The Andhra meal's centre of attraction is Rice. It all starts with hot rice served on to your plantain leaf and a spoon of ghee is poured on top of that. The ghee will melt instantly and disappear in that 'small heap' of rice. This ghee rice becomes the base for the different variety of powders. Tur dal powder, curry leaf powder, gun powder, etc are mixed with the above base and enjoyed one after the another as per your taste buds' liking. After his search for an authentic Andhra joint turned futile, he pledged to give the Aamchi Mumbai people a taste of Andhra food. That is how Subash Rao quit his 25 years of corporate life and started his work towards achieving his dream . But for someone who had no knowledge about the restaurant business it was a herculean task.
The typical day for a Tamil person starts early in the morning with reading the newspaper while sipping hot coffee. These are two inseperable things in most of the traditional Tamil families. The aroma of filter coffee in the house makes your morning fresh. Vanakkam, meaning Welcome / Namaste, welcomes you to an overdose of Tamil vegetarain food. This restaurant is opened by five passionate foodies who wanted to give Thaneites the taste of authentic Tamil food.
The story behind the need of starting Rabbito is similar to many of the startups. One of the founder had to order online food for his mother from a far off restaurant. The restaurant was charging an exorbitant charge for delivering the food. This made him sense the opportunity of starting a food delivery App which will help people to order from far off restaurants within Trivandrum for a small delivery charge.
Portico welcomes you with a lively ambiance (Still some work is happening around the restaurant). Caricatures and wall paintings along with filament bulbs lights up the place. The pool view enhances the charm of this place. The restaurant has an interesting menu with a mix of international & Indian cuisine
My eyes caught the attention of a restaurant named "Virgin Courtyard" 😉 . This was rated as one of the top 10 restaurants in Chandigarh. I clicked on the link to check the details. To my surprise it turned out to be a fine dine Italian restaurant. I continued my search for other restaurants to find out a place serving authentic Punjabi food. But somehow I was impressed and I was tempted to visit the Italian restaurant. May be this is what you call love at first sight and that too when you see a Virgin courtyard :).