With much fanfare, Vivanta opened its doors to the signature oriental restaurant ‘Umami’ on 23 January. Umami is a Japanese word which means a ‘pleasant savoury taste’. From eminent journalists to food bloggers, the evening saw the city’s crème de la crème come together to celebrate the occasion.
Guests were welcomed with champagne and an oriental ‘Salmon Carpaccio’. The restaurant offers mouth-watering dishes, especially from Shanghai and Szechwan under its Executive Chef Anirban Dasgupta. The restaurant remains open from 7.00 to 11 pm.
The guests also got to relish the exquisite taste of Chinese and Japanese flavours while listening to live jazz music. Executive Chef Anirban Dasgupta said, ‘A true myriad of many aromas and flavours, this restaurant is the next address for fine dining in the city. We are elated to bring to the table a vibrant spread of Chinese and Japanese delicacies centred on the ‘Umami’ principle for our guests to explore.’
The menu offered on the occasion was extensive ranging from fresh seafood, meats and vegetables cooked in the Szechwan style. From the entrees to the main course, the menu had signature dishes like Katsus, Braised Duck, Banana Flower, Hainese Style drunken chicken, Yakisoba, Hargou, Bao, Gouza to name a few.
This oriental restaurant offers an array of domestic and imported wines from all over the world with an intriguing infusion of hand crafted cocktails and local ingredients.
The restaurant showcases enchanting high ceilings, accentuated with mood lighting and a glass wall overlooking the alfresco area. It also proudly shows off impeccable marble architecture on the walls and vases, plates and oriental antiques exemplifying contemporary style with elegance.