UNPLUGGED COURTYARD | KOLKATA

 UNPLUGGED COURTYARD | KOLKATA

Unplugged Courtyard is a sought-after national brand that has charmed its way into the annals of Indian culinary history with its mouth-watering platters and pulsating ambience. After opening successful outlets in Delhi, Agra, and Gurgaon, Unplugged Courtyard has now brought its unmistakable charm to the City of Joy. The city, known for its motley crew of gourmets and gastronomes, is a perfect setting for the popular brand to broaden its horizons and promulgate its culinary values and principles. Offering a panoramic view of Victoria Memorial, Unplugged Courtyard, is located within the precincts of the famed Golden Park Hotel at Ho Chi Minh Sarani. The capacious resto-bar is segregated into several zones, spaced around a sprawling area of 7500 square feet, offering indoor and outdoorseating arrangements. There are two zones, two open- air areas, and an indoor club-like area. The Kolkata outlet is introducing a new section called the Terrazza, the USP of which is the breath-taking view of the city’s most iconic monument, Victoria Memorial. The 180-seater restaurant has two bars – one indoor and another outdoor. The 40 ft. baris an alluring attraction,serving a colossal number of patrons at a lightning-fastspeed. A slosh of rich, vibrant colours dominatesthe outdoor area lending an air of contemporary urban vibe to the place. Art Deco architecture seamlessly experiments with the different geometric patterns for the lights, shades, and seating areas. The indoor portion blends the blazing colours with a classy look, courtesy of the checkered floors, big, golden lamps, and famous artworks on the walls. The interiors reflect hues of a lot of teal and green, with brown and golden colours adding that elegant, old-world charm. Speaking of green, Unplugged Courtyard is bedecked with potted plants, wall arts, and other kinds of decorative greenery installations. Unplugged, asthe moniker dictates, hosts a plethora of musical programs. The variety of musical soirees will keep the guests entertained. Unplugged is noted for its musical evenings that amp up your mood with its electrifying atmosphere. It hosts both live bands and DJ music. Coming to the menu, Unplugged Courtyard offers a diverse range of platters for you to gorge on, along with an innovative assortment of cocktails and shots. The food menu has been carefully curated, the heterogeneity reflecting the influence of different cuisines around the world. Aside from the classic soups and salads, you get to choose some interesting starters like Water Chestnuts and Asparagus-corn Tempura(a concoction of tempura fried, harissa chiliaioli, tagarashi, and mint dust), Tandoor Masala Mushrooms(button mushrooms that are skewered and chargrilled in tandoor), Lal Mas Ki Lahori Seekh with Walnut Labneh (minced lamb served with soft relish), the classic Turkish dish Adana Kebab(Ground lamb meat, chargrilled and served with Lebanese bread and house dips), etc. You must try the ‘unplugged platters’. The highlights include two platters – Unplugged Fruit Platter that gets you seasonal exotic fruits on an ice bed and Turkish Platter, a non-veg dish, which provides you with an assortment of all sorts of quintessential Turkish items like baba ghanoush, Adana kebab, lamb sis, hummus, etc. Unplugged also boasts of a king-size Sushi Platter that consists of generous portions ofsalmons and tunas, among other things. You can cram yourself with your favorite kinds of pasta and pizzas here as well. Coming to the main course, some of the must-try items we recommend are Unplugged Special, Peri-Peri Chicken (half chicken marinated in a spicy blend of peri-peri chilies, served with garlic, butter mash, and seasonal vegetables), Turkish Lamb Stew with Turkish Rice (consisting of tender lamb cubes stewed in flavourful curry, served with saffron & vermicelli Turkish rice), and Lamb and Pineapple in Massaman Curry (tender lamb cubes & pineapple cooked in a mild Thai massaman curry paste broth). End your hearty meal with some delectable desserts on offer. Banoffee Sandesh is a must-have. A novel item – it is a biscuittartshell that consists of a banana andNolenGurfilling, whip cream, and coconutflakes. Churros with Hazelnut
Choco Dip gets you crunchy fried pastry fingers with cinnamon sugar dust, hazelnut, & chocolate dip. The signature cocktails served by Unplugged Courtyard do not only have funky names like Beet the Heat (made of vodka, capers, coriander, beetroot juice, hazelnut, and lime juice), Gold Rush (cloves and dry cranberry-infused vodka, fresh plum, and rosemary), the city-special Kolkata Sour (made of gin, Kala khatta, chat masala, lime, thyme, and egg white), but they are refreshing as well. You can try your hand at some classic ones like Manhattan, Gin Fizz, etc. Unplugged also offers some vintage American drinks inspired by the Prohibition Era of the early 20th century. Some of the unique drinks you must try are Gin Rickey (gin, lime, and club soda), Ward No. 8 (made of bourbon, lime, orange juice, and grenadine syrup), and the eponymous Marry Pickford (a mash-up of rum, pineapple, grenadine syrup, and lime), cheekily named after the silent-era superstar.
Amit Kumar Modi and Priti Modi, the franchise owners exclaims, “It was a proud moment for me to open Unplugged Courtyard’s outlet in my city. I’m passionate about this venture and want to introduce a remarkable combination of food, drinks, music, and atmosphere that the Kolkatans have not experienced ever before. We are looking to host a lot of special nights as well, catering to the diverse crowd of this multifaceted city”.

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