Restaurant & Food Festival Review

1. Hoppipola, Acropolis Mall, Kolkata:

Hoppipola 1Hoppipola is the newest brand of restaurants from the basket of Speciality Restaurants Limited, India’s largest chain of fine dinning restaurant. The experience offered by Hoppipola goes beyond dinning and its a place to eat, drink & play and ultimately be hoppi. The interior may look a bit kiddish but as one settle downs one would want to bring the kid out of him. Hoppipola is not just a restaurant, its a cafe, bar and play area all blended under a single roof and the ultimate place to be happy, rather hopi. Read more…

2. Wall Street Bar (WSB), Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata:

Wall Street Pub 2Kolkata is changing fast and the changes in its food scenario is even more rapid. With themed restaurant opening every other day Kolkata finally came up with a Gastropub, named Wall Street Bar (WSB). Located at the heart of the city on the Theatre Road (Shakespeare Road) the gastropub attracts the young corporate pubbing crowd from the adjoining business area. The food menu gives special emphasis on Italian and Burmese, however Chinese, Continental and fusion cuisines are also on the menu. Read more…

3Goût de France (Good France):

French Food 1Following the success of Goût de France (Good France), a celebration of French gastronomy, in 2015 it will be held again worldwide on 21 March 2016. The gala French dinner on 21 March 2016 will feature 1000 chefs & 1000 menus and will be spread across 5 continents. In anticipation of the gala event, scheduled on 21 March, the Consulate General of France in Kolkata organized a testing session and press conference on 9 March 2016 at the French Consulate in Kolkata. Read more…

4. Metiabruz Dawat, ITC Sonar, Kolkata:

Metiabruz Dawat 1A potato in biryani may sound strange to the rest of Indians but alu has been an integral part of Kolkata Biryani for over 150 years. The story of the alu in biryani goes back to 1856 when the last Nawab of Oudh, Wajid Ali Shah was deported to Kolkata (then Calcutta) by the British and settled in Metibruz area, south of Kolkata. Under the name Kitchens of India, where the ITC Hotels showcases India’s unique, forgotten and undiscovered cuisines, ITC Sonar hosted the Metibruz Dawat from 16 – 23 April 2016. Read more…

5. Mew Menu launch at Cha Bar, Oxford Book Store, Park Street, Kolkata:

cha-bar-10The Oxford Book Store (managed by Apeejay Surrendra Group) at Park Street, Kolkata has been my favourite hunting ground since my school and college days in St. Xavier’s School & College.  The Cha Bar, at Oxford Book Store, provided the book lovers with the opportunity of leafing through the pages of their favourite book, over a cup of tea. The varieties of tea served at the Cha Bar in Oxford Book Stores comes from the gardens of Apeejay Surrendra Group, who also manages the iconic book store. Read more…

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