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Which one is the bigger occasion for Bengalis to eat out? Is it the Bengali New year / Poila Baishakh or Durga Pujo? If one rules out the spread of Durga Pujo over 4 days which gives more opportunity to try out various places then Poila Baishakh is the time when Bengalis in Kolkata as well as across globe loves eating out. It is ushering the new year with your delectable choices from your own cuisine, new dresses and hope and prayer for better days in the coming year.
Here are some of the deals which are on offer this year for Bengali New Year
JW Marriott Kolkata - There will be Dhaak and Dhunuchi Naach in the hotel to welcome the guests and an array of delicacies.
Luchi & Cholar Daal
Kosha Murgi Mangsho & Pulao
Mochar Chop, Luchi and Cholar Daal, Fish Fry, Shukto, Bhaka Moong Dal, Kolkata Mutton Biryani, Pabda Machher Sorshe and some more.
The desserts are Sita Bhog, Patishapta, Sandesh and Mihidana amongst others.
Timings - Buffet Lunch and Buffet dinner on 15th April 2019
Cost - INR 1699 plus taxes for Buffet lunch with soft beverages and INR 1999 plus taxes for Buffet Lunch with alcohol. INR 1675 plus taxes for Buffet dinner with soft beverages and INR 1999 plus taxes for Buffet dinner with alcohol
The Oberoi Grand Kolkata - In Threesixtythree°, the all-day dining of The Oberoi Grand Kolkata has a great spread of Bengali food on the buffet for the first day of the Bengali New Year. One can select from Aam Porar Shorbot or Bel Panna as a welcome drink. Recommended dishes are Murgh Rezala, Kosha Mangsho, Tel Koi, Bhekti Paturi, Pabda Machher Jhaal, Potoler Dolma, Matar Shutir Dhokar Dalna, Jhal Alur Dom with Kaju and Kismis and Misti Pulao.
Timings - 15th April 2019 Lunch
Cost - INR 3900 plus taxes for two
Seasonal Tastes, The Westin, Kolkata - The Seasonal Tastes, the all-day dining of this place will see the celebrations of Bengali New Year happening from 13th to 15th April 2019. The theme of the menu this year is Epar Bangla Opar Bangla.
Some street food from Kolkata which will offer Jhal Muri, Tele Bhaja, Phuchka, Prawn Kabiraji etc.
No one can ignore the love for fish amongst the Bengalis and keeping that in mind there is extensive seafood and Bengali fish live grill counter with Hilsa, Rui, Chingri, Parshe, Pabda and other fresh catches of the day. In addition, for the main course, there will be Tel Koi, Dub Chingri, Sorshe Bhekti, Kosha Mangsho, Dukbungalow Mutton, Kochi Pathar Jhol and others. Mishti Mukh or Sweet spots will offer Pantua, Bhapa Doi, Kamala Bhog with few more.
Timings - Buffet Lunch and Dinner from 13th until 15th April 2019
Cost - INR 1499 plus taxes
Holiday Inn, Kolkata - Social Kitchen, the all-day dining at Holiday Inn has curated some family recipes from the world-famous poet Rabindranath Tagore and this meal is called ThakurBarir Bhoj. This is available from 13th until 15th April for lunch and dinner. Some of the dishes which are on offer are Goalanda Chicken Curry, Mutton Dakbungalow, Borishali Bhekti. There will be desserts like Chitrakut, Kaalo Jaam, Kheer Kadom and Rosogoolla too.
Timings - 13th - 15th April 2019 for Lunch and Dinner
Cost - INR 1000 plus taxes for Lunch Buffet and INR 1100 plus taxes for Dinner buffet with alcohol
East India Room, Raajkutir - A Boutique Hotel - The first Poila Baishakh or the Bengali New Year in this place will be marked with Nostalgia food which once represented Kolkata food. It is called the Colonial table which will comprise of interactive appetizers from the chef’s station like English origin Fish n Chips, Dungar Chicken, Jalie Kebab, followed by a delectable meal which will see Bhapa Chingri, Chittagonger Murgi, Colonial Mutton Dakbungalow. One can also taste Phulkopi Roast and Dhakai Pulao as a part of the Vegetarian fare. The dessert palate will give options of Makha Sondesh, Sakthigarher Langcha, Black Forest Pudding and Caramel Custard.
Date - From 13th - 15th April 2019 for lunch and dinner
Price - INR 999 plus taxes per person
Sonar Tori, City centre 1 Salt Lake - What can be a better place to usher in the new year than at beautiful Sonar Tori. One can start with Gondhoraj Beler Ghol, then there is Fish Fry, Loitta Machher Phuchka, Hanser Dimer Pakora. In the main course, there is an assortment of Bhaate or Bhartas, Thakur Barir Pulao and Luchi. There is Pomfret, Chingri Machher Malaicurry, Kancha Lomka Murgi as well as Mangsher Jhol. In the desserts, there is Gurer Payesh and Lyangcha. In the veg thali, one can select from Jhinge Aloo Posto, Begun Basanti, Chhanar Dalna and Kosha Aloor Dom.
Date - 13th to 15th April 2019
Price - Non Veg Thali 1195 plus taxes per person and Veg Thali 1050 plus taxes per person, kids thali is 745 plus taxes per person
Kenilworth Hotel, Kolkata - The special Poila Boishakh lunch here will be available on 15th April 2019 only. It starts with Aampora Shorbot, Cheesy Murgir Phulori with Tomato Kasundi, Corn Jalapeno stuffed Bokphool Fritters. The Non Veg platter consists of Bhapa Chingri , Golbarir Kosha Mangsho and the Veg section consists of Lau Bori, Potoler Dolma and Shukto. The meal will end with Aamer Chanar Payesh, Misti Doi, Ledicani, Poromanna
Venue - Regency, 15th April 2019 from 12.30 noon
Price - INR 1500 plus taxes
Cal 27, Taj Bengal, Kolkata - The Sunday Brunch at this place on 14th 2019 will feature some of the most popular Bengali dishes like Luchi and Chholar Daal, Potol er Dolma, Chingri Malai Curry and others.
Price - Buffet at INR 2000 plus taxes per person
Sonargaon - On The Bengali New Year day, one can experience special Veg or Niramish Thali, Non-veg or Aamish Thali and Seafood Platter too, this is available for lunch and dinner both.
Price - The veg thali is INR 2450 plus taxes per person, The Non veg thali is INR 2750 plus taxes per person and the seafood thali is INR 3250 plus taxes per person
Buzz - The all-day dining has the plans of welcoming 1426 for dinner on 14th and lunch and dinner on 15th.
Kumro Pata Bhapa Ilish
Some of the dishes which are available are Gondhoraj Ghol, Chingrir Chop, Aam Pabda, Kumro Pata Bhapa Ilish, Mirpur Morog Bhuna to name a few. Do not miss out on the Baked Mihidana, Darbesh, Jilipi, and the traditional Goja, Narkel and Chandrapuli.
Timings - Dinner on 14th April and Lunch and Dinner on 15th April 2019
Cost - INR 1649 plus taxes per person
First Innings, The Stadel, Kolkata - The multicuisine restaurant will offer Baishakhi Mahabhoj on 14th and 15th April 2019 for both lunch and dinner. There will be welcome drinks, bhaja or fritters of various types, veg and non-veg main course and, not to miss - the desserts.
Chingri Malai Curry
Some recommended dishes are, Ecnhorer Kofta Kalia, Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna, Lau Bori Ghonto, Shukto, Katla Kalia, Kacha Lanka Murgi etc
Timings - 14th and 15th Lunch and Dinner buffet
Cost - INR 1300 plus taxes per person
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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.