The long-awaited ‘Liquid Restaurant’, Vertex, at Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata, has opened its doors on Friday, 25th September, 2020, to welcome the culinary tribes and bar-trotters of Kolkata for a whole new bar and nightlife experience.
Located beside the pool, it offers a panoramic view of the Newtown skyline and the scenic Biswa Bangla Gate. Hovering above the thoroughfare, Vertex is nestled beyond the chaos and plunges one amidst an air of peaceful familiarity, making it the perfect destination for hotel guests and locals to unwind.
Inspired by traditional ‘Irish taverns’, Vertex reimagines the age-old watering holes that have defined Kolkata’s tireless spirit, presenting the finest new address for enticing signature cocktails, eclectic global cuisine, high-energy music, alfresco seating and contemporary décor.
This chic new addition to the throng of bars in Kolkata has been designed to create a modern and vibrant space that caters to the ever-evolving urban taste of the city’s revelers. As one arrives, the towering vertical tinted glass wall at the entrance sets the tone for the mellow and modish vibe of Vertex. The earthy and amber palette of the glass creates an enigmatic sense of curiosity about what lies beyond. The interiors are characterized by plush chesterfield seating while the sophisticated basket-weave outdoor lounge blends in seamlessly with the understated décor of the space.
The warm iridescent bar forms the focal point of Vertex, along with the walls behind, which are covered in funky illustrations of cocktails on a chalkboard finish. Floor-to-ceiling windows flank the far-end walls of the space, inviting in the delicate sunlight throughout the day and the vibrant lights of the Newtown cityscape after dark. The alfresco section rouses an air of exquisiteness that is inspired by the street-side cafes and rooftop spaces from dreamy cities all over the world.
“At Vertex, we have merged the warmth of an indoor bar space with a stunning alfresco lounge area offering panoramic views of Newtown’s rising skyline, all while ensuring the utmost hygiene, safety and distancing measures that are required at this time. With its contemporary outlook and offerings, we are excited about the future that Vertex holds in altering the city’s nightlife,” said Abhishek Sachdev, Hotel Manager, Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata.
The thoughtfully crafted menu, inspired by earthy global flavors from all over the world, promises an extensive choice of bar nibbles, shaped by Indian, Italian and South East Asian cuisines, to go with the handcrafted beverages. Plated on modern earthenware with a superior artistic touch lends an urban feel to the dining experience. Curated by Chef Arabinda Seth, Executive Chef at Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata, the signature specialties on the menu include appetizers like “Trio Mexican”, “Prawn on Toast”, “Tandoori Aloo Gulistani”, “Lamb Sliders”, stunning pasta dishes to name a few.
The elegant bar boasts of an inventory of new world wines presented by the in-house sommelier, along with a collection of premium whisky and beers, exquisite global spirits and liqueurs, ensuring that there is something for everyone’s palette.
Vertex is opening with complete adherence to all government norms and Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean protocols. The intricate set of safety and hygiene measures consist of temperature checks at the entrance, frequent sanitization of high touch points, sanitizers on all tables, safe distancing of 5 feet between tables and associates in proper PPE at all times.