The Festival special menu is being served at the all day Diner Buzz (But only Dinner). This was my first Visit to Gateway, Chennai since I seldom have a reason to be in this part of town. I have heard good things about the Gateway from my fellow food bloggers and I was looking forward to the dinner.
We were introduced to the Executive Chef Meril. The Chef and the General Manager of the hotel gave us a brief introduction of the festival and then the parade of ‘Starters’ started. It was then that my Skepticism turned to absolute delight as one by one they were able to nail the ‘Authentic’ taste of the Delhi Street food. We had dishes named ‘Gupta Burger’, ‘Rahul Ande’ 'Biswaroop Chaat' etc and trust me they do actually exist (have attached some photos at the end of the blog.
I have not made an attempt to describe each item on the menu as most of them are familiar to most people. I have visually documented the dinner.
Samosa Chaat / Palak Kachori with Subzi
Bishan swaroop chaat (fruit chaat) / Aloo tikki / Veg Pakode
Golgappe (served with variety of flavored water)
Amritsari kulcha with chole / Chole Bhature
Murgh Tikka Roll
Lamb Seekh kebab rolls
Gupta Burger counter
Rahul Anda counter
Murgh Aloo Dum Wali Biryani
Ajwani Fish Tikka Masala
Bharwan Tinda Masala
Chui mui kofta /
Teel wali Kulfi
Everything from the Welcome Drink to the Desserts hit the right spot. Its very rarely that I have come across a food festival buffet where there has not been a single dish that had failed to impress.
The Gateway at OMR is a hidden gem (atleast for most of us in Central and North Chennai) and this is a festival that is definitely worth a visit.
(Note to Myself: I should keep my eyes open for other culinary events here...)
The fest is on till September 30 | Dinner buffet | INR 1200 plus taxes | For more details and reservations contact +91 44 6680 2500
These Places DO EXIST !!!