Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Random Jottings...

We visited Mahamudra, the new restaurant attached to a spa at Mylapore. What an ambiance! Food wise, you do get a lot of the routine stuff and some very different (and healthy) dishes - uses some of the native pulses like corn, maize, ragi and the likes. We loved it. I would say, go with an open mind and explore. Only pure vegetarian. There's a small shop attached, carrying an impressive assortment of jute, cane, palm leaf, stone, metal, fabric and paper stuff. All environment friendly. And then there's the spa, gym, beauty parlour etc. Indulgence.

We checked out Crimson Chakra - Pattu waddled happily in the water enclosure. Food was good, very good indeed. We were a large group and they had this really nice and convenient concept called the 'set menu'. It is something like a buffet that's served to you at the table. You get very good spread, you don't waste, you don't waste a lot of time ordering and there's no confusion either.

Dosa Calling at Adyar - One can't complain, food is decent. But the taste is easily forgettable. Good place to go if you are looking for something clean, safe and affordable for breakfast or brunch.

Before signing off - some Velachery updates: Sangeetha has its restaurant at Velachery now!
Some more new blocks on the road are:

- Red Carpet - Footwear
- CreMeMore - Ice creams
- Sketch - Clothes
- Baker's Code - Bakery

All on Bye Pass Road.


Lavanya Sriram said...

You have been busy :)
Where is Crimson Chakra?

Jayashree said...

Mahamudra is the one that's run by Isha Yoga, isn't it? I want to go there, too.
You are spot on about Dosa Calling being easily forgettable.

Hema said...

We almost went to Mahamudra last weekend but had to change directions! I was particularly interested in the type of food they offer. Glad to know that it is a good place:)
@Lavanya- Crimson Chakra is in Gandhi Nagar, Adyar

Swaram said...

'Set Menu' sounds nice.
I like the name Crimson Chakra :)

Vidya said...

I loved Crimson Chakra and their 'set menu' and the ambience is quite good too. The starters were yummy!!

Uma said...

Lavanya - yes :D . CC - oppp Gandhi Nagar Club

Jayashree - Yes, it is run by Isha ... try it

Hema - It is good - do try it.... a very different experience

Swaram - Yeah, I like the name as well - a fitting ambiance I must say

Vidya - Very true - starters were really good!

Pooh! said...

Thank you! I cannot wait to come to Chennai. I have already started compiling a list of places to eat and I am glad Velacheri is happening right now. Before I come I am going to pester you for more recommendations

Priya's Feast said...

U got nice blog..I wish to relocate from anna nagar to velachery now :)