Y could have been Yuva Bharati Stadium in Salt Lake famous for its sporting events or the Yellow taxi that has an old world charm about it. But this series is not just about bringing back nostalgia but also aims to provide the latest updates in the city. Hence the one that makes it to my featured post of the day is the fine-dining restaurant Yauatcha.
Located on 5th floor of Quest Mall in Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Yauatcha is the first Michelin star restaurant of the city. This restaurant with its origin in London had already opened branches in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore prior to its launch in Kolkata. It has a bar and dining area. There is also an enclosed area for private dining and private parties that can host around thirty people.
What makes an impact immediately on entering the restaurant is the minimalist ambiance. The cream, grey and black colors add to the mystery element associated with the dim and diffused lighting to create an exotic experience. The furnishings are upscale and stylish. The restaurant provides a gorgeous view of the Kolkata sky through its glass window walls.
Yauatcha is famous for the assortment of dumplings or dimsums it has to offer. From pan-fried, fried to steamed variety of dumplings, the restaurant has 50 different options in its menu. Chicken, Prawn and Crispy-duck are the must try items here. Each dish consists of three dumplings only. Other than dumplings, Squids are a preferred choice in starters. The vegetarians have the option of Asian – greens and Tofu items. Kung Pao Chicken and Basil fish are few of the best options in main course that can be eaten with fried rice or noodles. The next item on the menu card that makes this restaurant a preferred joint for food lovers is their dessert range. Two of the must have desserts here are Rasberry Delice and Chocolate Hazelnut Cake.
Yauatcha is the perfect option for fine-dining experience with family and friends. The restaurant offers high-end service. For a toddler or child, it can also provide customized food if needed. The pricing is quite steep labelling it as one of the most expensive eat-out options in the city.
The personal angle –
Yauatcha was one of the first restaurants that we had visited with our toddler in the month of July of the last year. Their child friendly approach put us immediately at ease with the end result being an overall great dining experience.
Relish the pictures of delicious food until we meet one last time on Monday with the last letter of this series.