Kolkata, April 25: Heritage luxury property The Astor Kolkata added a new feather to its cap with its brand new terrace café/bar DECK 88. Complementing the charming and elegant interior, DECK 88 is an alfresco Café and Bistro for chilling out with friends and family. Located at 15, Shakespeare Sarani, the place offers a quirky touch to comfort food that acts as the perfect foil to a tippler’s choicest drinks.
The event saw Executive Chef Amlan Bose whip up some of the favourites from the Deck 88. These included the delicious Deshi Pakoda Basket, Mushroom Moti Tikki and Turkish Borek in vegetarian options along with the Pulled Mutton Phulka Taco, Rawa Fish Fry and Murgh Chakoori Kebab for the non-vegetarians. Fface models Shahzeb Ahmed and Jessica Aaron were present to showcase the menu.
Speaking at the event, General Manager, The Astor Kolkata, Kaushik Sengupta said, “The concept behind Deck 88 was to create a casual terrace space that would be accentuated with the use of a rustic and warm material palette with a generous amount of greenery thrown in to create a distinct identity.”
Executive chef Amlan Bose went on to add, “The overall effect is to create an urban garden space, and the food being served matched that identity. They are easy to have meals and dishes that are nourishing and fresh! The food being served are seasonal and fresh and is representative of globalised food giving respect to local palette. Our aim is to give a local twist to international food.”
Set against the ageless classical facade of The Astor Kolkata the space echoes architectural elements like railings and classical ornamental jails that blend the terrace seamlessly into the building. The materials used for the concept included teak wood finished furniture, rough metal framework with a unique metal finished bar and rustic flooring.
The seating at Deck 88 divided into distinctly lounging dining and cafe style allowing guests several choices as per their mood. There us soft diffused lighting that creates a mellow and relaxed vibe accentuating the sense of greenery around it. Deck 88 is like a slice of Eden amidst the bustle of the city. The abundance of the green with a vertical garden and potted plants with fresh herbs for the bar, helps create a sense calm and freshness.
Deck 88 remains open from 4pm till midnight. Meal for two at Deck 88 would be INR 1000 plus taxes without alcohol.