Yauatcha, the dim sum teahouse from London has made its way to our top pick for eating out in Kolkata. From celebrating special occasions to just quenching our cravings, I and many, think of Yauatcha first when we plan to go to dinner. For the next 30 days, starting from today, along with Yauatcha, BlabberCat is honouring the Chinese heritage celebrating The Dragon Boat Festival. Dating back 2,000 years, the tradition of this festival is to eat sticky rice, drink rice wine, race dragon boats and indulge in festivities with friends and family.
Chinese cuisine is actually a collective term for a large complex family of foods, but every regional style, even from a simple bowl of soup to exquisite meat, Chinese celebrate food with all their five senses and garnishing their presentation is the highlight of their kitchen skills. At Yauatcha, the genius result of experimenting with fragrance and spices triggers our dopamine response and we helplessly find ourselves repeatedly enjoying the little bundles of joy that proudly steams with consistence.
(Sticky Rice in Lotus Stem with Prawn and Chicken - Rs 425)
The celebration will include a limited edition menu created Head Chef Wang Yixuan featuring zongzi, pyramid-shaped sticky rice dumplings, alongside a dessert and an exclusive cocktail. The menu includes authentic but contemporary delicacies devoured during this festival. The newly introduced zongzi dishes include different fillings of edamame and vegetarian duck, pork belly and shiitake mushroom, lamb and pine nuts and chicken among others.
To complete the festive meal we enjoyed a dessert and cocktail created with wine. The most ordered and the most photographed dessert Raspberry Delice is irreplaceable but we did try out the Wine-soaked water chestnut with mango cake is served alongside a Sauvignon sorbet. The sorbet was a blast of pure and striking flavours. The Citrus Spritz cocktail was made with vodka, dry vermouth, lime and wine.
The Dragon Boat Festival menu is available to order from an a la carte menu from 1st June until 30th June, 2016, for all day dining.
Next, Yauatcha will be launching in Houston and Honolulu in 2016.