The Dark Barrel – rooftop lounge, winter chill, barbecue and live bands!!

Often busy weekdays lead to a tiring Saturday, at the end of which we simply search for a classy hideout to immerse in some western classics, soothing lighting, warm wooden interiors, soul-pleasing food and some amazing cocktails! And of course, we tend to find that option pretty close to the area where we are after…

Parotta Kurma & Idiyappam Festival at ‘Banana Leaf’ (Vivekananda Park) till end of this year!

I do not consider myself to be someone who knows everything about something and definitely not the one who thinks he/she knows something about everything! I prefer myself to be considered as a learner, my knowledge buckets are never full and they can be filled in with more knowledge. In the end, often it turns…

‘Sanjha Chulha’ – celebrating 15 glorious years with a ‘Special 15’ menu!

Dining at Sanjha Chulha has always been a gleeful experience for me. Recently this Kolkata’s very own North Indian restaurant completed 15 glorious years of its operation. Business partners Asif Ahmed and Anup Mehrotra started off Sanjha Chulha as a small outlet on EM Buypass fifteen years back on October 10, 2002. The place is…

Appetiso – the appetizing affair of London street food in Kolkata!

Taking away fish from the Bengalis is scarier than taking away the igloos from Eskimos! 🙂 It’s really hard to survive for the parties if you take away these basic elements from their lives. We Bengalis are choosy and picky when it comes to our fish. Our deepest sorrows can easily be wiped out by…

Traffic Gastropub – Time to get stuck in some traffic!

Chill zones in the city have been redefined repeatedly in the past couple of years or so. And almost every time we are left amazed by the glitz or the very idea behind the establishment. I guess one such joint which I discovered recently is ‘Traffic Gastropub’ that once again pushes the limit of our…

Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme on International Chefs Day – Kolkata chapter

I have always stressed on healthy eating and I am almost always pretty concerned about the ingredients which are being used to cook the food we are eating, how healthy it is and how it has been prepared, etc. Eating good food and healthy food is of prime importance these days with so many impurities…