The Neotias launched Afraa in 2007 with celebrity culinary consultant Karen Anand and expat chef Davide Cananzi at the helm of affairs. The duo curated a striking menu, largely global fusion, with dishes such as potato gnocchi with wasabee cheese sauce and Norwegian salmon cooked the Japanese way, with furikake. The stunning interiors, predominantly in white, were done by Kapil Bhalla and a wine library with over 250 varieties sealed the deal. Nine years on and numerous changes (on the menu) later Afraa is still popular for great food and ambience. The grilled Scottish salmon with chilli lime emulsion or their signature Pork Chops served on a bed of warm cabbage and bacon salad are some of the top picks on the current menu.
Kolkata owns such a dynamic culinary history that restaurants of today are trying to replicate through their menus. Chefs are striving to influence native palates to global dishes by adding their own regional flair to them, hoping to attract the local gourmets partial to kosha mangshos and fish paturis. Trying to evolve Kolkata’s fine dining scene is an innovative restaurant situated towards Salt Lake area that is appearing on every foodie’s must visit list. Popularly known as ‘Afraa Restaurant And Lounge’, this lovely eatery instantly charms you with it’s appealing décor and sensational menu. For diners looking for mood dining, Afraa Restaurant And Lounge will make a great choice for romantic rendezvous. It’s nestled on 6th & 7th Floor, City Centre 1, Sector 1, Salt Lake in Kolkata.
Afraa Restaurant And Lounge very cleverly placed celebrity culinary consultant Karen Anand and expat chef Davide Cananzi at the helm to help curate an exceptional menu, majorly global fusion, to please the progressive palates of the natives. Dishes adapted from Italian, Continental and Mexican cuisines are showcased brilliantly here, in their most authentic form, leaving room for creativity and regional elements. Tap into their vast wine library to pair your meal and have your pick from over 250 varieties. Start with an array of appetizers like, Turkish vegetable sheesh kebab, gandharaj fish tikka, buttermilk fried chicken, vegetable & cheese cigars, murgh kastoori kebab and Persian chicken jujeh kebab. Follow it up with the main course entailing a wide variety of pastas, grills, curries, pizzas and so much more.
Chef concludes the menu of Afraa Restaurant And Lounge with a symphony of luscious desserts. Our long-standing favorites are, house special baklava, chocolate a la kiev and venetian tiramisu. Their Sunday brunches are quite coveted, book in advance. Bill would be hefty, as expected. What is a delightful contemporarily designed space during the day, morphs into an attractive lounge after 7 pm. Stunning tropical wallpaper sets off patterned floors and gleaming chandelier beautifully. The other half of the restaurant, the main dining room, is more intense in décor with dark toned chairs, grey walls and dimly lit alcoves. It’s a wonderful elegant place to bring someone special. Ask to be seated in their private dining section if you are part of a large group.
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Summary: Afraa Restaurant And Lounge is a lovely fine dining restaurant evolving the culinary face of Kolkata with its elegant, global fusion menu.