The Coastal Macha

The Coastal Macha is a relatively new fixture on the culinary map of the City of Joy. Piyush Menon and Sabrina Mukherjee the co-owners of this place have been creating quite a buzz in foodie circles and I was eager to find out what the hue and cry was about. You have to climb up…

The New Menu at Serafina Kolkata

Serafina serves up some of the best Italian food in the City of Joy. My visits there have always been a culinary treat that I look forward to every time I dine there. Twirls of Pasta cooked just right, the perfect crust on my Pizza and Tiramisu to die for is what I associate most…

Celebrating The Dragon Boat Festival at Yauatcha

Perhaps because Kolkata has such an age old connect with the Chinese thanks to the colonial trade and also boasts of the only Chinatown in India our love for this delicious cuisine runs deep. I am a regular at Yauatcha, Kolkata and I love the food there, I was therefore extremely happy to be invited…

Nourish, Energize and Indulge with The Wholesome Kitchen

I love to eat and whenever I travel to places I visit fairly frequently I have what I call my “goodie list” which consists of the things that I “must” eat whenever I am in that location! Le 15 Patisserie & Café in Mumbai makes a sinfully good Dark Chocolate Macaroon and it’s right on…

Phoenix @ The Astor

I was quite the Party Animal in my day and I have always loved to dance. One of my fondest memories is my father coming home from office in the evenings and putting on one of his enviable collection of LP Records and the sound of Paul Anka, Engelbert Humperdinck, Elvis, and The Beatles would…

Bohri Dawat @ ITC Sonar

My first experience with Bohri’s was in school where a dear friend was a Bohri Muslim. We shared a common mother tongue Gujarati and coincidentally both our fathers studied together and knew each other as well. Over the years after we left school we sadly lost touch but I always remember her fondly. When Arundhati…

Burnt Garlic

Burnt Garlic is a Café Bar located on the Ground Floor of the Priya Cinema Complex. I loved the décor which was rather different from the average city café. Elegant Grey walls with some unusual paintings surrounded by needlepoint hoops mounted with bright fabric swatches. The area inside is divided into a mezzanine which is…

Aaheli 24 e 24

Bengali Cuisine today has attained great popularity and a number of popular local restaurant chains have branches literally all over the country. However a quarter of a century back there was a very different picture. Bengali food was restricted to homes and except for the local Pice Hotels they were largely unavailable. Gradually a couple…

Dhaba Style Food Festival,Durbari, Swissotel

Dhaba’s are the lifeline of the highways of India. They provide nourishment, sustenance and rest to travelers and commuters. Their necessity can’t be questioned but the local cuisine they have birthed has a huge following and great popularity. It’s the kind of food I love …. bold and rustic flavors that are unpretentiously delicious. I…

Summer Specials at Gabbar’s Bar & Kitchen

Gabbar’s with its desi bolly swag and quirky plating is always one of those places I greatly look forward to dining in. It’s what I call “fun dining” from start to finish because the food tastes as good as it looks. I was recently invited for a preview of their Summer Menu and was as…

WOKAHOLIC

I am a passionate foodie and one of the questions I get asked the most is what my favourite food is. My answer is quite simple and always the same…. I love all kinds of food and I don’t have a particular favourite but if I delve deep then I would confess that I am…

Mrs.Magpie & Saffron Cup offer a Special Selection of Tea’s

Mrs.Magpie needs little introduction in Kolkata, one of the most loved Café’s with the best cupcakes the city has to offer and some fine food. It has a long list of loyal patrons including me and it’s a place that always puts a smile on my face. I was therefore delighted when Sohini Basu (Mrs.Magpie…