Come August and the entire nation is wrapped in the vibrant spirit of the tricolour with grand celebrations for Independence Day.
On this occasion, UPPER DECK at Vivanta by Taj-Fisherman’s Cove celebrates with a special set menu including Grilled Chicken Stuffed With Four Cheese And Mushrooms (Classic preparation of grilled chicken filled with four variety cheese & mushroom accompanied with rosemary young potatoes, porcini Jus); and fillet Of Snapper (All-time favourite, delicious preparation of red snapper marinate with lemon, olive oil, garlic, parsley, mustard accompanied with polenta, cherry tomato and basil cream). August 14 | Dinner only | INR 2,400 plus taxes | Call +91 44 6741 3333 for more details.
At BAYVIEW, dine alfresco at this seafood speciality restaurant where the symphony of sea breeze juxtaposed with the crashing waves on the coastline lends a perfect backdrop to a memorable meal. Savour delicately flavoured Madras Grilled Snapper fillet and Tiger Prawn accompanied with grilled vegetables, curry leaf flavoured rice-Karuvepillai rice and yellow lentils laced with baby spinach. August 14 | Set menu for dinner | INR 2,800 plus taxes | Call +91 44 6741 3333 for more details.
On Independence Day, SEAGULL, the all-day diner offers a world of Indian tastes with cuisines from across different states, including Gosht Nargishi Kofta (Hyderabadi style, eggs delicately coated with mutton mince prepared in spiced rich yoghurt gravy); Dum Ka Murgh Biryani (Awadhi style biryani prepared with long grained rice, made with tender chicken flavoured with handpicked spices and saffron; and Kung Pao Chicken (A classical dish from Sichuan region of south west China, made with chicken, peanut, chilli and pepper). August 15 | Lunch buffet | INR 1750 plus taxes | Call +91 44 6741 3333 for more details. Also savour delicious mocktails like Elaichi Cream; Peppers Mojito; Raw Mango Martini; and Tri Colour Chill, priced at INR 350 plus taxes per mocktail.
On this occasion, ANISE, the all-day diner at Taj Coromandel celebrates with a special Brunch Buffet featuring diverse Indian cuisines with a focus on kebabs and street foods! The spread consists of Peshawari Murgh Tikka; Achari Tandoori Subzi; Paneer Tikka; Awadhi cuisine including Awadhi Murgh; Gosht Dum Biryani; and Nalli Nihari; Tandoori Murgh; Lal Mirch Ka Paneer Tikka; and Dal Amritsari from Punjab; Bengali cuisine with an emphasis on fish and lentils; and the all-time favourite street food from Bombay like Pav Bhaji; Kheema Kathi Rolls; and Goan Fish Curry. South Indian food lovers can opt for Kozhi Rasam; Baby Corn Bezule; Kozhi Milagu Pirattal; and Idiyappam-Paya. The dessert counter displays chocolate newspaper stands and sugar sheet newspapers dated August 15, 1947, taking guests back in time! August 15 | INR 2330 all-inclusive | Call +91 44 66002827 for more details.
BUZZ, the all-day diner at Gateway Hotel IT Expressway Chennai celebrates the 70th Independence Day of the nation with the longest epicurean spread at the interactive buffet station with meticulously curated handcrafted dishes from across India that include Tiranga paneer; Independence satay (pepper, paneer and tomato); Freedom sandwich; Independence day pulao (coriander / tomato and plain); and Tricoloured curd rice, lasooni palak chatpata, Murgh Tawa Parchai kebab, Rogani Aloo masaledar, Nihari Nalli Gosht, Paperwali Machli, Prawn Hara Pyanz, Tiranga Biryani, Khushka Pulao, and not to forget the Ambur Gosht Biryani that has a mesmerizing effect along with the Nawabi Dum Murgh ki Biryani from Arcot, amongst others.
At the On Site Live Action station, Chef Jebaraj would tantalise your appetite with the Chennai Dosa 3 ways ( Beetroot, plain and Palak dosa) served with a mélange of coriander coconut and tomato chutney, the Kothu Paratha, the Pesarattu, and some Masala Fried Prawns; the Chandni chowk Chaat station beckons the gourmet aficionado to a tasteful selection of the finest savoury appetizers .
End this meal on a sweet note with Tri colour Laddoo; Tiranga hulwa ( palak/suji/beetroot Hulwa) and the Hindustaani Lagan ki Mithai apart from the exotic bakes and cakes by Chef Sudhakar.
This signature Buffet Lunch by Chef Meril and the Master chefs at the kitchens of The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway Chennai is available on August 15 and is priced at INR 1100 plus taxes.
What’s more, avail a special discount of 25% on this gourmet spread for all patrons aged 60 years and above once a valid identity card is shown at the Hostess’ desk.