Sunday, December 21, 2014

Swissôtel, Kolkata's Italian Menu Launch

Do you dream about food? I do. Honest. That's what happened that night after I came back from the dinner at Swissôtel. Kolkata Food Bloggers were invited for the Italian Menu Launch at Swiss Café. So, along with Archita, author of My Food My Life, I went for this lavish Italian dinner, which was hosted specially for us. Need I say that the taste of all that sumptuous food lingered on for the next few days.

Our idea of Italian food is merely a variety of pastas and pizzas. Am I right or am I right? However, here you will be in for a lot of surprises. I was in awe of the diverse menu they had to offer. The man behind this grand launch is Executive Chef Pranay, who had meticulously selected and put together the menu, taking care to include dishes from various provinces of Italy. You just shouldn't miss the Bellini and Lemon Sorbet for the world. This is a personal recommendation for all you cocktail lovers. The assortment of desserts is to die for ! Also, do try their Prawn Frito Misto, Braised Lamb Shanks and Fish Terrine. They took my heart away.

Meanwhile, enjoy these pictures from their Italian spread.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Karen Anand's Farmers' Market

As a member of the Kolkata Food Bloggers, I visited the Farmers' Market, at Taj Bengal, an initiative by Karen Anand. Exhibitors from across the country participated with various food items and lifestyle products. It was some experience.

Sharing some snapshots from the exceptional event.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Punjabi Affair

Masterchef Gurmeet Singh
If the rich and varied cuisine from Punjab has your mouth watering, you surely would like you block your dates for lunch or dinner from the 14th of November to the 23rd. Swissôtel Kolkata, has brought us a wide spread of the delectable cuisine during their Punjabi Food Festival, at Durbari - their contemporary Indian restaurant.

Punjabi dishes are known all over the world for its richness and wide range of dishes. This cuisine offers many vegetarian as well as non vegetarian dishes to its lovers. Who can ever resist the temptation of Sarson da Saag?

This divine food journey has been brought by Masterchef Gurmeet Singh - a veteran in Punjabi Cuisine. Dishes served during this festival are straight from the kitchens and dhabas of Amritsar. The chef has ensured that every item you order is completely authentic. Even the crunchy papads you are served are brought from Punjab, by the chef himself !

Most Punjabi dishes tend to use onion, ginger and garlic extensively in their preparations. This gives an enhanced aroma and flavour for sure. A typical cooking trait in Punjab. Also, people from different regions in Punjab have different food preferences. Like, the stuffed paranthas and milk products are mostly preferred by people from Amritsar.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Chocolate Fudge

All women love chocolates. And, all men believe that. Otherwise, why on earth would a guy almost always bring chocolates (along with flowers) to impress his date? Or, why would a husband believe that an angry wife could be pacified with a box of Ferrero Roccher or Toblerone. Well, let us let them keep believing that. Guys, for a change, why don't you make something as easy as this Chocolate Fudge to impress her.

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I do have a sweet tooth. Yes. And, those 3 a.m cravings for something sweet. I tell you, they are dangerous. I have stayed up many nights staring into my fridge hoping to dig into some sweets. I have also gone to the extent of having spoonsful of condensed milk at times. It was an emergency you see. I am quite capable of such things during such dire situations.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Nan Khatai

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No, I didn't fall off from the face of the earth. But then, I have no tangible explanation for being quiet on blogosphere. Thanks to my blogger friends in Calcutta that I am back to doing what I once loved so much. Write. There is a long queue of posts awaiting to be published here. Once again, gradually, I shall bring them to you.