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Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Special Buffet in Chennai

Chestnuts roasting on a fire, the smell of roast turkey, and warm tinkling lights will tease your senses! Santa Claus giving gifts to your family and Christmas Carols being sung in perfect harmony to complement the perfect meal you’ll have – all this and more on 24 and 25 Dec at The Residency Towers!

Imagine the most sumptuous feast, On 24th, at The Crown Our keyboard artist Francis will be playing Christmas Carols and our tables will be groaning under the weight of roast turkey with cranberry sauce, pate platters, stuffed eggs, Yule Logs and Plum puddings with sabayon sauce!

For Rs. 700 with a complimentary beverage voucher including house wine and Rs. 500 for a child under 10, you could enjoy the ambience of The Crown restaurant. The Deck – our al fresco dining option offers seating for Rs.1000 for an adult which includes a welcome drink, 2 complimentary beverage vouchers (which also includes house wine) and our hearty feast!

On 25th, gift yourself and your family a festive buffet lunch or dinner at The Crown. At Rs. 700 for an adult (complete with one complimentary beverage voucher including a glass of house wine)and Rs. 500 for a child, with Santa, a magician and a keyboard artist playing Christmas Carols, this is a steal. For dinner, the rates are the same; and if you prefer al fresco dining, its Rs. 800 for an adult with 2 complimentary beverage vouchers including a glass of house wine, a welcome drink and unlimited food.

At Main Street, our Chefs have chosen mouth watering recipes that will make this a Christmas eve feast you’ll fondly remember. The festive menu also has traditional Christmas goodies such as Roast turkey with cranberry sauce, exotic baked vegetables, cold cut platter and Austrian Apple pie. This is priced at Rs. 700 complete with one complimentary beverage voucher including a glass of house wine and Rs. 500 for children below 10.

You could always ring in the birth of the messiah by celebrating with food. Our midnight buffet at Rs. 450 per head could be your treat to yourself.

On 25th, Main Street offers up more goodies for you and your family. At Rs.700/- per adult it includes 1 beverage voucher including a glass of house wine and Rs. 500/- inclusive of 1 aerated drink for children under 10.

A crafted menu at Southern Aromas will make this a Christmas feast to be cherished; a minimum charge of Rs. 600 will be levied on 24th and 25th; we expect lunch and dinner to be unforgettable with Sharmila, a Bharatanatyam dancer entertaining you. In addition to the foot tapping music, Christmas carols will also be played at Bike and Barrel on both days. For further queries, call our festive desk at (044) – 28156363.

" Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year".

Source - Event promotion email from The Residency Towers

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Flavours of Thailand in Residency towers

The Residency Towers Chennai is organising a Thai food festival. A write up from the hotel describing about this festival makes the readers hardly to refrain from mouthwatering!! Here you go...
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Although Thai food has picked up in popularity over the last few years, many people still believe that it is similar to chinese cuisine. They couldn’t be more wrong.

And that’s where our “ Hai Thai “ Food Festival comes in! From May 28th to June 8th, we will be having a food festival unlike any you’ve have ever seen ! And to make it even better, the festival is happening at The Residency Towers in Chennai and The Residency in Coimbatore.
With dinner being served for the festival on all days, and lunch as well on weekends, the “ Hai Thai “ Food Festival will offer you more than you expect !

The ambience will be perfect, with the staff in colourful Thai shirts and a Thai hostess, Ms.Godchakorn Ruttanaviroth, ready to greet you as enter.

As for the food itself, we’ve flying in chefs from the Novtel Lotus – Accor Group of Hotels in Thailand, and once Chef Panyaporn Prasanwon and Chef Rungtiwa Sorlae take to the stage, you’re in for a gastronomic treat !

But that’s not all ! If you thought they will prepare a few dishes here and there and that’s it, you couldn’t be more mistaken ! Our guest chefs will create not one, not two, not three, but SIX completely different menus, including salads, soups, non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes, and desserts !

As always, our menu will have much more on offer, so you can also enjoy some continental, Chinese and Indian delicacies along with you meal.

Residency Towers is located on Sir Theagaraya Road, T Nagar Chennai and Avinashi Road, Coimbatore. Its worth giving a try to taste Thai food as an alternate to our regular home made dishes. So readers, plan a dine out this week and enjoy the Thai food festival at Residency Towers.

So what are you waiting for? Call The Residency Towers at Chennai or The Residency at Coimbatore and reserve your table today !

The Residency Towers115, Sri Thyagaraya Road, Chennai, 600017, IndiaPhone: +91 44 28156363
The Residency - Coimbatore, 1076 Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 018, IndiaPhone: +91 422 2241414

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Snow World in Island Grounds Chennai

Chennai is blessed with another Snow World in the city to chill off this summer season. The first Snow World in the Abirami mall is very popular among the Chennai crowd, which is set in the Abirami Mega Mall premises itself.
The new Snow World is joint initiative of the Tamilnadu Tourism Board and Spell Bound on the Island Grounds in Chennai, at a cost of around Rs. 3 crores as it appears on the media. This Snow World will be open for just a month from 1st May to 1st June.
This is the next attraction on the Island Grounds after the Trade Fair conducted earlier in Jan 2008. Snow World on the Island Grounds is spread about 75,000 sft. It has many attractions for kids like Ice Skating, Video games, Go Kart, Toy Train, Magic Shows, Freeze cold room and lot more. Big kids can enjoy the music and dance shows. But the public feel that the entrance fee of Rs.150/- per head is not so pleasing.
Namitha acts as the brand ambassador for this Snow World and she will celebrate her birthday there in the Snow World premises soon.

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

New Holiday Spot in Chennai !

34th India Tourist and Industrial Fair 2008

Island grounds in Chennai was jam packed due to mass entry of holiday enthusiasts finding their way to spend the Sunday evening at the fair when we had a round-up on 03 Feb 2008. It is the regular spot where the fair is conducted in the past many years.

Surprisingly, the entrance of the fair was engulfed by long queue of cars besides non-stop flow of two wheelers. Does it indicate improving life style of Chennaites? Nevertheless it confirms that the tourism fair is the hot spot for all class.

As we entered in from the rear entrance on the Anna Salai, we had to take a long haul to reach the ticket counters. It is recommended to enter from the main entrance on the beach road to watch the fair in the right sequence.

The fair is full of shops, stalls, dizzy rides, exhibits, snacks and all those accessories of an ideal fair. This year we find many thriller spots like Dracula cave, Den of the Ghost etc. as a result of overwhelming response from public in the previous years. But visitor feedback indicates that the excitement did not meet their expectations.

Food and snacks stall are of plenty in number offering varieties ranging from pop corn, sugarcane juice, candies, bajji, bonda, delhi appalams & more. A news paper report says, 10,000 appalams are prepared per day, that are dried in the sun to be oil fried and sold in the evening.

Next exciting thing in the fair are the dizzy rides - cup & saucers, giant wheels, roller coaster, bumper cars, kids train and what not? Majority of the crowd revolve around these rides and enjoyed them more than once some times. After all the rides are not so expensive when compared to the excitement that they have in store to offer to those ride lovers!

Shops as usual had all those routine stuff ranging from cooking ware, arts & crafts, home decors, electronics, etc. Interestingly a fancy shop that was pulling the crowd was having a large collection of articles offered at a flat price of Rs.10/- each. To our surprise we have noticed even stalls for computers, mobile phones & accessories etc. Woo the customer in the middle of their excitement seems to be the funda of selling those white goods in a tourism fair stall. Hope it helps them to improve the visibility of the brand and the price offers that they make to the public. Right place to catch the attention of thousands of people. It makes sense !

Other interesting stalls are the ones that displayed fishes in aquariums and birds in cages. Those are crowded by kids to watch those tiny little living things catching their attention. Other stalls that children enjoyed are the science exhibition, dancing mickey etc.

Last but not the least are the stalls set up by the government departments. Revenue, Electricity, Slum clearance board, Railways and Police are some to mention. Good work and interesting content did not fail to attract people who were patient enough to come in queue and take a glimpse of every stall till the end.

The tickets are priced at Rs.7.00 for adults and Rs.5.00 for children. Fair is open for public between 3.00 pm to 10.00 pm on weekdays and 11.00 am to 10.00 pm on Sundays and holidays. City buses are plying through this hot spot connecting all parts of Chennai. A special city bus counter is available in the beach road entrance / exit to guide the public to the buses that keep coming in so that none are left stranded even at the odd hours after the close of the fair in the night. It is learnt that the fair attracts as much as 60,000 visitors on a holiday. That makes this fair a preferred holiday destination for the Chennaites, within the reach of their city.

Hope this write up gives a realistic feel of visiting this fair. Being in Chennai it would not be fair if you do not visit this most happening spot at least once.

More about the fair soon. Watch this space !

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