Monsoon is here and thus begins the Ilish maachh cravings. To satiate the hilsa-loving Calcuttan, Aromas, the coffee shop at Kenilworth Hotel, is hosting the Hilsa Festival. The a la carte menu has eight hilsa dishes, some traditional recipes and some contemporary ones.
It was an evening where burgers and samosas were not just eaten but spoken and discussed about too. The Burger and Samosa: A Journey into Indo American Foodscapes — hosted by the Historical Society, US Consulate, along with International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) Calcutta at the American Center on July 6 — was full of food talk and takeaways.
It’s 8pm, the kids are fed and changed and ready to be tucked into bed. It’s now my downtime to plan for the new day, which starts with making a scrumptious tiffin for my children — a task that even Steve Jobs cannot simplify by inventing an app!
Put a circle around July 16 on your calendar because it’s that very special day of the year for shoppers. Amazon Prime Day begins at noon on July 16 and for 36 hours there will be over 200 new launches and stunning offers.
#ConversationsAndMore — 10th anniversary celebrations of Afraa Deli at City Centre Salt Lake in association with t2 Where: Block G, ground floor, City Centre Salt Lake When: July 13 to 22, 9am-10pm Expect: The celebrations begin with a cookery workshop on healthy food by chefs from Ambuja Neotia hospitality on July 13 and 17, 4pm onwards. Tolly actor Abir Chatterjee will be present for the cake-cutting ceremony on July 17, while a live adda with Friends FM RJ Animesh is on the cards for July 21. City bands will bring in some melody on all days in the evenings. Offers: As Afraa Deli celebrates its 10th anniversary, diners can enjoy some of their favourites from the menu at prices from the original menu a decade ago. Think English Breakfast for Rs 175, a classic Caesar Salad for Rs 100 and a Cafe Latte for Rs 80. Good news for coffee-holics: enjoy all the coffees, both hot and cold, on a one-for-one offer.
Me and my favourite travel companion Pinky (at least until I have to do her packing at the end of each trip) were in London early this year and wanted to pretty much camp out in one location as we had just had a couple of hectic family-filled weeks over the Christmas holidays for the first time in 17 years, just imagine! Anyway, we reached King’s Cross Station around 11.30am. It was cold and wet so we bundled ourselves into a black cab and for a little less than 10 pounds, landed up at our little boutique hotel which I found online — Z Soho, slap bang on the corner of Moor Street and Charing Cross Road.
On a sleepy Sunday morning in the conservatory of the Karma Kettle teahouse, the sweet and sour aromas of Burmese cuisine filled the artfully decorated room. Guests were invited to indulge in the gourmet dishes on display as a relaxing mix of Kean and Fleetwood Mac chimed in the background. That was the setting for Chanda Dutt’s latest Burmese food festival, Taste of Myanmar. Cooked with expertise, authenticity and nostalgia, this festival is true to Dutt’s culinary reputation. t2 dropped by for a taste of Myanmar.