Pakwan, a vegetarian restaurant in TNagar, Chennai celebrated the first anniversary of their operations along with the launch of their new menu which boasts of an array of interesting dishes. We were invited to be the part of the celebrations and taste the new menu. It was fun with games and food, and we enjoyed the lovely preparations and the ambience, a special mention to the mocktails we were floored with in the process.
This has been our first visit to the place even though it came up many times earlier. The new menu carries Asparagus risotto with almonds, and to the Masterchef fans out there, it would not sound new. Based out of rice, it was a queer dish for a South Indian but yet delicately interesting and we liked it.
Chennai Focus wanted to try out a Punjabi Restaurant, Pind as we came across too any good reviews and wanted to try it out. Pind is a pure-vegetarian Punjabi restaurant located at Velachery, Chennai.
Ambience : It looked like a Dhaba themed restaurant with the bamboo/cane chairs and tables (Moda) that you find in Dhabas. Wall Paintings signifying Country life was also seen in the place we sat. We were not happy about the lighting. It was dimly lit and we could not even read the menu card and had to take the help of our mobile torch. Much with the trend now, they have a live Mocktail counter.
Chennai Focus visited Kaidi Kitchen, a vegetarian themed restaurant located in Bishop Wallers Avenue, (Opp. to Savera Hotel), Chennai.
Ambience: it is a jail themed restaurant with the waiters and the supervisors dressed like cellmates and jail wardens respectively. There are tables outside the cell ambience with a prison feel and decor. We sat in the normal tables. The restaurant has a live Mocktail bar but there wasn’t much of activity and felt uninviting and more like a shop. From the entrance to the tables, everything is carefully set so as to give a feeling of dining in a jail.
The concept of health food, would have earned you a sneer from the average Chennaiite fond of crispy Vadas and Masala Dosas. Today slowly and steadily, with eating right and healthy taking prominence across the world, many in the city have switched sides from deep-fried and golden to fresh and green.
Cholayil Sanjeevanam promotes healthy living through Ayurveda and Yoga. Good health starts with good food. Sanjeevanam also has under its umbrella a 100% Veg. Health Restaurant serves up healthy and tasty food designed along the naturopathic principles and is supported by a panel of eminent doctors and dieticians. The food is prepared only in earthen, bronze and copper vessels by specially trained, experienced cooks, without using ingredients considered detrimental to health.
Nivedhanam, is a month old restaurant, promoted by Amithra Hotels and Restaurants. They serve Indian, Chinese and Continental vegetarian cuisines. The Restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.
Be treated to a traditional ambiance with international menu items, a unique fusion for the gourmet lovers. Menu items include Chinese specialties, Continental dishes like Veg Au-gratin, baby corn fries, American cheese balls , North Indian Tandoori Dishes and last not the least sumptuous south Indian cuisine.
For Dessert lovers, be sure to try out sizzling brownies with ice creams, fruit salads that live true to their name, fruit truffle, banana splits, and more.