Chennai: The Sea Food Festival, currently on at Ibis Hotel on Anna Salai, has become a great attraction to the lovers of seafood in the coastal region and those living in the growing metropolis of Chennai. Talking to the media about the 10-day festival from February 18 to 28 held under the theme From the Sea to the Table, P S Chitra, Chef de Partie, said their aim is to showcase the different types of seafood, mostly customised ones to suit the tastebuds of the customers, who throng the hotel in large numbers. “We are also planning to extend the Ala Carte for a month based on its reception and success,” added Chitra. Chitra, aged 24, is the youngest chef at the Ibis group, with her enthusiasm pervading in the cuisines served on the table.
“The customers are mostly from all parts of India because of the hotel’s strategic location and the mix of all cuisines is a great thing for them,” she said and added, “The mix and match dishes are the preferred ones by the customers across the spectrum.” Stating that all the 20 Ibis hotels in India have the common breakfast menu with some variations to suit the local tastes, she confided that the most interesting thing about the Ibis hotels is that all of them have the longest breakfast starting at 4 am and ending at 12 noon.
Vineesh Kurup, General Manager of Ibis, Anna Salai. and Sita Lekshmi, who is heading the Sales and Marketing team, exuded confidence of retaining the Accor Hotels brand image with their expert handling of the occupants besides taking care of the repeat and new customers in the most hospitable way.