The Mayans may have predicted doom, but to foodies, it is just another reason to celebrate, thinks Sandhya Ramachandran as she joins the 12.12.12 countdown festival at Hyatt Regency, Chennai.
It has been celebration time at Hyatt Regency this December, with their Christmas Tree Lighting event drawing large crowds. Carol singing, wine and plenty of festivities began what is promising to be an exciting month that began with the 12.12.12 countdown event.
We will only know if the world will end on 12th Dec when we get to it. Why not enjoy life till then? This cheerful take on the Mayan Doomsday prediction was what led to the creation of the 12.12.12 countdown festival at 365 A.S. and Focaccia at Hyatt Regency, Chennai.
burrp! joins in the fun as Associate partners and Kingfisher spurs on the good times as beverage partners at this event that will span 12 days. With 12 kinds of beverages each spawning multiple versions and 12 kinds of tapas on the menu with different mood music for every day is bound to be a lot of fun. And this wower of a deal is on every day, leading up to the much-discussed twelfth night, at a mere price of Rs. 2012 plus taxes.
The balcony of 365 A.S., where the event is being hosted, has been set with large tables, ottomans and some cane chairs as seating. The DJ console in one corner constantly doles out music on the theme of the night and large blue lights make the trees around glow. The setting sets the mood for an extremely serene and comfortable evening. To add to this, the balcony of 365 A.S. is one of the breeziest places in the city! One cannot think of a better place to lounge and enjoy a drink!
It sure is going to be a problem of plenty with the variety of drinks the menu offers one to choose from! We suggest you open with the Teacher’s Whiskey Highland Cream. The 12-year-old brew is so rich, it makes for a great opening drink. And while you savour the creaminess of the drink, decide on the other eleven that you’d want to follow up with! There are martinis, beer cocktails, sangria, white spirits, shooters and flaming cocktails among others to choose from and varieties under each of these categories to keep you on your toes.
At the same time, as the evening darkens to night, nibble on some warm marinated olives, lamb meatballs, artichokes, oysters, lamb croquettes or tortillas. Every day offers a spin on the menu, so you must go on all the days to justify the true-blue foodie that you are!
A tapas to go with every drink you choose, plan to land at 365 A.S. when the event opens at 6pm, and stay till it shuts at 12 midnight to soak in every minute of the year end fun.
Price: Rs. 2012 per person + taxes