Kolkata Market by Karen Anand Third Edition at Taj Bengal

When my friend Anindya who also writes a lovely blog called Pikturenema along with his wife Madhushree called and asked me if I would join in for a Bloggers Table hosted by Karen Anand to showcase her products specially curated by the wonderful Chef’s from Taj Bengal I naturally accepted his warm invitation. I have…

My Big Fat Belly

Passion is the word that I would most associate with Aakarshh and Adarsh Bhargava. I first met them at Streets of India at Swabhumi a few weeks back. I had heard a very positive buzz about My Big Fat Belly or BFB as they refer to it. I liked my interaction with them and I…

Paranthe Wali Galli

When one of your dear friends happens to be a very talented Chef and you’re a foodie it’s always a happy situation to be in. Rahul Arora is as passionate about food as I am, has already gifted Kolkata with Bon Apetite the Café (Salt Lake and Hazra) and Café Pranah (Ballygunge) both of which…

CII Travel East 2016

How important is it to Market Food so that it is a reason and not a side effect of tourism? I was delighted to be invited by Anirban Saha of Kolkata Bloggers to be a part of the Panel discussion on Food and Tourism in the East, during The 5TH CII Travel East 2016 which…

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…

JW KITCHEN , Multi Cuisine All Day Dining

The City of Joys culinary and hospitality scenario has received a huge shot of adrenalin with the launch of the glittering and elegant JW Marriott. The Marriott Group has almost 6000 hotels and resorts in over a 100 countries globally and it’s made a statement entry into Eastern India with the Kolkata JW Marriott. I…

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…

MRS.MAGPIE CAFÉ , SALT LAKE, KOLKATA

When your favorite café in the City of Joy opens up its largest new branch on the eve of your birthday and you are a part of the launch party with a number of dear friends and fellow bloggers it’s like a mini-birthday bash in itself. Mrs.Magpie is my “happy place” it’s where I like…

Destination Good Food at Fly Kouzina

Are you one of those staunch non-vegetarians who runs in the opposite direction from anything green? Most of those who know me will certainly agree that the above describes me perfectly. I had been hearing good things about Fly Kouzina ever since it opened via friends and fellow food enthusiasts , however because its vegetarian…

My Peshawari Experience during Restaurant Week India

Cellar Door Hospitality with Ola – the popular mobile app for transportation – today announced the return of Restaurant Week from Friday, 16th September to Sunday, 25th September, 2016, featuring the country’s finest restaurants across Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Reservations exclusively on http://www.restaurantweekindia.com. Restaurant Week India gives discerning food enthusiasts the opportunity…