It’s the long weekend, Chennai! Which means, that if you’re not getting out of the city for the weekend, to celebrate Independence Day elsewhere, you need to get your fill of great food offers in the city. Long weekends are meant for eating everything and relaxing, or so we believe and keeping that in mind, we’ve got a whole lot of great buffets, food festivals and specials that you need to get involved in right away.
Despite what people might think, there’s a lot going on in Chennai and it’s always busy and exciting! So we’ve got a food festival or two, a special buffet, delicious cocktails and so much more for you to try out this weekend. Kick start this Independence Day weekend in style.
Korean Buffet – Vasco’s, Hilton Chennai
Vasco’s at the Hilton Chennai is hosting Chef Jun Yeol Kim from Millenium Seoul Hilton as he takes food lovers in Chennai on a delicious culinary journey through Seoul this month. The buffet spread is available for dinner, including live counters of authentically prepared dishes like Samgyeopsal, Chimaek, Bibimbap and much more.
August 11th – August 26th | 6:30pm – 11:30pm | Rs. 1,900 (plus taxes)
Tamil Nadu food festival – Savera Hotel
Savera Hotel’s South Indian restaurant, Malgudi is hosting a special Tamil Nadu Food Festival all of this month to celebrate Madras Day. Indulge in delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian thalis and other popular and delectable dishes from the state.
August 12th – August 21st | Malgudi | Lunch & Dinner only
Regions of India – Courtyard by Marriott
Get a taste of Indian flavours from different parts of the country, under one roof. Visit Paprika Café at Courtyard by Marriott all of this month to feast on dishes and flavours and spices from all over India. As they say, ‘celebrate diversity’ every evening!
7pm Onwards | Paprika Café | Rs. 800 (plus taxes)
Breakfast buffet – Gossip Bistro
This relatively new restaurant located on ECR has finally launched their breakfast buffet! So whether you’re driving down to Mahabalipuram or Pondicherry, you can stop here for breakfast. Featuring continental and South Indian options on the menu, you can eat your fill at their breakfast buffet.
Weekends Only | 7am – 11am | Rs. 399
New menu at Jonah’s Bistro
Jonah’s Bistro has five outlets in the city and all five outlets have new menus! With dishes like the Monster Burger (which has Panko chicken, double beef patty, turkey bacon, fried eggs, Bolognaise sauce and more between toasted buns), Belgian Waffles and pasta dishes. And that’s not all, if you’re a Stella Maris student, you can get waffles free on a bill of Rs. 200.
Poe’s Garden, Besant Nagar, Anna Nagar, Velachery & Palavakkam, ECR
Celebrating Chef Greg – Park Hyatt
To celebrate executive chef Grzegorz Odolak’s time at Park Hyatt, the hotel is taking patrons and food lovers down memory lane. Chef Greg, as he’s known, will be making some of his best dishes as a thank you and a goodbye to Chennai. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
August 15th – August 21st | Park Hyatt Chennai
Olympics Cocktails – The Park
Enjoy the Olympics with delicious cocktails at The Leather Bar with friends. These specially curated Brazilian cocktails (and mocktails) are only available at The Park during the Olympic season. Plus, ladies get to try the “Ronaldo”, a special cocktail.
The Leather Bar | Cocktails @ Rs. 550 | Mocktails @ Rs. 425