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EAST COAST at MADRAS SQUARE ~ Review

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First of all wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope you had a kick ass start to the year with all those resolutions which we never fulfill , yet make them every year in the hope of achieving them. But then hope is what we believe in right? While the entire world was pledging to diet, I on the other hand went to enjoy an extravagant lunch with fellow foodees to a very stylish place called the EAST COAST AT MADRAS SQUARE at neelangarai. Read what I had (and get jealous) and my review for the same.

 

potato & leek soup

potato & leek soup

We began with potato leak soup. The soup was creamy yet light. The caramalised onion and leak enhanced the taste of the soup.

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creole spiced fries

The creole spiced fries were crispy and balanced. The spice was a nice touch. It was served with  mint mayo which was a perfect companion for the fries.

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tomato & basil bruschetta

I am a lover of bruschetta and this tomato and basil bruschetta was nothing short of tasty. The basil was not very strong and well balanced with the tomatoes.

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mushroom & feta bruschetta

Mushroom and feta bruschetta was my favourite among all the things we had. The mushroom was so light and flavourful. The feta was not very salty hence the exact taste of cheese could be felt. It was just perfect . It was so good that we asked for a second serving!

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chickpea slider

Chichpea sliders were made like cute little buns and served along with fries. They tasted scrumptious. I never thought chole without the typical indian spicy masala could taste this good.

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vegetable & cheese sauce bake

A casarole typically a vegetable in cream and cheese sauce bake with herbed rice. If you are a cheese lover the this is a must-have. It was filling too. It was also baked perfectly.

 

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margheritta

Now this was the king of all the dishes, the favourite of the masses, the much coveted PIZZA! It was a not-so-basic margherita . Why no-so-basic? Well first of all the dough is prepared in advance and left for fermentation for enhancement. Then the cheese that was used was buffalo mozzarella. And then it is cooked in a terracota oven to add flavour at a very high temparature. And then we get this beautiful and absolutely yummy pizza. I now regret for not eating more. Regrets . Regrets .

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Aglio E Olio

It is basically a pasta tossed in olive oil with pressed garlic, minced chillies, parsley and topped with parmesan. If you are not a very big fan of tomato sauce and watching your weight and avoiding anything very cheesy and creamy, then this is the best pasta to have.

 

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puttanesca

Puttanesca was cooked in slow spicy tomato sauce and tossed with veggies topped with basil and pepper. How I love puttanesca. It has the right balance of tangy and spicy.

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banofee pie

Finally the favourite part of the entire lunch had arrived. It was time for dessert! First we had the banofee pie which was served with ice-cream . It was crispy from the outside and had a banana filling below the whipped cream. The whipped cream was light and enhanced the whole experience. The ice cream had a tinge of cinnamon which added a different flavour to it.

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theobrama

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Ok doesn’t that looks yummy? It tasted even yummier. This theobrama is a six layered chocolate cake which has milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate sponge, ganache, white chocolate. I individually tasted each layer and couldn’t pick a favourite. All of it was yummy. This is also a must-have and I shall definitely order it in my next visit.

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The decor is simple and sophisticated. They took the minimalistic route and nailed it. What I loved the most were the stone sculptures which spoke about the history of our state. I am a lover of such things and was highly impressed.

They also have a cafe, a flower shop, a shop natural beauty products, a furniture store and a few more things. It is a stylish place and for someone like me, I was just mesmerised. It was green and silent and beautiful. A perfect place for a date or a fun time with your family, everything will be perfect here. I am going to take my dad here for he loves good food and a sucker of great ambiance .

POINT METER :

Food – 4.5/5

Ambiance – 4.75/5

Variety – 4/5

Value for money – 5/5

Will I visit again? – Yes

Over all it was a great experience dining at East Cost at Madras Square. Special mention for Mathangi who personally took care of us and made sure we taste the best things. The staff was courteous and made our experience even more delightful. I wish it was close to my home so I could visit often. Well some things are worth the pain. Hope to visit the place soon.

Thank you foodeebuddee for inviting us to giving us a yummy dining experience. Please download their awesome app to know about restaurants and read reviews and recipes. Use my referral code MXIKSD2O to sign in and gain points .

Love,Sindhu

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REVIEW : M.A.C Studio Fix

There is a certain level of expectation from the product when you hear its M.A.C . And for someone like me who is not a beauty junkie and not very concerned about all the things make-up, I certainly thought/think that M.A.C is the ultimate thing a normal girl wants. Before I begin with the review, let’s establish the fact that this brand is expensive. So how I landed up buying this is a short story. My friend who is a M.A.C hoarder introduced me to something called the studio tech . It is a tight mousse kind of a product which works as a foundation(medium coverage) as well as a compact. I loved when I used it and decided to buy it. When I went to the store and asked for the product, the sales assistant suggested me to opt for studio fix rather than studio tech, considering my skin is oily. And that’s how I got this magical product.

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PRODUCT REVIEW:

M.A.C – Studio Fix NC 45

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PRODUCT:

  • A foundation cum compact .
  • It is the best product for those who are lazy to apply foundation and primer and other such stuff on a regular basis.
  • For skin that has acne scars, it is best recommended to use with a concealer.
  • It looks like a compact powder, but works well as a foundation and gives medium coverage.

HOW TO USE :

  • Use a moisturizer before applying it. 
  • Although it comes with a sponge, I use a powder brush to apply it as it covers the entire face properly and spreads evenly without too much product on the face.
  • If you have acne scars or dark circles, you can use a concealer before applying it.
  • A few strokes from the brush is enough .

END RESULT – You end up having a smooth and matte finish . The skin looks bright and polished and isn’t over the top.

 

 

NC45 suits people who have a wheatish complexion and acne scars.

NC45 suits people who have a wheatish complexion and acne scars.

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POINT-METER :

Expectation vs Reality – 4.5/5

Quantity – 5/5

Pricing – 3.5/5

Availability – 4/5

Will I repurchase – Yes

The product is available at all M.A.C stores. This is not a drug-store product, hence it’s not very easily available. Since the day I have bought this product, I have been using this on a regular basis. It is the best money I have ever spent on make-up . I know it’s expensive, but it is definitely worth it and I highly recommend this product.

Love,

Sindhu

 

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