This novel festival menu at Dakshin, Chennai pairs forgotten South Indian cuisine with a musical feast

author_img Sonali S Published :  14th November 2019 04:09 PM   |   Published :   |  14th November 2019 04:09 PM

Four musical styles, four different a-la-carte feasts. In what is possibly a first, Dakshin at Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park is curating Isayam Virundhu, a food festival which pairs music with food for an elevated dining experience.

"Dakshin at Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park has always strived to bring something new to the table while preserving the authenticity and rich culinary heritage of the five South Indian states that it represents. We are delighted to present the novel concept of pairing traditional South Indian instrumental music along with traditional treats. We are very confident that our guests will really enjoy our new offering," says Nalin Mandiratta, Area General Manager, South India IHG & General Manager, Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park.

This musical feast commences on November 16 and will feature four  different styles of music paired with an exclusive choice of a-la-carte menu.

Between November 16 and 19 - there will be Carnatic instrumental music (veena and tabla) paired with traditional Iyer feast, which includes Thavala Vada, Poosinikkai Mor Kootu among others.

Later, from November 20 to 23 - listen for Classical instrumental music (violin and tabla) paired with nostalgic menu consisting of some of the forgotten South Indian dishes, which features Arugampul Aatiraichi Kari and Kudampuli Meen Curry.

From November 24 to 27-  the third set will feature Melodies (mandolin and flute) paired with lip smacking ethnic delights like Coorg Mamsam Shukki and Kathirikkai Kosumalli.





The final set between November 28 and December 1 will showcase Folk Music (ghatam) with Southern village style food. The dishes include Kozhi Mallai Varavul and Manchatti Meen Mangai Kozhmbu.

Popular thali meals and regular menu will be available as usual along with this limited time a-la-carte menu.

November 16 to December 1. Available for lunch and dinner. A la carte menu starts from INR 2,000 plus taxes for a couple.