Head to Kattappas for the city's best Chettinad starters
Curiosity got the better of me and the first thing I did on entering Kattappas Restaurant is ask if the hotel was named after the Kattapa who killed Bahubali . Laughing to what seemed like an often asked question, Jaganathan Venkitesh, the hotel manager says, “The name actually came from the colloquial Tamil expression ‘katt’, which means to have a good meal. However, we are thankful for the ready-made branding from Bahubali, the hotel campaigns have picked up ever since the movie released.”
Kattappas, the first hotel venture by Pratesh Kumar, a real-estate professional opened earlier in February and is being widely received for its Chettinad delicacies. The interior walls are in shades of bright orange and yellow with stencil wall art and has been done up in a Chettinad fashion. “We wanted to offer a fine dining space with good Chettinad food. Some suggest to covert it in to a multi-cuisine restaurant but we feel it will be a misfit for the place,” says Jaganathan as I make my way to the dining upstairs. Formerly a 2500 square feet house, the restaurant can seat up to 85 people and has three dining areas including an al-fresco dining area.
Settling in, we are treated first to Aathvasi Chicken, one of Kattapas’ signature starters. The skewer with succulent pieces of chicken in a sauce of tamarind pulp and sugar syrup tasted sweet, sour and spicy at the same time and is a delightful choice for an appetiser. Karuveppallai Chick
Average price for two- 500
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