Maplai restaurant is quite popular for their virundhu (feast) and their curated selection of dishes from the Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka region centric cuisine. Right now, Maplai is celebrating Andhra Pradesh food festival during the month of July 2017. The Neelangarai unit is new but we could see a good footfall on the Friday we were there. We arrived early and was well received by Mr. Vinu Shankar, Marketing Manager of the establishment. It was interesting insight onto the process and the honesty in claiming their approach to being near to the authenticity of the dishes to the traditional way of making it. We arrived early and hence could not participate in the virundhu (feast) but did partake various items in the menu.
Beyond Madras is a nice initiative by Park Hyatt to bring in Grand ma’s kitchen onto your table. It is quite evident that many authentic recipes of our grand mothers have been lost in time. As quite evident from our parents and grandparents, knowledge transfer has reduced as we moved from one generation and another. Who would not want to have a taste of food specialized by our grandmothers prepared the same way in a traditional ambiance at a 5 star hotel? Here is our experience of ‘Grand Ma’s Kitchen’ by Beyond Madras restaurant in Park Hyatt.