[Food Review] Lights Camera Action: Excellent Food, Poor Infrastructure
Two Heads Are Better Than One
For this food review, I further extended the invitation to Jyotika M., who happens to be my bestie besides being a foodie and a blogger herself.
|The Iron Man - LCA|
Both me and Jyotika preferred taking the stairs instead of the elevator, since we were cautioned by the LCA staff at the ground level about electricity failure.
|Colorful Staircase - LCA|
As soon as we entered their premises, the electricity went off. Strange as it may sound, there was no power backup provision inside their restaurant. The LCA staff frantically tried to fix some issue with the generator.
[Apparently they ran out of diesel that night.]
|Smoking Area - LCA|
It took them nearly three hours to get the house in order. Even then, some ACs weren't working as intended. It wasn't particularly a pleasant sight to watch.
40 degrees Celsius and errant customers all over, some of whom had turned in large numbers to celebrate a birthday bash.
|Mural - LCA Indoors|
Tanya, Guest Relations Executive at LCA, went totally blank when the generator conked in the attic. Thankfully, we were attended and looked after by Shruti Pawar, Sales and Marketing Manager. She also takes care of Parties and Events.
|Sitting Area - Air Bar|
Such a shame that Varun didn't turn up that evening. Why on earth would you invite someone to review your restaurant and then not show up? Beats me completely!
|Selfie Wall - LCA|
The Air Bar on the rooftop can accommodate up to 180 odd people, whereas the third floor can only accommodate up to 48. At the LCA launch event on May 8, 2015, the restaurant had a footfall of around 650.
|Water Sprinklers - Air Bar|
The other thing I liked about the Air Bar was the presence of an in-house DJ and a mural with the entire star cast of Friends on it.
|DJ Enclosure - Air Bar|
|Mural - Air Bar|
|Dancing Glasses - LCA|
|Cutlery - LCA|
|Dancing Glasses & Cutlery - LCA|
|Sofa with Cushions - LCA|
|Staff at LCA - Wearing Filmy T-Shirt|
|Another Filmy T-Shirt Wore by LCA Staff|
Bollywood Inspired Menu
|Soup, Salad, & Chaat's Menu - LCA|
|Starters Menu - LCA|
|Burgers Menu - LCA|
|Main Course Menu - LCA|
|Desserts Menu - LCA|
|Rajnikanth's Early Morning Tea|
|Rajnikanth's Early Morning Tea (Served)|
Hollywood Nitrogen Papdi - Dhokla Chaat
|Hollywood Nitrogen Papdi - Dhokla Chaat (Ingredients)|
|Hollywood Nitrogen Papdi - Dhokla Chaat (Served)|
Bhiku Matre Vada Pav
|Bhiku Matre Vada Pav|
Pyaar Tune Quesadilla
|Pyaar Tune Quesadilla|
|Pyaar Tune Quesadilla (Another View)|
Jhakaas Maska Bhaji Paav
|Jhakaas Maska Bhaji Paav|
3 Idiots Naanzaa
|3 Idiots Naanzaa|
Vegetarian Murg Tikka/Chicken Chameli
|Vegetarian Murg Tikka|
[It is 100% safe to inhale, since flavored tobacco is replaced with fresh fruits like oranges.]
|Sheesha - Blue|
|Sheesha - Purple|
|Sheesha - Red|
[Icing on the cake - it is 100% sugar free.]
There are plenty of exciting reasons to visit Lights Camera Action. Tripod tables, dancing glasses, selfie wall, etc.
|Studio Lights & Hollywood-Bollywood Murals|
|Truck Toy - LCA|
|Moi at LCA|
LCA definitely has its heart in the right place but need to improve their infrastructure drastically in order to get things going for them.