Dakshin is organising a Franco Pondicherian Cuisine Festival – a rich amalgamation of Tamil-French cuisine wherein the dishes are invariably Tamil, but with a novel French twist and a very French way of cooking that is slow, meticulous, elaborate and mild. The festival is on till July 30, from 12.30 to 2.45 p.m. and from 7 p.m.-11.30 p.m. at Dakshin, Sheraton Park Hotel and Towers. 132, T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet. For details, contact 24994101.