Pampering your palate
Palate Tips, the recently opened restaurant at Vikrampuri, offers an enjoyable dining experience in pleasant surroundings.
FUN TIMES: Perfect place for an evening out.
ALL WHO have bemoaned the unfairness of having "to come to town" for a bite can rejoice at Palate Tips (6212745/7894159), the first multi-cuisine restaurant in Vikrampuri, Secunderabad (next to Apollo Hospital.
"We were always interested in the food business," says Pradeep Rao, of Palate Tips. "We decided to start a restaurant, as there is no eat out in the area." Talking about the name, Ram Chander Rao, partner, said, "we wanted the name to bring about associations of taste."
The restaurant is airy and bright and the floral theme in the upholstery, the curtains, the paintings on the wall and the ground glass partitions all add to up to create an inviting ambience. The modern kitchen with sparkling white tiles and all steel counters with a fresh air induction and exhaust complete the picture.
Open from 11 am to 4 pm and 7 pm to 11 pm, Palate Tips offers a multi-cuisine experience, though according to Rao, "the North Indian and Chinese dishes are very popular."
The menu is divided into the regular soups, starters, main course (sub-divided according to region) and deserts. In the starters, Pepper Chicken (Rs 80) and Chicken Lollipop (Rs 85) are popular as are the Gold Coin Vegetables (Rs 55) and Shanghai Roll (Rs 60).
One of the specialities of the restaurant is "the fresh water prawns that we get once a week from Godavari." Otherwise frozen tiger prawns are used.
Kandhari Chicken (an Andhra speciality), Hyderabadi Chicken, Lemon Fish, Restaurant Special Kebab (a mixture of kebabs) and of course Paneer Butter Masala (what would we do without it?) could be tried out. Rao also recommends Methi Chaman (vegetables or chicken in a methi gravy) and the Special Biryani. The executive chef takes care of the Conti section and recommends Chicken Paprika, Roast Chicken and Baked Vegetables.
ARE YOU BEING SERVED: A pleasant dining experience.
The dessert section features the usual suspects - ice creams, caramel custard, sundaes and if you really want to indulge there is the Baked Alaska.
The thali, which has just been introduced, goes along with the "reasonable rates" theme. The Vegetarian Thali with eight items (apart from the rice, papad and pickles) costs Rs. 45
The Non Vegetarian Thali with two non-veg dishes costs Rs 120.Palate Tips also handles catering for small parties (25 - 30 members) and door delivery (if you feel too lazy to go out and get the food and would rather have your dinner come to you).
So who says you got to be in the centre of town to indulge your palate?
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