If you aren’t already head over heels in love with Pondicherry after having read my experiences here and here, here’s more. After we reached Anantha Heritage, the manager Mr. Gomez was our planner for transport and he became our go-to guy for the best eateries. One of my friends N had previously suggested that we must have a dinner at Villa Shanti and when Mr. Gomez said the same, we knew we had to go.
It was a wonderful rainy evening as we went chappety-chap along the long streets smelling of fresh flowers and fruits as the market was in full swing for Ganesh Chaturthi. Villa Shanti’s ambience is beautiful – minimalistic, full of clanking of glasses, toasts being raised and plenty of laughter and gaeity abound, it has a charm of its own. And the food? Delicious.
We had a 3 course meal starting off with some yummy soup. I had green peas and mint soup with almond while K had dhania shorba. I highly highly recommend the green peas and mint soup. After watching many people ordering this, I knew this was a popular choice that I had chosen by chance.
We then moved onto the main course. After scanning the menu and pondering over what sounded exotic ( 😉 ), I settled for pan-fried vegetable patties. Again, success. K had pan-fried chicken and wasn’t too impressed. Let’s not worry too much about his choice but celebrate mine. Look at these beauties! Firstly, my pan-fried vegetable patties,
And ofcourse, K’s plate.
But the creme de la creme was of course this!
Caramel creme brulee – oh what AWESOMENESS that was – smooth and creamy, it just slipped right off my tongue into my tummy leaving a lovely trail behind and all of this, before I knew it! Highly delectable and hence highly recommended.
Everytime K and I go on a date like this, we realize how much we enjoy food and the company. Little moments like this give us tremendous happiness and something to look forward to. Such a start to our stay in Pondicherry was therefore bound to happen, no?
More coming up 🙂