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An air of comfort for foodies

The Chicken Winglets in the non-vegetarian section and the Vegetarian Mongolia seem to be popular at Bonair


WANNA RELAX your mind and relish your food, then the apt place may be Bonair, an open-air and rooftop restaurant of North Gate hotel.

Because of its proximity to the banks of Vaigai, lush green meadows and tall grown trees of the American College, a gentle breeze always wafts through the restaurant keeping the atmosphere cool, while the dishes are hot.

If nature can make the arena pleasant, with its bounty, the restaurant gives a treat to the food buffs' taste buds with different cuisines, continental, north Indian, Tandoori, Chinese, etc.

While the menu has a long list of several mouth-watering items, the chicken winglets seem to be the preference of non-vegetarian gourmets, who like to munch and relish their food.

A similar feel is provided in the vegetarian section by the Vegetarian Mongolia, a dish made of different vegetables and mushrooms.

"All dishes are available at competitive rates and none of them is priced more than Rs.100. The costliest are prawns, whose price ranges from Rs.90 to Rs.100 depending on the ingredients added to make them yummy. On the flipside, roti, bread and nan are charged Rs.12 and a single paratta is offered at a price of Rs.6", says Asok Ram, General Manager, North Gate.

For birthday bash, get-together meets, send-off or welcome parties, the restaurant has special packages, which come at a cost Rs.140 with tax for non-vegetarian, per person, and Rs.125 with tax for the vegetarian meal.

"These packages could be used only if the gathering has 15 members", he says.

"Besides, there are a few other special offers such as Ice Cream Tuesdays - on this day the kids will be given free ice creams, Lady Luck Wednesdays - the women visitors should pick up a chit from a pot being brought by the hotel personnel and the number marked on it will be given as percentage of discount on the bill. Sometimes, the entire meal may be free, and for that, you need to be the luckiest, and Magic Weekends - some magic will be performed on every table" explains Mr. Asok.

For those who want everything to be warm, there is the Celebrity, an A/c restaurant, by the side of Bonair.

"This restaurant is at present being given a facelift and we are planning to display pictures of persons with international acclaim. These pictures will be changed six months once" he says, adding, "there is a tinge of social commitment in this aspect, as the visitors may be inspired to go for achievements like those displayed on the walls and the tables".

If all these are not enough, the hotel management is planning to screen the ensuing one-day international matches between India and Australia, to be held in the island continent, with the help LCD projectors.

"There will also be a bag of gift schemes during the one-day international matches," says Mr. Asok.

Regarding business, he says, "we do a minimum of 25 bills, with visitors numbering close to 125, on regular days and these numbers double on weekends"

"As the hotel is in a central place, access is easy to every one. Moreover, after a weekend shopping, the gourmands can have a good grub before returning to their dwell", he opines.

M.R.ARAVINDAN

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