Following up on the runaway success of Absolute Barbecue’s first outlet on G. N. Chetty Road in T. Nagar, Chennai, the speciality of which was AB’s Wish Grill, AB’s have just opened their second restaurant in Velachery. Strategically located on the vital Velachery-Taramani Link Road and bang opposite TCS, AB’s have come up with a few newer concepts to satiate the hunger of their patrons.
The new outlet features a Gaucho Style Churrasco counter – Mexican attired waiters and all! While they carry forward their favourite Cold Stone Creamery, a new introduction is a Kid’s Corner, during weekends. “This will help the weekend family diners to engage their kids while they focus on the food part of the experience. We have also noticed that, in recent times, it is the children who dictate the place for a dine-out,” says Prosenjit, one of the two directors of AB’s.
Prosenjit and Gurudas, the brains behind AB’s accompanied me to a lunch tasting at the new outlet. “This is a 160-seater restaurant and is located strategically to cater to both OMR and Velachery residents, as well as those from the immediate neighbourhood. With the addition of this, we are now operating 8 outlets, including two in Dubai. We have two each in Bangalore and Hyderabad,” informs Gurudas.
The live grill placed in the centre of the table attracts the attention of a retinue of waiters who constantly place skewers of veg and non-veg food. In between, to cleanse the palate, American corn is served, along with American Cheesy Potatoes. Only then can you do justice to the Chiptole Wings. Juicy Texan prawns, Singaporean Chicken Wings, BBQ Mushroom, Lady Fish in Sambal Olek Sauce which are followed by chicken and pineapple served the Gaucho style.
Desserts include donuts and soufflé, phirni and rabdi not forgetting hot crisp jalebis which can be topped with a variety of ice creams straight off the cold stone.
The overall eating experience is enhanced by the pleasing interiors with cleverly planned seating and air conditioning which, combined with the unique smoke exhausts, prevent any sort of stuffiness or food aroma.