My Today's review is for a bloggers meet at their specialty food and beverage outlet Studio – the Pan-Asian Gallery @ Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences.
The Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences is located just opposite the Axis Mall, New Town, Kolkata. You may visit for both Lunch & Dinner.
Now let's talking about the Studio :
Studio is the city ’s first outlet with live kitchens, music, flamboyant cocktails, dramatic food courses and sensational desserts. Studio presents to Kolkata and its trendiest crowds, an unmatched welcome and vibe as they walk into this uniquely designed outlet overlooking the verdant poolside. The dining experience begins with tapas-style mini eats and fusion cocktails served in an informal setting with the accompaniment of a live DJ mixing youthful music or live singer/s belting out jazz/soul chart-toppers. The décor is Japanese minimalistic chic. Studio seeks to create a niche market among the sushi and sashimi lovers as well as the discerning and well-travelled vegetarian population of the city.
Chef Neelabha Sahay, Executive Sous Chef at Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences, made a beautiful lunch Pan-Asian Veg Spread for us. It was started with Welcome drink 'Lychee Delight', contained Lychee Juice, Cranberry Juice, Sweet n Sour Mix & American cherry. Followed by Thai Spiced Vegetables & Kaki tempura, six flavored tempura as appetizer. Then Vegetable Baoji & Water Chestnut & Chive dumplings came in Dimsum section. Asian meal is incomplete without Sushi, so 'Cucumber & Pickled Radish Maki' was served. Then Udon noodle broth came in soup section. In main course Thai Green Curry was served with Steamed Jasmine Rice, Yaki Meshi & Chili Garlic Noodles. After the main course Jasmine Tea was served , as an Asian tradition. Last but not the least, it's dessert time. I'm not a dessert lover, but still I can say Tab Tim Samsee (coconut cream based dessert) was awesome. After the lavish menu, I have no place for dessert, so had 1 spoon. But after having 1 spoon, I had to finish the whole. It was the best item of the whole lunch. Then the 2nd dessert came, Glangal Poached Pears in mascarpone cream, chocolate soil was pretty good. It was a very nice experience there. If you are looking for a romantic dinner date or for a special occasion to celebrate, this is the right place for you.
Thanks Novotel Kolkata Hotel And Residence & Kolkata Food Bloggers for the invite.