Bye Bye Shrewsbury ūüôĀ

The ever-bustling bakery, known for it’s Shrewsbury Biscuits, Choco-Walnut Cake and Wine Biscuits among other things, was started in 1955 by the Irani family. No trip of mine to Pune feels complete without a visit to the legendary Kayani Bakery. And whenever I hear of someone coming to my city from Pune, I drop the…

The Park Street Newbies, all set to Steal the Show!

A few days back I posted on the Classic Park Street Pit-stops, (Classic Pit-Stops at Park Street:)¬†eateries which have defined the original Food Street of Calcutta for ages now. So, to not post about the new entrants of Park Street would almost be a sin now. The new players are not just doing well, but…

Let’s Make Rakhi Sweeter!

Rakhi is just around the corner, on 18th August to be precise. And most brothers and sisters are surely gearing up to it. The popular notion of Rakhi being symbolic of a brother taking a vow to protect the sister,¬†always came across as a¬†little sexist to me and also, not having a brother, I always…

How I met our Melete!

I first met Anjee Bhatia over the cliched cup of coffee, at a regular coffee shop after a hectic day at office. And under 5 minutes, I knew I will have a good time working with this happy, curly-haired woman. She is the¬†Head Chef and Partner at Melete,¬†an online bakery in Kolkata. Not only do…

Classic Pit-Stops at Park Street:

Park Street is the original food street of Calcutta. No matter how many new places open up at Sarat Bose Road, or Rajarhat, this is one basic fact which remains unchanged in the lives of us, the Calcuttans. Many of once-fancy restaurants of Park Street have now been closed down, or have been reduced to…

Au Bon Pain: Bite into Beautiful Bakes

Brilliant would be an understatement for the location of this bakery-cafe. And I have been here at least a dozen times, and every single time I have had a genuinely positive experience. I love the way the place looks, starting from the table layout, the wall murals, the menu and of course, their super comfortable…

The Legacy Grill, The Great Eastern: Continuing the Legacy of Elegance

The erstwhile Great Eastern symbolized class and pomp since the time it opened in 1840-41 in Calcutta. Its numerous mentions in books, movies and memoirs testify its presence and importance in those days. When it reopened its doors once again in 2013, the one question which raised unanimously was if it will be able to…

A Sweet Sunday Surprise: Cremecup.in

When Cremecup.in delivered a complimentary cake to my home on a Sunday evening, the weekend definitely turned much sweeter! They are an online bakery, offering a wide range of delicious sounding munchkins. So they are new in town, and it might be a good news to many that they are completely vegetarian. Their cheesecake menu…

Splash of colors on your plate on this Holi, at the Cocoa Bakery

Holi is when we all take out some time to consciously add some colour to our otherwise dull lives. And of course, no celebration is complete without ‘mishti-mukh’ and the joy of giving. The Bakery Bahar for Bashant Panchami at the Cocoa Bakery, New Alipur has given a modern spin to Holi gifts, with its…

A Beautiful meal @ La Cucina, Hyatt

Of all the posh hotels of the city, I feel Hyatt stands out, and for all the right reasons. I have forever been in love with their Waterside cafe and had wanted to visit La Cucina for a long time. The servers were extremely polite, knowledgeable and efficient. The place is done up very tastefully,…

The Balancing Act: Juggling the Food Dream and the Conventional Career

Ankita is a full-time lawyer and a part-time baker, or is it just the reverse? So many of us have food dreams; of opening a caf√© on the terrace, or of starting that sea-food joint by the bay. But finally, we settle for the conventional office job, and keep ignoring the pangs of unfulfillment. Thankfully,…