There is a certain charm attached to the South Indian restaurant, Dakshin at Crowne Plaza. The pleasing Ganesha at the entrance, the wall of fame with celwbrities writing about thweir experience3 at the restaurant, the shiny cutlery, the dim lighting, walls adorned with Tanjore paintings of Lord Krishna, the live music inside the restaurtnt adds to the look and feel of the restaurant. It is a special year for everyone at Crowne Plaza. Their iconic South Indian restaurant, Dakshin has completed 30 years. The restaurant opened on April 14, 1989 to be precise and the hotel is celebrating the 30 years with a splendid south Indian thali. celebratory menu from 14th to 30th April 2019 featuring special South Indian Thali that will have 30 lip-smacking dishes. The celebratory menu will include traditional thirst quenchers like Neer Moru, Para Saaru, starters like Nandu Puttu, Meen Moilee, main courses like Theeyal, Appam, Kal Dosai, Veechu Parotta, vegetarian and non-vegetarian thali meals and desserts like Elaneer Payasam, Basundi, etc. There will also be special cocktails and mocktails which draw inspiration from the flavours of South India. As part of the celebrations, executive chef Deva and his team created two exclusive dishes – nattu kozhi ammi masala and Chettinad aadu which are made up of 30 flavour packed ingredients. It is all about 30 this month! We started our meal with panakam - which is perfect for the heat. Ride the royal wave when you are served five different kinds of chutneys - from coconut, tomato, tamarind, ginger, and garlic. We were impressed early on by the chef, thanks to his Banana Dosa - a miniature dosa with sweet stuffing. Crunchy masala vadai with the chutney is a killer combo. Be prepared for an elaborate main course. From brinjal gravy, Karaikudi Urulai Roast, Sambar Rice, Kootu, this meal will make you and your tummy full. You also have dishes like Carrot Poriyal, Vankaya Koora, Keera Kodayal, and Kai Kuruma. High on flavour and aroma, the dishes are made witht he right proportin of masala and a lot of love! Done with the meal? We are sure you are huffing and puffing. Hold on as the desserts are still left. We were treated to our favourite elaneer payasam, sweet potato payasam (a first for us and never heard of. It almost tasted like pal payasam), and three flavoured ice cream (as creamy as it can get). The thali is priced at INR 1,999 plus taxes for vegetarians and INR 2,499 for non-vegetarians.