The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat is proud to present its one-of-a-kind Pan Asian restaurant Nori. Boasting of an eye-catching décor, extraordinary panoramic view of the cityscape, an alluring upscale ambience, an expat master chef and specially-curated Pan Asian and Japanese signature recipes – this specialty dining newbie has all the ingredients to be the first word for food connoisseurs and expats in the city. Thanks to its convenient location on the 31st floor of the hotel, Nori with a seating capacity for 60, catches the fancy of its discerning guests with an unmatched view of the city skyline with large floor to ceiling windows , and-feel of this specialty restaurant is tastefully inspired with Japanese elements–a display wall featuring Japanese artifacts, laser-cut wooden screen dividing the dining areas and sensuous swirling bamboo mats creating a warm ceiling effect against the decorative screens.
Shogi screen doors lead to a private Tatami dining room which is easily accessed with Western-style Japanese seating on a raised platform. A VIP dining room offers privacy with a casual ambience of simplified laser cut wall panels. A communal dining table and a semi-private dining area provide more individual dining choices.
The food, the heart of the restaurant, is curated by expat Chef Franquilino P. Padua, a specialist in Japanese and Asian cuisine with over a decade of experience under his belt. Offering a wide array of Asian flavors, Franquilino’s menu features fresh seasonal ingredients in imaginative and mouth-watering creations. His passion for quality is sure to tantalize your taste buds vis-a-vis the food texture that emanates from an elegant marriage of flavours, “Fresh, minimalistic, exquisite flavor and visual beauty are the philosophy behind the food at Nori. Our focus is on the natural simplicity of chosen fresh ingredients handpicked from local and international markets and presenting them in a refined manner in a bid to retain the original flavor of the Asian classics,” explains the master chef.
Some of the signature items in the expansive food spread dished out by Franquilino and his culinary team includes a selection of small plates menu, Maki, Dim Sums, mains and desserts. The live Teppanyaki and Sushi stations allow the guests to enjoy an interactive dining experience. A few noteworthy items in the menu are ‘Sakura Salad’, , ‘Crispy Lotus Fritters’, ‘Tod Man Khao Pod’, ‘Scallion Pancake’, ‘Po Pia Je’, ‘Eoi Tempura’, ‘Twice Cooked Pork Ribs’, ‘Fragrant Chili Prawn’, ‘Cho Tam’, ‘Chongqing Mala Chicken’, ‘Truffle Scented Edamame’, ‘Spicy Crystal Chicken Coriander’, ‘Sastsumaimo Roll’, ‘Aburi Shake’, ‘Crunchy Maguro’, ‘Dragon Roll’, ‘Steamed Kolkata Betki’, ‘Kambing Masak Kurma’, ‘Hunan Spinach and Morning Glory’ and more.
Relish some desserts like ‘‘Chilled Lemongrass Jelly with Dragon Fruit’, ‘Matcha Cheese Cake’, ‘Baked Coconut Custard’.
To complement the delicacies, Nori will be serving traditional Japanese drink ‘Sake’ with a twist. The options include ‘Koji Haiku’, ‘Tokyo Mule’, ‘Tom Yum Siam’, ‘Sake Sling’ and more.
Subhash Sinha, General Manager, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat, says, “Nori is a refreshing addition to our celebrated hotel and we are excited to introduce a wide range of Pan-Asian and Japanese dishes to the food connoisseurs in Kolkata. Our expat Chef, Frank, the Master Chef at Nori brings with him years of expertise in Japanese cooking skills specially Teppanyaki. At Nori, we bring in sea food, greens and other traditional ingredients directly from Japan to give our guests the authenticity. We are sure the city will enjoy our signature offerings complemented with an excellent view of the city’s skyline. Needless to say, our patrons will be pampered in an ambience and hospitality symbolic of our brand – all in all making it an unforgettable Asian dining experience that will keep them coming back for more.”