My memories of the month of Ramadan goes back to my childhood days when 'nanku' our frail gatekeeper with large myopic glasses and anecdotes of all kinds in his inventory, would fast all day and give small treats to me and my sister after sundown everyday through a month. It was from him that we … Continue reading Iftaar spread at Sanjha Chulha – the Awadhi way
What is the first thing that flashes in front of your eyes the moment you hear Tiretti? Well for any true Kolkata’bashi’ it has to be the buzzing, not-so-clean Chinese Bazar dishing up authentic comfort Chinese breakfast in Poddar Court area. Soups, momos, home made sauces and noodles- you name it they have it. Unfortunately … Continue reading TIRETTI BY TAK HENG
Perched in the top floor of Quest Mall, Kolkata, Serafina is an Italian Fine Dining restaurant that has already curved out a niche for itself and gained a reputation for serving the best Pizza and Tiramisu in the town for sometime now! Needless to say I was pretty excited when I was invited to be … Continue reading Serafina – New Menu Launch
Burnt garlic is a family casual dining restaurant located in the ground floor of Priya Cinema, Deshopriyo Park. I was invited to the launch of their New Menu launch sometime back along with my fellow foodie friends. Fun, innovative ,delicious and smartly priced the new menu is a head turner and refutes some previous not … Continue reading Burnt Garlic – New Menu Launch
Hailing from a typical bengali family in Kolkata, Satyajit Ray and Feluda have been as organic to me as macher jhol and nolengur ever since childhood. And why only me! It would not be an exaggeration if I say that Ray and his works have been a part of our being. From the suave bong … Continue reading The Satyajit Ray Short Film Festival @ Nandan
As Malaysian Palm Oil council completed 100 Years, we were invited for an interactive session on the benefits of palm oil, along with other bloggers from the city. Palm Oil (also known as dende oil), is an edible vegetable oil, derived from the fruit of the oil palms. It is supposed to have a high … Continue reading Palm Oil- A viable natural alternative ?
Just as the mornings are the most pure part of the day so is breakfast the most important meal both nutritionaly and psyhologicaly…so says the nutrition gurus. However, it is not everyday that you get to eat a breakfast that is delicious ,hearty and pretty all at once. Needless to say I was excited to … Continue reading Breakfast Binge at Scarlet
Winters, Kolkata and Kebabs…well, all I can say is, it tastes even better than it sounds 🙂 It was a fine Saturday evening with that pleasant nip in the air, when I and my fellow Kebab hunters gathered at our first stop- Food Rocks Café. The otherwise nondescript place in a by-lane in the Beckbagan … Continue reading The Kolkata Kebab Walk
It was a fine winter Saturday afternoon that I got an invitation to join in the lunch for the new menu launch at the Eden Pavilion, ITC Sonar, Kolkata. I had pictured some really fancy and equally delicious plates of food well before the eat marathon started…and why not it was ITC afterall! However, as … Continue reading Luxury meets Responsibility- new menu at the Eden Pavilion ITC Sonar
Weekends present me with a unique dilemma. How to best utilize the two days of much needed break I get from work? Having exhausted all possible avenues in the city, over the past few months, makes it a grim issue. I was brooding over this perennial weekend crisis, when I saw posters of “India Story” … Continue reading The India Story
Ashtami is never complete without the quintessential Bhog at the Para Pandal. It has been a tradition ever since I remember- going out at noon, all dressed up in the saree or the Panjabi, for the Khichudi and Payesh. However, this year we knew it would not be possible for us to go out, having … Continue reading Now order your Ashtami Bhog Online !
When was the last time your friends cooked for you? Last month, perhaps? And when was the last time movie stars cooked for you? For me, it was yesterday. As I opened the Uber App on my mobile a little before noon yesterday, to book a cab to meet a friend, I saw the option … Continue reading What’s Cooking at UberDine?