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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Night Revelers Buffet at Park Plaza

Where do party animals and night owls go when they feel hungry? Jai Hind Dhaba (Sarat Bose Road)? Balwant Singh’s Eating House? Sharma Dhaba (Ballygunge)? The reliable options in city proper won’t probably need more than one finger to count. There’s indeed a glaring lack of eateries to feed the party folks wanting to grab good food at night.

To bridge this need gap, Park Plaza, the star address in Gariahat has come up with a robust offering called ‘Night Revelers Buffet’.

Five-star food after party? That’s expensive! No way!

Here is the catch. It’s an elaborate buffet with all the trappings of a five-star environment, but at an exciting price. It’s a 50% off on the regular price! As Mr. Avneesh K. Mathur, General Manager, Park Plaza Kolkata Ballygunge, said on the launch of this buffet end-May, “The concept of Night Revelers Buffet is created keeping in mind the young party crowd and night revelers who can experience superior quality food at an affordable rate in a five star environment…….we aim to attract the late night diners who would have a great opportunity to graduate to fine dining through this.”   

The director and cast of the upcoming release Shororipu, including the protagonist Chiranjeet, Rajatava, Koneenica and Sohana Saba (a popular actress from Bangladesh) unveiled the offering at Park Plaza.

The Shororipu team- Ayan Chakraborty, director (third from left); (left to right), Chiranjeet,
Sohana Saba, Rajatava, Koneenica      

Unveiling of the buffet by the Shororipu team

The timing of the buffet commences from 10 pm and goes on till 1am –the ideal dining time for the night revelers. The buffet comprises of world cuisine which includes a mix of oriental, Indian and Western cuisines.

The spread is divided between soups, starters, salads, cheese (Cheese platter with dry fruits and grapes), live chaat counter, raita bar (where you can make your own raita), a variety of papads, main course, freshly made pizza as per choice from show kitchen, a live pasta counter and a live waffles counter with condiments. The courses are balanced between vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The dessert table is elaborately laid with ten items other than a choice of ice cream.

 The do-it-yourself raita counter. You can make your own raita.

If one is in the mood for chaat, options are phuchka (with tangy and sweet water), dahi vada, ghughni chaat, papdi chaat and palak patta chaat, freshly made. For those looking for a healthy option, there’s sprout chaat.

 The chaat counter

You can have your choice of pasta (Penne/spaghetti/farfalle/fusilli) with a choice of sauce (Spicy Arrabbiata sauce/organic basil pesto sauce/béchamel sauce) and a choice of ingredients (Green olive, black olive, bell pepper, baby corn, steamed vegetable and olive oil) at the pasta counter.

 The pasta counter

I liked the starters- Panko-crusted Fish Finger with Cilantro and Mayo, and Bhatti Angara Murgh. The first was stuffed with fish in a tasty crust and the second was spicy, succulent chicken kebab.

In main course, my favourite was Japanese Udon Noodles- spicy with a dash of sweetness and full of flavour. It goes well with the Fish in Manchurian Sauce. The other non-veg preparations in main course are Murgh Dum Biryani, Afghani Gosht and Wood-fired Oven-cooked Chicken with Wild jus (a light, dryish chicken dish in a thin, stew-like soup).

 Japanese Udon Noodles with Fish in Manchurian Sauce

Chilli Basil Fried Rice 

 The dessert counter

#MidnightFood #NightDiningKolkata #ParkPlaza

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