Episode 23 in Chennai is one of the few places that I have had an opportunity to explore while I was in the city just before I left to Sri Lanka. Located in the first floor at 1ST Avenue in Anna Nagar East, it is a small cozy café where one could indulge in some snacks, coffee, and some refreshing drinks.
Messicana is a version of Tomato Soup with a slight dash of chilli in it, the chilli adds to the spice and makes the soup more than just a regular tomato soup.
Zupa Di Basillica is a pesto sauce-based soup. It was the first time I had a pesto soup and I must the say consistency was perfect, and the garlic just made it taste all the better.
Peach Iced Tea was a bitter experience, maybe there was just too much of powder that I honestly did not like, could have been better if the ratios were better.
Virgin Pina Colada was a refreshing experience. Chennai can be humid and hot at times and this was one way for me to quench my thirst. The amount of coconut used was just about the right proportion, along with the pineapple juice made me feel much better in all that heat.
Peri Peri Fries was well cooked, they were fresh out of the oven and the peri peri masala was on point. Just a simple dish, but if it is undercooked or overcooked then this can be a disaster.
Pasta Alfredo must have the right amount of cheese and butter to give it a nice rich taste. The sauce must be smooth to get the right consistency. Episode 23 nailed this perfectly, with the right amount of spices, this was indeed one of the best dishes of the day.
Pasta Arrabiata was the next in line in the pasta encounter. The sauce was spicy, rich in tomatoes and garlic, the red chilli was used well to maintain the spiciness of the dish. The pasta was well cooked and served piping hot as that is the best way to enjoy an amazing bowl of pasta.
To end this, we had the Peri Peri Prawns. A little too much of peri peri for the day? I doubt that. Peri Peri is love and there is no way that I can stop having anything that has the phrase peri peri in it. The dish comes with herb rice which is well cooked and mixed with some veggies to get more taste. The prawns are pan seared with peri peri spice, the prawns were cooked to perfection, soft and tasty, the spice was mediocre and not too spicy.
It was a good experience at Episode 23, the hosts are great, the service is amazing, they have a good restroom which is clean and tidy. The food here is amazing and I am sure everyone who does visit Episode 23 will surely have a lovely time.
You can find them on 1st Avenue, R.V. Nagar, G Block, Anna Nagar East, Chennai
Some things you need to keep in mind before visiting –
- No Alcohol Available
- Indoor Seating Available
- Free Wifi
- Kid Friendly
- Table Reservation Not Required
- Digital Payments Accepted