Rum Cake recipe – in association with Captain Morgan!

So this is my first blog post of this year and yes, it had to be written on the first day of this year! Basically, it originated during the New Year’s Eve, mostly because I like staying back at home with my family cooking or baking, while most of my friends are partying out there!…

Treat yourself to this amazing Sunday brunch at Pan Asian, ITC Sonar

On a lazy Sunday morning if you are looking for a place perfect for your laid-back Sunday brunch then look no further, provided you are in a mood to delve deep into the culinary paradise of oriental cuisine! Let me re-introduce Pan Asian at ITC Sonar (Kolkata) to you, they stole my heart recently with…

Spicery – the den of modern Indian soul food is here!

Frankly speaking, it is a trending concept these days to punch desi elements in an urbane and chic theme and produce a totally new product which anyway uplifts the essence of those desi values. This is necessary specially to cater to our new generation and to make them more acquainted with elements which are closer…

‘Oh! Calcutta’ brings in the super-exciting weekday Lunch Buffet!

I believe Bengalis (living in Kolkata), basically the middle-class Bengalis,  started eating out Bengali cuisine in a proper restaurant after Bhojohori Manna and Oh Calcutta came into the picture. The latter was started back in 2002 by Speciality Restaurants and it served (and continues to do so) traditional Bengali cuisine in a fine-dining environment! Orthodox…

Recipe – Aloo Chokha, and my undying love for potatoes!

I am one crazy Aloo eater!! I love potatoes so much that I can even sacrifice my ‘machh-er jhol’ (fish curry) for a nicely prepared bowl of Bengali style subtle potato (aloo) curry (sada aloo-r torkari) or some mashed potatoes, maybe. I am so in love with aloo that I consider Inzi bhai as my…

‘Barbeque Nation’ gets a new address – an ode to the iconic buffet joint!

There have been occasions when I have tried to refrain from buffet meals, simply because the quality of food often takes a beating in the buffet spread when compared to the A la Carte menu at the same place. In fact, this is true for many fine-dine restaurants in the city, though it’s better not…

‘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…