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Not much needs to be said about this chain. It has stuck to its tradition of a good Bengali meal in a classy style. So what if it is a bit hefty on the pocket? Bringing old Kolkata charm to its menu, some of the dishes have been innovated with brilliance. They have an array of preparations in fish like the Bekti Gondhoraj, a super success. During the hilsa season, they come up with a variety of dishes from boneless to smoked to traditional with several innovations too. The Kosha Mangsho with Luchi is also a great combination and is one of the best in the city. The buffet menu is equally enterprising and has some of the specials like Kancha Lanka Murgi, a traditional dish like Lau Chingri and innovative desserts like Nolen Gurer Mousse.
What is the best way to experience any new city than its food? No other city is more well-known for its gastronomy than Kolkata, which is a melting pot of various cultures. From deep Muslim roots to evident British influence, Kolkata keeps one on his toes through unexpected delicious surprises. But no other cuisine is more synonymous to Kolkata than traditional Bengali fare, which is their regional cuisine. One brand has tapped into the Bengali fixation by introducing general public to the delights of Bengali cuisine through ‘Oh! Calcutta’. One of two outlets of Oh! Calcutta is located in footfall heavy area, Silver Spring Arcade in Science City Area. It’s not hard to guess that how popular the restaurant is with local foodies. Through Oh! Calcutta you can savour the true taste of Bengal.
To experience Bengali food in its native city is the epitome of gastronomic heaven. The food at Oh! Calcutta is as authentic as it can get, prepared by a team of regional chefs brilliant at what they do. The menu is brimming with succulent seafood dishes, for which the cuisine is so well-known for. A bit on the expensive side, Oh! Calcutta is a place meant for families and foodie friends. Definitely accompany your meal with their innovative signature cocktails with a Bengali twist. Nibble alongside on, banana flower croquettes, fish fry, steamed creamed cottage cheese with mango mustard, mochar chingrir seekh kebab, cauliflower cutlets and pan grilled chicken with aromatic herbs. Armed with traditional Bengali flatbread ‘luchi’ or a prawn pilaf, tackle the curries like, aam kashundi kakra, butter fish curry with lentil dumplings, dry cooked banana flower with coconut slivers and bekti maacher paturi.
Any Bengali food lover worth his salt will know that the Bengalis love their desserts. Oh! Calcutta creates some sensational authentic Bengali sweet classics like, mishti doi, bhapa sondesh, malpua, payesh, rossogolla and nolen gurer ice cream. The interiors of Oh! Calcutta is designed to reflect the traditional beauty of Bengal. The dining style is formal with white coloured walls mounted with lovely photos of Kolkata. The look is simple and clean yet elegant. There is nothing that screams for your attention besides the food. The décor is subtle, delicate and classy, an ideal retreat for families.
A lot can be said about Oh! Calcutta but it all comes down to one thing that matters most – food. The restaurant chain is known for serving authentic Bengali food all across the country and has become a one pit stop for kosha mangsho. Its classy tasteful interiors only manages to elevate your dining experience. If subtle elegance you’re looking for for a Special Occasion, Oh! Calcutta is your answer. Bring someone here who is crazy about Bengali food. This place needs to be experienced with an appetite.