The Royal experience at MBessy - The Republic of Gastronomy

A lunch meet with a friend, scheduled at a place, which was apparently closed for the day lead us to this place after skipping few other options. And I was thanking that the place we were supposed to have lunch was closed. M'Bessy is the new rich and stylish looking resto bar in Esthell hotel. The moment I entered I was swept off my feet by the look and feel of the place. It was so beautiful. From the chairs to the chandeliers to the cutleries, even the napkin holders were giving a royal feel to the place.

We quickly settled and started ordering. The menu card, errr should I say that, the big slab in which the menu was printed was handed over to us. Somebody has to hold it for us every time as it was quiet big, heavy and uncomfortable to hold on to :P We had Citrus Junction and a beat the heat for mock-tails. While waiting for the mock-tail, we were served a complimentary bread basket with spicy mayo and pesto dip. The bread basket unless like in other places was fresh, warm and had different types of bread which tasted very good. The citrus junction was bursting with citrus-y flavours. For starters we were suggested the MBessy spiced chicken on skewers served with a blue cheese dip. Oh it was so yummy. The meat was super tender and the marination was very good. We learned later that they use a peri peri spice mix. The blue cheese dip was spot on and made an excellent accompaniment to the starters. We also had BBQ beef meat balls. It tasted good with the tangy bbq sauce. It would've been great if the meat balls were a bit more juicier.

We decided to share our main course, so that we can gorge upon the desserts. After going through various options, we settled on Pizza Carnivore. With black forest ham, chorizo, smoked chicken, beef meat balls, lamb ragout and bull's eye it was one hell of a pizza. Meat overloaded I should say. Pizza was 8 inches and had 6 slices. One of the best thin crust pizzas I've ever tasted. I personally felt it needed to be a tad bit more saucy and cheesy. But while interacting with the chef Mr. Balaji, we found out that cheese was kept minimal as the pizza will turn soggy with so much of toppings. We enjoyed it to the core.

We decided the desserts in the beginning itself. Shab went with deconstructed tiramisu and I had a chocolate terrine. Both of them tasted excellent. The light mascarpone with espresso & rum soaked sponge squares were a delight. I felt that the addition of fresh cream to be unnecessary. But hey who complaints. Tiramisu was served along with hazelnut gelato which was yumm. Coming to the chocolate terrine, that was the best way of ending an excellent meal. Beautifully plated, the terrine was simply amazing. The smooth dark chocolate terrine with the strawberry coulis was divine. Actually before serving the desserts, when they handed us the dessert spoon, I was laughing over the size of the dessert spoon. It looked more like a soup spoon. But once the desserts arrived I understood. The portion was pretty huge.

Plating and presentation of every course was phenomenal. Excellent service and very knowledgeable and extremely courteous staff. When we found a very small foil in the chicken, right from the staff, the manager and even the chef came and apologised for it. The total damage was 3000 bucks after a 10 % discount. It is definitely pricey, but worth the quality and quantity of the food.

Place               : M'Bessy Kitchen & Bar
Location           : Ground Floor, Esthell Hotel, Besant Avenue Adyar
Cuisine            : Continental & Italian- Veg & Non-veg serves beef & pork
Cost                : A meal for two would come around 3000 ++

P.S : The write up is based on personal experience only. M'BESSY Kitchen & Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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