It’s winter in Kolkata and time to savour the best of food and drinks!
Just a few more hours and we shall bid adieu to 2020—a year which witnessed a major upheaval as all human activities almost came to a standstill. We went through a dark phase and hopefully it is coming to an end as we prepare to embrace 2021 with spirited fervour. Here’s a look at what Kolkata has on offer to ring in the New Year with hopes for a healthy and a happy new year.
The Lords and Barons is serving a few Chef's specials which are a must-try. Start with the Sunday Chicken Roast served with mashed potatoes, exotic vegetables and pepper sauce. Next sample their Smoky Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Sausages with melting cheese, Dijon mustard, apple and cabbage slaw. The Grilled King Fish is truly delicious and is served with carrots, mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, and sautéed exotic vegetables with Mornay sauce.
Address: 20B, Park Street, Kolkata-700016
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Traffic Gastropub is all set to welcome the gastronomes this winter with its amazing assemblage of platters and cocktails. It is going to serve some delectable winter specials— Overdose, a spicy preparation of mutton boti tipped with tangy butter; Sizzling Safar which is basically chicken shashlik prepared in reduced orange juice; Red Hot a flambéed slice of twisting grilled pork; 18+ a platter of tangling chicken wings doused in rum and Chinese wine; Jalebi Bai an interesting dish made up of orange cilantro, marinated with smoky chicken chunks and non-sweetened jalebi. The tastes are as unique as their names. For drinks try The Apple Cobbler; Cranberry & Rum Warmer or their Warm Winter Wine. Must visit!
Address: 2 Floor, City Centre 2, Rajarhat, Newtown, West Bengal-700157
Duration: From 10th December onwards
Ministry of Booze has set the party mood with its food and cocktails specials. The must haves are Spaghetti Picante, made with EVOO, olive, jalapeno, sundried tomato, herbs; Peene Ala Vodka; The Pepperoni (Pizza) and Baked Corn & Spinach Casserole made with fresh spinach and cheese fondue sauce baked with melted mozzarella. Ministry of Booze has curated some fine cocktails for winters, which include tequila-based Holy Blood (consisting of lime and cherry), gin-based Wizards Mist (consisting of sweet lime and clove), wine-based Berry Sangria (with grapes and lime spring), Peach & Honey Sangria (red grape & mint spring), and Fresh Garden Spitzer (red grape & mint spring).
Address: 1st floor, Pecon Tower, DH Block (Newtown), Action Area I, West Bengal-700156
Duration: Till 31st December
Don’t forget to visit Canteen Pub and Grub! It has on offer three delectable winter special dishes like Chicken Piccata with Orange Beer Sauce; Latte Brule with Orange Caramel Sauce; Sea Salt and Mint Foam and Pineapple & Honey Roast Ham in addition there’s the Chicken Piccata with Orange Beer Sauce and Pineapple & Honey Roast Ham. If you are visiting Canteen Pub and Grub don’t forget to taste these absolute lip-smacking dishes. And to add spice to your year- end treats take a sip of the special winter cocktails...but please do not mix! Try Dragons Breath or Warm Winds or Whistle Blower. So, don’t miss out on your chance to hit Canteen Pub and Grub and groove to the crazy tunes of the DJ and make your December memories memorable.
Address: City Centre 1, DC Block, Sector 1, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal-700064
Time: 11:00AM – 10:30PM
Duration: till 5th January
Head towards Aminia as it is all set to make your winter memories deliciously special with their Nalli Nihari with Taftan ; Chicken Handi Biryani and Mutton Handi Biryani. So, stop drooling, grab your plates, and indulge in these delectable dishes this winter.
Address: Chinar Park, Rajarhat Main Rd, opposite Karnataka Bank, Chinar Park, Sukanta Pally, Baguiati, Kolkata- 700136
Time: 11:00AM- 11:00PM
Duration: Till January
Ekdalia Cocina is a beautiful dine-in place that has cooked up some specials such like Fish Florentine i.e. poached fish, cooked in a creamy sauce and served on a bed of spinach; Baked Fish for which fillet of fish, is set on a bed of white sauce and baked to perfection; Grilled Whole Bhetki, where a whole Kolkata Bhetki, stuffed with veggies and prawns, grilled to perfection, is served on a bed of roasted almond butter rice; Al a Kiev is also part of this menu which is basically a stuffed chicken breast cooked beautifully and tastes delectable and Goulash, which is originally a Hungarian curry where meat is cooked with baby potatoes and other veggies! Plus there’s more to choose from. You have to visit to know what’s cooking for you!
Address: 68, Ground Floor, 14 PC Sarkar Sarani, Gariahat, Kolkata
Time: 8:30 AM – 10PM
SYMI has on offer a fabulous spread for its customers to relish. This newly-opened café is ready to grant you the best café experience and will be serving Red Velvet Crumble Latte, Cinnamon and Almond Latte in its coffee segment, and will also be serving appetizing desserts like Orange and Milk Crème Brulee and Red Velvet and White Chocolate Crepes. There’s much more on their menu to try out!
Address: 7/2B, Dover Lane, Gariahat, Kolkata
Time: 12 noon – 10PM
Duration: Till 15th January
At Spice Market they have tailor made a menu fit for the winter months! So there’s soup to start with— choose from Sea Food Soup and Chicken Wonton Soup plus others. For the main course they will be serving Crispy Chilli Mushroom, Pan-fried Chilli Fish Szechuan Chicken, Prawn Pepper Salt, Red Pepper Fish,Fish Tikka Masala, Mutton Keema Mattar and Paneer Butter Masala and lots more! For drinks… the selection is varied…B-52, Margarita, Jagerbomb and Daiquiri. So, if you want to have a satisfying meal along with cocktails during this winter, this is your go-to place.
Address: 174, Sarat Bose Road, Desapriya Park, Kolkata
Time: 12 noon – 11PM
Choose your destination and head towards that place with friends and family to rejoice with good food and pray for a better tomorrow!