A new eatery along the coast puts all things Continental and Indian in a wrap
We FIND a bold mix of ingredients and diverse flavours on the menu at Wrapsody. The restaurant by friends Bidisha Mitra and Asit Pandey, who share a background in finance, aims to offer “quick food, with a lot of detail to it.” And this is why their location (in the spanking new Shop In A Park complex, after the Akkarai check-post) near Sholingnallur, the IT hub, is an advantage, they insist. While Pandey (from Chandigarh) confesses to having given up prime space near Loyola College for this strategic spot along the ECR, Mitra (from Kolkata) explains that their quick service format is a boon to those seeking gourmet food in a jiffy. To top it all off, Wrapsody, which offers burgers and sandwiches, besides wraps, bakes their bread in-house and has attracted the attention of the expatriate population of the area for the same.
On a roll
From the witty names on the menu, to the meat vs vegetable ratio in the wraps, the duo have paid a lot of attention to Wrapsody. As we munch on our Chennai Special (a spicy chicken wrap of chicken) and The Middle Easterner (peppers and shawarma chicken in a pita pocket), we also note that sauces have been kept to a minimum (just a dash) to let the fresh ingredients shine. Clever wraps like the Pepper Chicken (pepper chicken, pickled onions and mint mayo), Classic British (a large, crunchy fillet of basa topped with mustard sauce) and The Chat Wala (potato and peas samosa with garlic and chilli mayo) ensure that there’s something for everyone. As for sides, you can take your pick from a list of regular or masala fries, chipotle chicken or garden beans nachos, to name a few.
In addition to focaccia, pita, white and multi-grain breads, you can also take away Wrapsody’s homemade sauces that include a mustard, spicy mayo, sweet chilli and mint sauce. And dine-in customers who wish to stay away from breads altogether, can choose to substitute the tortilla sheets for an egg white wrap. Another highlight is their list of cupcakes—red velvet, chocolate, vanilla- – that their baker specialises in. Moist and dense, they compete only with a nutty, chocolate walnut brownie with a ganache topping. Wrapsody also offers a selection of iced and herbal teas (Basilur), with plans to come up with a ‘make your own wrap’ concept, in the near future.
Wraps from Rs.185 onwards. Breads on order at Rs.125 a loaf.Details: 9884337784
— Ryan Peppin