Which food comes to your mind when it is Easter? Easter eggs? Hard-boiled, Coloured Easter Eggs have been show-stoppers since time immemorial. Considered as a resurrection of Jesus, the tradition says that the eggs used to be coloured red as a symbol of bloodshed during the crucifixion of Jesus. A full meal at Easter is more than easter eggs. Pieces of bread and pastries, especially the Hot Cross Buns, meat and egg dishes to cakes and cookies; all complete a wholesome Easter meal. Lamb and egg comprise as most essential part of any Easter meal across the globe. If you are in Kolkata, this Easter - check out these places for a sumptuous Easter meal.
You are left to be spoilt for choices when you come to Taj Bengal for Easter celebrations. My personal favourite La Patisserie and The Deli will have varieties of cakes and pieces of bread to choose from. Souk - the Mediterranean joint, will have various cold Mezzes like Hummus Turki, Shankaleesh, Baba Ganouj, Dijaj Harissa Rubian Chermoula, Soup, Hot Mezzes like Mushroom Fatayer, Falafel, Pastichio, Adas Polo and Rubicam Meshwi, Shish Taouk, Dijaj Bil Hummus, Samak Bil Feta from the non-veg options. Do not miss out on the Easter Eggs or Bakhlava or Pistachio Saffron Seffa from many other desserts. Cal 27, the all-day dining has Lexington Grilled Chicken, Creole Spiced Fish Fillet, Slow Roasted Tenderloin, Spinach And Ricotta Ravioli and other popular items from Indian section. The star attraction is Roasted Turkey and adds on to those Hot Cross Buns, Orange Ginger Creme Brulee, Vanilla Pod Pannacotta and many more.
Price: Buffet at Souk - INR 2250 plus taxes per person
Buffet at Cal 27 - INR 2950 plus taxes extra
Want to celebrate Easter in a grand way! Then head to Threesixtythree°, the classy all-day dining of the property to gorge on the best they have to offer. From Scotch Eggs, Turkey Roast to Nargisi Kofta, Easter Bunnies and Hot Cross Buns, you will find all the classics and the traditional amongst the many more dishes they have to offer.
Price: INR 1750 plus tax per person without alcohol and
INR 2500 plus tax per person with alcohol
If you want to celebrate Easter, celebrate the JW Marriott way. There is an 'Egg Hunting' contest as well as a 'Cake Decoration' one too, but, the best is left for the Easter Brunch. Bourbon Glazed Ham With Fennel, Baby Carrots, Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion, Green Coated Lamb Roulade With Courgette Cannelloni and Ginger Ale Sauce are some from the main counter, the Asian counter will have Penang Curry Chicken and Stir-Fried Greens With White Garlic Sauce and choicest of Indian dishes in the Indian counter. The entire meal will have unlimited servings of beer and multiple of options of Sangria. How can the celebration end without desserts? Easter Carrot Cake, Pineapple Coconut Bunny Cake, Citrus Bundt Cake are few to choose from. This lunch is only available from 12.30 to 03.30 PM
Price: INR 1850 all-inclusive per person
Delicious dishes in an uncluttered menu is what you have in store for The Salt House, Kolkata. One can either select from Roast Leg Of Mutton, Bottle Masala Chicken Roast or Slow Roasted Pork Belly where all comes with Cauliflower Gratin, Peyaz Kali Mash, Grilled Vegetables, Gravy and Freshly Baked Hot Cross Pavs. Move over to dessert and you would be spoilt for choices from Salted Creme Caramel or Berry and Mascarpone trifle or Carrot And Cream Cheese Fondant. This will be available all day.
Price: INR 999 plus taxes per person
This is the first year of Easter celebrations for this property in Rajarhat and it seems that they would leave no stone unturned for the festivities. Seasonal Tastes, the all-day dining is offering an Easter Brunch, where one can taste Maple Glazed Pork Chops, Snow Peas, Apple Calvados Confit, New Zealand Lamb Chops, Hassle Back Potato, Hot Cross Buns and many more. Move on to some bottomless Sangria at a throwaway price. This is open from 12.30 PM till 03.00 PM
Price: INR 1399 plus taxes per person for Easter Brunch and
INR 499 per person bottomless Sangria
Ozora the Skybar will spread out grand options for the guests throughout the day and the options will include Easter Potatoes, Barbecue Prawn, Baked Artichoke, Ham And Cranberry Stuffed Chicken Breast With Paprika Cream Sauce, Wine Poached Pear With Vanilla Ice Cream and others.
Price: A meal for two will cost INR 1500 for vegetarian and
INR 1800 for non-vegetarian option plus taxes
In case you are not ready for a sit down meal, then, try out the Easter Eggs and bakery products at Nahoum's , the century-old Iconic Cake and Pastry Shop in New Market or check out at Flury's where you can get Easter Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Easter Bunny, Nougatine Egg, the traditional Simnel Cake, Hot Cross Buns and other products sold across all their counters in the city.
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.
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