The best part about Chateau de Pondicherry is that even though it is located smack in the middle of south Delhi, once you enter the restaurant all you can hear are birds chirping and the rustling of trees. The blue and white interiors are serene albeit a tad rustic, which is perfect for those who do not really like a very formal atmosphere. The cuisine is an interesting mix of dishes you get down south – from 'Coconut Rasam' to 'Mini Visiri Dosai' to 'Athu Kary Dalcha' – there are dishes almost unheard of in the north. While the French influences are clear – what with a delicious repertoire of crepes and sole Meunier, a classic lemon butterfish, it is unusual to see how nicely it has been executed. A tiny menu, which helps you make a quick choice, do not forget to try the 'Koji Kary Vindail' – a chicken curry and parotta dish and the 'Puducherry Sambar Rice' – with a touch of sweetness from the jaggery.