Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Days Hotel, OMR

Run under the able flagship of Wyndham Hotels, Days Hotel, has a very elegant facade. But, the interiors, came to me as a very pleasant surprise. It has been tastefully done - A Long Chandelier at the Lounge, Artifact made out of Mother of Pearl at each floor, thematic restaurants, wall hangings with contemporary art, space planning at it's best, well lit - I must say, it's quite impressive.


Days Hotel, OMR

Rooms

A 3 floor building with a total of 57 Rooms, which comprises of 3 Suites, 21 Deluxe Rooms, 32 Standard Rooms and 1 Accessible Room for differently abled. And the amenities and facilites, covering all needs of both the Business and Leisure Travellers.

Days Hotel - Suite
Days Hotel - Standard
Days Hotel - Deluxe

D Lounge:Timing 9 AM to 11 PM: The lobby lounge, ideal for quick meetings or meeting up with a friend.

Sunrise Banquets & Conferences: With 3000 sft of two splendid halls, 6000 sft of lawn area, a meeting room for 12 - ideal for private celebrations and corporate meetings too.

Viviana: The in-house Spa & Salon, which is operational. And a full-fledged Gym is under work in progress.

Viviana
Ride Bar: As of now, license for the Bar is pending. But, with that we had a look at, this place is sure to lift the spirits high.

Ride Bar
Svanna: The Alfresco Restaurant, focusing on Global Grill concept for food and with one of the best Skyline views overlooking the Beach at ECR. Eagerly waiting for this one to open soon.

Svanna

Nutcracker: Timing: 7 AM - Midnight

Nutcracker, OMR
This was actually the hero of the day, as we were invited for a tasting session.

Since, I had reached a bit earlier, had a chat with the Executive Chef Sathya Seelan, who had started his career from Chennai, travelled a bit to Middle East and now back to his Territory to showcase his Culinary skills. A dedicated Japanese Menu only means that he knows his customer's expectation well. The Menu is quiet vast and interesting to note was the inclusion of Japanese Breakfast option.

Mr. Prakash Chandran, the Vice President, who is the brain behind the tastefully done interiors, as he has hand picked almost everything that you can physically see in the Hotel, explained to us that, the Hotel is for Business and Leisure travellers, but the Restaurants are more focused to cater the neighborhood community, where a family or a group of friends can walk in anytime and enjoy some good food.

 


Details on the Tasting Session:

Absolutely no qualms on the food. In fact, I liked almost everything that was served on my plate. So, I'll divulge in minimum details.

Welcome Drink was Nannari Sarbat. An Orange Mojito was served a bit later - Both were spot-on



Starters:

 

Pappad: Good
Tomato Bruschetta: Bread was soft, with a good amount of toppings and cheese
Trio of Idlys: 3 Mini Idlys - Tulsi, Lemon and Pepper - served with 3 types of chutney
Chettinad Urulai Croquettes: A good twist. Our own South Indian Potato masala (Bonda Filling) made into Croquettes.
Panko Crumbed Squid: Crunchy and nice
Karaivepplai yera: Reminder that Curry leaves can be tasty too.
Maa Thai Lamb: The Best amongst the starters, according to me.

Vegetable Tempura: Very well made and tasted Yummmm!



Sushi Platter: Plating looked like an Art Work. Pretty decent affair.



Main Course:

Grilled Fish with Lemon Butter Sauce was the best of the lot for me. Loved it. Followed by, Lamb Chops with Own Jus, and Kozhi Varutha Curry. Indian Breads were soft and nice. Dal Makhani could be better, Paneer Lababdar, the gravy was yummy, but would have preferred the Paneer to be softer.

Biryani, scored very well along with the Bagarae Baingan. Everyone at the table seemed to enjoy the Fish Curry, but to me it was too rich and had a very strong hint of Coconut Oil, I would have preferred a subtle version of the same.



 


Desserts:

Apple Pie won my heart instantly. Tulsi Rasgula was a nice tiwst. Mud cake and Red Velvet Cake were very nice. The Caramel Tuile was a creative addition and Strawberry Ice Cream the usual affair.



Days Hotel Chennai is located at:
#245/1, Old Mahabalipuram Road, 
Padur, Chennai - 603103
Phone: 044 3000 1444




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