The flavour of Kolkata

The flavour of Kolkata
The bridge, the river and kids' play. Brilliantly captured by Sujay Kumar Das.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Easter at Yauatcha

Yauatcha, the oriental cuisine restaurant at Quest, has the distinction of city’s first Michelin-starred restaurant. The young player in Kolkata’s oriental cuisine scene has also won the Best Oriental Cuisine restaurant award in fine dine category at Times Food Guide Awards 2015. The Easter plans at this fine dining stop are in full swing. It will be laying out a set Easter day lunch and there will be Easter eggs to choose from. Here’s a sneak peek.


Starting with the Easter eggs. There are two- Medium Egg with 5 chocolate inserts and Large Egg with 8 chocolate inserts (at Rs 175 and 300 plus taxes respectively).

Medium Egg with 5 chocolate inserts 



Large Egg with 8 chocolate inserts 

The Easter lunch menu is a compact five course gourmet affair with handpicked dishes to make it a really special experience. Spread out over soup, dim sum, staple, main course and dessert, evenly for the vegetarian and non-vegetarian, it’s a choice of one option in each leg. It’s flagged off with soup with a choice of one from Shredded Lamb Soup and Asian Green soup. Soup over, move on to dim sum where you can choose one from Prawn Chive, Prawn Toast, Veg Chive and Veg Crystal Dumpling. The staple offers you Egg Fried Rice, Spicy Veg Fried Rice and Udon Noodle with main course options Kung Pao Chicken, Chicken Szechwan Peppercorn, Stir Fry Bean and Kung Pao Tofu for company. You shall be served a full portion in soup and dim sum and a half portion of staple and main. Round it off with one sorbet or ice cream. To help you navigate skillfully here’s the chef’s pick: Asian Green Soup, Prawn Chive, Veg Crystal Dumpling and Kung Pao Tofu. It comes at Rs 1500 plus taxes and will be served on the Easter day, 5th April, from 12 noon to 4 pm.

Yauatcha has just launched a high tea menu as well. It’s a set menu for one person with choice of one dim sum or dessert along with a pot of Jasmine green tea which is a specialty here. It’s a good idea to try the dim sum as it happens to be their forte and the range is endless. In dim sum on the menu its one choice from Vegetable Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf, Baked Vegetarian Chicken Puff, Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf, Chicken Char Sui Bun and Baked Chicken Puff. For those who would like to go for the dessert, pick one from Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse, Assorted Macaroons, Raspberry Delice and Religieuse Jaffa Cake. At Rs 495 all inclusive and served 4 pm to 7 pm everyday.


Apart from the high tea, there’s a set five course lunch menu for one person that has been started recently. It comes at Rs 850 all inclusive. But let’s park it for another day, as it’s already a little too much for the gastronome.