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Connoisseur's choice

Eat in the privacy of exclusive compartments at Orchid, amid woody interiors and a warm ambience.



INVITING DÉCOR: Compartments `n' cuisine go together.

THREE BASIC needs of life: food... food... and more food. Overheard at Orchid, the maxim perhaps is a pointer to the delightful menu, with a spread of over a 100 delectable delicacies, set to the connoisseurs' choice.

Spacious interiors and dim lights in a warm and cosy ambience, amid an irresistible aroma invites the visitor. Inside, it is muted colours, woody walls, more cabins, more room per cabin, more pages in the menu and more food for more money - that's what's new in the swanky eatery since it closed down for renovation two months ago.

With a seating capacity of 140 people, Orchid's USP has always been to give a private space, in the form of cabins, to its clientele. Good food amidst an infectious hospitality, are the other selling points that go without saying for the restaurant, doing brisk business since the last twelve years.

"We have added nine new cabins to the existing range, done up in a very inviting and cosy fashion, as per the demand of our regulars and preference of others," says proprietor Manohar Nadendla. There is a cabin that can seat 30 people so that business or corporate meetings can be held inside in strict confidence.

"To care for the contentment of our clients to the utmost level is our motto, which is the chief reason for our popularity in Road No. 3, Banjara Hills that is increasingly getting suffused with eat-outs and take-away's," he continues.

The menu has also been re-written. "We now have a diverse assortment of sea-food, Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine to cater for the wide-ranging taste buds of our patrons," the manager adds.

Up its sleeves are some rare delicacies like, chicken morongo, Japanese steak, Thai chicken, achari khazana, multani tikka, Goan fish curry, vegetable methi chaman and palak kashmiri kofta, apart from the ubiquitous regulars from the land of gongura and the Nizams.

In the Chinese section is, shredded lamb with bean sprouts, chicken red pepper, mandarin fish, fish in hot garlic sauce and chicken with mushroom and bamboo shoots, amongst a surfeit of hakka's and noodles.

While the Continental slice boasts of cuisine like, cheese spaghetti, chicken a la queen, spaghetti Bolognese, baked fish, spaghetti with meat balls, to name a few the sea-food segment has prawn and crab items, in abundance. Desserts, is another area where Orchid scores over others.

"Items like, Tiramisu, mango soufflé and chocolate ribbon mousse are the specialities that bear our stamp of quality and taste," says proprietor Nadendla.

Since all good things come with a price, the a la carte menu at Orchid is no exception. Slightly on the higher end, the place however, doesn't leave you with any regret. A mouthful of taste is what it promises and delivers to the capacity.

So, if you are looking for some lip-smacking fare, head towards Orchid at Nagarjuna Hills (Phone: 23353463) and make it a home affair, with family and friends, in the privacy of exclusive compartments.

SOUVIK CHOWDHURY

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