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A Culinary Serenity – ZEN, Dhanmmondi

In the heart of Dhanmondi, a culinary gem has emerged, inviting patrons on an extraordinary journey into a realm of serene grandeur and Bohemian allure. ‘Zen,’ a restaurant of distinction, unfurled its doors in 2023, weaving an exquisite narrative that marries culinary delight with the enchanting essence of Castle Bohemian aesthetics.

Zen beckons from afar with a distinct Castle Bohemian theme that embraces you the moment you approach its entrance. The allure begins with a fountain, a harmonious melody of cascading water that whispers of the tranquil experience awaiting within. This mere introduction hints at the extraordinary journey into flavors and ambiance that lies beyond. Drawing from the bohemian palette, the colors of Zen are a carefully curated symphony designed to soothe the senses. The dominant off-white hue forms the canvas, gently caressing the eyes and preparing the mind for the culinary odyssey ahead. The ensemble is enriched with accents of sage green, light blue, and beige, infusing a touch of nature’s tranquility into the interior. At the helm of Zen is the visionary Parisha Shamim, Architect and Owner of Zen, along with Architecture firm ‘THAT works.

Zen is an ode to local artistry and craftsmanship, where every detail exudes an essence of authenticity.

From the welcoming embrace of natural light to the entrancing play of shadows, the architecture artfully incorporates locally sourced materials. Natural elements breathe life into every corner, while the entrance ceiling, adorned with cloth, reflects an embrace of tradition and simplicity. Zen unfolds its charm through carefully delineated sections, each designed to offer a unique experience. The entrance, a prelude to the gastronomic wonder within, encompasses various spaces. A little white fountain dances in the corner, imparting a sense of fluidity and tranquility. Adjacent, the game wall adds a playful touch, engaging visitors from the very start.

Zen is a symphony composed of different zones, each orchestrated to cater to varying moods and preferences. A mosaic-adorned deck area presents an artistic escape, captivating the artistic soul. For those seeking the open sky, the smoking zone, adorned with natural airflow, provides a breath of fresh air. In contrast, the cozy corner invites you to nestle in its comforting embrace. Within the enchanting ambience of Zen, awaits a culinary adventure that transcends borders. Zen prides itself on offering a diverse and delectable multi-cuisine menu, promising a tantalizing experience for every palate. Among the many flavors that grace their menu, the grilled chicken stands as a clear favorite—the epitome of succulence and taste.

Zen’s appeal transcends age and preferences, welcoming a diverse clientele. Its inviting ambiance and multifaceted offerings attract a mix of patrons from every generation. Whether you’re a family seeking a cozy dining spot, friends looking for a vibrant evening, or a couple in search of a romantic dinner setting, Zen has a space that resonates with you.

In a sprawling expanse of 3200 square feet, Zen stands as a true testament to the convergence of culinary artistry and architectural brilliance.

A journey through this Bohemian paradise is an invitation to embrace the magic of design, the serenity of nature, and the sumptuous flavors that dance on your palate.

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D N Chandni

a writer who loves to tell stories and create engaging content that resonates with readers.

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