The Complete Summer Festival

Kolkata, May 17 :  The Astor Kolkata is all geared up to celebrate summer with their special THE SUMMER TRUMMER: The Complete Summer Festival at 15, Shakespeare Sarani, allowing foodies to indulge in delicacies specially crafted for the season by the chef. The Festival will run from May 21 to June 12 for Lunch and Dinner.

From summer drinks that range from Cucumber Mint Frappe, to a tantalizing Green Apple Mint Cooler, Caramel Nut Crunch Frappe or a Herbal Flavored Iced Tea to a range of salads including the Florida Salad which is a concoction of Grapefruit, Pineapple, Apple, Celery, Acidulated cream and Lettuce to The elaborate Nicoise Salad, the colorful Florida Salad or even the humble yet bright and light Guava, Mango slaw, the festival highlights everything light and wonderful about the season.

The Summer Trummer also has a number of cold soups in the offing like the Watermelon Gazpacho paired with summer based main courses, sandwiches and desserts including the steamed Vietnamese cold roll, Grilled Polenta cake with chunky watermelon salsa, Kulfi Malai Tikka with Star Fruit Chutney and even sandwiches like the Grilled Creamy Spinach and Corn on Milky White Bread and Grilled Chicken and Egg Salad on Brown Bread.

Desserts include Sitaphal Kulfi with Falooda, Chilled Mango Chennar Payesh and the Narkoli Malai Sandesh among others.

Speaking about the Summer Trummer, Head Chef Amlan Bose says, “The beauty of The Summer Trummer is that it glorifies everything that is summer! The entire menu has been based on tropical based fruits and incorporates a large number of mocktails, cold soups and other ingredients which go with summer. Everything is light and gives people a cooling effect.” The Head Chef goes on to add, “These seasonal products that will be featured in the menu are mostly natural coolants to the body. Interestingly we have created main courses that too have been heavily supported by summer fruits.”