I travel a lot and, while not really a ‘foodie’, I have certainly enjoyed many a fine meal at some of the top restaurants around the world.
For my 41st wedding anniversary I took my wife, my two sons and their wives and 4 grandchildren to Tuscana – a much talked about Italian restaurant on Chamiers Road in Chennai, India. We ordered garlic bread, Diavola and Margherita pizzas for the kids with some more refined fare for the adults. Among us we ordered the Zuppa di funghi, Fromaggio di Capra con Gamberetti with penne pasta, Ossobucco with mashed potatoes and Aglio Olio e Peperoncino, We also ordered a couple of Greek dishes from the limited Kryptos menu that was also available here – Kalamarika Tiganita and Kotopoulopitakia. If the names of these dishes sound Greek and Latin to you … well, it’s because they are! You can check out their website (www.tuscanakryptos.in) for their dine-in menus with descriptions, etc.
I would like to inform you that all the dishes were beyond our expectations - authentic flavours with rich undertones. We tried to go easy on desserts but ended up scraping the plates of Tiramisu and vanilla Panna Cotta clean! Under the supervision of Mr. Charles, the smart young Manager both the food and the dining experience were superlative. The icing on the cake – no pun intended – was an amazing chocolate cake with a candle for my anniversary. It was melting in the mouth because they had used genuine chocolate generously.
The service was very good and not very pricey like the 5 star hotels.
It was an enjoyable experience. I genuinely recommend it to the discerning customers who would want Italy brought to India.
Last but not the least, the credit for all these initiatives should go to Mr. Vipin Sachdev, without whose initiative & enterprise, this successful venture could not have been possible in this conservative Chennai. Jawarhalal Nehru, long ago said, “Success goes to those who dare and act but seldom to the timid”. Mr. Sachdev is an example for people to emulate.
Come one, come all … and happy dining!
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