Its the summer of sunshine and warm mid-afternoon rains in Chandigarh, a time to meet old friends, socialize and play catch up with my numerous ex-teacher close friends and colleagues from St Johns,a school I have taught for the better part of 30 years. Our group decided to make it a thing and we now call it SJETA, an abbreviation in the vein of SJOBA which means St Johns Ex-Teachers Association. After much deliberation about finding a nice place to start our meet ups we decided on a place run by one of our old boys Navdeep.
So on a crisp Saturday evening, our group of teachers sauntered into the modern casual dining eatery called Foodsbury for a round of tea and snacks. Located in the cozy Sector 9 market just a stone’s throw away from Sukhna lake,this eatery, we were told, serves fusion Italian and continental fare. The moment we entered, we were pleasantly surprised by the clean modern dining space with plush brown sofas and comfortable pastel yellow chairs. The Italian marbelesque partitions with pretty white flower pots balanced the plain elegance of the continental open kitchen while the easy to miss grill design on the top of the doorways signal a very Indian aesthetic, a perfect fusion of architectural forms. The menu was delightful in its vast array of selection of dishes from Thailand with its satays, the Mediterranean with its pita and falafel offerings doing a tango with home made wings and specialty burgers. It looks like globalization has come to roost inside this chic place where it screams that no country or cuisine can be ignored by the masses and one should partake in the eating of everything.
We all started with the tangy and sweet fresh lime soda to cool off from the warmth outside. Then a second course of the scrumptious Mediterranean and Bravo sandwiches made the rounds of the table where they were dutifully devoured by my hungry teacher friends. Since we were here only for tea, we decided to pass on the lovely main course offerings as it was too early for dinner but this decision was a really hard one to take. But how can we leave without having a nice lightly roasted and mellow cappuccino that they offer.Also a few cups of the delicious Masala tea made our stomachs satisfied and our minds satiated. The service was excellent, not too intrusive but always attentive and hey the prices are reasonable too!
All in all an excellent evening out at Foodsbury, so if you are looking for a place with a brilliant assortment of world cuisine in a European style cafeteria, this is the place to be. Foodsbury is truly “deliciously yours”
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