Onam special in city restaurants
Mention “Onam” and what comes to mind is the sadya (feast), which is an integral part of the festival. A look at what has been planned by hotels and restaurants in the city.
Onam is celebrated to commemorate the visit of King Mahabali, whose reign was considered prosperous, to his home land every year. Celebrate Onam in true Kerala style by savouring Onasadya at Ahaar, The Residency on G. N. Chetty Road. To add to the ambience, the staff will be in traditional Kerala attire. The chenda melam in the background will take you to God’s Own Country at least for a few hours. The buffet spread includes specialities such as thoran, kadala curry, elassery, pulisseri, avial, puttu, prathaman, chakka chips and nenthra pazham. The Onam buffet is available for lunch (12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.) and dinner (7.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.) at Rs. 330 per person. For reservation contact 28253434.
Ambassador Pallava on Montieth Road, Egmore, celebrates the harvest festival on August 27 with a lunch buffet at the Society Restaurant and a dinner buffet at Salt n Pepper. The lunch buffet comes at Rs. 400 and the dinner buffet at Rs. 300. For children aged below 10, it comes at Rs. 250. For reservation call 28554476 or 28554068.
Drop in at Comfort Inn Marina Towers which has arranged a special lunch and dinner buffet titled “Valara Tasty” at Seven, its multi-cuisine restaurant. It will be Sadhya, a typical Malayalee feast for vegetarians. It comprises avial, thoran, kalan, upperi, pachadi and pradhaman and will be laid out on a plantain leaf. There will be a separate counter for non-vegetarian dishes such as meen polichadhu, thalappanthukkali biriyani and erachi ularthiyathu. Aappam with vegetable stew and idiappam with coconut and meat dishes are the other attractions. Desserts in the form of vattalappam and adapradhaman will lend a sweet touch to your meal. The buffet is priced at Rs. 300. Open for lunch (12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.) and dinner (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.). For reservation call 28585454.