Express press service
CHENNAI: Classy, chic and luxurious — these three words best describe the Black Orchid restobar on Chamiers Road. Against the backdrop of the black-walled, gold-decorated venue celebrating the launch of its liquor section, resto-bar owner Sanjeev Verma said: “We have been working on this project for a year now. It has been an exciting journey to see it come to life.
As smartly dressed guests sipped signature cocktails and flight attendants weaved their way through the crowd carrying treats, we were served the Passion Flora – a white rum cocktail with the perfect blend of juice. pineapple, passion fruit and mango. Garnished with rose petals and dried marigolds, the cocktail was refreshing to say the least. As a starter, a creamy mushroom crostini; moist and juicy Chicken Harrisa; spicy peri peri lotus stem chips and crispy shrimp tempura were served.
The crowd favorite was the California rolls with soft salmon, cucumber and thinly sliced carrots topped with sesame seeds and mayonnaise. As spirits soared, DJ Anto tapped into everyone’s psyche with beats that got them dancing. He played 90s classics that can still get a party started any day, with a healthy mix of current pop music. It made everyone laugh – perfect for the launch of a fancy restobar in the city.