Ayna, Hilton’s contemporary Indian restaurant stays true to its identity, not just with food but also its décor. The result is a fine balance between the opulence of Indian textures, fabrics and colours and the subdued elegance of a contemporary restaurant. The menu offers traditional Indian dishes. Start with the Vazhathandusaaru ( a healthy soup made from raw banana stem, coriander, onion and tomato), and Kozhikaalkurumelagu ( crumb fried chicken crusted with black pepper). The Black Chicken Tikka, a signature dish with chicken morsels marinated in squid ink, hung yoghurt and grilled, is a unique recipe from the chef. The Achari Jhinga ( prawn marinated in pickle spices and grilled in the tandoor), looks hot but is surprisingly balanced. The Aynaparonthi naan, with poppy seeds goes well with the curries. The must try dessert here is the Chocolate Chettinad Mélange ( chocolates filled with spice and served with raspberry- and- chilli ice cream). This dessert is a sure conversation starter.
Time The restaurant is open for dinner from Monday- Saturday and lunch and dinner on Sunday
Where Hilton, 124/ 1, JN Salai, Ekkaduthangal Meal for two Rs 2,500 Tel 22255555