Buffet at Home by First Innings – The Stadel 🙂

The second wave of the ongoing pandemic resulted into temporary closure of dining units of hotels & restaurants, which are now thankfully re-opening albeit for fixed hours. However, many of them still continue to serve their loyal patrons by providing home delivery service of their signature specialities, the usual frequently ordered items and immunity booster…

Mad Tea Party @ Five Mad Men, Salt Lake – Sec V 🙂

Date: 7 Feb 2021 Venue: Five Mad Men (5MM), Salt Lake – Sec V Throughout my growing up years, I understood tea as a hot beverage made with branded dried tea leaves, milk, water, sugar and one or more of taste enhancers like – cardamom, ginger, clove and even an occasional pinch of saffron. The…

Pure Gastronomic Indulgence & Delight @ Aura – The Sonnet, Kolkata 🙂

A couple of years back I was invited for an exclusive food tasting & review session at Aura, the marquee multicuisine all-day-dining restaurant at The Sonnet, Kolkata. The tasting menu read “We welcome you to the AURA for a musical gastronomic sojourn with us.” Indeed the food session was ‘Symphony in Harmony’ which is also…

Annakut Bhog – The Prasad Of 56 Food Items 🙂

The festival of Annakut (meaning a heap of grain) Puja, popularly known as Govardhan Puja, is celebrated on the 4th day of Deepawli, the 5 day Hindu festival of lights. For the Annakut festival, a meal using 56 different kinds of grains and vegetables are used to prepare the prasad known as Chappan Bhog. In…

Meal Fit For The Kings @ Indie Yum by Ambuja Neotia, Kolkata 🙂

Joining the trend of cloud kitchens and home delivery services, Ambuja Neotia – the pioneer in hospitality services in Kolkata has introduced Indie Yum, the 100% vegetarian cloud kitchen with an extensive menu encompassing most of the popular Indian regional dishes and Continental (primarily Italian) dishes. No wonder the food platter that they sent me…

Floating Flea Market @ The Earthy Saga 2.0 🙂

Every year, the advent of winter brings in a plethora of exhibits and cultural dos in the ‘City of Joy‘, each one trying to better itself than the preceding year and a selected few trying to stand out by introducing innovative concepts. But this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all the concerned exhibition…