15 years of ITC Sonar- the West View Chapter

It seems just like yesterday, but 15 years have passed since ITC Sonar, Kolkata has opened in Kolkata. Now this year, to celebrate it, they’ve come up with a lavish set meal @1599/- in all their specialty outlets. I was invited for the tasting session at their West View Grills. First things first, West View is one…

Mohamushkil at Hilsa Festival – Sonargaon, Taj Bengal

ইলিশ নিয়ে বাঙালির বরাবরই একটা কেমন যেন আদেখলামো আছে – মানে ইলিশ না খেলে জীবন বৃথা (অবশ্যই এখানে আমি গোদা ডিমভরা ১ কেজি + মালের কথা বলছি ) . মানে একটি সাধারণ মধ্যবিত্তর জীবনের অনেক অনেক ছোট ছোট না পাওয়া কে ঢেকে দিতে পারে সেই গর্ব যখন বাড়ির কর্তা সাপ্তাহিক বাজারের থেকে এক পিস ইলিশ…

Mohamushkil at Bohemian Bullygunge

Fusion bengali food is not everybody’s cup of tea. Wherein some places think of fusion food as mixing multiple contrasting flavors and creating some unpalatable shit, few, very few chefs understand which flavors complement  and use them to create something different. I’ve heard a lot about this place called Bohemian near Bullygunge Phari and moreover,…

Flavors of the East at Holiday Inn

It’s no secret that chinese food is (arguably) the most popular cuisine in Kolkata, but at the same time, getting an authentic chinese spread is a bit difficult. We tend to ignore the original recipe and love the dishes which are customized as per our palate. And, being a Calcuttan, by nature, we are less…

Mumbai Local- a good vegetarian fine dining restaurant

I am a proud carnivore- a big time non-vegetarian beast, who gets sick even hearing of the vegetarian food. But, recently, it seems vegetarian food joints are on the rise in Kolkata- and that too good one. These joints are found by persons who take food seriously, I mean real seriously. And there’s always a…

Bodega Contina- the new kid (really ???) in town

Firstly, apologies for the late posting, and I presume, by this time, Bodega is not a very new joint in Kolkata food scenario. it felt a little strange when I got a call with somebody asking for direction to my place and in the evening, a gentleman coming down physically for inviting me to the launch…

Barcelos, Kasba…the portuguese experience or something like it

Barcelos has opened up their new outlet in Acropolis Mall, Kasba . Off course a good news for us Kolkattans that after New Delhi, they’ve chosen Kolkata for their 2nd outlet in India. And I was eager to see what they’ve got. Well, “Can I have some water please ?” How to reach and when to…

Good france dinner at The Square, Novotel, Kolkata

Goût de France or Good France is an initiative by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to promote and celebrate the excellence of French gastronomy. and, Novotel Kolkata was a part of it. Thankfully, I was invited by the management to sample the same in the coffee shop, The Square. The decor…

The interactive session at Smoke House Deli

Smoke House Deli is a not-so-new food joints in Kolkata, which has been able to secure a place in Kolkata’s varied food scenario. Its basically an all-day cafe with exceptional service put in. The menu includes almost everything bread to pancakes, steak to coffee… you name it and these guys seem to have it. However, we…

Mex-Italiana food fest at Casa Kitchen

Being a big-time carnivore, reviewing a pure vegetarian restaurant is always a tough job. But having been in Casa Kitchen for multiple times, I can openly say, I love this place. This time, it was their Mexo-Italiana food fest. Frankly, I must say, the festival is over now and I am late, but some of their dishes…

Spaghetti Kitchen- The nicely done Italian job

Let me confess one thing firstly- my entire family loves Italian cuisine (even my mother). But like most of us, Italian cuisine is understood by my family by Pizza and pasta and nothing else (well almost…..). And classic Italian food is done in some of the poshest fine dining restaurants which are mostly out of…