Not often do you come across restaurants that transform dinner into a once-in-a-lifetime experience. At The Lotus Oriental which sits princely in The Leela Bharatiya City, it’s your chance to take your bae for a luxurious candlelight dinner by the pool, where you can sip eclectic cocktails and enjoy a lavish Pan Asian dinner in panache.
An Intimate Al fresco Dining Experience By The Pool At The Lotus Oriental In Bengaluru
The best dinners come to those who wait. And the best dining experiences are destined for those willing to go the extra mile ( more like drive the extra mile), as The Lotus Oriental is situated at least 29 km from Bengaluru city in Jakkur near Manyata tech park. Here, luxury meets the Orient as the luxurious restaurant pampers you with the choicest Pan Asian delicacies. Like Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisines.
On a chilly Bengaluru evening, where gusty winds embrace you and night crickets quietly chirp, you can’t find a better place to dine than the outdoors by the pool. The al fresco dining experience instantly serenades you. Cosily sit by the pool with your beloved as you soak in the city views and engage in intimate conversations over their signature cocktails — truffle-infused whiskey drink, Shittake fashion and their unique Wasabi Mary, which you might have guessed by now to be their Oriental take on Bloody Mary.
For teetotalers, there’s freshly brewed kombucha and a range of soothing coolers to pass the evening. Oh, and did we mention that they serve premium sake and sochu? And if wine is your poison, then you’re in for luck. The Lotus Oriental has everything — from red wine to champagne to rose. For a party of wine connoisseurs, you can even buy the wine by bottle.
Pan Asian Delicacies Like Sushi, Dim Sums & More
The highlight of the evening at this Pan Asian fine dining abode has to be the top-notch gastronomical experience. This is coupled with hospitable service that is really affable. The appetizers which you must give a go include the perfectly fried Prawn Tempura, Five Spice Duck Dragon Puff, and the delicate Hotty Tuna Uramaki. Vegetarians can commence their meal with Pan Asian favourites like crispy lotus stem and baby bok choy stuffed dim sums or even their aromatic Tom Yum soup.
Signature Vietnamese Buttered Prawn: A Sure Winner
As you savour the lush greenery of Central Park and the tranquil water of the Leela’s infinity pool, don’t forget to tantalise your taste buds with their signature Cantonese buttered milk prawn. This dish is literally a symphony in a mouth. The white buttery sauce cooked with zesty kaffir lime, spicy bird eye chilli and succulent prawns is best savoured with a bowl of jasmine rice.
And this is just the beginning. The familiar Chinese Hunan Chicken, tender Stir Fried Asian Greens and Stir Fried Tofu in Black Pepper Sauce are some other dishes to make your dinner a memorable one.
Yuzu Lemon Curd: A Unique Masterchefy Dessert
To end your dinner on a high note, don’t leave the Lotus Oriental without pampering yourself with their ultimate dessert — Yuzu Lemon Curd with wild berries and ice cream. The entire dessert is shaped to look exactly like Yuzu — a zesty citrus fruit of East Asian origin. It’s a dessert that will leave an explosion of flavours in your mouth. The creamy, fruity berry ice cream and the tart yuzu curd, surprisingly go perfectly well together.
One of the most romantic and intimate dining experiences awaits you at The Lotus Oriental. Your bae will certainly be impressed by your date-night choice. And you can thank us later!
Where: The Leela Bhartiya City, 6/2, Thanisandra Main Road, Tirumanahalli, Jakkur, Bangalore
When: 12:30 pm to 11 pm
Cost: ₹4,000 for two people ( approx)
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