Effingut pub opens in Kolkata
The pub offers a vast multi-cuisine menu and exquisitely handcrafted cocktails driven by the concept of craft mixology
Effingut has opened its doors in Kolkata, marking the brand’s grand entry into Eastern India. The pub is located in the heart of the city, in buzzing Park Street - the main thoroughfare that houses Kolkata’s finest line-up of classic restaurants and watering holes as well as renowned chains from across the world.
The pub offers a vast multi-cuisine menu and exquisitely handcrafted cocktails driven by the concept of craft mixology. Being the largest outpost, this 350-seater brewpub is spread across an area of almost 7500 sq. ft., divided into multiple sections, from the casually sprawling main area to niche private dining areas and pleasant outside seating space. Renowned interior designer Minnie Bhatt has created the Effingut spirit by adding a quirky spin to the interior design without losing the warmth and comfort of the inspiration.
The menu is inspired by the best of Pan Asian, Indian and Continental cuisines, making it an elegant and intriguing mix of familiar classics and culinary elements that are primed to take guests’ taste buds on an exciting gastronomical journey. Choose between comfort, with “Green Curry”, “Biryani” or “Pasta” and adventure, with “Bacon Swirls” or selections from the menu’s incredibly spicy “Red Hot Chillies N Peppers” section. Some of the iconic bestsellers which are slated to be fan-favourites across the board, are “Burmese Khow Suey”, “Maharashtrian Thecha Chicken”, “Pork Ribs”, “Butter Chicken” and “Biryanis”, to name a few.
To suit the local palate, the Kolkata outlet boasts of a range of exclusive dishes such as “Tangra Style Chilli Chicken”, “Kosha Mangsho” and “Grilled Bhetki with Caramel Mash & Fennel & Orange Salad” amongst others. In desserts, the famous “Sizzling Brownie with Ice Cream” flambéed at your table shall leave patrons drooling for more.
The existing cocktail menu not only promises some of the Effingut favourites but also exclusive heady concoctions created to evolve the art of craft mixology. Having invested in some never seen before state-of-the-art equipment, the new cocktail menu, exclusive to Kolkata, includes unique ingredients such as house-made green tea kombucha, liquid smoke, oak chips, lapsang souchong tea, sous vide coffee and orange blossom water, which is sure to take the city’s drinking palate to another level. Some of the unique Effingut signatures include “Corpse Reviver No. 2”, “A Bath With A Stranger”, “Cigar Smoked Old Fashioned” and “Cafe Brûlée”.
It also offers a weekly line-up of events such as pub quizzes, live bands, DJ nights and much more. Home-grown talent DJ Markuz, whose repertoire spans hip hop and many more genres with an eclectic mix of retro, house, RnB and Trap, will be manning the DJ console with his team to make every night a good one.
“We are beyond excited to finally bring the Effingut experience to Kolkata, a city that loves its food and is home to some of the best that the F&B industry has to offer - and ever-evolving in the space! While we’re opening with the full arsenal of signature cocktails, food and weekly events, our craft beers are what we are known for and we hope to receive our brewery license soon. We intend to set a new benchmark for the pub-going experience in the city of joy,” said Manu Gulati, Founder & Owner, Effingut.
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