We enter ‘Hamsa’, a newly opened luxury dining restaurant tucked into the quaint streets of Gandhi Nagar and were lost. Lost for words. A pristine looking Swan symbol-ed building welcomed us graciously. The pathway to the restaurant was decorated with silvery white cages with colorful floras. The building hosts two floors – the first being the dining hall and the latter being a dream… I mean a private silver dining room. The Silver cutlery, the intricately designed interiors and the carefully curated menu for us diners shows the amount of hard work they have put into this restaurant and the result is clearly mind blowing.
After entering a palace, it was time for us to be treated like Royalty. The bell shaped sweet box which had Saffron Rasagulla was kept at every table and took us by a pleasant surprise.
The welcome drink made me fall in love with the place. No, not the golden Zari walls, not the silver artifacts but the welcome drink. Panchamirutham made up of 5 different ingredients reminded me of my childhood visits to Murugan temple and the authenticity is maintained. After 4 glasses of Panchamirutham, I was ready for food.
A plethora of starters and main course were arranged for us lucky bloggers. I was extra happy since it was a 100% vegetarian menu. Not just because I can finally try anything and everything on the menu but also we needed a vegetarian stand alone luxury dining restaurant in the City.
Some more starters like Makkai Muthaia Chaat which is a crispy dish made of fried corn tasted as good as it looked. The Leaf Enclosed Paneer and Kachhe kele aur anar tikki tasted mediocre and wasn’t able to compete with their neighbours.
The Usuals – Breads, rice and varieties of Gravy but the unique taste made it stand out from the others.
We were also served Idiyappam Biryani which didn’t please my palate.
Since it was an invited dinner, we weren’t allowed to pay but it comes to approx. Rs 2000/- for two which can be justified with the ‘fine dining’ tag.
Overall, I am extremely happy that vegetarians can finally go to an exclusive veg luxury restaurant for a nice weekend lunch/dinner. With extra ordinary main course and delectable starters and desserts, Hamsa is a sure winner and highly recommended.
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