Monday, 18 April 2016

Stix - Hyatt Regency, Teynampet

Stix at Hyatt Regency, Teynampet: With Sam Paul

Okay, this tête-â- tête was announced on the World Wide Web. Ah! This gives a new dimension to the phrase - 'To reach across the (food) table'. The meeting over coffee got upgraded to a lunch meeting. I'm happy it did. In my opinion, that's the best way to put your point across. Catch them while they are chewing their food 😛. No escape, they have to listen to you.

And to the Honourable Judges, who are judging me right now, thinking what a big show off I'm, and that I'm trying to show off about my lunch with Mr. Paul, kindly take a break and try to get the essence of this write-up. After that you can continue riding your unicorns, please.

While we were discussing the lunch plan, Mr. Paul suggested we go to a place where I've not dined before. I sheepishly said, I will review the place and tag you in my post and he obliged. So, here it is:

"As You Like It - Business Lunch" at Hyatt Regency.

Given the Star rating of this Hotel, I really feel the concept of their Business Lunch and Pricing (Excluding the Taxes part) is pretty neat. The choices are:

Vegetarian, Chicken - INR 1111
Vegetarian, Chicken, Meat - INR 1222
Vegetarian, Chicken, Meat, Seeafood - INR 1333

The Business Lunch Menu is quiet elaborate. You can make your selection, and the portions are served according to the number of people in the table. Mr. Arun, the manager, explained, it's because they want to avoid wastage, which according to me is very fair.

The Order: Opted for the INR 1333 Business Lunch

Starters: Sichuan style chicken, chilli; Crispy fried lamb, sichuan pepper, hoisin sauce; Fish pepper salt
Fish Pepper Salt
Crispy Fried Lamb
Sichuan Style Chicken 
Loved all the three starters. Absolutely drool worthy.

Main Course: Barbecue chicken and egg fried rice; Stir-fried noodles (Customised)




The Fried Rice also had Sweet Corn and Peas along with the Chicken and Egg and was made out of sticky rice. The noodles, I was told by my host, this was one of the finest that I'll get in Chennai. After tasting, I for once, agreed with what he had to say.😉

Sichuan poached tenderloin, chinese cabbage, winter bamboo; Sliced lamb, bok choy, chilli flakes and cumin; Steamed river fish, ginger soya, scallion, sesame oil; Stir fried prawn, bell pepper, xo sauce.

Sliced lamb,bok choy,chilli flakes and cumin

Sichuan Poached tenderloin 

Steamed river fish 

Prawns in XO Sauce


Out of the 4, the steamed river fish won hands down. I loved it to bits. The prawns were not my kind, I somehow am not a fan of XO sauce. So, not my type. The other two faired well.

Desserts: One can choose 2 desserts out of the choice of 4. But, we were served all the 4.

The Mandarin Crème Brulee stood out from the rest. Berry Cheese cake was nice. The fruit platter was presented well. Not a fan of their Banana fritters with Coconut Ice Cream, though.

The cost for 2 would be Approximately INR 3400 (With Taxes)

While I was with Mr. Paul, I couldn't get the much needed information to write this review like the details of their business lunch, dish names etc. So, went back to get the details. That's when I interacted with Mr. Arun. He gave me 2 desserts (on the house) to try.

Mango Pudding: Not very impressive.

Baked Yoghurt: This was amazing. Loved it thoroughly. Very different and classy.

Overall Experience: Service was top-notch both the times. But, they have to do something about their AC. While I was with Mr. Paul, the AC had been swtiched off because lunch hours was over. But, when I went again to get information, I noticed that the AC was not efficient enough. Also, I requested the manager to update their Zomato page with details on their Business Lunch and Menu. He agreed to look into both my recommendations.

 

3 comments:


  1. Thanks for sharing this list. Very grateful. I work at mobile app testing company where i think it will be definitely useful.

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    1. Hey... Thank you so much, Nish... I'm more active on my Facebook page...www.Facebook. com/mytrystwithfood

      I'm really not sure about Mobile App testing etc but if you think posts like this are useful... do take time out to visit my Facebook page.

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    2. Hey... Thank you so much, Nish... I'm more active on my Facebook page...www.Facebook. com/mytrystwithfood

      I'm really not sure about Mobile App testing etc but if you think posts like this are useful... do take time out to visit my Facebook page.

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