|(From top) A chef shows off the Poila Baisakh buffet at Orko's; the Mahabhoj at Kewpies. Pictures by Rashbehari Das
What: Thakurbarir Mohabhoj.
Where: Marco Polo (Sarat Bose Road).
When: April 15 to May 8.
The spread: Chholar Daler Doodhe Curry, Narkel Diye Moong Dal, Pataler Malai Curry, Begun Posto, Panthar Bangla, Mangsher Pie, Irish Stew, Bhekti Machher Moilu, Bhekti Machh and Macaroni, Bhektimachh Shorshebata, Shosha-o-Narkel Diye Chingrimachh. To round it off there is Doi Malpua o Rabri, Papader Dalna and Lichur Chutney Ambal.
Pocket pinch: Rs 650 (approx) for two.
Voiceover: 'The festival celebrates Bengali New Year and the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. The spread includes dishes that were cooked in Thakurbari,' says manager Kallol Banerjee.
What: Yummy Its Bengali.
Where: Orko's Restaurant and Lounge Bar.
When: April 10 to 15.
The spread: The buffet lunch offers Aam Pora Sharbat, Rajokiyo Radhaballavi, Milimishi Bhaja, Kadoli Pushpo Ghanto, Jheengey Aloo Posto, Aloor Dum, Narkeli Chholar Dal, Bhalo Laga Bhekti Paturi, Swadey Khasa Murgi Kasa, Doi Eilish Bhapey, Chamoki Chingri Malai and Topsay Bhaja.
The dessert section offers Monolova Malpua and Doi Kalash. There is also an a-la-carte lunch and dinner spread.
Pocket pinch: The buffet will cost you Rs 375 and the a-la-carte roughly Rs 400 for two.
Voiceover: 'During this time of the year everyone wants to savour good Bengali food and we have geared up to provide some authentic Bengali delicacies,' says general manager Arindam Basu.
What: Poila Baisakh.
Where: 6 Ballygunge Place.
When: April 14 and 15.
The spread: Start with Aam Pora Sharbat. Move on the main course with Sada Bhaat, Saag Bhaja, Aloo Bhaja, Aloo Dum, Moong Dal, Beguni, Morola Machher Peyaji, Echorer Dalna, Chingri Machher Malai Curry, Chital Machher Muitha, Kasha Mangsho, Aamer Chutney and Papad. To end on a sweet note there is Mishti Doi and Rosogolla.
Pocket pinch: Rs 350-plus.
What: Bangalir Ekal O Shekal.
Where: The Kenilworth.
When: April 14 to 16.
The spread: Crystals will lay out a buffet spread while The Marble Room offers a-la-carte delicacies. One can gorge on Tangra Machher Jhal, Daab Chingri, Tel Koi, Enchorer Dalna, Potoler Pur, Sorse Begun.
Pocket pinch: The buffet comes for Rs 550-plus.
What: Nabo Barsho Mahabhoj.
Where: Kewpies at 2, Elgin Lane.
When: Till April 16.
The spread: The Mahabhoj Niramish Thala and Amish Thala include Gobindobhog Bhaat with Ghee, Phulko Luchi/Kochuri, Shukto/Alur Dom, Daal, Bhaja, three dishes from the vegetarian menu or non-vegetarian menu, Chutney, Papad, Mishti Doi, Sandesh /Payesh /Aamkheer /Patishapta and Paan.
The Nobo Borsho Thala has Gobindobhog Bhaat with Ghee or Polao, Phulko Luchi/Kochuri, Shukto/Alur Dom, Daal, Bhaja with choice of one dish from the vegetarian menu and one from the non-vegetarian one, Chutney, Papad, Mishti Doi, Sandesh and Paan.
Kolkata's Cosmopolitan Hotpot includes Prawn & Bamboo Shoot with Golden Rice, Stir-fried Chilli Crab served with Fried Rice and Pickled Vegetables.
Country Captain has Nuggets of Chicken, Red and Yellow Bell Peppers, Sliced Red Onions and Juicy Tomatoes in a Sweet and Sour Sauce served with Yellow Rice and Salad, Chingri Maachher Chinay Kebab, Mangshor Rezala, Eilish Maachher Paturi, Chitol Petir Jhaal, Duck Vindaloo, Chicken & Pasta Salad.
A-la-carte vegetarian dishes include Shukto, Mochar Ghonto, Chorchori, Dhoka, Alu Potol Dalna, Phulkopir Dalna, Doi Potol, Doi Begun Tok Jhaal, Enchor Korma, Kaachkalar Kofta Curry.
Non-vegetarian dishes include Pulin's Bhekti Fry, Nina's Chhoto Bhekti Dom, Pia's Bhekti Paturi, Eilish Bhapa, Elisher Kancha Jhol, Pixie's Rui Doi, Rui Kalia, Pabda Jhaal, Muri Ghonto, Golda Chingri Malai, Daab Chingri.
Pocket pinch: The Mahabhoj Niramish and Amish Thalas are priced at Rs 265 and the Nobo Borsho Thala comes for Rs 255.