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…

‘Yauatcha’ launches the much-awaited Yum Cha lunch menu!

Lately, Kolkata got several oriental giants coming in but the shine to Kolkata’s culinary scenario came back a few years ago when a Michelin Star restaurant decided to set up their outlet in the city. It was Yauatcha, a Michelin star restaurant, the only one of its kind in Kolkata. It is considered as one…

The newest pub with a grandiose ambiance – Rikki’s Bar & Kitchen!

City nightlife scenes are ever changing and evolving in Kolkata and truly speaking, the city embraces almost all the options that come up unless they pose any security issue or something extremely unacceptable or bothering. Still, it is said, Kolkata nightlife is not that great when compared to few other cities in the country. But…

Sri Lanka Diaries – Part 2 – My favourite TOP 3 Local Dishes in Sri Lanka!

We, Bengalis, are generally most pleased and happy right after having a meal and that has to be a rice meal! Any dal or curry goes well with that steamed rice as long as it is pleasing to our taste buds and maybe a bit familiar. When I came to Sri Lanka in December 2017,…

‘Bosphorus Churros’ brings the touch of España in Calcutta!

Ever imagined that you are sitting in a movie theatre in Kolkata and munching on Spanish snacks while Shah Rukh Khan has gone for a short chai break in between his promotion of Switzerland tourism? 🙂 Well, today we have learnt to imagine many a thing which seemed farfetched even a decade or two ago.…

Cafe HQ – Kolkata gets a Superhero themed cafe!

When there is evil all around and the citizens see no glimmer of hope and almost no chance of survival, there comes in a superhero! At least we love seeing these in the movies, we love covering our senses with this fancy blanket that keeps us cut off from this dirty world. Superheroes help us…

TRAVEL TALES: Mahishadal Rajbari… Phulbagh Palace and Maa Durga!

I rarely do write about my travel tales but yes, I do love writing about anything that’s close to my heart. And I really wanted to pen down this lovely experience of mine because I felt people in my city are quite unaware of this beautiful weekend getaway that has loads of enthralling history and…

Durga Puja special menu at ‘The Bhoj Company’!!

In Kolkata, people tend to eat out more during the Durga Pujas than anytime else in the year. And a good Bengali lunch buffet is something which every city dweller eagerly waits for. Most of the places promises big, but the mad rush of Pujas truly tests their strengths and many pointers and loopholes come…

New lunch menu launch and loads of adda with team ‘Yeti Obhijaan’ at Serafina!

Serafina is surely one of my favorite fine dine restaurants in the city. It is one place I can rely upon on any given day; it’s a place where I would love to celebrate my special occasions. Serafina to me is an epitome of culinary perfection, the paradise of Italian food lovers in the city of…

Experience the German Culture with The Irish House’s Oktoberfest

This is a special time at Irish House! It’s Oktoberfest! If beer is your religion, celebrate Oktoberfest at The Irish House as they have a wide range of beers to offer along with German specialties and live music throughout the month of October. This is that time of the year when The Irish House has stepped up to celebrating…

‘Red Xpress’ – family restaurant with a touch of nostalgia!

There are eating joints which get hooked onto your memory even if you are not very conscious about that fact. I never realized (until last Saturday) that somehow or the other Red Xpress (located at Sector-V, Saltlake) has got a little special place in my head (or heart, maybe) for some not-so-well-defined reasons stitched to…

‘The Whistling Kettle’ – Darjeeling is whistling in my head!

There are few things in our lives to which we love to cling on to! Even if that entity disowns you, you can’t probably let go the fond memories and you keep on making honest efforts to go back for that old magic. One such entity is probably Darjeeling, at least for the Bengalis this…