The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata – A walk through Kolkata’s Heritage and Culture

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reetings with nalen gurer Sondesh (Sweet made with date palm jaggery) along with a lovely welcome note introducing the guests to our Bong Culture. Once you step out of the room, there stands an array of date palm trees, throughout the hallway bespeaking about the source from where jaggery is garnered. Amazing isn't it? In between those trees, you will find an array 4 sitter tables, made up of heritage thick Black Stone top and authentic heavy wooden legs and base. The traditional vase placed at the center of the table is a reutilised copper ice cream scoop of the 19th century, with the

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Thali Festival at Kenilworth

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ur country is acclaimed for it's enriched culture. Different parts of the nation is known for their distinctive heritage. While I cherish being in such a wonderful country, I came across the thali festival happening at Kenilworth few days back. Needless to say how beautifully the platters were curated, embracing specialities from North to South, East to West. Be it Veg or Non Veg, the rigorous care of the flavours and the presentation dedicated to the state it represented, blew away my mind. Let's have a quick glimpse of what I had.. 1. Rice 2. Pardaa Naan and Amritsari Kulcha

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Sonar Tori – Destination for a Traditional Bong Maestoso Feast

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emember the amusing tales we used to hear from our Thakuma and Dadu(Grandparents)? Stories about Zamindars from early 20th century.. The brobdingnagian Ceilings, Easy Chair, Brass Utensils, Indoor Plants in huge metal Vases, exquisite Paintings and hand grinded Masala aroma enchanting the rooms and the long verandas... Cooked by the age old responsible and experienced home cook. This is how it used to be.. Now we don't get to see or feel such Royal Bong tradition anywhere around us. However, Sonar Tori, a newly launched restaurant in City Center1 promises to bring back your memories fro

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‘Ilish Shukto’ – Sharing the Secret Recipe from Granny’s Kitchen!

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ost Bong celebrations are considered to be incomplete without fish in the menu. Being in rainy season Hilsa tops the list of Bong gluttonous thirst. Typically known for it's unique flavour, silver lining body and lip smacking oil, hilsa is cooked in multifarious ways. Some loves it just fried, some die to have steamed Hilsa and oodles of Bongs prepare hilsa in thick mustard curry. Besides, doi hilsa is quite popular too. Here I am sharing the recipe of Shukto hilsa or 'Ilish Shukto'. This is a vegetable stew with the royal fish and the dish holds a legendary value of our culture which brings b

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Mio Amore – An indelible visit to the Kasba Production Unit

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hen the cosmos keeps dazing at the neoteric launches and wonders about the praxis being followed while contriving them .. How about some behind the curtain scenes!! Recently I was invited as the only food blogger to our Mio Amore Production Unit at Kasba to have a comprehensive view of how they operate. You will be surprised to know, how decently it's being maintained from corner to corner. I was escorted by their esteemed supervisor throughout my walk and was taken to each and every section right from dough making to despatch. Few things that gained my attention - 1. All raw items receiv

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The Breakout – A Soul Gladdening Eatery and Paintball

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eekends are meant for eating out or some amusement activity? What if our soul calls out for both!! Let's zoom in to the newly opened 'The Breakout'. Yes the food joint at Bhawanipur promises some lovely time with it's multi faceted amenities. It has a cosy hookah bar corner with promising live music on heartwarming medleys, the other side has a dazzling bright restaurant offering delicious veg grubs. Besides these they have a fantabulous paintball area accoutred with all requisite constituents to create the mojo over the space for us to have a marvy time. All the expanses

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Chez – Pan Asian Moreish Vivers!

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e gobble to exist or we exist to gobble still remains disputed and the upshot varies from person to person. Keeping that Conviction in mind, let's speak about a destination which gives an all new rationale to stand beside 'We Live to Eat'! Yes, I am talking about Chez, a Pan Asian restaurant owned by Siddhartha Bhattacharya nested in a bylane of Baghajatin. Being a newbie it has significantly marked it's position in the front row within just 7 months of it's inception. Let's come to the no carb meal I had in order to savour and relish the delectable protein best sellers of the joint. Now

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Healthy Hair Tales – A HairPro Workshop

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e all dream to be the Rapunzel!!.... Longing for long healthy problem free hair.. However with our lifestyle and increasing pollution we tend to go bald with extreme hair fall and multiple other complications. Adding to our disappointment it tends to turn rough and damaged and greys out before time. Get Hair Get Happy Workshop : To address these challenges few days back the city of Joy witnessed a detailed seminar on the ways to evade the major hairfall issues and avoid degeneration of the same to a great extent. Event Flow - A unique workshop exclusively on hair health was organized a

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Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha all set to hit the theaters on 9th March

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beautifully blended plot based on real life struggles as an aspiring actor in the industry spiced up with bone tickling humour through out the length. And we can certainly vouch for it's genuinity in terms of entertainment as it is coming from our multi talented Dr Krishnendu Chatterjee, the ace akkel challenger from Mirakkel and the director of Satyadar coaching. Plot - The movie is named after the initials of the four main characters, Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha staying in a mess and dreaming for a brighter future in showbiz industry. It's all set to release on 9th march, all over the nation. "Every

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Digging into Delectable Regale at Chili’s, Acropolis Mall

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ongs are often retitled as 'Mechho' (colloquial name for fish lovers), and I proudly fall into that category. Being fervent about food for me has a different meaning. Asunder from the basic quality and quantity, I look for the innovation with the common ingredients around us. So what's in Tummy - Tempting new menu - A couple of days ago during the new menu launch at Chili's, Acropolis, I experienced Lemon Caper Fish for the first time. A luxuriant size of a Bhetki fillet, grilled to soften, followed by cooking it up with creamy lemon caper sauce (sauce prepared with tiny picked capparis

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