Ramzan Special (Part 2) – Misconceptions and practical food stories related to Iftar!

I am writing this second part of my Ramzan Special series after a gap of two years, so before moving on you can ask me why this delay? The first part was written in 2017 and back then I knew there is more to talk about this larger than life religious event and its connected…

Konnichiwa Kolkata! – Japanese Food Festival at The Westin (Kolkata)

Kolkatans get their basic nutrition from food, adda and lyad! We have always embraced various cuisines from across the globe with open arms and in last couple of years, the city has seen some Japanese eating houses opening their doors over here (and one has closed down as well), thus developing the palate of the…

Touch of Baisakhi in Kolkata – Baisakhi menu at Saffron, The Park

Mid of April marks Poila Baisakh for Bengalis, Bohag Bihu for Assamese and Baisakhi for Sikhs. Baisakhi is actually a spring harvest festival for Sikhs and it also honors the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors, Guru Gobind Singh founded this Sikh warrior community! Baisakhi is a time to visit Gurdwaras, socialize and celebrate with…

General perception about catering and my experience with La Fiesta!

Last year some very learned person had told me that food critics or food bloggers who cover wedding or any catering events are basically jobless, that person considered blogging for a catering event to be pretty ‘down-market’! Frankly speaking, that’s the mindset of most of the people in our city or in this part of…

Top 10 places serving Poila Baishakh menu that you must try!

Generally, on Poila Baishakh (first day of Bengali New Year), I love getting into a food coma by indulging myself with a plethora of traditional Bengali food items. But in general, these days people are always excited about the English New Year and that New Year’s Eve party but when it comes to Bengali New…

The Lords and Barons – a touch of Royal pub dining in Kolkata!

Somehow Kolkatans love beautiful architecture, especially if it’s from the Victorian era. The intricate carvings, high ceilings and larger than life structures and architectures have always fascinated us. In fact, most of the iconic Calcutta structures, sculptures and buildings like Writer’s Building, GPO, Indian Museum, Victoria Memorial, etc were built during the British era by…

Sagan Nu Patru Jamva Chalo ji – Parsi Food Festival at Westin, Kolkata!

Kolkatans, especially Bengalis love spending almost all their hard earned money on food. We have embraced almost all the cuisines from every corner of the globe. Presently Bengalis have moved on from their Tyangra Machh (cat fish) to Sharks and fresh Fulkopi (cauliflower) to broccoli! Globalization has at least revolutionized the food industry here in…