Chicken hunt Hot
When a hotel called Benzz Park renovates its restaurant and changes the name from Porsche to Ferraree, you start wondering if it might not be a coincidence. And sure enough, the vice-president of the newly-renovated hotel, Deepak Ravikumar, is a bike racer, and the chairman, AC Shanmugam, is a connoisseur of luxury cars. It is their interests which has also spawned the names of the hotel’s banquet halls — Rolls Royce, Rover and Volvo — and the bar, Lexus.
A sizeable part of the diners are expatriates on our visit, and sous chef V Gopinath says this is usually the case. The restaurant keeps up with its eponymous inspiration with a colour code. The reds and yellows of the table linen match the dominant colours in luxury sports car Ferrari’s logo. The menu remains largely unchanged and the buffet doesn’t stick to a theme — unless variety is the theme, as Malaysian noodles, mutton biriyani, pasta and Chinese gravy find place alongside the ever-present paneer dish. Ditto for dessert, as
soufflés and cakes sit beside
rasmalai and gulab jamun.
The signature dish is the Hot Chilli Ferraree Wings, which is also executive sous chef Shiv Ganeshan’s personal favourite. Meant to be extremely spicy, it doesn’t make us break into a sweat as promised. The restaurant can seat 60 people.
Buffet at ` 649. Details: 28159999