Sushi Somethings-I: The A-B-C of Sushi

  Japanese is fast becoming the hottest foreign cuisine in the country, shoving Chinese, Thai and Lebanese into the background. My first tryst with the much-famed Sushi was back in the year 2009, when I tried a few from a big box of sushi, rather apprehensively, during a family dinner at the Pan Asian, ITC,…

Get High on Happiness at Cafe ICanFlyyūüėć

Well, it was a regular Wednesday evening where I was coming back from office while brooding about how to survive the rest of the two days before weekend, was having a Whatsapp fight of sorts with a friend, and was feeling ‘meh’ remembering that the Wi-Fi at home wasn’t working. Well, that was when I…

7 New Age Asian Dining Places to Rush to in Kolkata:

Growing up in a house where eating out was a bi-weekly ritual, the most pertinent question presented to me and my sister by my parents would be “Moghlai, Chinese na Continental?” Based on the answer the choice would be made amongst Kwality (Moghlai), Barbeque (Chinese) or Peter Cat (Continental), all standing tall in their full…

What’s cooking in the Kitchen@ JW Marriott?

JW Marriot had stirred up a lot of curiosity for a lot many months in the city, before it opened its doors for guests. And finally when it did open for guests, such was the rush that it was nearly impossible to get a booking at the JW Kitchen. So on 28th December, I was…

Go Talli, not Broke:

Hangovers very often, are accompanied by the ‘Empty-Wallet Syndrome’. With taxes on alcohol reaching an obscene level, a drinking session outside is really getting taxing for young adults. And while I have no remedy for the hangovers, the EWS is now easily curable with the Talli menu at the Bodega Cantina Y-Bar at Park Street,…

Gabbar Ka Birthday Dhamaal!

The menu and the decor of this place is the perfect marriage of quirk and Bollywood. Their food looks spectacular. The desserts tasted like heaven. There’s nothing more I could have asked for, at least for that evening.

Brunching a Happy Brunch at Afraa:

Brunch is my favourite meal of the week. That is because I get to be super lazy and get up late, and then have a celebratory meal of surviving yet another week in this big, bad world. Last Sunday I went to Afraa Restaurant & Lounge, to try out their ¬†Sunday Brunch, priced Rs.999/- plus…

The Baap of Barbeques: Barbeque Nation, Park Street:

Unlimited skewered kebabs, on a live grill in the middle of the table, is a scene straight out of my food dreams. And thankfully, unlike most other dreams, this one is pretty easy to fulfill. Because, with Barbeque Nation opening at Park Street, I don’t need to travel all the way to Salt Lake to…

Get ready with your Fork and Knife to dig in @Fork & Knife!

Today in this age of specialization, most of the restaurants which are opening up around us, have a specific theme or a cuisine they focus on. So most of our plans now are like, “Let’s go for an Italian dinner” or “Oh! We must try the¬†new Chinese place”. And though I love cuisine based, or…

The coolest new Burger hot-spot in town at My Big Fat Belly

My love for burgers, sliders, sandwiches and wraps is a saga worth celebrating. Fillings and dressings, with a touch of seasoning, between two pieces of bread are what my dreams are made up of. So the ¬†‘My Big Fat Belly’, the newly opened place in Sarat Bose Road, is totally my kind of a place!…

A Meal to Remember at the Great Bohemian Brainstorming Munch

Bohemian, by Chef Joy Banerjee, from its very inception, has given the city an exquisite selection of fusion Bengali cuisine. Recently I went there to try out their set meal, which they interestingly called the Great Bohemian Brainstorming Munch. With an Appetizer, Beverage, Palate Cleanser, Main Course and Desserts priced at just Rs. 449/- plus…

My Journey through the Continent @Asia Kitchen by Mainland China

I am a sucker for Asian Food (well, food in general, but Asian food in particular). So when ¬†I saw the advertisements around the city of a new Asian place opening up at Kasba, from the house of Mainland China, I immediately made a mental note to pay a visit, rather sooner than later. It…

The Perfect Sunday Brunch at the Gateway Hotel:

What: A Sunday Brunch worth having¬† Where: The Gateway Hotel, Kolkata, from 12.3o hrs to 15.30 hrs, every Sunday Cost: Rs. 1600/- plus taxes for alcoholic brunch and Rs. 1400/- plus taxes for non-alcoholic brunch, per head. No cost for children below 3 years. For children aged 3-8 yrs, it is Rs. 800/-.¬† Sundays are…

Eilshe Guri Festival at the Aaheli, Axis Mall:

Ilish for us, bengalis, is not a fish. It is an emotion, and beyond. Last Saturday I fought my way through all the puddles, muck and splashes of the typical rainy day, to reach the Aaheli, Axis Mall for their Eilshe Guri Festival, on an invitation to KFB. What I have always loved about Aaheli…

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…

Calcutta Continental at Silver Platter:

When I got an invitation from the Management of Silver Platter, a newly opened Continental joint in Kasba, Kolkata, I knew the dinner would be an interesting one. This was primarily because Kolkatans have been spoilt by Park Street and it is indeed very difficult to match up with to the standard already set in…

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…