I am meeting Ravichandran Purushothaman, the president of Danfoss Industries India, for an early dinner at the Avartana at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. It has opened recently, only for dinner, and we both have been meaning to check it out. It serves South Indian food which does not look South Indian. The chef and his team have worked on an innovative, one-of-its-kind menu for over two years. Food is served from exotic-looking locally-sourced crockery and cutlery. We are both vegetarians and there are set menus. We start with tomato rasam. It is poured in wine glasses, hot from a plunger filled with coriander and tomatoes. The liquid is steeped in the plunger for 30 seconds, we are told. It tastes very good, retaining its many flavours. It passes the test of our South Indian palate.
Danfoss India, a company focused on climate and energy-efficient engineering solutions, is a 100% subsidiary of the Danish Danfoss Group—a privately-held and family-owned multinational which was set up in 1933. It has a turnover of 40 billion Danish kroner (over $6 billion) and employs 25,000 people. The group spends 4.2% of its sales turnover on R&D. The Danish ambassador to India at that time, Michael Sternberg, brought several Danish companies to Chennai and Danfoss is one of them—it was established in 1998. Read More…
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