Cinnamon Grand Colombo unveiled its latest indulgence with the opening of Chutneys, Colombo’s first five star South Indian restaurant.
The restaurant, built at a cost of Rs. 40 million has been designed by leading architect Dipika Dharmadasa with an infusion of both traditional and modern styles.
“We are proud to infuse the flavour, delicacy, and a touch of the very cultural essence of South India into Colombo,” Cinnamon Grand General Manager Rohan Karr told Daily News Business.
He said Chutneys offers the true essence of South Indian fare, known for its distinct characteristics and personality. The a la carte menu offers varied specialties from the four primary states of South India, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, with separate vegetarian and non vegetarian options for each state.
In addition to varieties of dosai there are 45 vegetarian options and 55 non vegetarian options to indulge in with 20 pages containing over 100 dishes.
A four member team of leading South Indian chefs will prepare authentic South Indian fare on a daily basis. Their distinctive styles have also led to the chefs being conferred the honourary titles of Dosai and Thali Masters in South India.
Chutneys also focuses on adding originality to tried and tested classics of South Indian cuisine, breaking new ground with its Dosai Thali, a first even for South Indian restaurants.
Keeping with South Indian tradition, a range of Dosais, Idly and Thali dishes will feature heavily on the menu. In keeping with its name, a wide variety of chutneys will be available for patrons to choose from.
The restaurant situated at the Lobby level offers a stunning view of the hotel pool and the landscaped gardens below. A focal point of Chutneys is the ultra modern exhibition Dosai kitchen which turns out over 30 varieties of Dosai a la minute.