Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dinner @ Annalakshmi

After so many years, I had a chance to go to a Veg Restaurant for Dinner :) Yes the IT life literally denied me the chance to enjoy good veg food in a Veg restaurant. There is a huge difference in the quality and taste of Veg food that one gets in a Veg Restaurant and Non Veg Restaurant.

With life getting too busy with Shravan, my only choice for New Yr eve was a short dinner for 2 hrs (2 hrs is the time limit my mom gives me to go out with Suresh when she takes care of Shravan). To decide on the place, I had the major constraint of the restaurant being quite close to home and then getting a reservation on new yr eve and food being good there and at affordable rates!! On looking at my conditions, I told my sister  "I am going to end up having dinner at our house dinning table only"

It was Suresh who came up with the idea of Veg Restaurant and then we narrowed our choices to Namma Veedu / Rasam / Annalakshmi and Veg Nation. Namma Veedu rejected as it was in Vadapalani and the traffic would be hopeless on New Yr eve. Veg Nation in Anna Salai wasn't really impressive and so I rejected it. Some how I decided to check on Annalakshmi first and I was happy to get my reservation done on phone in 5 min and it also satisfied me that I can drive there in 20 min from home. To add on the rates for Buffet was only 500 which was quite a decent one for New yr eve.

I left home at 8.10PM and reached my table sharp at 8.30 PM and enjoyed a peaceful dinner after a very long time. The ambiance was amazing and to add on, as I said earlier, the food tasted so good. Yes Veg food is always best at Veg Restaurants only!! Infact we even decided to get our parents sometime here for a dinner. Around 9.30 we finished dinner and then drove home by 9.50PM. Thankfully the route we chose had less traffic at both times and that helped me keep on my schedule of 2 hrs :) 

Dinner at Annalakshmi is worth and I would even add, its right place to drop in as couples or as family with elders of course the base  criteria being you are a Vegetarian or one who enjoys veg food :)