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:…

Jila Parikrama at Aaheli, Peerless Inn Kolkata

Frankly, I am not someone who goes ga-ga over bengali food in fine dining restaurants. No, it’s not the problem of those outlets, let me be very clear. It’s the problem of my typical middle class mentality. Whenever, I see a fish dish being priced at a bomb, my bong mind starts the calculation- this…

My Big Fat Belly and KFF's 3rd anniversary meet

My big fat belly !!! Big fat wedding – Delhi belly – big fat belly (myself off course) – my big fat belly ….. No, I am not trying to discuss the evolution of the name behind THE place for burger in Kolkata this time. Just that my thoughts go wild at times- that’s why……

The truffle festival at La Cucina, Hyatt Regency, Kolkata

Like all average bongs, Italian food means pizza and pasta to me, and tha too, pizza from Dominos or Pizza Hut. It’s not that we’ve not been exposed to a proper Italian food, but the lack of an Italian fine dining restaurant had made it difficult. So, this time, when I was invited for the…

D’Bapi Barrackpore- biryani, love story and more…

Some people say it’s pure love, some say it’s the purest form of lust. No, please don’t get me wrong- I am talking about biryani here and not anything else. And, like all lovely (and sexy) things in life, confusion reigns here for the best one. I won’t go into the debate here as I’ve…

Apanjan- the legendary fish fry in south Kolkata

“South Calcuta has no good joint for fried food, barring Bijoligrill” my friend told me. That set me thinking. Though I am a lover for north Calcutta’s dingy old fry shops, still I can remember at least couple of great joints from my old para, bhowanipore who can easily compete with city’s best and most…

The eventful Kolkata winter

I the louuuuve Kolkata winters. At least for a bloody glutton, that I am, it is sheer heaven. Almost everybody is coming up with some or the other food festivals and luckily, every dog has its own day and for me, I am getting invited to some (and rejecting most for my getting-old-quotient), thanks to…

Mohamushkil at the Parsi food festival at The Parsee Club

As per the history and Quissa-E-Sajan goes (and as usual, I’m extremely bad with both), parsi community came down to India during around 8th century and settled in the western coast. The cuisine is, for some reason unknown, very closely guarded and kept secret only to the community. As I could find out from my Mumbai…

Desserts you should try while at Varanasi

Varanasi, as they say, is the oldest city on earth. And, a city which has not changed itself, barring from some mobile company ads, from last few centuries deserves at least some special mention in the food scenario. Being a food-lover and registered glutton, this was probably my third visit there and I’m not ashamed…

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…

JW Marriott- the new biggie in town

The new luxury property has started its operation in town and frankly, everybody is excited. And why not ? Frankly, JW Marriott is a big name and it has become sort of a competition for the city’s food enthusiasts to reach the place- either on a lunch or dinner and if not anything else, on a…

The Grid Topsia

It’s now an established fact that we, Kolkattans love to eat or rather live to eat and these restauranteurs know it very well. Probably, that’s the reason, nowadays, we see a good number of restaurants, some pretty posh, opening up. But, among all the glitz and glamour, many forget the basic of the food business…