Where: 17 Park Street
When: October 19-24; 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 7.30pm to 11.30pm, except for The Street, which is open from noon to midnight
On the menu: At The Bridge, tuck into a la carte delights like Pan Seared Pink Atlantic Salmon and Balsamic and Honey Rubbed Wood Fired Boneless Hilsa. Bengali options include Thakur Barir Kosha Mangsho with Luchi. Zen pays tribute to Calcutta with Tangra-style food. There’s Pahari Pork Momo, Tangra-style Chilli Chicken and Pan Seared Chilli Tofu. A simple but hearty fare of Kebab Biryani Aur Mishti is what you can settle for at Saffron. Dahi Kebab Sailana, Nimone Ki Galauti and biryanis from across the country — Awadhi and Hyderabadi-style — will tingle your taste buds. The Street will also have a takeaway section with Hinger Kochuri Ar Khosa Aloor Tarkari, Keema Moghlai Porota with Kosha Aloo and Bekti Machher Kabiraji.
Pocket pinch: At The Bridge, the buffet costs Rs 1,300 and at the banquets the lunch buffet comes to Rs 745 per person. An a la carte meal for one would come to Rs1,200 at Saffron and Rs1,800 at Zen. Taxes extra.
swissotel kolkata neotia vista
Where: Adjacent to City Centre New Town
When: Till October 24. Lunch buffet at Cafe Swiss from noon to 3.30pm and dinner from 7pm to 11.30pm. Durbari’s set lunch is on from 12.30pm to 4pm; a la carte dinner is from 7pm to 11pm
On the menu: Enjoy Bengali favourites like Aloo Posto, Basonti Pulao, Dhokar Dalna, Narkel Moong Moosur Dal and Channar Kofta at Cafe Swiss. For a more formal meal, head to the Indian restaurant Durbari. The menu has both veg and non-veg Bengali delicacies like Bhapa Ilish, Narkel Diye Murgir Kebab, Sarson Chingri, Subz Shammi Kebab and Potoler Dolma. Sweeten your palate with Chom Chom and Malpua.
Pocket pinch: At Durbari, a set non-veg meal for two costs Rs 2,200; for veg, it’s Rs 1,800. At Cafe Swiss, the Bengali buffet is priced at Rs 1,500 per person and Rs 750 for children below 12 years. Taxes extra.
hotel hindusthan international
Where: 235/1 AJC Bose Road
When: October 20-24; noon to 3.30pm for lunch, 7pm to 11.30pm for dinner at both Kalash and Mythh
On the menu: At Kalash, there’s a Bangladeshi food festival bringing festive flavours from across the border in the form of Ilish Paturi with Kumra Pata (grilled hilsa cooked in a spicy gravy, wrapped in pumpkin leaves) and Dhakaiya Kachchi Biryani (mutton biryani made with special spices from Dhaka). At Mythh too, find Bengali fare like Galda Chingri Bhuna (golden brown roasted tiger prawns), Sylheti Satkora Khashi (mutton cooked with satkora — a kind of lime found mainly in Sylhet, Bangladesh) and more.
Pocket pinch: The buffets at Kalash and Mythh cost Rs 1,499 and Rs 1,699, respectively. For kids, it’s priced at Rs 1,149 at both restaurants. Taxes extra.