The Wow Fatty Bao

The Fatty Bao, launches with many surprises – a 75-seater, Izakaya and Noodleshop inspired Asian menu that’s brimming with fresh flavours and signature cocktails in a trendy, intimate space. This is the seventh outpost in India, after Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. It successfully marries a laidback vibe with award-winning food and drinks. Executive Chef Prashanth…

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…

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…

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…

Lets do some Afra Tafri !

The first thing that caught my eye in the email invite I received was the name Afra Tafri … it’s a word of Urdu influence and means mayhem and madness and that grabbed my curiosity immediately. I was invited for a preview to The City of Joy’s newest “transitional gastro brewpub” which had Ranveer Brar…

The Grid

I am writing this post after multiple visits to The Grid and its fast become a favorite place to hang out not just because of the ambiance and vibe but the delicious food served up by Chef Chiranjib Chatterjee and his Team. The brainchild of Gourav and Ritika Karnani spread across 10,000 square feet and…

Vintage Asia

I have to admit I am a little partial to Asian Food though I love all kinds of food as those of you who read my blog will know. Vintage Asia at the JW Marriott , Kolkata was the venue for the New Year meet for my foodie group the Kolkata Food Fanatics. My mad…

STREETS OF INDIA AT SWABHUMI,KOLKATA

When I look back to my childhood, spent primarily in cities like Kanpur, Jullundur, Delhi and Baroda beside Kolkata of course I have very happy and fond memories. My love of food from varied places as well as my ability to appreciate and make friends came from being the new kid in school or in…

Bodega Cantina-Y-Bar presents Dia des los Muertos

Dia des los Muertos or Day of the Dead is an interesting holiday celebrated in Mexico during November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones. In most…

SMOKE HOUSE DELI , KOLKATA

Good food and great friends are the perfect combination. Throw in some delicious cocktails and a festive mood with Diwali being around the corner and you have an absolute winning hand. The Kolkata Food Fanatics had their monthly meet at Smoke House Deli, Kolkata and we had a super fun evening. We ordered from a…

Kolkata are you ready for the MoBar Mojo!

Monkey Bar is finally here in The City of Joy. Bought to us by Olive Cafés South Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Olive Bar and Kitchen Pvt. Ltd, one of India’s premier stand-alone restaurant brands, helmed by award winning Chef Manu Chandra and hospitality operations expert Chetan Rampal, it was first launched in Bangalore in…

Oodles of Noodles at Ban Thai

Thailand is possibly one of my favorite holiday destinations and one of the most important reasons is the absolutely splendid food you get there. I don’t know if it’s the warmth of the people, the delicious food or the holiday mood but I have very happy memories of all my visits there. There are very…