Zephyr: A gentle breeze on the plate
Nestled at the crossroads between culinary excellence and the serene embrace of nature, Zephyr is a haven that invites both connoisseurs and wanderers alike. Zephyr, meaning a gentle breeze, is a restaurant that culminates the three things that Dhaka city lacks tremendously — a marvellous view of the big blue sky, rejuvenating fresh air, and lush greenery everywhere the eye can see. The food only enriches the experience with phenomenal delicacies made with care and expertise by the finest hands in the city.
The moment you step out of the rooftop elevator into the lobby, you are greeted by the friendliest staff with a marvellous sight of a space that feels infinitely larger because of the floor-to-ceiling windows letting in all the natural light during the daytime.
In the evening, you can feel the ambience change drastically as the meticulously adorned lighting and decor really catches the eye. Beyond the windows, you can see the beautiful skyline of Dhaka city. The furnishings and colours mixed in with the greenery of 57 different flower plants surrounding you truly is a unique experience.
"We desired to give people, not just a restaurant to dine in, but a special experience when they come to Zephyr. We integrated nature and the big blue sky into the overall dining experience that will surely take it to the next level," expressed the owners, Muhammad Amir Abdullah and Kazi Motahazzad Billah.
Talking about the food, it's focused on European continental cuisine with delicious dishes from Spain, Greece, and Italy just to name a few. They have a wide range of dishes from artisan pastas, spaghetti, and aglio e olio to precisely grilled steaks from a wide range of cuts to freshly imported sizzling red snapper and lobsters. Their food quality is of the highest standard and combined with the style of cuisine, it's a tantalising affair!
"Zephyr is a family-oriented restaurant so we ensure that quality is always kept at a maximum for which reason almost all of our product is imported from abroad," said Amir Abdullah.
Their drinks selection is as extravagant as the food. From aromatic tea and coffee to riveting mocktails and fresh seasonal fruit juices, they possess flavours for any and all taste buds. The owners themselves are deeply health conscious so they made a decision not to have any carbonated drinks on board. Not to worry though! One sip of their Blue Hawaii or Sunrise Mocktail will make you forget soft drinks even existed. The presentation matches the taste extremely well and really sets them apart.
The ambience of colours and nature surrounding your visual senses as you are digging into your flavourful meal is honestly a feeling like no other. They are constantly innovating new recipes and they have plans for a live kitchen of sorts in the coming months. All their staff are highly trained professionals and they ensure that no matter what you eat, no matter how much time you spend in there, you will leave elated. The charm of Zephyr really reels you in and hits the nail on the head of a place where you truly lose your sense of time.