It was not just a gastronomic delight but a fund raiser of astronomical proportions. The Battle of Buffet organised by prominent hotels in the city as part of the Joy of Giving celebrations set a record by collecting Rs 1.85 crore on Tuesday. The amount was Rs 20 lakh higher than the collection last year.
The amount is expected to benefit NGO’s across the city. A total of 2,238 tickets were sold for the event that also dished out good music. After starting off with soft music by students, the event soon opened its stage to star singers. Vijay Yesudas, Sriram and Srilekha Parthsarathy were among those who mesmerised the food lovers.
An array of cuisines, starting from Italian pastas to Thai red curry added to delight of food lovers. Hotels vied with each other to woo customers.
The groups and brands that helped put together event include Aloft, Ambassador Pallava, Courtyard Marriott, Taj, The Park, Hyatt Regency, Cream Centre, Madras Coffee House, Le Meridian, Dee Cee Manor, Ambica Empire, The Savera, Oriental Cuisines and Arun Ice Creams.