27th November 2018, Kolkata : Bongnese, a brand new restaurant serving authentic Bengali food along with Chinese cuisine was launched today in Salt Lake in the presence of actor Arijit Dutta, Mr. Sumit Vidhani, Director, Dewan facilities and Executive Chef, Mr. Debojit Bhadra. Bongenese is the first venture of Dewan facilities in the state of West Bengal.
Bongnese, as the name suggests is the combination of the word ‘bong’ which is colloquial term for Bengalis and the word ‘Chinese’. It is the first restaurant in the city from the same house as The Aananda Imperial, Bilaspur. Mr. Sumit Vidhani’s love for Bengal, its essence and colour and the distinct cuisine it has, led to the conception of Bongnese.
The 80 seater restaurant has elements of both Bengal and China in the décor. Traditional colours, design of the furniture, lights and props all signify and emulate the essence of the two regions. The confluence of the two cultures can be seen on the walls with a painting depicting busy streets of Kolkata and Beijing as one enters the restaurant. Figurines of iconic Bengali characters such as Gopal Bhaar, make an appearance every now and then throughout the restaurant.
Mr. Sumit Vidhani who himself is a trained chef with experience of working at the kitchens of various star properties across the country has taken special care in curating the menu. With authentic Bengali dishes from not just West Bengal but East Bengal as well, the menu will offer a varied glimpse of what Bengal has to offer. With items like Chef’s special Syletti kebab, Paneer kaalia, Dhakai bhuna morog, Narkel koromchar soup, Sutki, Goalondo steamer curry and many more, there’s something in store for everyone.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sumit Vidhani, Director, Dewan facilities, added, “ With our first restaurant in Kolkata, we wanted to give the people of the city what they love to eat the most- Bengali and Chinese food, all under one roof. We have taken special care to stay as true to the authencity of the dishes as possible. We hope the people of the city love our offerings.”
There are quite a few Chinese dishes on the menu as well, as it is a known notion that Bengali’s love for Chinese food unparalleled. The restaurant is located at Salt lake, FE 8, Sector 3, Kolkata-106 and will be operating from 12 noon to 10.30 pm. The cost for two will be Rs 1000 plus GST.