| (From left) Poached shrimps at La Terrasse; Smokey Martini, Blue Glacier Martini and Breakfast Martini at Chowringhee Bar; Satay Sam Thalay at Baan Thai. Pictures by Pabitra Das
From a Seafood Special at Baan Thai to a Soups and Salads spread at La Terrasse and funky vodkatinis at Chowringhee Bar — here’s a three-in-one treat at The Oberoi Grand right through September.
“The concept at Baan Thai is simple yet elegant. You can’t really experiment with Thai food but we have still managed to innovate without compromising on the taste. This time around, we have decided to concentrate on all kinds of shellfish dishes,” says Amardeep Singh, the new F&B manager at The Oberoi Grand.
So, hints of tangy, sweet, spicy and nutty are blended with tastes from the sea. Starters like Som Tam Takrai Koong Esan (lemongrass poached shrimp and raw papaya salad), Yum Poo Nim (Tempura soft-shell crab with cucumber, onion and chilli salad) and Satay Sam Thalay (minced prawn satay, crabcake and grilled scallops) will whet your appetite, while curries like Phad Poo Thalay (mud crab stir-fried with sweet basil and chillies) and Keang Deang Koong (Thai yellow curry with lobster tail and potato) are sure to satiate your seafood craving.
A must-try is Gung Mankan Yang Baan Thai, an innovative stir-fried lobster tail, pineapple and waterchestnut skewer, and pak choi in yellow bean sauce served on a sizzler platter.
At La Terrasse, the spread of salads includes Pan-seared Duck Breast that comes with a sesame-and-honey dressing and a slice of rambutan, and the Cumin-flavoured Beetroot Carpaccio with Micro Herbs.
Need soup for your soul? Sip on the creamy Seafood Chowder and the Champagne and Asparagus Soup. “The salads and soups are ideal for a quick office lunch-out for the busy, or a light bite for the health-conscious,” says Amardeep.
Wash it down with tipple from the Chowringhee Bar, which is stirring up vodkatinis like the Smokey Martini — a heady combo of vodka, Scotch and dry martini garnished with blue cheese, stuffed olives and a slice of pepperoni. Also, try the Blue Glacier Martini — Blue Curacao, vodka, vermouth, lemon juice and sugar syrup — or the Breakfast Martini, a refreshing concoction of vodka, dry martini and orange marmalade!
A meal for two at Baan Thai comes for around Rs 3,000 (plus taxes) and for Rs 2,000 (plus taxes) at La Terrasse.