‘Blu Orchid’ and that touch of Tangra!

You cannot separate out a Bengali from his Kolkata style Chinese food! Kolkata street-style Hakka Noodles from small and medium vendors is probably the most-sold Chinese food item in the city. And yes, when it comes to Chinese, Kolkatans still think about Tangra. The city has now got several new-age Chinese joints, food chains, and restaurants…

‘Overdose’ – the den of pocket-pleasing Asian cuisine!

I have been writing about food and restaurants for quite some time now and after all these years now I often get bored of places who try to follow a stereotype hit formula to make it big! So, nowadays, often many places look same to me, their food tastes same; it feels the drinks are…

My weekly dose of biriyani, at ‘Shimla Biriyani’

I can travel miles to get my favorite food and biriyani surely tops that list! I am a proud Kolkata style biriyani fanatic and every week (preferably on Fridays!) I have to get my dose of Kolkata style biriyani to satiate my eternal appetite for biriyanis! Lately, I realized that if I don’t get my…

Wine Tasting of Pernod Ricard India’s new premium wine ‘Campo Viejo’, at AltAir

Recently I attended a wine tasting session in my city which was truly amazing, maybe because of the fact that it was conducted beautifully, it was interactive and fun. And also the venue added its magic and made the night memorable. I believe that tasting wine in itself is an adventure that deepens your appreciation…

Golf Course, Tea Garden and a Tea Lounge in Kolkata – that’s ‘Yule Tea Lounge’ for you!

Often when you feel like running away from this mundane filth and dirt all around, you realize that you have actually got nowhere to go in this crowded city that’s filled with opportunities and demons, both at the same time! Kolkata is no exception, though it’s called the ‘city of joy’ but there are elements,…

RECIPE – My aunt’s special Bengali style ‘Basanti Pulao’

I am a big biriyani fan; in fact, I am surely one of the craziest Kolkata style biriyani lovers alive! And I am sure most of my readers know this fact, by now. Actually the fact is, I love almost any fragrant rice which tastes subtle and is very lightly spiced! So, when we come…

Baccara Club Lounge is all about cabanas, lounges, artsy nooks and exotic hukkas!

I am sure you had been to Hukka parlours in the city. Kolkata boasts of some amazing hukka parlours for sure and this trend has seen the sunlight since last few years. Personally, I am not a big fan of Hukka but that doesn’t stop me from reviewing a Hukka parlour or taking a puff…