The Famous southern states food festival is started at Gateway Hotel at its GAD restaurant. A special chef Manikandan from Chennai, was brought by Gateway Hotel for this food festival.
The cuisines of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Naidu, Kerala and Karnataka are served here. The festival offers keerai vada, masala punugulu, fried urga podi idly, mirapakaya bajji and kori ghee roast among other dishes.
Those who enjoy slurping soups have a choice of Madurai malli rasam, Thakkali tulasi charu, Chettinad nandu rasam, natu kodi rasam, virudunagar kari charu and Nandu rasam. Non-vegetarians can dig into munakkaya mamsam kura, gongu nadu mutton curry, avakai royyalu, nadan fish curry, meen pollichadu, thalakaya kura and Bangude tawa fry .
Vegetarians have wider choice yennai katrikai kozhambu, urlai roast, mirapakaya-mokajonna iguru, pilla jonna miriyala masala, In addition, a variety of dals, rice and breads are available.