Spread across an area of around 4,000 sq feet, located on the ground floor and mezzaine floor of PS Srijan Corporate Park, the commercial complex located diagonal to RDB Boulevard, the 180 seater ‘Preach’ is the latest hotspot for party, sports and alcohol lovers.
Equipped with a fully stocked bar, dance floor, 12-14 seater private dining area and smoking area, this dim lit venue pulsates with throbbing background music all the time and entertains it’s guests with live DJ music from Sat – Sun. Both the ground floor and the mezzanine floor are equipped with LED TVs and free wi-fi. The mezzanine floor has an additional life size projector. The ground floor also houses the loo facility.
The Bar Menu, as well as, Food Menu are quite comprehensive. The Food Menu lists a host of veg and non veg options, broadly categorized under the following heads – Tandoor, Indian, Continental, Chinese, Combo, Munch, Dessert and Thirst Quenchers.
A couple of months back, I was invited to a Bloggers Meet at Preach. Therein, the vegetarian wares presented to me for tasting comprised of –
– Welcome Drink –
Since I refrained from ordering any alcoholic drink, served in a tall glass, an impromptu raspberry, mint and lime based mocktail was presented to me as the Welcome Drink.
With a mint sprig jutting out, a semi circular lime wedge inserted at the rim, straw coming out of a circular lime wedge and enough ice on top, the tomato-red hued mocktail looked quite attractive and tasted nice.
– Tandoor –
– Hara Bhara Kabab (Rs. 149/-), Stuff Potato Paneer (Rs. 149/-), Galouti Mushroom (Rs. 209/-): Each of the afore mentioned 3 Starters were well baked in tandoor and comprised of 6 portions. A bowl of Green Chutney was served as the Condiment.
All the Starters were uniformly baked, not burnt from any place, soft and filling.
The preparation of Galouti Mushroom was quite new and interesting, as it constituted of potato skins filled with minced and seasoned mushroom!
All the 3 dishes along with the accompanying Chutney tasted good.
– Indian –
– Tawa Ka Sabji (Rs. 149/-) and Butter Nan (Rs. 39/-): The mixed sabji was well seasoned and contained relatively less oil. The Nans were soft and relatively smaller in size.
The combo tasted quite good and seemed quite economical as well.
– Continental –
– Toast Basket (Rs. 169/-): 8 pieces of triangular crispy toasts topped with different assortments of – onion, garlic, cheese, tomato, coriander, and finally garnished with a generous sprinkling of grated cheese, were served along with a bowl of tomato ketchup.
The platter looked inviting, but I was too filled to taste it. But by the looks of it all, the dish must have tasted good.
– Chinese –
– Veg Manchurian (Rs. 119/-) and Veg Hakka Noodle (Rs. 119/-): Soaked in thick and granular soya sauce based gravy, 6 pieces of Manchurian were served along with a bowl of Noodles infused with enough veggies, primarily comprising of carrot, beans and capsicum.
The Manchurian contained a tad bit too much soya sauce, but the Noodles were very nice.
Please note that due to extreme vibrancy and focussed conversation with celebrity food critic Nondon Bagchi, who luckily shared my dining table at Preach, it was not possible for me to dig in the main course then and there, as he did not.
The team at Preach was kind enough to parcel the afore mentioned India and Chinese wares, which I microwaved and consumed at home.
All in all, Preach is a fun and pulsating place with different seating arrangements, courteous staff, nice food and relatively economic pricing.
Pocket pinch for two: Rs. 800/-
Timing: 12 noon to 11 pm
Address: P.S. Srijan Corporate Park, Block GP, Plot 2, Tower 2, Unit 3, Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata -700 091