The flavour of Kolkata

The flavour of Kolkata
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Sunday, May 31, 2015

New afternoon menus at Yauatcha

Yauatcha has some good news to be shared with the city’s foodies. It just launched 2 new menus for the guests coming in from afternoon till early evening. One is a high tea menu named Tea, Dim Sum & Beyond….  I wrote about their launch of a hi tea menu back in March this year (Read about it here). Compared to that, this one is quite elaborate and well rounded. It has a choice of one vegetarian or a non-vegetarian set menu. It will be served with two pieces of macarons and a pot of jasmine tea. 

The vegetarian menu has Vegetable Crystal Dumpling, Vegetable Chive Dumpling, Vegetable Shanghai Dumpling and Fried Turnip Cake with Vegetables. The non-veg one has Chicken & Prawn Shui Mai, Chicken Char Sui Bun, Sesame Prawn Toast and the same turnip cake. Each item will be served in two pieces, so it’s quite a heavy proposition as hi tea.  I still relish the memory of having their chicken & prawn dim sum Crispy Prawn Cheung Fun about a month ago. So the Chicken & Prawn Shui Mai sounds tempting. The set menus cost Rs 550 plus taxes each and is available 4 to 7 pm on all days.

Yauatcha has a top-up offer for the hi tea- add Rs 100 (plus taxes) and you can avail a petit gateau of your choice (Raspberry Delice, Hazelnut Mousse, Tropical Cake etc) from the dessert retail counter.

Tea, Dim Sum & Beyond…. 

The other is a set hard drinks & snacks combo, aptly named Shaken@388. As the name suggests, one can get three drinks from beer, wine, cocktail and mocktail at Rs 388 (plus taxes). It can be just any three- one beer, one wine and one cocktail or three beers or two glasses of wine and one cocktail or any combination one wants. In wine there is red and white, under cocktails there are Lalu, Cha La Lai, Ginger Martini, Citrus Martini and Baron Vert. The choice of mocktails has Lime & Passion, Plum Cut Larissa, Kiwi and Lime, Cucumber & Lime and Nara Iced Tea.

The cocktails

Yauatcha lets you top up Shaken@388 in two ways. To make it Shaken & Steamed, one can add Rs 288 (plus taxes) and get a dim sum (from a choice of two vegetarians and two non-vegetarian options). If one feels hungry, he/ she can make it Shaken & Stir-fried by adding Rs 588 (plus taxes) to Shaken@388 and choose a stir fry-noodles-dessert combo from one vegetarian and one non-vegetarian options. The vegetarian set menu offers Stir Fry Vegetarian Chicken with Sugar Snaps, Hofan Noodles and Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse and the non-vegetarian menu offers Kung Pao Chicken and Raspberry Delice with the same noodles (non-veg version).

 Hofan Noodles 

Needless to say, the top-up offers will be available only on availing the main offer. Shaken is available 12 noon to 7 pm from Monday to Thursday and 4 to 7 pm from Friday to Sunday.

Evidently a lot of thoughts have gone into curating menus to appeal to various gastronomic needs in the afternoon to early evening at surprisingly economic price points.  Tempting enough to head for the fine dining destination.

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