Benjamin Bangalee

A bengali who has retained bengaliness with a touch of west. The makers of Benjamin Bangalee, Bina Ghosh and Arup Ghosh chose to name their restaurant so to stress on the fusion of West with Bangaliyana! Situated in James Long Sarani near Behala this eatery is more of a family restaurant than a quick diner….

Flavors of orient

The hype for Chinese food in this city is never subsiding. Upholding its reputation for serving the best Chinese food in the country, Kolkata has no shortage of old and new eateries exploring the flavors of orient. Being a city of food lovers, Kolkata’s love for Oriental flavors is unappeasable. Adding to oriental genre for…

Momos and beyond

Dimsums and momos. These two words were often a cause of my childhood dilemma because I could not distinguish one from the other. Later I learnt that these were disparate names for dumplings originating in two different Asian countries. Momos as we all know it, a favorite among Indians and one of the most popular…

Caking it @Flurys

 Cake is the answer, who cares what the question is. Customization. Sounds familiar? Well the world today draws its breath from it. Everything around us finds a way to gets customized, “It is about giving things a personal identity” as many would say. From notebooks to clothes, from phones to food there is nothing that…

From Awadh with love

The tale of Awadh and Mughals is as old as history itself. The ascendancy of Mughlai cuisine over the region of Awadh was inevitable during the mughal rule. The flair of Awadhi cuisine despite of having striking similarities with Central Asian and Middle Eastern cooking patterns is indigenous to India today. Amidst all the brands…

The Aam-affair at Flurys

Summers, a native of the tropics is more than just a throng of hot winds and searing heat. It is the season ushering mangoes to the sweltering tropics. This juicy summer stone fruit with its fragrant sweetness, exuberant texture and impeccable taste is inordinately enticing. The temptation of mangoes is unparalleled and adding to this…

FRIED AND ROLLED OVER!

The fried or ice pan ice cream made its way to India quite a while ago. This skillful mixing and rolling of  milk or cream with desired fillings over a chilled teppan, a favorite of East Asia has wooed the Indian ice cream lovers victoriously! Branding this style to kolkata is FROLLZ or more conveniently ‘Fried…

Kolkata’s new pet friendly cafe:The love room.

It is not everyday that you come across a pet friendly cafe that too in city which is yet to construe the phase ‘pet friendliness’ in its true sense. The idea of pet cafes mostly originated in America and japan and India to be honest has just given in to the pet friendly initiative with…

Burger destinations in the city of joy.

Kolkata has evolved. The evolution is discerned not only in technology but also in the life style and food habit of people. It is the ever embracing nature of the kolkatans which has made the changes possible. Being a food enthusiast I tend to asses the changes by the change in food trend. Burgers, we…

BREAKING THE FAST WITH ELEGANCE: EDESIA

Breakfast, according to many is the most relevant meal of the day. While few tend to avoid it, others break the fast religiously and with style.Breakfast is essentially not a meal as celebrated as an evening snack in Kolkata. This might be due a scarcity of classic breakfast options offered by the city. To quench…

Moha pujor Moha Bhoj at THE OBEROI GRAND.

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…

A MEDLEY OF GASTRONOMICS

A medley of culinary art, style, skillful cooking and tea indulgences. Now that is too many words in a sentence! Well, A Medley of gastronomics lived true to its name by delivering all the above mentioned words with art and class. From rolling of sushis  to Tea mocktails this workshop organised by the Gallery Kolkata on 16th…