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New Menu Launch at Cha Bar, Oxford Book Store, Park Street, Kolkata

October 26, 2016 2 comments

New Menu Launch at Cha Bar

Oxford Book Store, Park Street, Kolkata

The 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.

Inside the Oxford Book Store, Park Street, Kolkata

Inside the Oxford Book Store, Park Street, Kolkata

Especial during my BCom days (1993 – 96), when my college got over at 9:40 am, I was often the first person to step inside the iconic book store.

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Metiabruz Dawat, ITC Sonar, Kolkata

April 27, 2016 9 comments

Metiabruz Dawat

ITC Sonar, Kolkata

A saffron flavoured  potato, along with chunks of meat, laid in a bed of saffron tinged white and yellow rice is what Kolkatawalas call a biryani. A 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.

Star attraction of the Metiabruz Dawat at ITC Sonar, Kolkata, Mughlai Parantha with Chicken Chap and Mutton Biryani

Star attraction of the Metiabruz Dawat at ITC Sonar, Kolkata, Mughlai Parantha with Chicken Chap and Mutton Biryani

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.

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Wall Street Bar (WSB), Theatre Road (Shakespeare Sarani), Kolkata

April 20, 2016 Leave a comment

Wall Street Bar (WSB)

Theatre Road (Shakespeare Sarani), Kolkata

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Gastropub is a pub that serves good food. The idea was first conceived in 1991 when the new owners of the Eagle Pub in London added a restaurant food menu to the existing pub drink menu.

Interesting messages welcome visitors to the Wall Street Bar (WSB), Kolkata[/caption

Interesting messages welcome visitors to the Wall Street Bar (WSB), Kolkata[/caption

Kolkata 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).

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Hoppipola, Acropolis Mall (4th Floor), Kolkata

March 23, 2016 4 comments

Hoppipola, Acropolis Mall (4th Floor), Kolkata

Eat, Drink and Play

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“At Hoppipola there’s room for every one to be happy – the loud ones, the quiet ones, the giggly ones, the crying ones, the sighing ones, the huffing ones and the puffing ones, the lonely ones, the ones in love, the boardroom to the ‘boreroom’ ones, the bookworms, the gammers, the drinkers, the claimers, the ones that hate leaving home and the ones that haven’t seen home for a while.”

Hoppipola, Acropolis Mall (4th Floor), Kolkata

Hoppipola, Acropolis Mall (4th Floor), Kolkata

Hoppipola is the newest brand of restaurants from the basket of Speciality Restaurants Limited, India’s largest chain of fine dinning restaurant.

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Goût de France (Good France), Tasting Session and Press Conference

March 16, 2016 4 comments

Goût de France (Good France)

1 French Dinner (21 March 2016), 1000 Chefs, 1000 Menus, 5 Continets

Tasting Session and Press Conference: 9 March 2016

Following 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.

Tasting session and press conference of Goût de France (Good France) at French Consulate, Kolkata

Tasting session and press conference of Goût de France (Good France) at French Consulate, Kolkata

The gala French dinner on 21 March 2016 will feature 1000 chefs & 1000 menus and will be spread across 5 continents. Goût de France is an initiative of Chef Alain Ducasse and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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