My taste buds tingled as I made my way to The Orchid, at Vile Parle, Mumbai to feast on the Onam Sadhya special lunch at their restaurant “South of Vindhyas”. Traditional decorations like rangoli and “Samay”, a lamp common during auspicious ceremonies in Kerela, adorned the entrance. A boat decorated with spices stood proud and so did the traditionally dresses host and hostesses. I also noticed an arrangement laid out for Indian music to be played. Walking towards my table, I noticed a good turnout of people happily chatting as they pored over the elaborate buffet.
Traditional Rangoli at the Entrance