Heritage hotel The Astor located at 15, Shakespeare Sarani known for its authentic and scrumptious kebabs launched a new menu reviving well-known old dishes that were lost from the earlier menu and introducing modern twists through innovative presentations.
Speaking about the new menu launch, Executive Chef Amlan Bose says, “The menu has warmer flavours, classic garnishes and old recipes. Our main focus has been on establishing a menu that highlights our Thai, Italian and Oriental dishes. We are presenting iconic dishes with a contemporary twist as a tribute to our heritage and the newly added dishes are going to redefine us as a multi cuisine hotel.”
One of the most exciting additions to the menu is called The Kolkata Calling featuring lip-smacking Bengali favourites likeLuchi, Aloo Posto, Dhakai Maachher Jhol, Railway Mutton Curry, Radha Ballabi, Bhuni Khichuri and others. An inimitable mix of tandoor specialities, from mouth-watering roasted whole mutton leg known as Ran-e–Astor served with makhmali paratha and Akbari Murgh, a KEQ old speciality(whole chicken cooked in dum style with whole spices, served with flavoured rice, chicken mince gravy and veggies) to Mushroom Moti Tikka ( chargrilled mushroom filled with dry fruits, khoya & cheese) and Sultana Subz Kofta Benarasi (from the house of Banaras cottage cheese dumpling in smooth gravy) – the menu has vegetarian and non-vegetarian items to please all.
The third highlight is the Asian menu that includes items like Tom kha pak (Thai coconut soup prepared with vegetables, galangal, lime juice, lemon grass and finished with coconut milk), Chilli Garlic Fried Mushrooms and Chowhan’s Jade Chilli Chicken (stir fried tender chunks of crispy chicken with spring onion, green and red peppers in green spicy chef special sauce)among others.
Pocket pinch for two is INR 1200 onward (plus GST).