Parthasarathy Vilas, a name that needs no introduction to people in Trichy, especially in and around Srirangam and Thiruvanaikoil. Very famous for its Ghee Roast, this place was in the back of my mind the moment the temple visit was planned.
One of the evenings in Trichy, after visiting the Rockfort Temple and roaming around Theppakulam and Singarathope, we decided to head here for dinner. Little did we realize that we could actually be so late for dinner. We entered around 08:45 PM and the place looked absolutely deserted. I was so surprised as to how such an iconic place could be so empty at 08:45 PM.
We walked inside and sat down in one of the brightly lit place. Its a very basic hotel, don’t expect posh ambience. The waiter was an old man who spoke wonderful English. He told us that they were almost closing as they open very early in the morning. Their closing time is 9 PM and that’s when we realized that they had actually accommodated us knowing it would be beyond closing time.
Right away ordered 2 Ghee Roast, 1 Dosa, 1 Onion Oothappam. It came in reasonable time. It looked lovely! The Ghee Roast lived upto the expectations visually and was even better in taste. Medhu vadai was obviously made in the evening, nothing worth raving about. Onion Oothappam was well made, daughter loved it. Ordered one plate of Chappathi, one more Onion Oothappam before finishing. Chappathi was good, but this onion oothappam was a bit charred, not even close to the previous one.
The highlight was the Onion Chutney, it was wonderful accompaniment to Dosais. Sambhar was good too, so was the white chutney.
Paid just over 300 bucks in all, absolutely worth it. In spite of being empty at that time, what they dished out was absolutely tasty stuff. Sadly they didn’t have coffee at that time. Next time I’ll make sure to visit during prime hours and I’m sure the experience would be way better than this.