Bengaluru: The renowned Pan-Asian restaurant Zen at The Leela Palace Bengaluru is commemorating a remarkable culinary brilliance by proudly celebrating two decades of its success. This anniversary is a culinary adventure that enables customers to partake in a distinctive dining experience every day of the week, in addition to being a significant milestone. Take a trip through the senses with authentic Thai cuisine, delicious Robatayaki grills, Japanese Omakase, and an endless array of sushi and dim sum.
Renowned as one of the top Pan-Asian restaurants in the nation, Zen has become a must-visit establishment for its exquisite and diverse cuisine. One of the first to bring Pan-Asian fine dining experiences to Bengaluru, Zen is known for showcasing speciality cuisines, ingredients, flavours, and techniques. Over the years, Zen’s passion for dining as an art has been meticulously and skilfully mastered. The group of talented and committed chefs have been diligently crafting cuisines and dining experiences that are inspired by the innovation and rich traditions of Asia. The finest ingredients sourced from around the world ensure that each dish is a visual masterpiece and a seamless symphony of flavours.
Showcasing his excitement around the 20-year celebration of Zen through the Asian Culinary Journey, Pradeep Kandari Executive Assistant Manager – Food & Beverage, The Leela Palace Bengaluru expressed, “Zen at The Leela Palace Bengaluru has always embraced the spirit of culinary excellence and has been a beacon of progress in the realm of Pan-Asian fine dining. The Asian Culinary Journey celebrates two decades of passion, positivity, and possibility. We invite you to join us on this gastronomic journey as we commemorate a legacy of excellence, innovation, and the authentic, vibrant flavours of Asia.”
Walk into one of the most opulent culinary experiences at one of the best fine-dining restaurants in the city at The Leela Palace Bengaluru for a month-long celebration of Pan-Asian flavours.
The delights of the Asian Culinary Journey at Zen include:
Aroy Mak! by Expat Thai Chef Piched Paoleng
Saturday nights come alive at Zen with Aroy Mak! by Expat Thai Chef Piched Paoleng. Chef Paoleng has dedicated himself to meticulously crafting Thai cuisine, showcasing his passion for gastronomy and is a master of authentic home-made curry pastes. Patrons can experience a gastronomic journey that brings authentic, bold and exotic flavours of Thailand to their plates, creating an unforgettable dining experience. The highlights of the menu chef’s signature dishes like Yum Sabparod – a spicy pineapple salad with fresh tamarind pulp, Thod Mon Goong – Thai-style prawn cake, Zusee Phak (vegan) – Asian vegetables and slow-cooked mock meat with chef’s special homemade Thai red curry paste, Khau King Gai – homemade Thai-style Chicken in a slow cooked yellow curry paste with a hint of oyster & fish sauce, and a delicate Mon Kathi – homemade coconut jelly.
Availability: Saturday Dinner
Time: 7 PM to 11.30 PM
Price: INR 10,000 for 2 pax
Asian Sunday Brunch Grills Extravaganza
Sundays will become an extraordinary indulgence at Zen with the Asian Sunday Brunch Grills Extravaganza. Unwind and savour the relaxed ambiance as the Robatayaki grills take centre stage. Enjoy an array of grilled masterpieces prepared by expert chefs with meticulous techniques and finesse. The afternoon also boasts a Chinese Wok Station, Sushi & Sashimi Bar, Dim Sum Delights, Thai Curry Corner, and much more. It’s a meticulously crafted culinary voyage that will take patrons on a voyage through the diverse, vibrant lands of Asia. Non-vegetarian can savour the mouth-watering flavours of perfectly grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops, Australian Pork Chops, Chilean Sea Bass, Norwegian Salmon, Canadian Lobster, and Hokkaido scallops for the seafood lovers, expertly grilled to perfection. The robatayaki grills offer a diverse range of vegetarian options. Savour the earthy deliciousness of purple potatoes and portobello mushrooms, the sharpness of broccoli, and the vivid flavours of Peruvian asparagus. These vegetarian treats add a colourful flare to the brunch experience, ensuring a satisfying and flavourful experience for all.
Availability: Sunday Brunch
Time: 12 PM to 4 PM
Price: INR 4500 plus taxes per person (alcoholic)
INR 3200 plus taxes per person (non-alcoholic)
Omakase experience – Signature Megu dishes now available at Zen
Megu, the award-winning Japanese gem, is set to redefine the tastes of Japan at Zen, the renowned Pan-Asian restaurant at The Leela Palace Bengaluru. Meticulously curated signature dishes from Megu are now a permanent presence at Zen. This addition is a harmonious union of Pan-Asian flair and Japanese grace where Zen becomes a private sanctuary for Megu’s world-class cuisine. Choose between an à la carte and Omakase (chef’s choice) dining experience, crafted to deliver a sumptuous celebration of nuanced techniques, authentic flavours, and outstanding culinary talent.
Availability: Monday to Sunday for Lunch and Dinner
Time: 12 PM to 3 PM, 7 PM to 11.30 PM
Price: Approximately INR 12,000 for 2 pax (à la carte)
INR 6000 plus taxes per person (Omakase)
Artistry of Sushi and Dim Sum
On weekdays, patrons can treat themselves to the Artistry of Sushi and Dim Sum at Zen. Sushi Symphony offers traditional and contemporary rolls, sashimi, and nigiri, each showcasing the finest cuts of fish and fresh vegetables. Meanwhile, Dim Sum Delights blends traditional and contemporary dishes guaranteed to tantalise taste buds.
Availability: Monday to Saturday Lunch
Time: 12 PM to 3 PM
Price: INR 2000 + taxes per person
Zen invites patrons to explore an authentic Pan-Asian experience, from Aroy Mak and Omakase to the Asian Sunday Brunch Extravaganza and the Artistry of Sushi and Dim Sum. It’s the ultimate destination for a Pan-Asian culinary adventure, with something new to indulge in each day of the week.