Think Chettinad cuisine and you are likely to think of a playground for spices. It is all this and more. While it is relished around India, it is relatively new to foreign palates. Its unique character is the result of ingenious blends that delicately combine south-east Asian spices, like star anise, with other Indian ingredients that pull you into a sensory domain all its own. If you are a food lover in search of new gastronomic adventures then Visalam will have plenty for you to savor and recall for a long time to come. And If you are given to the exacting but enjoyable art of cooking, take part in our interactive kitchen sessions during your stay with us and learn the fine secrets that lie behind this singular cuisine of southern India.