I’d like to thank every single person who so kindly suggested spots to find waffles for breakfast after reading my post on my failed quest! (Yes, Nandhu, I know that was aeons ago!) Well, you’ll all be pleased to note that I found my waffles after a friend (tried of my endless wheedling, no doubt) took me to the Park Sheraton breakfast buffet.
(At this point I would like to place on record, that all this searching for waffles and breakfasts has skewed my sleep pattern considerably and I’m still known to be a tad irritable :-P)
Back to the buffet. V took pains to call up Park Sheraton the night before to make sure that waffles were part of the spread and so we toppled out of bed by 8 on a Sunday morning and sped over lest they shut shop (Tis between 7 and 10 am).
K and I were given strict instructions to try, eat and enjoy EVERY edible item in sight. This included a variety of cold cuts, eggs to order (however eccentric the order, they manage to take it with a straight face), a variety of cereals, toast, pancakes and waffles with maple syrup, ice cream or whatever your wee heart desires. Several things we’d only read of and salivated over while flipping through the Famous Five, were also eaten by us. There also existed an Indian section of Idlis, Payya, sambar and the like that V determinedly did justice to as part of her three-course breakfast.
The bill for three (which given our extremely disheveled appearance, they provided in somewhat of a hurry/worry) was about Rs. 1400 after taxes – so I suspect that at a rate of less than Rs. 500 per head for a meal that had us stuffed the entire day, it isn’t such a bad deal.
P.S. On the note of waffles (which I again have a craving for), I would like to introduce the readers of Chennai Metblogs to a very unique individual who shares the name, though for slightly different reasons. Anyone whose visited The Banyan would realise that a)we have alot of dogs, b)most of those dogs have `food names’. The `dada’ of the lot is Waffles, a brown-eyed beauty, who knows how to use her charm. Found by Vandana Gopikumar (one of The Banyan’s two founder-trustees) as a pup, mangled in a wire fence, Waffles cannot use her hindlimbs and two years ago, needed to get one of them amputated. But in spite of that, she barely waffles through Adaikalam (our transit care centre in Mogappair), if anything she zooms! The kind of spirit that keeps the staff and residents going, come rain or shine :-D