Located on the famous ECR in Chennai, thebeachfrontresort isa blissful destination for stealing awayfrom thecity’s everyday scramble. The peace of mind and hospitality begin right at the lobby, which sets just the tone for a pleasantstay.
Adventure-seekers and dynamos will love the combination of the infinity pool, kids club, fitness centre, and a recreation lounge with indoor games. The spotlight however, falls on the cuisine here with each of the restaurantsserving a unique menu that set out to create not just artful culinary delights, but a complete and authentic dining experience.
The Reef is SheratonGrandChennai’ssignaturemulti-cuisineall-daydiningrestaurantthatserves thebestoflocaldelicaciesas well as a wideinternationalselection. Locatedat the lobbylevelofthe property, the restaurant dons an inviting vibe for that leisurely meal. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner are available on all days, while their Sunday brunch is extra special with an extravagant assortment of Indian, Asian, Mediteranean and Europeanflavours. Special mentions include their sushi and chaat counters (their Raj Kachori is royally impressive). Not to be outdone by the savouries, the dessert spread holds its own with delectable chocolate éclairs, macroons and tiramisu amidst a host of other exceptional choices.
The PelicanDeckisanopen-airgrill-and-barbecuedinnerrestaurant that specializesin Europeancuisine,particularly Mediterranean,andinnovativecocktails. With the feel of the cool sea breeze, the sound of waves and a live band rendering popular hits,the ambience here is simply one of a kind. The personalized service only adds to its warmth and charm. The menu is a vast and thorough curationfeaturing signature vegetarian options such a Falafel with Khuboos Roll, Mock Duck in soya Garlic Chilliand the Cottage Cheese Steak.Meat eaters are bound to fall in love with theirArabic chicken stew with pilaf, 8-hours-braised lamb shankand the Grilled Pomfret with citrus salsa to name a few. The meal finishes with a flourish as Sous Chef Pramitunveils an exotic dessert. Watch out for the soon-to-be-introduced Chocolate Cigar, which tastes just as exotic as it look.
This stylishin-houseloungeshould probably be the first stop at the resort to work up your appetite.
An old-world aesthetic withrustic trimmings, the bar serves a selection offunkycocktailsalong withlip-smackingfingerfoods – just what you need to get a conversation going with friends or family. Mixologist Kishore runs the lounge with a special twist withevery cocktail/mocktail he servescarring a surprise element. He has a special recipe for every mix for which he usesvarious herbs and fruit-based infusions in different flavours. We tried Kishore’s version of theWhiskey Sourin which he adds a hibiscus decoction and Egyptian ginger flush to give it a unique flavor. Those who prefer vodka should definitely try ‘The Secret,’ a cocktail served in a distinguishing horn-shaped glass, and is a mix of alcoholic berry compote, cold press orange juice and vodka. Another must try on the list is the Fortune of Magenta which is a combination of purple pea flower reductions blended with gin and shaken with sour mix
After a king’s meal, maybe a brisk workout, a big splash at the infinity pool or a long walk by the beach, be sure to set aside at least an hour and a half for the Shine Spa. A rejuvenating spell will bind you body, mind and soul, leaving you afresh and craving a second visit soon.
Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa
280 ECR, Vadanamelli Chennai,
Tamil Nadu 603104