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…

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…

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…

Citi presents Gourmet Flavors

I was delighted when the FBAI (Food Bloggers Association of India) invited me to participate in “Citi presents Gourmet Flavours” , Kolkata. I was sent across a list of participating restaurants all of which are dishing out great food in the City of Joy and finally decided to choose Saffron at The Park simply because…

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…

Jamva Chalo Ji …. A Parsi Pop Up

Over the centuries since the first Zoroastrians arrived in India, the Parsis have integrated themselves into Indian society while simultaneously maintaining or developing their own ethnic customs and traditions. Parsi Cuisine has its own distinctive tastes and flavors and is not widespread except in places like Mumbai and parts of Western India. In Kolkata there…

Hilsa Reinvented , Season 5

Ilish, hilsa, hilsa herring or hilsa shad is a species of fish in the herring family and in my humble opinion the undoubted Queen of Fish. For me the Hilsa has no completion that comes close in terms of its unique taste and versatility. And for the last few years Chef Sharad Dewan and his…

Ramzan Special Buffet at K-19 ,Park Plaza

I am a frequent visitor to K-19 and have been since Park Plaza opened up in the City of Joy. They usually have a great Buffet Spread on offer both in terms of variety and quality. As its Ramzan they have included some special items for their patrons and we were invited by the Management…

IFTAR @ ALFRESCO

I have always believed that memories and associations play a great role in our choice of food. My earliest years and fond memories are of my maternal Grandparent’s home in Dharamtolla Street where the call of the muezzins would herald daybreak and Eid would mean standing on the balcony of their home looking down at…

Summer Coolers @ Cafe Pranah

Cafe Pranah is a place I absolutely love to hang out. Usually I always feel guilty when I eat out but never when I visit this lovely Cafe because not only is the food awesome but healthy as well. Therefore when I got a call from Chef Rahul Arora about the month long Iced Candy…