Diwali Delights with Taj Hotels, Chennai!
Diwali comes alive at ANISE, the all-day diner at Taj Coromandel with special a Diwali Brunch. Savour beverages like Thandai; Chaas; Sweet lassi and salted lassi; and Jaljeera. Indulge in Oven roasted sweet potato with sweet tamarind glaze; Marinated peppers, pineapple salsa; Aloo papdi chaat; Broccoli with pinenuts; Poached pears, blue cheese & candied walnut; and Salad nicoise (classical), among others.
The elaborate main-course beckons with Bharwan paneer with makhana; Lasooni aloo palak; Khusk subziaan; Dingri mutter khorma; Garlic and thyme roasted chicken with merlot jus; greek style tenderloin and potato moussaka; Porcini risotto gallets with wild mushroom ragout; Butter tossed haricot, asparagus and brussels sprout with feta and almond; and Asian spiced fried fish with chilli scallian sauce. The delectable dessert counter includes Barfis, Sandesh, Ladoo, Kheer, Halwa; Mango pot de crème; Fruit evelutini; Coffee and chocolate cake; Baklawa; Raspberry and rose cheese cake; and Hazelnut pie. The Diwali Brunch is available on October 18 and priced at INR 1975 plus taxes. Call 66002827 for more details.
For those like it traditional, head to SOUTHERN SPICE, the South Indian specialty restaurant at Taj Coromandel for special Thalis for lunch and Dinner. Sip on delicious Pineapple rasam or Shunkat Jeri meri (Bay prawns tossed with pounded cumin and black pepper); try the Kappa cutlet with idi chammandi (Spiced tapioca cutlets with pounded coconut and tamarind relish); or Kara paniyaram (Tomato and garlic chutney stuffed rice dumplings). The mains include Mutton Mappas (Succulent lamb morsels simmered with raw mango and coconut milk); Kovalam meen varuval (Marinated seer fish darnes cooked in a griddle) for non-vegetarians while vegetarians can delight in Aympon vellai kuruma (Field beans, almond and spring vegetables in a rich cashew and coconut gravy);Beans paalya (A Kannadiga style dry preparation of beans with spices); Kadala yam gassi (Black chickpeas and yam in a byadgi chilly and coriander seed spice mix); and Allepey kada chakka curry (Raw jack fruit simmered with raw mango and coconut milk). Savour these with accompaniments like Chicken kothu Idiyappam or Vegetable Kothu Idiyappam; Idly; Appam; and Steamed rice.
End this special Diwali meal on a sweet note with Strawberry ela ada (Strawberry and coconut in rice casings); Dum ka rote halwa(White bread and sugar confection with an abundance of clarified butter); and Broken wheat payasam. The Diwali Thali is available on October 18 for lunch and dinner, and is priced at INR 1750 plus taxes (Vegetarian) and INR 1950 plus taxes (Non-vegetarian). Call 66002827 for more details.