Into The City
Three things to do in the city.
The Oberoi Grand’s restaurants have long stopped being just the hotel’s known restaurants and have become a part of the city’s lore. Just like most diehard foodies have a soft corner for biryani or daab chingri, almost all gourmands can recall La Terrasse’s Smoked Hilsa or Lobster Thermidor. No wonder then, when La Terrasse shut down in 2016, it left quite a gap in the city’s culinary scene. Threesixtythree, an all-day dining restaurant that has opened in this space has been the talk of the town from the word go. The space looks more welcoming with the flood of light coming through from the 400 sq ft skylight. To do true justice to the food, one needs to dine twice here. Once to try the gargantuan buffet menu and once more to savour the a la carte spread. The skylight here works like a spotlight on the salads and cold cuts counter. Prawn cocktail, seafood mousse, bright and pretty platters of hummus, babaganoush and an assortment of breads, olives and cheeses—the menu changes every day.
Of the a la carte options, the must-tries include the tomato burrata salad which has handmade organic soft cheese with succulent tomatoes in a light but flavourful dressing. If you’re a fan of risottos, the tomato and honey risotto is as bright on the plate as it is on the palate. The Japanese offerings are the restaurant’s signature dishes, thanks to Japanese specialty chef Raul Borja. Colourful sashimi on dry ice and colourful pebbles, nigiri sushi with tuna salmon or yellowtail, or the vegetarian avocado and cream cheese maki—take your pick from the town’s freshest sushi. For desserts, try The Cube—a hollow cube of tempered chocolate that holds a rich chocolate cake which is complimented by a smooth Bailey’s ice cream. AT Westfield, 92, Harrington Road, Chetpet PRICE Rs 350 for two
(Clockwise from top) Threesixtythree’s minimalistic decor; Lobster Thermidor