Seven Kolkata restaurants with special menus for Bengali New Year celebrations
Kolkata/IBNS: The Bengali New Year's day not only marks an auspicious start to the year but also an occasion to go feasting with family and friends.
Here is a list of seven restaurants in Kolkata with a wide range of cuisines to choose from -- pan Asian to Bengali to Indian regional cuisine.
And those who are keen to celebrate within the safety of their own homes can still order from these restaurants through food aggregator apps.
This year Poila Baisakh or Bengali New Year is on April 15.
Asia! Asia! Asia! – Street BBQ and Buffet
When – up to April 18, 2021
Time – Noon to 3 pm and 7pm to 11pm
On the menu : Starters include Korean sticky potato, Indonesian fish satay and Teriyaki chicken wings; mains include Tofu In Chilli Oyster Sauce, Baby Corn & Mushroom In Schezwan Sauce, Chicken Massaman Curry, Lamb In Black Bean Sauce, Sliced Fish In Hunan Sauce and Chicken Kra Pao; desserts include Dorayaki, Mochi ice cream, Chocolate sprinkled bananas and Custard bao.
Meal for 1 - Monday to Thursday: Lunch - Rs 650 + tax (Veg) and Rs 750 + tax (Non Veg); dinner - Rs 700 + tax (Veg); Rs 800 + tax (Non Veg)
Friday to Sunday: Lunch - Rs 750 + tax (Veg) and Rs 850 + tax (Non Veg); dinner - Rs 750+ tax (Veg) and Rs 850 + tax (Non Veg)
La Macario Café
When – April 13 – 15 April, 2021
Time – 11.30 am to 10.30 pm
Reservation: +91 74390 93294
On the menu – Start with the Gondhoraj Lemonade and follow it up with a Classic Egg Florentine or Poached Eggs with Ratatouille served with Hollandaise sauce, and finally end the meal with Nutella Cigars served with Mishti Doi
Meal for 2 – Rs 900 + taxes
When – April 14 -18, 2021
Time – Sunday to Thursday: Noon to midnight; Friday- Noon to 1 am, Saturday- Noon to 2 am.
Reservation: 033 40606446
On the menu – The small plates include Malabari Mutton Kulcha, Butter Chicken Kulcha, Thekewala Mutton Seekh and Bandel and Malai Fish Kebab, Paneer and Tarkari Shashlik to name a few. Or dig into the mains which include Chandraji’s Mutton Curry, Aunty Vinnie’s Berry Pulao, Butter Chicken Khichdi, Gundruk Fried Rice, B**f Ularthiyathu Fried Rice, Chemmeen (Prawn) Fried Rice, etc., rounding up with a Nutella and Old Monk Chocolate Cake. To wet your throat, there is Sip Me Tender, Juicy Martini, Rasam Mary, Tomesh Collins, Pied Piper along with Monkey Bar favorites Copper Monkey and Mangaa.
Meal for 2 - With alcohol is Rs 2,000 plus taxes while meal for two without alcohol is Rs 1400 plus taxes
Moti Mahal Delux, Kolkata
When – Up to April 18, 2021
Time – Noon to 11 pm
Reservation: +91 7605060501, +91 7596084999
On the menu – The menu features an array of soup, mocktail, appetizers and delectable dishes. Menu highlights include Kabuli Soya Chaap, Tandoori Stuffed Aloo, Tandoori Aloo Tikka, Veg Kurkure, Tandoori salad, Tandoori Prawns, Afgani Fish Tikka, Tandoori Pomfret, Mutton Burra, Dal Makhani, Butter chicken, Sliced fish in mustard sauces, Veg Dum Biryani, Steamed Rice and Bread Basket. Round up your meal with Kesar Phirni, Spongy Rasgulla or Mishti doi.
Meal for 2 – Rs 1,100 + taxes
When – April 13 to 15, 2021
Time – 9 am -7 pm
Reservation: +91 9007022678/79/80
On the menu: The ‘Bangla Bhoj’ platter (Rs 3500) is good enough for 5 to 6 people. The platter consists of Chana dal, Aloo dum, Shukto, Jeera rice , Luchi, Bhaja and Coconut-Dark chocolate ladoo.
Meal for 2: Rs 1500 + tax
When – April 12 – 16, 2021
Time – 12 PM - 3.30 PM and 7 PM -11 PM
Reservation: 033 40082121/9292, 8420085555
On the menu – You can try their flaming fish in superior sauce, sliced fish in chilli oil and spring onion, pan fried whole fish pomfret in black bean sauce, steamed whole fish pomfret in ginger and spring onion, pan fried whole fish bhekti in choice of sauce, steamed whole fish bhekti in choice of sauce, and ‘steamed Chilean sea bass with ginger and spring onion
Meal for 2 – Rs 2,500 inclusive taxes
Offer - Buy one fish dish and get 50 per cent off on second fish dish
When – April 12 – 15, 2021
Time – Noon to midnight (Monday to Thursday), noon to 1 am (Friday and Sunday) and noon to 2 am (Saturday)
Reservation: +91 91639 11011
On the menu – Start with ‘Mochar Chop’ or ‘Dimer Chop’ and then move on to a ‘Bengali Thali’ which includes ‘Alu Posto’, ’Lebu Kaccha Lanka Murgi’, ‘Choler Dal’, ‘Dhokar Dalna’, ‘Steamed Rice’, ‘Loochi’ and ‘Mango Mishti Doi’. If your sugar craving ‘Mango Cheesecake’ on offer.
Meal for 2 – Rs 1,100 + taxes without alcohol and Rs 2,100 + taxes with alcohol