A fest to pamper the sweet tooth, with t2

Various kinds of sweets from all around Bengal — there could not be a better definition of heaven for the mishti-loving Calcuttans who dropped by the Sweets of Bengal mishti festival in association with t2 held from August 24 to 26 at City Centre New Town. Fourteen stalls from various parts of the state gave visitors a taste of Bengal’s culinary diversity with fun, innovative and even some with a slight twist. Glimpses... 

By Rushati Mukherjee
  • Published 4.09.18
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Various kinds of sweets from all around Bengal — there could not be a better definition of heaven for the mishti-loving Calcuttans who dropped by the Sweets of Bengal mishti festival in association with t2 held from August 24 to 26 at City Centre New Town. Fourteen stalls from various parts of the state gave visitors a taste of Bengal’s culinary diversity with fun, innovative and even some with a slight twist. Glimpses... 

t2 picks

The Mango Truffle Sandesh with Alphonso mango sandesh on the inside and a white chocolate pudding covering was a fave. @ Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick
A Smiley with its soft norom pak chocolate sandesh decorated with Gems was a clear favourite of the little ones. @ Sandhyasree (Chinsurah) 
The Keshar Pista Sandesh was for those who like the classics. @ Shree Gopal Mistanna Bhandar (Krishnagar) 
This creamy Kesar Malai Chomchom is a sweet-lover’s delight. @ Jagu Moira (Ranaghat, Nadia)
Strawberry Sandesh with its smattering of strawberry can easily give any sundae a run for its money. @ Felu Modak
Check out this Butter Fish Patishapta, an unusual but yummylicious combination of bekti, ilish and a rice-powder patishapta. @ Pithe Bilashi 
This Amrita Paturi, made of eight different kinds of sandesh smoked in banana leaves, was a fusion of flavours. @ Jalbhara Surjya Kumar Modak (Chandernagore)
Spoonfuls of Mangolin with mango jelly, mango cream and mango sandesh layers made this a goblet of sin. @ Nalin Chandra Das & Sons 
This Mihidana Tart with baked mihidana in a cookie tart shell was as indulgent as it looked. @ Mishti Sukh (Hazra Sweets)
This Shahi Pan sweet, made of kaju and decorated with edible foil, left visitors dazzled. @ Misti Bangla (Burdwan)

What they liked

Husband and wife duo Suvojit Sarkar and Gargee Bose enjoyed the Mango Souffle from Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick. “The variety of mishti here is really good. I want to attend the festival in winter because I will get my fave kind of sweet then— nolen gur!” said Suvojit, a software engineer at Lexmark. 

Sukdeb and Chaitali Show tried to get their son two-year-old Saswata to taste some of their sweet purchases, but he was having none of it! “We loved the sweets fom Jagu Moira, because they know how to maintain the right balance of sweetness in their preparations,” said homemaker Chaitali. 

(From left) Aaratrika Ghosh, Gautam Ghosh and Sandipa Ghosh bought some Baked Rasamadhuri from Jalbhara Surjya Kumar Modak. “I really liked the designed chocolates, Smiley, from Sandhyasree!” exclaimed Aaratrika, a student of Class VII of Delhi Public School, Newtown. 

(Left to right) Friends Payel Dey, Arpita Howladar and Saheli Mitra were first-timers at the festival, and they had only one word for it — “amazing”. “We came here to get some food for the family over the Rakhi weekend, although that’s just an excuse to indulge since none of us actually have brothers!” laughed Payel, a second-year MTech student of engineering at Jadavpur University. 

Pictures: Arnab Mondal