The great thing about coming back home is rediscovering Chennai all over again – Old facets and new. It’s like falling in love all over again. J Now if only I could keep track of all those ever-changing one ways…
This trip around, I was lucky to have met up with the very fabulous and very very gorgeous Shilpa and Nandini from Malli, Chennai’s First Food Magazine. May I mention again how fab and pretty they were?! Be sure to check out the equally fab mag Malli and trust me you wont be disappointed. Malli fills in a much-needed gap in the lives of the local foodie. Its fitting that a city with great food and that is opening up so much on a culinary platform has someone chronicling its growth and offerings.
I had a lunch date with the gals at the recently opened 5 Senses restaurant located on the pish posh Khader Nawaz Khan road in Nungambakkam, Chennai. The location is perfect for tired souls needing a bite to eat post intense shopping at the great stores nearby. (Probably the reason I’m so broke always!). I loved the idea of their outdoor seating which is perfect for evenings or on a cool day. Located in a spanking new mall decadently named Oyster, 5 Senses also houses a patisserie.
5 Senses takes you on a culinary trip around the Mediterranean with their fine dining options. Order yourself a colorful mocktail to accompany the numerous offerings in appetizer section of the menu. We had the Vegetarian mezze platter and a non-vegetarian appetizer and everything was very good. However I was a little disappointed on the entrée side of things, which was a squash and pasta dish. While the concept was great, it missed the mark on taste and execution. Luckily the freshly tossed and baked pizza made up for everything. I recommend the pizzas and they did have some interesting options of toppings.
And yes… we did have dessert – Tiramisu! There were some inventive items on the dessert menu for all you folks with a sweet tooth out there.
Here are some pictures from our culinary sojourn:
|Our Very Enticing Dolmades|
|For All You Carnivores: Pork Chops!|
|Ta Dah: And Then There Was Dessert|