The Leela Bhartiya City Bengaluru, which was launched last month, opened the doors to yet another mesmerizing restaurant, The Lotus Oriental, specializing in Asian cuisine. Launched on the auspicious day of Loy Krathong, the ancient Thai festival of paying tribute to Lord Buddha and the Goddess of water by floating lotus-shaped lanterns made from banana leaves; it was an evening of lights and festivity that began with people releasing lanterns into the pool with a magnificent view of the open skies above them.
Promising an authentic dining experience with outdoor seating adjacent to the infinity pool, overlooking the everlasting lush greenery of Central Park in the Bhartiya City, The Lotus Oriental brings home flavours from across Asia with the quiet calmness of the orient.
Designed in a modern minimalist style, the décor blends beautifully with the overall theme. The textured wall reminds one of the serene Japanese Zen gardens with the sand representing the water. The signature Jali pattern used here in a very distinct brown set off the beige tone of the walls lending the place a warm and elegant look. Paired with Birchwood furniture and flower arrangements in oriental style, the outlet holds the ability to transport guests to the mystical world of the Far East.
Catering to travellers, corporates as well as guests interested in trying modern versions of the much-loved fare from the East and the Far East – from Thai to Japanese, Malaysian to Cantonese, the Lotus Oriental offers a culinary journey across Asia.