Though Margazhi music season goes to be virtual this year, the town was in for pleasant amazement when Sastha Catering Companies oriented the takeoff of their canteen at The Mylapore Wonderful Arts Membership.“Chennai music season is synonymous with sabha canteens and without them, wouldn’t the expertise be incomplete?” asks R Ok Venkatesan, proprietor, Sastha Catering Companies. Venkatesan has been familiar with the Brahma Ghana Sabha canteen at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium since 2016.
The sabhas within the city have joined the Federation of Metropolis Sabhas, to existing, Yours Actually Margazhi, that contains on-line live concerts. Venkatesan says that the Federation, desiring music followers to expertise the standard wave of satisfaction that piping filter coffee and ghee-soaked Pongal brings annually when the seasonal canteens open mid-December, bound to retain one.
Regardless of the challenges posed by COVID-19, the business has been brisk. “Although I used to be a bit of apprehensive about walk-ins, we had a very good variety of individuals dropping in for breakfast and lunch on the day of the launch itself,” he states. The canteen provides breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner regularly. “Like all the time, filter coffee shall be available by the day, and through dinner time, we are going to provide masala milk. On January 1, there shall be a special Malabar marriage ceremony banquet that contains all of the specialty delicacies from Kerala. It is going to be greatly much like the Onam sadya,” says Venkatesan.
The hallmark of Sastha Canteen says Venkatesh, is their home-made spice powders with top-grade elements. “We use the very best raw supplies, but we hold the associated fee affordable for all. Last year, our lunch was priced at ?300, this 12 months we now have required to modify it to ?350. That is because of the increase in the cost of oil and other essential elements. We also discover yourself paying a bit of additional to hold up COVID-19 security standards on the venue by reviewing temperatures, making sure that each one of the employees wears masks, and sanitizing the kitchen every two hours,” he added.
The canteen by Sastha Catering Companies will serve at The Mylapore Wonderful Arts Membership, Mylapore, until January 3. Lunch shall be provided each day at the venue (?350) and on January 1 a specific Palakkad Sadya is being provided (?450). Mini meals (?210) are further available for lunch. Sapota kerasi, gulkand Kasi halwa, vethala bajji and vedakka bajji, crimson rice dosa, seven style uthappam, their podi idly and akkaravadisal are a number of the hottest dishes on the canteen menu. The lunch menu for all days shall be conveyed on request.
Venkatesan says he has been apt of organizing the canteen this December as a result of he could financially help his team of 80 over the past ten months. “All of them even advised me that they’re keen to work for even half the pay and work for twenty-four hours to be able to make the canteen profitable and serve high-quality meals,” he says.
For the first time, the caterers have linked up with supply companions, allowing supporters to collect from the security of their houses. The fancy menu affords quite a lot of dosas, from basic ghee podi masala to innovative divergences made with spinach, pineapple, and even beetroot. There are many overall snacks, together with banana flower vadais, chilli bhajjis, and candy kozhukattais. Dinner brags an indulgence of idlis: butter Tawa fried idli, curd podi idli, and thattu idli, amongst others.
For the brand new 12 months special lunch on January 1, the Palakkad or Kerala sadya shall be provided in the canteen. Malabar Avial, erisseri, kurukku kalan, puli inji, and paal ada pradhaman shall be a part of the menu. Mini meals shall be given for lunch and dinner and for many who like to eat idli/dosa for dinner there may be all kinds to select from. “We’ve deliberate the menu for all days and clients can check out the gadgets listed for a specific day and dine in or order in primarily based on this. Daily of the week could have several types of rasams and puli kulambu. We’ll serve one selection of rice per day as a part of the lunch menu,” Venkatesan says. To pre-book, name 6369353037.