A perfect way to celebrate a birthday is with a beautiful candle lit dinner and a live band to compliment it and if you’re looking for a similar setting in Vizag, then it maybe possible at The Residency, which is known for its international a-la-carte fare at the Welcome Hotel, Grand Bay in Vizag.
We were pleasantly surprised at the candle lit tables and a very classy and serene ambience on our very first visit to The Residency. We had visited The Oceanic Pavilion for buffet earlier, but were disappointed with the food. Their desserts always seemed like a last minute job while the food was never up to the mark. Thankfully, the food at The Residency was much better.
For starters we ordered Chi Ma Kai Chi i.e. spicy chicken wings, with a sesame seasoning. We liked the dish, unfortunately it as a little too salty and thankfully, a tall glass of the Shirley Temple saved the dish. For the main course, we ordered a Scaloppini Alla Valdostana – grilled chicken fillet with boiled vegetables, potato patty served with mushroom sauce – it was divine.
The Blackened Fish consisted of seer fish that was grilled to perfection, topped with Cajun spices. It came along with a potato patty as well (though I wished, they had served mashed potatoes instead, as the potato patty seemed to override the flavour of the chicken and the fish) and boiled veggies surrounded with lemon butter garlic sauce was cooked to perfection.
Even though our stomachs were full, since it was a birthday celebration, we signed off our dinner with a Walnut Brownie served with Vanilla ice cream. The Walnut Brownie was amazing and melted in the mouth, and the taste still lingers on.
While we enjoyed our meal, we were tapping our feet and clapping our hands to the tunes of the in-house singer at The Residency. The singer and musician Jeff at The Residency is truly a one man army – he played the keyboard and the guitar at the same time and sang some of the best songs from legends like – Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Pink Floyd. Jeff has the most amazing voice as he could mould it any song so perfectly. So you can imagine what an amazing ambience it must have been with good food and great music.
A dinner for two would cost around Rs. 1400/-. (Prices may vary) For a special occasion, a visit to The Residency is highly recommended.
Welcome Hotel Grand Bay
Visakhapatnam – 530002