Check out the seafood fest and the tandoori thali at Le Royal Meridien

If you are a seafood lover, you will enjoy Surf and Turf, a food festival offering a variety of seafood and red meats at Kayal, Le Royal Meridien. The "on site" cooking, the main attraction at Kayal, gives you an opportunity to eat food prepared on the spot by speciality chefs. The red meat with fresh fish preparations make a wonderful combination. There are also steaks and pasta. Coriander Prawn is a popular dish on Kayal's menu. The restaurant also serves delicious desserts, including cheese cake and chocolate marquise. The festival is on till the end of January.Tandoori treatAt Navaratna, the restaurant at Le Royal Meridien, you can enjoy a tandoori thali. The ingredients that are unique to the cuisine of the North-West Frontier have been used to make delicacies such as jhinga masaledar, Lahori seekh kebab, khandari paneer tikka, rajma tikki and barwan aloo tikki. The festival will also have vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs to spice up the sumptuous thali. The Tandoori Thali festival is on till January 26. For details call 22314343.Haunting playPariksha presents "Oru Visaaranai" by Jnani, a Tamil adaptation of J. B. Priestley's play "An Inspector Calls" on January 29 at Top Storey, Alliance Francaise, 3 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. The story is about an industrialist Kumaraswamy and his family. As they are celebrating the engagement of their daughter, an inspector calls on them. His startling revelations not only shatter the foundations of their life but also challenge us to examine our consciences.Jnani is a Tamil writer, journalist, theatre person, video filmmaker and teacher. He has directed several TV serials and documentary films. Pariksha is the first alternative theatre group in Tamil in the city. Started in 1978, as an amateur theatre group to stage plays with direct support from the audiences. It has staged plays written by renowned litterateurs - Indira Parthasarathy, Ambai and N. Muthusami.Donor passes will be available at the venue. For details, contact 93810 17076 or 98844 67210.

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