High 5 with high Tea

“Bhai Phonta” is here and it’s time to renew the camaraderie and to strengthen the bond that is so precious. It’s time to pamper my brothers and like most Bengalis, my brothers are tea addicts . They would love to taste some exotic tea over some major catching up. I have some beautiful places in…

Heralding the “Season Of Festivity” with LAL HIT

“MAA” is coming and we Bengalis are leaving no stone unturned to welcome the Mother Goddess with her family. While the pandals with ornate decorations are racing against time, we mortals are busy finishing our last minute pujo shopping. My mother is busy with her cleaning regime. Apart from new clothes the home also will…

Sri Lankan Food Festival at ” Coastal Macha”

Sri Lankan food predominantly uses three major ingredients ; rice, spice and coconut. It is highly influenced by the flavours and cuisine of Indonesia and South India and have developed an unique cuisine of it’s own.  Finding Sri Lankan dishes is a rarity in Kolkata, but now you can taste the delicacies from the ‘Pearl…

Essence of the hills….

I was very close to my Dadu (Grandfather), who being a forest officer  spend a major part of his life in Dow Hill, even my father was born there. Throughout my growing years I have heard stories about the hills, about Darjeeling and it’s beauty. Italian Menu Whenever I have visited the hills, it was…

A Fishy Story….errr poem…!!

I am predominantly a food blogger , who writes about food( quite obvious, I know!! ). So for me writing about a film is a mammoth task. But Pritam. D. Gupta made it easy. As his film “Macher Jhol” ( Fish Curry) involving cooking and it’s about a  acclaimed chef’s journey of self-discovery while trying…

C3 Festival at Scarlet, Aauris is all about pampering your tastebuds.

It’s time to Say ‘Cheese’ while taking a bite at the ‘Chocolate’ and sipping in some ‘Coffee’. The C3 Festival at Scarlet, the well-known patesserie of luxury boutique hotel Aauris is all about cheese, chocolate and coffee, the staple favourites of all modern day food lovers.                  …

WAZWAN at Hyatt, Kolkata

Kashmir is always called paradise. It’s known for it’s breathtakingly beautiful landscape with the snowcapped mountains at the background. Much like the unparalleled divine natural beauty the valley is also known for it’s delectable cuisine.  Hyatt Regency Kolkata, is exploring Kashmiri cuisine and giving a chance to the dwellers of ‘City of Joy’ to savour…

Ode to “My Buddy”!!

Buddy, yes, that’s what I used to call him. My confidant, my partner in crime, my bestest friend and my x boyfriend.  Yes, you heard it right, he was my boyfriend, yes we are no longer in a relationship. But we are the best of friends. Past lovers being best of friends might sound like…

“Cha” at JW Marriott

There is a saying that “Kollolini Kolkata” thrives on two things ,”add” and “cha”. The quintessential “brishtir din” is incomplete with a cup of piping hot tea.  Keeping in mind, Kolkata’s love for me, JW Marriott (Kolkata) is introducing special Chai evenings.     Throughout the month of August you can drop in JW Lounge and enjoy…

Cheers Kolkata..!! Let us “monkey” around a little 😉😉

   The rains are here and Monkey Bar (Kolkata) has decided to make the ‘City of Joy’ a little tipsy!!They have included in their menu, Beer Cocktails that will be available till 29th September, 2017. There are some interesting cocktails to try, like ; Monkey Mule:  A perfect blend of beer, vodka,ginger cordial, lime and mint….

Happiness is…….. CHOCOLATE!!

First of all, a very happy chocolate day to everyone!! Chocolate in any form is considered “earth’s ambrosia”.  Chocolate made its debut in Mesoamerica. Fermented beverages made from chocolate dates back to 1900BC. After its arrival in Europe in 16th century sugar was added and it became popular throughout the society. Chocolates were included in…

Titillate your tastebuds with unconventional Bengali food 

BOHEMIAN , the restaurant  situated at Ballygunge is Chef Joymalya Bannerjee’s  brainchild. The items served here is not the mundane Bengali food but contemporary Bengali cuisine. The word ‘bohemian’ essentially means unconventional and it perfectly sums up the chef’s intention to serve Bengali food in an unorthodox way. Chef Joymalya Bannerjee wants more people to enjoy…