Durgotsav today, goes far beyond just a religion. It’s not only one of the biggest festivals celebrated by the Hindus all over India but one of the largest outdoor art festivals on earth. Durga puja today is not entitled or confined to a particular religion. Kolkata in particular hosts the grandest of Durga pujas in the world. The dhunuchi, dhaak, sindur khela entices one’s mind into the festive aura. I won’t be doing justice if I don’t make a special mention of the food. Throughout the city the craze and madness for food multiplies by a couple of times during the stretch of Durga puja. Kolkatans being the food enthusiast that they are hunt down eateries from every corner of the city in search of the best food.
A grand celebration needs the accomplice of a grander feast and what can be more majestic than a Bengali food affair at The oberoi Grand!
From vegetarians to hardcore carnivores, Executive chef Saurav Banerjee and his team have in store for you sumptuous lunch and dinner spreads on all four days of the Pujas!
The irresistible buffet spread which is a stellar collection of mouthwatering bengali cuisine offers shuktos, chops, fritters, bhatey poda, bhaja, makha, kabirajis and cutlets for starters along with bengali classics like Golda Chingri Malai Kari (Jumbo Prawns in coconut gravy), Shorshe Ilish (Hilsa in mustard paste), Kosha Mangsho (slow cooked lamb), Tel Koi (Climbing Perch in mustard oil), Chitol Macher Muittha (Clown Knifefish cakes in gravy) and similar other stellar delicacies.
Below are a few glimpses from the Mahabhoj!
I haven’t come across a single bangali who doesn’t hold a sweet tooth and a bengali Bhoj is incomplete without bengali sweets.Homemade Bengali sweets are also a part of the daily buffet and provide the perfect touch of home-style Bangaliana to the feast.
Don’t miss out on this heavenly affair while you have the chance to be a part of it!
Venue: The Oberoi Grand Kolkata
15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road
Kolkata 700 013 ,India
8-11 October 2016, Lunch and Dinner buffets on 8, 9 & 10 October, Bijaya buffet on Bijayadashami (11 October)
Lunch: 12.30 pm to 3 pm | Dinner: 7 pm to 11.30 pm
Price: Rs.2250 plus taxes per person inclusive of mineral water and a non-alcoholic welcome drink