Food Ølterra, the swank new hangout in town

“ØL means beer and Terra means land, and together Ølterra means beer land,” explained Rudresh Agarwal, co-owner of Ølterra, as we made our way through the Greek-style all-day dining venue located in Stephen Court, next to Peter Cat. Spread over 13,000 square feet, Ølterra is essentially a brewery (they await a license for the same) but at the same time one can sip more than 22 signature cocktails at this 100-foot island bar. The menu is a mixture of Indian, Mixed, Oriental, Mexican and Italian food. “We want to stay focused on the taste of the food first and not just get caught up in the presentation. This is important but secondary,” said Siddant Agarwal, who co-owns the place. With family and friends and also a place where you love to enjoy exotic cocktails.t2 took a detailed tour before its launch and here’s what we liked.

With private spaces gaining popularity, there is also a PDR that can seat around 30 people.  The touch of the blue and velvet sofa adds some warmth and elegance to this space.

With private spaces gaining popularity, there is also a PDR that can seat around 30 people. The touch of the blue and velvet sofa adds some warmth and elegance to this space.

The sprawling interior section spans over 9,000 square feet, and has mixed seating, a DJ console, and a giant screen with interesting visuals.  Soft cascading lights add to the mood of the place.

The sprawling interior section spans over 9,000 square feet, and has mixed seating, a DJ console, and a giant screen with interesting visuals. Soft cascading lights add to the mood of the place.

The brewpub interiors with a theme from all over the Greek world are beautifully designed by Sumessh Menon.  The Resistance Piece is a colossal statue of the Greek god Zeus suspended from the ceiling of the island's 100-foot-high bar.  There are hand-painted faces of Greek deities on the walls.

The brewpub interiors with a theme from all over the Greek world are beautifully designed by Sumessh Menon. The Resistance Piece is a colossal statue of the Greek god Zeus suspended from the ceiling of the island’s 100-foot-high bar. There are hand-painted faces of Greek deities on the walls.

“When people come to Kolkata, I want this place to become a must-visit and gradually become an icon in the coming years. Brothers Rodrich Agarwal (right) and Siddhanth Agarwal, owner of Ølterra said.

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what or what: Ølterra

where: 18 Park Street

Appointments: From 12:30 PM to 10 PM

Meal for two: 2,400 rupees with alcohol

T2 . chooses

Potato Rosti Chana Chaat is a fusion dish from Italy and India.  Crispy fries stuffed with channa, bursting with flavor in every bite.

Potato Rosti Chana Chaat is a fusion dish from Italy and India. Crispy fries stuffed with channa, bursting with flavor in every bite.

Love dim sums?  Try the water chestnut cream cheese dumplings stuffed with soft and delicious cream cheese.  Put it in your mouth and let it dissolve.

Love dim sums? Try the water chestnut cream cheese dumplings stuffed with soft and delicious cream cheese. Put it in your mouth and let it dissolve.

Grilled Coriander Fish will warm your heart with its simple ingredients and delicious flavours.  Served in a bread basket with oven-roasted vegetables and a lemon-cilantro sauce, Kolkata Bekti is cooked to perfection.  Pair it with red wine for the best result.

Grilled Coriander Fish will warm your heart with its simple ingredients and delicious flavours. Served in a bread basket with oven-roasted vegetables and a lemon-cilantro chutney, Kolkata Bekti is cooked to perfection. Pair it with red wine for the best result.

Edible Lava Charcoal is a traditional dahi kebab with the goodness of activated charcoal and homemade garlic aioli.  A great choice to start your meal.

Edible Lava Charcoal is a traditional dahi kebab with the goodness of activated charcoal and homemade garlic aioli. A great choice to start your meal.

Round off your meal by digging into a hazelnut choco mousse.  Dome-shaped, this rich dessert crumbles into pieces (thanks to hot chocolate sauce) and reveals satin-soft chocolate and hazelnut mousse.

Round off your meal by digging into a hazelnut choco mousse. Dome-shaped, this rich dessert crumbles into pieces (thanks to hot chocolate sauce) and reveals satin-soft chocolate and hazelnut mousse.

Ølterra focuses on a range of gin-based cocktails.  You can order the gin in the style of gin with delicious lavender tincture and unique and beautiful flower snow mold.

Ølterra focuses on a range of gin-based cocktails. You can order the gin in the style of gin with delicious lavender tincture and unique and beautiful flower snow mold.

Ginger Fizz is a sparkling cocktail with a fruity note of peach, ginger and mango, ending with a gastronomic cloud.

Ginger Fizz is a sparkling cocktail with a fruity note of peach, ginger and mango, ending with a gastronomic cloud.

Optimistic is a bourbon whiskey with pomegranate and mint with a subtle effect of orange foam and garnished with a slice of mandarin and mint.

Optimistic is a bourbon whiskey with pomegranate and mint with a subtle effect of orange foam and garnished with a slice of mandarin and mint.

Pictures: b. Halder

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