Ettukettu - The Specialty Restaurant: Holding court
regally is the Ettukettu. A multi cuisine 115 seater
Specialty Restaurant (A/c and non A/c). It occupies, aptly,
a pride of place in the centre of the complex. And lining
one corner of the Ettukettu is the well appointed bar.
Stroll leisurely down
the verdant lawns to this magnificent traditional structure
which formerly housed a noble family. Park yourself and
choose from a choice ranging from Continental, Chinese,
Muglai, North Indian or Traditional Kerala cooking. Of
course, we proudly recommend you choose the latter.
And rest assured, Kerala cooking is not as hot as its
counterparts from neighboring states. Kerala curries usually
have very little chilies and is mostly flavored with ginger,
cardamom, garlic, cinnamon etc.
At the Ettukettu
Restaurant, stress is on ethnic Kerala cooking. Speciality
served here include Syrian Christian Duck Roast, Duck Curry,
Karimeen Pollichuthu, Karimeen Mappas, soft spongy rice
bread called Appams, Thamarappam speciality, Iddiappams
Try out "Karimeen
Pollichatu" the banana leaf-wrapped Pearl Spot Fish lavishly
marinated in speciall spice mix and grilled. Kerala style
curries, be it of vegetable, meat or fish, are usually
generously creamed with coconut milk and often spiked with
tamarind, raw mangoes or jaggery. The first choice for
breakfast dish is the "Puttu" (rice flour dough layered with
grated coconut and steamed in hollow bamboo cylinders) eaten
with spicy curry made of chickpeas. Once a week, the
restaurant has a cook-out where one special item is cooked
right in front of the guests.
Coffee shop: Anytime
you feel like a nibble, make thee to the coffee shop. Hot
packoras, samosas, dosas and hot steaming coffee. Your
favourite soft drink or a variety of ice-creams.
Outdoor Barbecue: How about a barbecue. In a golden sunset.
Under starry skies. Under swaying palms on a moonlit night.
Right beside the pool to the side of the Arts Centre (where
the cultural performances are staged). Enjoy tasty Kebabs
while you watch Gods take centre stage. Or the performance
of a live band.