Naumi Hotels will soon open their much-anticipated new restaurant, Lola Rouge, at Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington, New Zealand.
The restaurant is set to open its doors in October. Here’s a preview of what’s to come next month:
Modern pan-Asian dishes take the palette on a culinary journey. The menu reads like a luxury travel food guide through Asia. A surprise and delight is the full page of plant-based, vegan dishes including “Mori-nu Tofu with sweet sesame glaze, crispy shallot and Chui Chow”, and “Yakimeshi Japanese Fried Rice”.
Highlight seafood and meat dishes include “Softshell Crab atop Malaysian Slaw and Lotus Root”, the “Signature Tandoori Tasting Plate” and a delectable “King Tiger Prawn Curry”. To finish, sweets include “Dulce de Leche Kulfi” and “Gaja Halwa”.
Chief Operating Officer of Naumi Hotels, Chris McIntosh says “From inception, Lola Rouge was always going to be something very special as part of Naumi’s focus on creating trendsetting culinary experiences. Our menu has been meticulously crafted by our Award-winning Executive Chef Kiran Ghate, combining a stunning range of local ingredients, colour, flavour and texture to reflect the Asian influences of Lola Rouge.”
An extensive menu of New Zealand and international wines, including an impressive organic selection, superb cocktails and beer from local craft breweries happily accompany the dishes together with alcohol free “Zero” cocktails, Kombucha coolers and prebiotic sodas.
The dramatic dining room encompasses relaxed style, with dark wooden flooring and bare brick walls lit with red. Velvet covered booths soften the feel, decorated with perching brass waterbirds. Round pastel pink hued tables sit like sweet bon bons in the centre, below glowing orb lanterns.
The red private dining room is a colour-blocked, show-stopping space where no detail is spared. Designed for intimate events and group dining of up to 10, there couldn’t be a hotter place to celebrate.
The delightfully joy-inducing red hued 60-seat dining spaces were designed by award-winning studio Material Creative and can be found on the entrance level of Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington. Lola Rouge completes the recently-opened hotel’s bold and whimsical experience. The heritage building underwent a transformative renovation from its origins as a People’s Palace hotel from the Edwardian era, and is a visual and now culinary feast for the senses.
Nightly rates at Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington start from NZ$300 (approx £155), Room Only.