Chennai hotels set to serve special food for I-Day
CHENNAI: Star hotels here are getting ready to celebrate the country's 70th Independence Day with tri-colour themed food, regional cuisines and even the dishes that were served on the night of August 14, 1947.
"We have decided to have tri-colour themed dishes. In India people are reluctant to cut dishes resembling the national flag unlike the western nations," Deepak Dandge, Executive Chef, The Raintree, St. Mary's Road, said.
According to him, the guests can savour dishes from various regions at the hotels two restaurants -- Colony and Chap Chay -- on Aug 15. Dandge said there will not be molecular gastronomy.
The non-alcoholic spread is priced at Rs 1,550 plus taxes.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort plans to take its guests through a culinary journey of India's history.
The hotel's master chefs will showcase the diversity of regional cuisines from across the states, as you get the sample Indian heritage on a platter at the Kitchens of India brunch, the hotel said in a statement.
"Independence Day is a pivotal time in our nation's history to reflect on our heritage and culture. Cuisines play a big role in defining our identities as Indians and InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort wants to highlight that through some delightfully patriotic offerings," Vijai Singh, General Manager, was quoted as saying in the statement.
The resort offers special dinner buffet (August 12-15) at Rs 1,799 plus taxes and the Kitchens of India brunch (August 15) at Rs 1,999 plus taxes.
On the other hand, Anise restaurant at Taj Coromandel here will recreate the historic menu that Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai served on the night of August 14, 1947.
The special menu now on offer for dinner till August 15, said a hotel official.
Interestingly, the price is fixed at Rs 1,947 (plus taxes) commemorating the year India got freedom from the British rule.