|DJ Austin and Nondon Bagchi dig into dim sums
at Someplace Else. Picture by Rashbehari Das
A first choice for live music for many, Someplace Else on Park Street is now thinking munch. The pub at The Park is rolling out a dim sum spread — along with beer to wash it all down — from today. SPE will be open for lunch for the whole of April, calling all healthy snackers as well as those wishing to catch the IPL over a sip and bite.
“We have been thinking about trying out the dim sum spread at SPE for a while now and we figured this is the perfect time for it. We hope to introduce the culture of pub lunches, which is very popular in the other metros. If this is a success, maybe we will continue to add dishes to the lunch spread and make it a regular feature,” said Hem Dhillon of The Park.
Trying out the spread, t2 food columnist Nondon Bagchi is happy with the food and flavour quotient of the place where he often drums up a mean beat.
“The outer covering is paper-thin, the bite size is also just how it should be because those who make dim sums big are doing it wrong. Also, they are absolutely authentic in flavour and taste, and the range is great. I especially love the prawn dim sum,” said Nondon.
On offer are four vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties, including French Beans and Water Chestnut Dim Sums, Lamb Chin Kao and Chicken Sui-Mai, for which ingredients like wheat starch, potato starch and Red Lotus flour are being imported from China.
While a platter of a dozen dim sums of any variety, along with a big mug of beer, comes for Rs 699, a combo of unlimited beer and dim sums costs about Rs 999.
The snack time is from 1pm to 4pm.
Park Pavillion, a 24-hour restaurant in Tulip Inn at 56 Park Street (the Mullickbazar crossing) opened its doors on Saturday. The menu is as contemporary as the food stop’s fuss-free look in white. “We serve global food with a focus on the Mediterranean, like Lebanese and Greek, and also Indian cuisine,” said executive chef Ramprasad Majumdar. A venture by France-based hospitality chain Louvre Hotels and Shiraz, Tulip Inn’s 50-cover restaurant also serves the Mughlai chain’s famed biryani, although at prices a notch higher. The Gosht Biryani comes for Rs 300 (plus taxes) and serves two.
Pictures by Sanjoy Chattopadhyaya