Like all other Indian festivals, Holi is not far off when it comes to popular traditional food associated with it. You can check out these special offers in Kolkata
JW Lawns, JW Marriott Kolkata - Celebrate the Holi in an extravagant way with a buffet spread incorporating lip-smacking dishes like Kolkata style Chaat, Bombay Chowpatty favourites, Mukhorochoak Telebhaja and traditional Holi mithais.
In addition, there is a rain dance, private cabanas and a DJ.
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Cost: INR 1499 plus taxes for Buffet and unlimited soft beverage and INR 1999 plus taxes for Buffet spread with unlimited alcoholic beverages.
The Myx Bar and kitchen and Over the Top restaurant - It is a month-long Holi celebration at The Myx Bar kitchen and Over The Top restaurant in Kolkata. It is called 'Holi Moli'.
Chicken Tikka in three colours
Cottage Cheese in three colours
There is Cottage Cheese or Chicken Tikka in three colours by blending beetroot, spinach and saffron. There are dimsums in yellow, purple, and green skins along with Hoisin Mushroom and Oyster Garlic Chicken. There are some classic cocktails like Rang Barse an amalgamation of Vodka, Bacardi, Vanilla, there is spiked Thandai, Burnt Holika with whiskey, ginger and fresh orange.
Time: 04:00 PM to Midnight
Cost: INR 1000 plus taxes for two without alcohol ( approximately)
M Bar Kitchen, Park Street Area, Kolkata - Bring in the Holi a day earlier with a special party at M Bar Kitchen where there will be the festival of colours like a Mumbai Chowpatty Holi. There will be special Pani Puri, Chana, Thandai, Kulfi and much more.
Date: 20th March 2019 from 09:00 pm onwards
Cost: INR 2000 for a couple with cover charges redeemable
The Junction, Taj Bengal, Kolkata - There will be a live DJ performance along with snacks in Holi Theme and special cocktails too.
One can take their pick from Aloo Papri Chaat, Samosa Chaat or Aloo Tikki Ghugnee Chaat or can quench their thirst with cocktails like Gulab Holi, Vodka Thandai or Rang Rasiya.
Date: 20th March from 07.30 PM onwards.
Cost: Chaats are for INR 475 plus taxes and Cocktails are for INR 550 plus taxes
Special Holi Brunch in Cal 27, Taj Bengal, Kolkata - Special spread of brunch with live counters of chaat, Aloo Tikki, Pani Puri with live Jalebi counter and more. There are cocktails like Sangria, Vodka Pani Puri and Shandy on the offering too.
Date: 21st March, 12.30 PM onwards
Cost: INR 1950 plus taxes per person
The Gateway Hotel, EM ByPass, Kolkata - The Gateway hotel has special dinners on both 20th and 21st with authentic influences from the states of Bihar and Jharkhand which will offer Pakodi Chaat, Champaran Chicken Masala, Bihari Mutton Curry, Kathal Ki Sabzi. Also, there will be Thandai, Malpua and Gujia hand-crafted by halwai from Deoghar.
Time: 07.30 PM - 11.00 PM
Cost: INR 999 plus taxes per person with mocktails and INR 1499 plus taxes per person for unlimited liquor.
The Westin, Kolkata - Thandai to start off.
Aloo Chaat Counter
Chaats like Bhalla Papdi, Aloo Tiki Chaat, Samosa Chola Chaat, Golgappe as starters.
The main course comprises of Hyderabadi Kachhe Ghost Ki Biryani, Lucknowi Dum Murgh Ki Biryani, Mirchi Ki Salan, Amritsari counter with Butter Chicken, Pindi Choley and Choley Kulchey and a slice of Bengal in Mochar Ghonto, Echorer Dalna, with Kosha Mangsho. End your meal with Haridwar Ki Malai Dudh, Gujiya, Rabrimalpua are some of the sweet notes to end the meal. That is the Holi brunch from Westin Kolkata and surely, you can not give a miss. This is available on 21st March 2019.
Time: 12.30 PM - 04.00 PM for lunch buffet
Cost: INR 1499 plus taxes
East India Room, Raajkutir - A Boutique Hotel - This old Calcutta nostalgia restaurant has the Holi celebrations going on from March 21 to March 24. A perfect opportunity to celebrate this festival and tasting some mouth-watering festive delicacies.
A set menu with pampering options to choose from promises to be a wonderful meal. Oscar of Waldorf, Eliot Road Niramish Cutlet, Esplanade Raaj Kachori, Dhakai Parota from the starters, Rajshahi Luchi Aloor Dom, Oal Korma Yellow Rice and Black Forest Pudding and Shaktigorer Langcha for desserts. That definitely makes up for a great Holi meal.
Cost: INR 749 AI for lunch and dinner
Hyatt Regency, Kolkata - The celebrations here are called Gubbare - Asli Holi at our gully. There will be welcome drinks like Guruji Ki Thandai, Barfila Gola and others, Khao Galli from Mumbai Chowpatty which will have Vada Pao, Missal Pao, Ragda Patties, Galli Ke Chaat counters with lake style Aloo Dum, Agra Pakori Chaat, Beguni etc. The Paratha Galli Live will have aloo, gobi, mooli, mattar and other parathas. Ghar ka mithai or the desserts will have Jalebi, Hot Boondi, Nalen Gurer Hot Rosogolla etc.
Venue: Regency Lawn on 21st March from 11.00 AM to 04:00 PM
Cost: INR 1099 AI per child between 5 - 12 years and INR 2199 AI per adult without alcohol
The Eden pavilion, ITC Sonar, Kolkata - The Holi Brunch here will have some amazing delicacies like Thandai, Motichoor Ke Laddoo, Mewa, Mishtan, Sarangi Pulao and others.
Cost: INR 1599 plus taxes per person on 21st March from 12.30 PM to 03.45 PM
Khandani Rajdhani - It is a week-long festival at Khandani Rajdhani called Rangeelo Rajasthan Festival which will be on 15th until 22nd March 2019. Experienced chefs are culling out some of the traditional delicacies like Khus Khus Gujiya, Akhrot Halwa and the other traditional dishes for which Rajdhani is famous for. The thandais will be in flavours of Maharaja Kesar, Aamsutra, Gulabo, Pomegranate, Caramel and Anjeer.
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A true blue Kolkata foodie, Anindya loves cooking and eating his Kosha Mangsho. Anindya weaves stories around food as he believes exceptional food is an emotional experience. Previously a restauranter, now a passionate photographer and traveller, he runs a successful blog called Pikturenama and contributes to other publications.