afloat in the soup gives us the perfect combo!

For starters, they had it us served at our table, hot and fresh! It consisted of a wide range of products, beginning with ‘Paneer Tikka’, the soft and masaledaar paneer, served grilled, with grilled onions, capsicums and tomatoes to top them. Its combination with green-mint chutney is heavenly.

Spring Roll’, these fried little chops which consists of fine-veggies, with soy sauce, which is served hot and tasted better with the tomato ketchup and indulges our taste-buds to an adventurous start.

‘Cheese Corn Nuggets’, as the name suggests is a blend of cheese and corn fried into nuggets. This one would be an all-time favourite for the ones who love cheese. The satisfaction when you cut open these nuggets with drooling melted cheese will awe you.

‘Baby Corn Varuval’, is the tangy-fusion of the Westo-Indie spices, baby corn is fried with gram flour-coating and is presented in the form similar to that of a south-Indian varuval.


Jain sabji








Moving on to the main-course, surprisingly in the assorted breads-section, they had us busy picking it’s varieties, which includes kulcha, butter naan, garlic naan, tandoori roti, butter roti and roti/naan and also amazed us with the options they had with side-dishes and sabji’s, which included, BhindiJaipuri, Dal Palak, Aloo Jeeraand Kadai Paneer, they also provided the Jain customers two sabjis, which were, Dudhi Masalaand Kala Methi Mutterrespectively. And to our surprise, they also offered other cuisines, including Chinese items, (Hong Kong Noodles, Mix veg. Hoisin Sauce and Carribean Cauliflower) Italian (Pasta in Cheese sauce) North Indian(Assorted Breads, Sabjis) South Indian (White/Jeera rice, Sambar, Rasam, Kara Kozhambu, Pumpkin Kootu, Cabbage Poriyal, Veg. Biryani and Pachadi).

They also had a live-counter, which was deliciously hand-made by the chef, the dish served on that day was our all-time favourite, Pav Bhaji, served with onions and lemon.



The icing on the cake was the Desserts Section, which seemed like an ocean full of varieties, waiting to be gobbled up. We literally didn’t know where to start from, the options available to attack were, Sweets (Dry Jamun, Semiya Payasam, Barfis),Pastries (Choco-Orange, White Forest), Fruits (Water-Melons, Pineapples, Pumpkins and Bananas). The Desserts section also included the likes of Ice-Creams (Vanilla with Chocolate sauce) and Mojitos (Sweet Lime, Kiwi and Strawberry)
On the whole, this made our day and satisfied our hearts! and would definitely recommend you guys to go, give it a visit with your friends and families. Finally, the service and the hospitality of the working staff was just remarkable. They always served us with a BIG smile and that’s what I loved. Thank-you hotel, for a fulfilling afternoon.
On the whole, this made our day and satisfied our hearts! and would definitely recommend you guys to go, give it a visit with your friends and families.They provide a variety of Food for vegetarian food lovers … A perfect Point for vegetarians….
Finally, the service and the hospitality of the working staff was just remarkable. They always served us with a BIG smile and that’s what I loved. Thank-you hotel, for a fulfilling afternoon.

Veg lovers must visit one time here to get great experience. For a family lunch or dinner this Olive is the best place.

ADDRESS:
Regenta Central Deccan, 36, Royapettah High Road, Chennai

Rajasthani Dal Dhokli Recipe

It is a traditional dish of Rajasthani cuisine generally prepared with dals (lentils) and wheat flour as base ingredients..

Dal Dhokli is a spicy, satisfying, and sumptuous one pot meal made by boiling lightly spiced wheat flour dumplings in a lentil base. While dhokli is made from whole wheat flour aka chapati atta. Dough is made from atta with few spices. Then rolled into thin circle and press it to get circular shapes..Then for a final touch a spicy tempering is added to this cooked dal dhokli.
Dal Dhokli healthy because it has a lot of lentils which are rich in protein..It’s a easy method of making Dal Dhokli.. Kids will definitely love it ..
Do you want to learn the step by step recipe to make Dal Dhokli? Here is how to make Dal Dhokli recipe in traditional Rajasthani style..
Ingredients:
Dough to make Dhokli:
1 cup Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Gram Flour
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
•1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
• A Pinch Of Asafetida (Hing)
2 tsp Oil
Salt To Taste
Water as Needed (to make a tight dough)
To Make Dal (lentil base) :
1 cup Chilka moong dal / Split green lentil
2 tsp chana dal (optional)
1 tsp ghee/
1 tsp cooking oil of choice
1 tsp cumin seeds
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp chopped garlic
6-7 curry leaves
2 green chili finely chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp turmeric/ haldi
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp lal mirch powder
A Pinch of hing Asafoetida
Salt to taste
Water as needed
Fresh lemon
Method :
1) Take a mixing bowl. Add all the dhokli ingredients Mix well, and add water and smooth dough. Leave it for 10 mins..
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2) Now Divide the dough to make marble sized balls, and press them like a disc. Spread them in a plate separately. And set aside.
3) Make sure you place dhoklis in a wide dish/ plate so that they are not piling on top of each other. This is done to avoid them sticking together.

4)Take a big Kadai add water and boil.. Then add Split green lentil and channa Dal. Bring to boil..Now add dumplings slowly..

5

)Allow the Dal and dumplings to cook for 10-15 mins. It should have perfect thick soup consistency. Remember it will thicken as it cools.
Add more water if necessary to get desired consistency.

6


)Once it done..Heat ghee in a pan. Once the ghee is hot, add hing, cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let them crackle for a few seconds. Add curry leaves and garlic, green chilli and fry for a few seconds. Pour the tempering over the dal and give it a gentle mix.

7) Now Garnish the dal dhokli with fresh coriander (optional)
8) Just before serving add generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
9)Serve alongside with some pickle or papad.

Note
1. Dal Dhokli will stay fresh for 2 days in the refrigerator. Just heat it up right before serving.

2. Dal Dhokli thickens as it cools. Especially if there are leftovers for next day. You may add some warm water later to get desired consistency.

3. Makes great office or school lunch pack or for dinner..

Beat The Heat With Cream Chemistry – Ice cream parlour!!

I’ve always had a sweet tooth, and wish to explore all the sweetness in the city. Recently, I wanted to celebrate my daughter’s birthday, and we decided to try out this new place, Cream Chemistry, located at multiple places in Chennai- Besant Nagar and Anna Nagar. We decided to visit the latter and to our surprise, the place was such well built with creative interiors, it impressed us on another level instantly.

The menu had so many variations and options of ice cream that it was hard to order anything specific, so we decided to order some, and were totally excited to try it out.

So, we tried out these few many ice creams and shakes.

1. KIWI LAND :

Simply, one of the best ice creams for all the kiwi lovers, the ice cream is mashed into four cylindrical rolls with the kiwi squash is used as dressing on top of the rolls gives it a very appealing look, wanting to gobble it as soon as possible.

2. TANGO MANGO:

The perfect flavour for the perfect season. Tango mango gives you a ripe and a fruitful ride through its khatta-meetha taste that gives a soothing and sparking flavour to your taste buds. It is definitely in my must-try list.

3. OREO CREAM:

The word “OREO” itself makes us have an exceeding expectation from the product. To be honest it does not defy its expectations and gives us a good treat. The serving as usual was phenomenal. The chocolate sauce used for dressing, gives it a chocolatey taste to oreo, which makes it up a deadly combo!

4. CHOCOLATE LOVE:

As, the name suggests, people who love chocolate would love this. The serving consists of your favorite, chocolate ice cream rolled into, with a brownie cake on top of them, dipped in chocolate sauce gives it a mouth-watering and craves us. This one also features in my must-try list.

5. CHARCOAL:

The most trending flavour currently around Chennai, and in this particular one, there is a fusion of charcoal and Nutella that creates such an irresistible taste. It is served with yummy and colourful sugar crunchies. Its our families favourite Icecream so far😍

6. NUTTY CHOCOLATE SHAKE:

The blend of nuts and chocolate and milk is always a mind-bobbling one, which can refresh any mind at any moment. This drink also has all the nutrients in the world that makes you feel energised and can fill your stomach. It is served in a ‘test-tube’ glass which looks appealing and phenomenal.

7. PAN BANARAS:

What can be better if we don’t end with a pan? The Pan Banaras is the hand-made ice cream where ingredients like gulkand, pan(squashed) and ice cream. Topped with white chocolate chips, gives it an amazing taste. This also makes to my must-try list.

On the whole, this was one of my greatest experience exploring stuffs in Chennai. I would also rank this place highest in terms of ice creams, a must-visit place with your friends and family

Teasers – Breaking the bubble

When I heard of TEASERS ♥️ , located at Forum Vijaya Mall , I was so much excited to visit the shop and try it …. Its a unique and creative outlet as the name says TEAsers, they make yummy drinks with the uniqueness of tea and bubble beads, which bursts and gives a unique flavour that your taste-buds cannot wait to relish. These innovative drinks are also healthy and delicious. We totally loved it to the core and enjoyed it.

History of TEAsers :

TEAsers offers an exotic variety of bubble tea with range of refreshing fruit flavours & milk based teas served with cold or hot tapioca bubbles/balls. This is a popular and evolutionary drink that is served with delicious nudge to tea infusions. They use freshly brewed tea leaves from the finest manufactures and the fruit flavours concentrates that go into the drink along with the popping bobas are acquired from their loyal established partners who manufacture the same with very high standards.



Woman behind TEAsers:

TEAsers has also expanded to online ordering and delivery. It boasts of signature products ranging from delicious double-chocolate pudding milk tea to healthy choices such as yakult green teas, with the added effort to lower the calories while maintaining the best value for its customers. All components are 100% vegetarian. The credits for coming up with this kind of an innovation goes to a woman, Ms. Kripa, who has set herself as an example for other women. TEAsers have been started in Vadapalani, Ambattur, Nungambakkam and  Coimbatore. Best wishes Kripa for much more.

Popping Bobas:

At TEAsers we call them “NaughTEA Bobas”. These are small juice balls that add the much needed twist to the drink. The shell is made from Seaweed extract, with delicious fruit burst flavours inside!

Tapioca pearls :

They are small marble sized black chewy toppings found at the bottom of your bubble tea. They can sometimes be found to be white or transparent depending on the ingredients of the pearl. We at TEAsers use the black pearl which includes sweet potato, cassava root and brown sugar.


Bubble TEA :

Bubble tea was originally created as a tea-based drink that was invented in the 1980’s in tea shops in Taichung, Taiwan. As in the name, most bubble tea drinks contain a tea base mixed with fruit flavor or milk. TEAsers introduces this wonderfully tasting drink to all age groups; from school going toddlers, fun loving youths, happily wedded couples and to the gracious grandparents. Bubble tea ,also known as pearl milk tea, bubble milk tea, boba tea, or simply boba. That’s an interesting one with so many varieties to choose. They had two major kinds, the one with the milk and the one without the milk. If you don’t like the smell of the milk then you can go for the one without the milk in which the flavours are strong. I personally loved the milk base though.

My favourite bubble tea :

After a dilemma, I finally came up with a drink that impressed me, I ordered
based bubble tea with honey dew flavored with grape jelly . It was really wonderful and tempting. . Its immensely satisfying when the slippery balls stream up the straw and fill your mouth. You will find yourself slurping pointlessly (and loudly) at the dregs to hoover up every last drop, until you realize sadly that the experience was over.

I also tried Chocolate milk bubble tea with tapioca, Lychee fruit bubble tea with mango boba which were So yummy and totally refreshing!.. Both were upto the mark and of good quality: the tea was tasty, and the bubbles were nice and soft. You can choose the type of Bobas you want. There are the chewy ones, the soft ones like water bubbles, the jelly kinda ones and many other varieties of boba. They also serve Madras Mudka Tea , cookies and some other Hot Beverages too.

Melting cookie purely veg with vanilla icecream:

Cookies and vanilla ice-cream base are not as creamy as regular ice cream
so when they melt, they do so cleaner and quicker,,, It was so delicious with the amazing ultimate melt in your mouth which makes us visit again and again..

I love this place the bubble tea is super tasty and is really good! Plus the atmosphere is super cute! It’s well decorated …. Even a diabetic can drink here! Just ask our Bubble makers to add half sugar or make it sugar free. I highly recommend this place!

Cuisines : Bubble Tea, Beverages , Desserts

Cost for two:₹300

Hours: 10:30am – 11:30pm (Mon-Sun)

P (store): (0) 9566237644

E: [email protected]

Contact Person: Kripa

P: (0) 7550036655

website : Teasers website

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