Everyone needs a break from the routine , that’s some relief and leisure. It was the same with us and we had this all set well ahead. Day 1 started a little late as we had a delayed flight by Indigo. We reached Madurai around 11:30 , as soon as we landed headed straight to our Hotel JC Residency , dropped our bags and out for some street food.
I had an idea on what was on offer when it comes to the food, we’ve got the best of the best experience when it comes to exploring the lanes and by lanes , all thanks to The Foodies day out , Madurai. The first stop was the bun parota with mutton chukka, kalaki and a lot more. First thing what you get to know is the peppery punch. A really good start to the journey.
We then checked in , the lobby needs a special mention. Its huge with a lot of art work around. From the Chandelier to the minute details everything just worked really well.
The room was neatly done, all the decors and ambience have the antic touches. The room had a lot to offer. A wardrobe with a safety locker , cozy beds , a electric kettle with coffee , tea , dehydrated milk powder for your morning cup of hot beverage.
The next morning we were out for breakfast and a little city tour. Once back we were welcomed with a really good gesture. The house keeping team had something really interesting. A thank you note and some cool towel art.
When you’ve got such wonderful rooms , you tend to make full use of it. So did we, relaxed for a while before we head to their restaurant.
Yaazh , the in house restaurant of JC residency pampered us with some local and their special delicacies. The ambience is simple, there is nothing wow about it but was ideal for a hotel with such heritage touches, you do not need much.
We had some beautifully arranged fruit and vegetable platter on the table and welcomed with a refreshing cucumber, lemon and mint cooler.
For the appetizers we had quite a few, personally liked the mutton sukka, it wasn’t loaded with spice , just the way I would have liked it. Volcano chicken , were decent , actually good, nothing much to complain. Loved both the prawn variants , would have just excluded the food coloring , taste wise bang on. The chicken with podi were a dissapointment, dry chicken and the podi didn’t really do its job.
For the mains we had Home style fish curry and mutton chops. Absolutely loved the mutton gravy, slightly fatty and overcooked meat but the base was amazing with the phulkas. The fish curry as well was decent with some plain white rice. The dessert I’d skip , a little changes and they were good to go, we had a fresh batch and that was really good.
The service team was quick and efficient , the food lived up to much more that what we had expected. So a big thumbs up here.
That was an end to a satisfactory and a relaxed stay at JC residency.
Team Yaazhi ( F and B)