Thursday, May 22, 2008
Pursuit of Happyness...
Well, this part of my life is called… hedonism!
Paradise Regained:And it’s not John Milton we are talking about. I have always heard about the famous Hyderabadi biryani and have secretly wondered, what’s the big deal anyways. After all, it’s just rice and chicken with a few artificial flavours thrown in. But all those half-baked ideas where abandoned forever when we pigged out at a certain place called ‘Paradise’: I described it as a ‘temple’ when I took my first spoonful, and by the time I finished, I realized that it was an understatement.
Our Place: No, I am not inviting you, but if you are in Hyderabad, don’t miss out on this open-air restaurant: it’s the prefect ambience to enjoy a blissful romantic dinner with candle-light, gentle breeze, the verdant seating arrangement, and if you are lucky, a few drops of rain…and if possible, don’t repeat my mistake of going with a bunch of rowdy, shameless friends.
Serengeti: If you want to experience the African Safari without going to Africa, this could be your ticket to wilderness of the wild. An innovative concept with great ambience, it’s definitely a place to celebrate all occasions.
Chutneys: If you freak out on South Indian food as much as I do, then you run the risk of finding yourself in the long queue outside the bistro any time after 8 p.m., especially on weekends. But its authenticity is unparalleled and even if the lassi costs more than the autofare, for once I am willing to pay the price (over and over again)
Well, as you can guess, with all this pigging out, I have started looking like a pig too. Right now my weight has hit a personal best, and my shopping woes a personal worst… anyways before I get into my trial room traumas, a final word about Hyderabadi Pearls: I know absolutely nothing about them, but I liked what I saw, and again I splurged like there’s no tomorrow.
May be money can’t buy happiness, but it surely makes the Pursuit of Happyness more fulfilling…