I was part of the Paratha, Dosa Biryani Fest nickname Chandni Chown to Chennai I believe , at Tulips Green Park. The menu was as below
1.Tomato Pepper rasam
Starters: 01 Veg & 01 non veg
Welcome drinks – 2 types
2.Paneer masala Dosa
3.Davangere Bene dosa
2.Ceylon Omlette dosa
3.Pepper chicken Dosa
2.Ande ka Paratha
3.Travancore Kuttu Partha
1.Chettinad Kaikari birinji Biryani
2. Jack Fruit Biryani
1.Murgh Dum Biryani
2.Andhra Kodi Pulao
3.Kachi Gosht ki Biryani
2.Mirpakai Pattani curry
3.Baigan Mirch Ka salan
5.Paneer mirch masala
6.Bhindi Pineapple curry
1.Nellore Chapalla Pulusu
2.Mutton rogan josh
Sambar/Coconut chutney/Pudina chutney/Karvepaku chutney/ Ginger chutney/Tomato kosthu/Brinjal Kosthu/Lasooni tehca/Kaikari pachadi/Velliri pachadi/Velulli podi/Kara podi, Murabba – 02 types.
Plain rice/Curd rice/Curd/Papad/curd chilli/ Mix veg raitha/ Boondi raitha/ Burhani raitha.
Indian Dessert – 08 types
Fruits – 03 types
Ice cream – 03 types
I had landed up on purpose, half an hour earlier to do some shooting because I missed taking my camera out during such events.
Tulips is very pedestrian as compared to;Once upon a time. While there is a minimal ambiance, I was really looking forward to the food.
The starters of baby corn and meatballs were ordinary. The meat balls tasted funny or probably I did not acquire the taste to relish what was on offer. The mock-tails were very refreshing , although it was a very old concoction.
The obvious highlights of the evening were the dosas for me, especially the Ceylon omelette dosa and the murtaba paratha.
None of biryani's wowed me. The star of the evening which was suppose to be the jack fruit biryani also did nothing to make me want to eat it again.
However, the rogan josh ( made in Hyderabadi style ) and rogani murgh along with the parathas mentioned above hit off very well.
Most of the eating was done through the lens. Of all the items on the buffet, I ate hardly a few, but what I ate was just about decent and nothing wow.
I did choose not to give feedback on the spot because a lot of it was being given and there was no point in mine being lost in the melee.
Will go again for the regular affair, if its a food fest - i will continue to have reservations about it./