Cal27 and sharing some food stories

Generally speaking, in any big hotel, five star or above I mean to say, the coffee shop is one of the most neglected food joints. Now, please don’t get me wrong here. The food is normally good, in fact excellent- service- generally top notch. But, when compared to their own specialty restaurants, the coffee shop…

nostalgia- thy nameth is Flurys

Idiot: Sir, being a foodie, have you been to Flurys ??? Person 1: But off course, and so has almost everyone in town Idiot: Sir, may I ask you something ? Why do you go to that place ? I heard, the experience is fantastic- you get a slice of old colonial Calcutta Person 1:…

The box of Christmas happiness….

My son is 6 years old and like all those idiot kids, he believes in Santa Claus and those fairy tales. He still believes that some bearded fat person will come down to him (while he’ll be sleeping) and will put in some gifts. And on a serious note, I’m supposed to post the following…

Cake mixing আর আমার শহর

Christmas- for a foodie like me, the term itself has got a separate smell, a separate taste. The smell of cakes roam around freely in Calcutta streets and the preparation starts some 1-2 months back with the cake mixing session and my story starts from this time of the year. You think you know Kolkata…

Saldanha Bakery- A slice of colonial Calcuta

There goes around a story in Kolkata gastronomic circuit that the best traditional anglo-Indian cakes are found not in fancy hotels, but in few homes, and over the period of time, they’ve become legends. Many have heard of the name, but few have actually been there, the name’s Saldanha Bakery and Confectionery One should reach…

Mrs. Magpie- the fancy dessert champ

Statutory warning: This post is strictly for the people with sweet tooth. Frankly, I’ve heard of this place (good things of course), but couldn’t somehow manage to go there- not very sure- why. But, this time I was invited there for their new puja menu launch and this is my experience on this place. How…