Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Annalakshmi: Overhyped!

Long time since I posted.

Work, frustrations, and little travel! Or should I say motivation was not there.

Anyway, I am back, trying to post again.

So, last week, I went to Annalakshmi for lunch with my colleague and a client.

Annalakshmi as many Chennaites would know is a premium South Indian veg restaurant. Before this occassion, I went there, just once, in 2000. Annalakshmi, which I am told is run by a swamiji, is known for its food. The cooks and service staff are from good background.

So, we ordered meals for ourselves. To be honest, I did not find anything exciting about the place. The food is ok. There was too much of oil in the potato dish, rice, chappathis...The food tasted more like home food. For some its good. For people like me, we want to eat out because we need challenge for the taste buds.

The restaurant by itself was well decorated but had a mix of Mughal and Ravi Varma painings. I could not understand why.

Service is good.

But coming back, is Annalakshmi worth the hype? I don't think so! And I could be grossly wrong.

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