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Gourmand's delight

An artificial waterfall and a small bridge over a small pond make Park Field Gardens a perfect setting for an evening out.


"WHEN THE idea of setting up a restaurant came to me, I began to look for an old building," says Xavier Mano Mathew, director of Park Field Gardens, a restaurant that has come up at Vazhuthacaud.

"I've spent a considerable amount in strengthening and beautifying this building. But it was definitely worth the trouble," he says.

The first thing that catches your attention as you enter its premises is a well (water from it is being used in the restaurant), which has been beautified to add an ethnic touch. One look at the restaurant and you see wood, wood and more wood.

The building has many small rooms, which have now been aesthetically converted into a play area for children. There is an aquarium and a video game parlour for children. The highlight of this eatery is its garden restaurant. An artificial waterfall and a small bridge over a small pond make it a perfect setting for an evening out. A fruit punch is served on the house. The buffet lunch and dinner they offer comes at reasonable rates -- Rs. 140 per head. On offer are three vegetarian and three non-vegetarian dishes, with a variety of salads to choose from. As appetisers, there are a veg and non-veg soup each. The main dish comprises plain rice, pulao and roti. The a la carte has Chinese, Kerala and North Indian dishes.


Naushad, touted as the best caterers of Tiruvalla, provides its famous Chicken and Mutton biryani with the right blend of spices over perfectly cooked rice. Their mutton Roganjosh, Naadan kozhi curry and Kashmiri and Sultana pulao are also equally good, so is Fish Tikka, all of which are part of their buffet spreads. The egg salad, has a lot in common with the Russian salad, and could make for a meal in itself.

The a la carte has Ajwaini and Malai jhinga (prawn dishes - Rs. 180) that serve as appetisers. Pepper chicken Chettinad (Rs. 90), Kadai murgh (Rs. 90) and Mutton saadwala (Rs. 100) serve as perfect accompaniment for pulao, fried rice and even plain rice.

For the veggies they have on offer Methi paneer (Rs. 70), Paneer butter masala (Rs. 70) and Dal makhani (Rs. 60). Seafood lovers need not feel disappointed. They have Masala grilled karimeen (Rs. 100) and Masala grilled tiger prawn (Rs. 180). This can be washed down with fresh fruit juice or you can have a dessert (ice creams) or payasam. If the choice of desserts is not good enough for you, Ambrosia, the famous bakery in town, has its outlet upstairs. They have a variety of pastries and croissants for desserts, and burgers and patties for snacks.

AMBIKA VARMA

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