Paris Café

Charming is the word that comes to my mind when I think of Paris Café. It truly does have a Parisian vibe and is a lovely place to drop in for coffee or a bite. What was an unexpected surprise was the wonderful dinner that we had. I had visited the newly opened Paris Café…

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…

Fabelle…..The Luxury Chocolate Boutique

If you love chocolate as much as I do then trust me Fabelle will become your little bit of heaven in Kolkata. A lot of people like chocolate but for me chocolate is not just something I eat and enjoy but something I feel. Good chocolate speaks to me and it has been a true…

Route 17 The New Café in Town

Route 17 is a great place to hang out and chill. I absolutely loved the vibe of the place. It has an undeniable warmth. The place has four separate sections depending on what you are in the mood for, from a seating area with lovely bright red tables to a cabana style section to a…

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…

Uber Ice Cream

Uber has been a great boon to Kolkata and gone are the days when you worry about getting a taxi or having a taxi driver cheat you. Now all you have to do is use their app and call your cab right to where you are. However what I have found particularly refreshing and enjoyed…

The Sainthood Project

Who are we?  We are either somebody or nobody. What gives you the right to call yourself somebody? Something you do, something that makes you stand out or be remembered I guess. The Sainthood Project for me is all about a group of people who call themselves The Nobody who I believe are very special…

Red Hot Chilli Pepper (Salt Lake)

This restaurant is part of the same group which started Red Hot Chilli Pepper in Ballygunge almost two decades back and serves up some great Chinese cuisine. There are now 4 branches in the city including this one and they flourish as Kolkata’s love for Chinese endures. They serve a lunch buffet for INR 525/=…

Fuji

I am not a great fan of Japanese food so although Fuji is located fairly close to home it took me a while to visit even though I had heard good things about it. Some cousins in town and wanted to eat Japanese so off we went for dinner. Fuji is located on the third…

Momo Happiness at The Blue Poppy

The Momo is a type of dumpling native to Tibet. It is similar to Chinese baozi or Japanese gyoza. The dish is believed to be of Tibetan origin and since then has spread to other neighboring countries by Tibetan refugees. Momo is a type of steamed bun with some form of filling. It has become…

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…

All Aboard the Mumbai Local

Mumbai for me was all about holidays especially in the summer break as I had family there. It’s a city I have visited all my life and food was always the highlight of all my visits. When I heard that there is a new restaurant in town and it’s called Mumbai Local I was quite…