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 breakfast event. And, off we started looking for JW Kitchen, their all day coffee shop …
“But, less than 1000/- for a buffet in a luxury 5* property in Kolkata ? Like are you serious ? ” This was my first exclamation once I was researching about booking the seat for a family meal.
“But wait, now’s time for the bad news” – my friend said and the place is sold out for next 10 days. And, I was laughing at her. “Boss, these 5* property are never sold out and anybody, just anybody can get a reservation with a phone”- I was confident enough. But, things were a little different. Firstly, getting the Marriott landline (033-6330000) is a bit difficult and the next challenge is getting through the busy line of JW Kitchen and once I was through, voila, they ACTUALLY were sold out. So, I got a lunch reservation at last. Well, even there’s a story behind that. Maybe for promotion, they floated a photography competition on Kolkata and promoted via their photography page. And, somehow, I managed to win in one category and a weekday buffet lunch couple voucher was the prize (the cover photo was the one winning the prize).
And, on the said date, we reached JW Kitchen, along with my queen and my monkey prince. Firstly, I must say something, as we came to know, the pricing is very very competitive and though a penetrative pricing, it is probably kept at that level, keeping in mind the price sensitive nature of Kolkata.
As we found out, there were 4 live counters apart from the widely spread buffet. The Italian (preparing pasta for lunch, maybe pizza was for dinner), Asian (satay and various noodle dishes and surprisingly momo, not dimsums), The chaat counter (which we didn’t taste, but with quite a good variety and the Waffle counter (which I loved personally). Now, by no means, I am a heavy eater and same goes for my family. So, we could manage a small portion of the following items. Taste-wise I felt they’re pretty good (nothing special though) and the options were pretty good. A special mention for the penne with white sauce and and from the Indian section, Murgh angara. The biryani was pretty ordinary and is not recommended.
For the sweet tooth ones, dessert counter was the perfect place to wait for. It had got some 20 varieties of sweets (from across globe) and their Indian desserts are commendable (especially the chhena paturi and baked rasogolla). I got the chef’s choice from the waffle counter, which was waffle with chocolate sauce with plenty of nuts and was pure heaven.
the good part is they’ve got a great service team who takes care of the guest’s need every single moment. For example, I am a bit finicky about water service and here, surprising, my glass was never empty. Definitely happy.
Probably, the next time I visit, I’ll be carrying my camera and my sincere apologies for these bad quality mobile pictures. Now, some quick facts:-
Reservation:- (033)66330000 and ask for JW Kitchen. Reservation time, as of time, at least 10 days.
Breakfst: INR 650+ Tax
Lunch: INR 899+ Tax
Dinner: INR 999+ Tax
Overall, a great experience and I’ll definitely come back for second time (provided I get the reservation).
Bon Apetite !!!
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