Japanese restaurant to be launched at Eco Park on Saturday
The Japanese restaurant at Japanese Forest that has come up at Eco Park will be launched on Saturday. The Japanese garden is the only-of-its-kind in eastern India.
The restaurant is the first-of-its kind in New Town and adds to the few Japanese restaurants in the city. Mouth-watering sushi will be served to the guests. Eco Park, renamed as Prakriti Tirtha by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee which has already become a major tourist attraction with the footfall crossing 75 lakh since its opening in January 2013, is also gaining popularity among the foodies in the city who love the cuisine served at Café Ekante and the house boat restaurant.
The Japanese Garden, which is one of the 500 such gardens outside Japan, has a wish pond and a pagoda along with an area where people meditate. Japanese experts had visited the garden before its inauguration and appreciated the venture.
Debashis Sen, chairman, Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) said that the Japanese Garden had been constructed keeping in mind the ambience so that the people could have a taste of Japan. HIDCO took extra care to ensure that the quality of food served at the restaurant is good.
It may be mentioned that after coming to power in 2011, Mamata Banerjee had urged the HIDCO officials to come up with plans to develop Eco Park which covers 480 acres of land and 112 acres of the waterbody.
Now, as per her desires, replicas of seven wonders of the world are being constructed at Eco Park. As people of Bengal love to visit different places but many cannot afford to visit foreign countries, they can have a taste of the famous places. Final touches are being given and it is likely to be opened within a month. It was learnt that state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim will be present during the launch.