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Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Pink Flamingo

Situated right above Spencer's in Besant Nagar - the same property which house Shogun before - Flamingo is a concept restaurant which focusses on fusion - string hoppers with chicken, dosa platter with chicken, mutton, egg dosa served along with curry and chutney, chappati chicken roll with rice servings and chicken curry...you get the drift!
We arrived at 10.57 pm, well the sign said 11 am to 11 pm so technically we were there before 11 pm. Half expecting to be kicked out of the empty place except 1 occupied table, we got a pleasant surprise when we were welcomed with great aplomb.
But the server was not too keen as he rushed us up with the orders because the kitchen was closed- ie we were not allowed to order starters quickly and then he could come back after 5 minutes for the main course. He had to take the entire order at the same time. Well!
We called for mutton pepper fry - quite a big serving and stuffed kulchas & naan- very spicy but good.
The chicken lollypops were a disappointment - very dry 3 leg pieces instead of the 6-8 pieces of the wings with lot of masala binding them.
The meal for 2 costed around Rs 450/-(inclusive of a fresh lime soda)

We also explored Mash situated on the Elliots beach. We originally went there but backed out because none of the combos boasted of "plenty of chicken". Continental, breakfast-ish/ lunch-ish menu- sandwiches, pasta, steak, sizzler. Walked out shamelessly after promising the poor chef that we would surely come for a breakfast this weekend!
My grouch is why aren't the chef/ servers in such fancy places equipped well enough to explain the menu to us in terms of basic preparation, quantities of serving and recommendation based on what we are looking for!

4 comments:

Monika,Ansh said...

YOu made my mouth water. :)

Mama - Mia said...

:D

well at least they served you!! in bangalore, you would be indeed kicked out!! even if you reached at like 1040!!

M used to always joke that whenever they serve continental food, its always like they serve the smallest continent!! :p

cheers!

abha

phoenixritu said...

Rs.450/- for a meal for two - that's a steal! Lovely

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Mmmm! This post was yummy, mummy!

;p

Awww! Come on! You had to have seen that coming!

:D