Veen Waters Presents A Unique Himalayan Gastronomical Journey: Bhutan to Bharat at Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences


Kolkata, April 2024 : Conceptualized by VEEN in partnership with Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences and Accor Live Limitless, brings you an exclusive culinary experience called Bhutan to Bharat. The event has been curated by partners who are global hospitality leaders with the intent of providing a glimpse into the rich culinary heritage of Bhutan and India.

Chef Michael Swamy, a renowned author and wildlife enthusiast, curated the menu. “Bhutan to Bharat promises to be a culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds and take you through the diverse culinary traditions of these two nations. So, come and experience the magic of these exotic flavours and indulge in the culinary delights of the City of Joy, Kolkata.

Bhutan, known as the ‘Last Shangri-La,’ is a beautiful nation located northeast of India. It is home to rugged mountains, deep valleys, and dense forests. Bhutanese cuisine celebrates tradition, community, and the bountiful offerings of the land. From hearty stews to fiery curries, its food offers a delightful array of flavours, textures, and aromas. Their National Dish, Ema Datshi, is a must-try dish, a soulful cheese broth with simmered chillies served with red rice.

Curated by the esteemed Chef Michael Swamy, renowned for his mastery of Bhutanese and Indian culinary traditions, the dining experience at The Square, Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences, will feature a special menu blending traditional and contemporary dishes. Guests can indulge in diverse delicacies meticulously prepared to tantalize their taste buds.

“I am thrilled to welcome the people of the City of Joy to a unique culinary dining experience of Bhutan to Bharat at The Square – all-day dining in Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences. I’d like to express the natural mineral water plays a crucial role in enhancing the symphony of flavours in culinary creations. Through our collaboration with Veen Waters, we are delighted to present a distinctive culinary journey from Bhutan to Bharat at our all-day dining-The Square. This endeavour aims to blend cultures, ingredients, and diverse cooking techniques, complemented by Veen water, to deliver an unforgettable dining experience to the people of city of joy. We look forward to embarking together on a gastronomic journey that transcends borders and indulges the senses,”

Arjun Kaggallu, General Manager, Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences.

The Bhutan to Bharat food festival at The Square promises many captivating experiences for guests. One highlight includes a curated buffet spread, meticulously crafted to showcase the authentic flavours of Bhutanese and Indian cuisine. Additionally, live cooking stations will be set up, allowing guests to witness the preparation of signature dishes first-hand.

“In culinary artistry, natural mineral water is the silent conductor orchestrating the symphony of flavours. Through this unique food trail, in partnership with the Accor group, we aim to weave a tapestry of culture, ingredients, and diverse cooking styles paired with Veen, delivering a truly unforgettable culinary experience to your plate.”

Ganesh Iyer, Managing Partner at VEEN – Indian Subcontinent and India’s First Certified Water Sommelier

Furthermore, Chef Michael Swamy is excited to share his valuable insights into the culinary traditions of Bhutan to Bharat and said, “I’m excited to share my enthusiasm for Bhutanese cuisine, as it’s a hidden gem. It’s an honour for me to bring its unique flavours to the forefront, aiming to create an unforgettable experience that transcends borders and celebrates the rich tapestry of flavours that Bhutan and India have to offer at The Square in Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences.” The diners will also have the unique opportunity to engage with Chef Michael Swamy, gaining a deeper understanding of the cultural and gastronomic nuances. Adding to the ambience, cultural decorations will adorn the venue, reflecting Bhutan and India’s vibrant and diverse cultures. These decorations will serve as a visual feast, enhancing the overall experience and immersing guests in the rich heritage of both nations.

Come and join us at The Square for an unforgettable culinary experience. Each dish we serve tells a story of tradition, innovation, and the timeless bond between food and nature. We invite you to book your table reservations for the Bhutan to Bharat Experience between 25th April ’24 to 5th May ’24, to embark on this limited-time gastronomic journey at the Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences. Please call +91 8584077060 to make your reservation.

Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences offers guests 340 rooms, which includes 280 Rooms, 12 Suites, 1 Presidential suite and 47 serviced apartments. Located only 10 minutes’ drive from Kolkata International Airport, the hotel has been a trendsetter in the Eastern India hospitality scenario due to its beautiful exterior and impeccable service. With a multiplicity of venues, it offers 30, 000 sq. feet of banqueting space. The hotel is located besides the latest commercial and IT hub in New Town. Designed as a landmark property, the hotel offers several stay options, banqueting venues, meeting facilities, dining choices, and wellness facilities.