Celeberating a Birthday @The Food Drama (Restaurant Review)

Happy birthday Sunny boy! Today, as we celebrate the day of your arrival in our lives, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on why birthdays are such special occasions meant to be celebrated.

Birthdays are more than just a reminder of our age; they are a joyful celebration of life itself. They serve as a beautiful opportunity to express gratitude for the gift of existence and to appreciate the journey we've embarked upon. Here's why birthdays are meant to be celebrated:

πŸ… Reflection and Growth: Birthdays encourage us to reflect on the past year, take stock of our accomplishments, and learn from our experiences. It's a chance to appreciate how far we've come, the lessons we've learned, and the personal growth we've achieved. Each birthday represents another chapter in our life story.

πŸ… Appreciation and Gratitude: Birthdays offer an occasion to express gratitude for the people and blessings in our lives. It's a time to acknowledge the love, support, and kindness we have received from family, friends, and loved ones. Celebrating your birthday allows those around you to show their appreciation for the positive impact you have had on their lives.

πŸ… Joy and Celebration: Birthdays are synonymous with joy, laughter, and celebration. It's a time to gather with loved ones, share moments of happiness, and create lasting memories. Whether it's a small gathering or a grand party, birthdays bring people together and spread happiness.

πŸ… Self-Care and Reflection: Your birthday is an opportunity to prioritize self-care and reflect on your personal well-being. It's a day to indulge in activities that bring you joy, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Use this time to set new intentions, make positive changes, and focus on your own happiness and fulfilment.

πŸ… Marking Milestones: Certain birthdays carry significant milestones in our lives. From turning 18 and entering adulthood to reaching 30, 40, or even 100 years old, these milestones symbolize important transitions, achievements, and experiences. They deserve to be celebrated and honoured as they represent our unique life journey.

πŸ… Spreading Love and Happiness: Birthdays provide an opportunity to spread love, happiness, and kindness. It's a time to shower the birthday person with warm wishes, thoughtful gestures, and heartfelt gifts. Celebrating birthdays allows us to connect with others on a deeper level and make them feel valued and cherished.

So, my dear son, on this special day, I hope you embrace the joy and significance of your birthday. May it be filled with love, laughter, and beautiful moments that create lasting memories. Happy birthday, my lifeline. Celebrate this milestone with a grateful heart and an open mind, for the journey ahead is full of infinite possibilities.

It was May 17, 2023, and my son's birthday. He is in a faraway land, where his time is behind us by half a day and a little more. But in our household, we celebrate all the special days of loved ones, whether they are with us or have flown away to another part of the world. 

Just like many people, Covid has literally forced me to be a home buddy. And then Zomato and Swiggy pushed me to party at home mode with food coming from my favourite places. But in this new year, I have planned to break this mode and go out. 

Unlike olden days, we did not book any table. Just went out, googled some restaurants on the routes which did not have much traffic and came across "The Food Drama" in one of the by-lanes of Ahmedabad on the western side of SG highway. 

A place with no parking woes. Yes, they have a large parking space. The whole compound is very spacious with indoor and outdoor facilities. Gardens are vast and well-maintained and create a good ambience. 

We opted for indoors as it was one of the hottest days in Ahmedabad. The indoors have vast capacity. There was good space between tables. One can move around easily. The lighting was soothing. But not the music. It might be popular with the younger crowd and I am old-school oldy 🀣who loves soothing light Indian music. 

The menu is vast. Multicuisine. Staff is well mannered, well trained and soft-spoken. 
We ordered avocado-almond soup, paneer tikka and pinwheel samosa chaat. I have a bias for Indian cuisine. This was enough for me and RB's full meal. The quantity was good. there was no space for any dessert after this in our tummies and we realised that in next celebration outing, we will opt for one starter and one dessert. (next celebration in 3 days , wait for another new reviewπŸ˜‡) 
Broccoli-Almond Soup

The serving time was not much. may be, because, we were the first customers for their dinner, I guess. We are early diners and were there by 7.30 PM. 

Now here is the REVIEW - 

Introduction: The Food drama is a multicuisine restaurant situated at Besides Geetanjali Party Plot, near sterling cancer hospital Sindhu bhawan road Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, Bodakdev
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054
Phone - 099094 44729
Timings - 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 7:00 – 11:00 PM ( All 7 days of the week)

Overall Experience: 

My experience here was good. the atmosphere was welcoming. Service was fine. The presentation of the items I ordered was super. The staff made us comfortable and attended well. 

Food Quality
We ordered three items as I had earlier mentioned.
Broccoli-Almond Soup - Excellent
Paneer tikka - Excellent
Pinwheel Samosa Chaat - Good
The presentation of the food was very good. Paneer quality and taste satisfied my taste buds. Pinwheel samosa chaat was okay. 
The Outdoors

   Menu Variety: 

 The Food Drama serves a wide range of Ala carte menus like       Gujarati, Rajasthani, Punjabi, Continental cuisines and Snacks.  The Food Drama is known for its Fusion dishes.
You can check the menu here - 


We were welcomed warmly. The staff as I mentioned earlier also is well behaved, attentive and knowledgable. 

Price and Value: 

The quality and quantity of each dish, food presentation and overall ambience were worth the cost. The pricing is okay, neither low nor high. We paid 1.4 K for two people and three items.  
Large outdoors

Ambience and Atmosphere: 

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Conclusion and Recommendation: 

It is a good place for families, young couples and friends. It is a good place even for office parties. 

Constructive feedback: 

 A piece of light live music will add to the diner's experience.

Overall experience: