Festival specials: Kolkata restaurants offer specially curated menus for Holi
What’s a celebration, if it doesn’t have some special delicacies to suit every palate? Indulge brings to you a wide variety of Holi special menus from some of the most popular restaurants in town.
Oudh 1590 brings to you some special sharbats this Holi, all its four outlets in the city. Taste the unique and authentic flavours of Gulab sharbat, Badam Sharbat, Doodh Gulab Sharbat and Aam Khas with delectable dishes, from this period dining restaurant. When: March 21, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, March 22, 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Pocket Pinch: Rs120 to 140 (plus taxes) Details: 8961556551
Delectable Holi Spread @The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat
The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat offers a delectable spread this Holi. You can pick from the chaats like Bhalla Papdi, Aloo Tikia Chaat, Samosa Chola Chaat, and Golgappe or try the Hyderabadi Kacche Gosht Ki Biryani or Lukhnowi Dum Murgh ki Biryani from the main course. In addition, there will be typical Bengali food too, with dishes like Mochar Ghonto, Echorer Dalna, Labra, Bhaja Moong Dal and Kosha Mangsho. The dessert section includes Haridwar ka Malai Dudh, Gujiya action station and Rabri Malpua among others. When: March 21, 12:30 pm – 4 pm. Pocket Pinch: Rs 1499 plus taxes.Details: 033 4037 1234
Colour Splash @Chapter 2
The retro dining restaurant at Mani Mani Square Mall offers colourful mocktails and cocktails this Holi. You can select from a variety of mocktails like Kiwi Blast, Blueberry Blush and Pan-Asian Cooler and cocktails like Orange Blossom, Pink lady, Planter's Punch and Singapore Sling to go with the European delicacies. When: March 21- 22, 12 noon – 10:30 pm. Pocket Pinch: Rs 150 to 500 (for the mocktails and cocktails). Details: 65002024
The Great Annual Harvest Festival@GT Route
GT Route, the multi-cuisine restaurant at Jameson Inn Shiraz, is organising The Great Annual Harvest Festival this week. You can find a delectable spread comprising Kumbh Motia (a combination of mushroom and cottage cheese marble biryani), Zafrani Soya Goti Biryani, (Saffron soya nuggets biryani), Sabj Daab Pulao (seasonal vegetables and coconut-rich biryani in tender coconut shell), Chena Biryani (fresh homemade chenna biryani with aromatic spices) and Murgh Dhunar (aromatic smoked chicken biryani) among others. When: Till March 31, lunch: 12 pm – 4 pm dinner: 7 pm – 11 pm. Pocket Pinch: A meal for two Rs 550 Details: 033 3085 9107
Holi drenched in Nostalgia @East India Room, Raajkutir
East India Room offers a specially curated menu for Holi, comprising unique starters and authentic Bengali dishes, inspired both from the kitchens of zamindars, and some European culinary trends prevalent before the Independence. You can choose from special salads like Oscar of Waldorf, or the famous Elliot Road Niramish Cutlet or Esplanade Raaj Kachori with spiced potato brunoise, sprouts, sweet yogurt, and tamarind chutney from among the starters. And there are main course dishes like Rajshahi Loochi Aloor dom or Oal Korma and Yellow rice, Nashipur Palace Kolaiaer Dal and Makhmali Naan. Black Forest Pudding, Rose Petal Caramel Custard and Sakthigarher Langcha will make up the desserts. When: March 21-24, 12 pm- 3 pm, 7 pm- 11 pm. Pocket Pinch: Rs 749. Reservations: 9830667480
Colourful Macarons @Yauatcha Kolkata
The Chinese dim sum teahouse has colourful macarons to offer this Holi. You can choose from a wide variety of macarons, such as Raspberry macarons, the Pistachio macaron or the ones with Tamarind and Mango flavour. When: All of March, 12 pm - 1 pm. Pocket Pinch: Rs 525 for a box of 6. Reservation: 09222222800
Holi special sip and bite menu @ What’s Up! Café
Catch up with your gang at What’s up Café this Holi and choose from an interesting sip and bite menu, comprising Rangoli Two-In-One Kebab, Holi Special Paneer and Hariyali Kebab. Among the drinks you can opt for Holi Mania (a Martini and Tequila based drink) or the Rangoli Shot (layers of Different Liqueurs Topped with flavoured Vodka) When: Till March 24, 4 pm – 10:30 pm (March 21), 12 pm – 10:30 pm (March 22) Pocket Pinch: Rs. 1500 for two.
Celebrate Holi with Chinese or Thai dishes @Wasabee
The Holi Special Exclusive menu comprises, a mocktail (Cinderella), Spicy Sake Uramaki or Kakiage Uramaki (Sushi), Non-Vegetarian or Vegetarian Dumpling and Wasabi Ice Cream. This Holi Exclusive menu will be priced at Rs. 799 plus taxes. When: Till March 31, 12 noon to 11 pm. Pocket Pinch: Rs 1000 plus taxes. Details: 033 2484 0418
Rang Rasiya@ Barf Soda Paani
Barf Soda Pani offers unique flavoured drinks like Blue Paani Soda, Adraki Aanar Soda, Narangi Aam Soda, Pudina Shikanji Soda to jazz up your Holi celebrations this year. When: 12 pm-11.30 pm. Pocket Pinch: Rs. 1000 plus taxes (price for two). Details: 089610 00235
Holi special starters @Bombay Brasserie
A Holi celebration can never be complete without some uniquely flavoured Crispy Suji Bites, Aam Papad Paneer and a few drinks like Nagpuri Santra, Kollywood Pop, Go Goa Gone, Kairi Sherbet and Chochin Kulluki Sherbet. Those who prefer a non-vegetarian fare can also choose Naga ghost Pepper Wings, Makhmali Murg Tikka or others. When: Till March 22, 11:30 am – 11 pm. Pocket Pinch: Rs 1900 plus taxes approx (for two people)
Enjoy the Chelo Platter @ Chilekotha this Holi
The new concept-based restaurant in town has the special Chelo Platter on offer, which consists of two pieces of Chicken Kebab (one Reshmi Kebab and one Ajwain Tikka) and one piece of Chingri Kebab and Parsley Butter rice and an Egg Poach on top. When: Till March 24, 11:30 am -10:30 pm, Pocket Pinch: 1200 plus taxes for two people.
Holi Moli@ The Myx Bar & Kitchen and Over The Top (OTT)
The Myx Bar & Kitchen and Over The Top (OTT) offers a month-long Holi Fest where you can choose from a platter of vegetarian and non-vegetarian assortments like Cottage Cheese or Chicken Tikka in three colours, which blends beetroot, spinach, and saffron. There is also a Holi special Pizza and Dimsums in yellow, purple and green colour, with Hoisin Mushroom and Oyster Garlic Chicken. You can also try out special cocktails like Burnt Holika which mixes the flavours of Whiskey, Ginger and Fresh Orange and Gulali Shots. When: All of March, 4 pm – 12 am. Pocket Pinch: Rs 1000 plus taxes, without alcohol (for two).Details: 033 40078167
Celebrate with a Bengali platter @Bongnese
If you are a staunch Bengali, when it comes to culinary tastes, Bongnese has something special to offer this Holi. You can choose from numerous authentic Bengali dishes like Basanti Pulao, Sukno Aloo Posto, Kosha Mangsho, Bhetki Paturi, Dal Gondhoraj or Dhokar Dalna, or go for the Ilish Sorshe and Pabda Sorshe. Apart from the Aamsotter Chutney and Misti Doi, you can also dig into Malai Curry, Dab Chingri and sip on Godhoraj Lebur Shorbot. When: all of March, from 12.30 pm to 10.30 pm.Pocket Pinch: Starting at Rs 795 plus GST
Holi special macarons @Butterfingers
City baker Preetanjali’s Butterfingers brings to you colorful macarons in a variety of tastes like pistachio, lavender, mango, and chocolate or rose, which will be available all through the month. When: till March 31 Pocket Pinch: Rs 600 for a box of 6. Details: 9836230066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Holi special Kebabs @Pour House
The fusion restro bar has interesting kebabs like Blooming Basket and Rangoli Kebab and some other snacky items like Disco Nachos and Faguni Crackling Spinach, along with cocktails, like Gulabi Fusion Twist and Rang Barse. You can also have Crazy for Banana and Kesaria Punch from among the mocktails. When: Till March 24, 12 pm to midnight. Pocket Pinch: Rs 1000 plus taxes.