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…

Monkey Bar. Kolkata

এইবারে তাহলে আসা যাক তার গল্পে, সে  শহরে নতুন এসেছে- সদ্য সদ্য।  এখনো তার খুব একটা ভাব হয় নি শহরটার  সঙ্গে। Monkey Bar তার নাম- অঙ্গে তার নানান বেশভূষা। camac st  এর fort knox বিল্ডিং এর ৯ তলায় তার বাড়ি।  এদেশের সঙ্গে ওদেশের পোশাক মিশিয়ে দিব্যি ব্যাপার খানা। আমাদের ডেকে ছিল সেখানে- তা গেলাম। তবে এলাহী…

Restaurant Week India and our journey to Guchhi- Hyatt Regency, Kolkata

Ola Prime presents Restaurant Week is the largest pan-India culinary events spanning over 10 days, 6 cities and gives discerning food enthusiasts the opportunity to dine at some of India’s finest restaurants at a fraction of a la carte rates. A nominal booking fee of INR 60 per person will be secured online at the…

Oodles of noodles – Baan Thai

There are certain places in Kolkata, which, over a period of time, have achieved the cult status and has gained a certain follower base of their own. In fact, the follower base is such strong that, if a certain dish is presented in a new way, the management is flooded with complaints. One such place…

August 2016- Ilish ishtyle

Rainy season is in and there are some interesting food festivals going in and around Kolkata. This time, we’ll have couple of posts dedicated to different food festivals going in the city. The first one in this series, will be the Ilish Utsav in Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata‘s all day dining restaurant, Al Fresco. From 12-28th August, they…

Tak Heng

This post is to welcome the new baby in town- Tak Heng, the new chinese joint in town. We were cordially invited by Prithvish da to sample the food and we WERE impressed. In the following long write-up, I would try to suggest what all one can try while in Tak Heng. As most of the…

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…

Metiaburj dawat at ITC Sonar and chitchat with someone truly royal

Its not a secret anymore that ITC Sonar makes a great Biryani. But this time when we got invited to taste their Metiaburj dinner, the catch was something else. They’ve invited Mr Shahenshah Mirza, the great great grandson of late Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, arguably the inventor of Kolkata styled biryani and the chefs from Metiaburj area to…

Poila boisakh and one of my summer dish

So, its this time of the year when almost every bengali is somewhat having a feel-good state-of mind. Basically, Poila Boisakh means (in literary sense), the first day of bengali calendar. Bengali calendar, somehow, historically is tied to the Indian solar calendar, based on Surya Siddhanta. This comes this time of the year, around mid-april…

Telengana food festival in Eden pavilion, ITC Sonar

ITC sonar, Kolkata has got this excellent habit of organising different food festivals in their Eden Pavilion outlet. They invite their master chefs from different part of the world and give us, the food lovers in Kolkata to change our taste and try the authentic tastes one a while. This time, under the Kitchens Of India series,…

KK’s fusion- errr….. fusion indeed

Few days back, we were invited to KK’s fusion and genuinely I was overwhelmed. I have heard of chef Pradip Rozario and his legendary cooking skills. In fact he was the one who introduced fusion food to Kolkaa with his debut venture Kurry Club. Then after KK’s Fusion came in and Mio Amore (Mani Square).  Being…