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!!!!