“Why the name Three Sixty Three degrees?”, I asked Aparna as I walked into the new fine-dining restaurant at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata which presents the best of world cuisines. “It all began with the legendary Three Sixty degrees in New Delhi, followed by Three Sixty One degrees in Gurgaon”, she replied. “When the City of Joy had her turn, it was decided that the city being known for it’s food, deserved something bigger and hence was born Three Sixty Three degrees, with a notch higher, blending modernity with the iconic and traditional elements of The Oberoi Grand.”
Three Sixty Three degrees offers “Lunch Hour for Hours“, an interestingly curated lunch buffet consisting of European, Asian and Indian cuisines and bespoke single-origin desserts. Reasonably priced at INR 1450 (plus taxes), the lunch buffet is available from Monday to Saturday (12:30pm to 3:00pm).
The lunch spread starts with a Salad Bar which includes some of the finest vegetarian and non vegetarian choices. From Antipasti consisting of Roasted Beetroot, Onions and Artichoke to Indian favourites like Dahi Bhalla and Pan Asian choices like Thai Prawns, the Salad Bar has it all. One may even DIY their own salad. Chef Sangeeta Khanna, specialised in Banarasi Chaats curates a special Chaat counter as a part of the spread.
In the Pan Asian section, Japanese speciality Chef Raul Borjas presents live Sushi and Sashimi alongside a detailed Japanese curation. The Chinese section in the buffet is an ode to the Haka community, the originators of Indian Chinese. The Indian section consists of local favourites, both vegetarian and non vegetarian.
The dessert section includes Belgian chocolate, sugar-free and Bengali options.
The overall buffet spread has been so designed so as to give one a wholesome World cuisine experience with some of the finest curations while not confusing one with too many options and an extremely pocket friendly price. This is an experience one must not miss. As I write this, my mind wanders off to the extraordinary Sushi by Chef Raul and planning for my next visit!