IPL Bites: Six Kolkata diners that will make your T20 evenings more fun
Whether you bleed purple or yellow or pink or red, whether you pump your fist when Dhoni hits a six or when Rashid Khan sends a batsman back to the pavilion — every moment and emotion on the IPL pitch deserves to be made special. The IPL season means non-stop extra commentary, a reason to gang up with friends, making new memories and strengthening those bonds of friendship over the shared interest of the magic of T20 cricket. Indulge helps add more fun to your IPL sessions with interesting offerings at select city restaurants. May your IPL 2019 be truly magical!
Extra fun factor@ The Myx Bar & Kitchen and Over The Top (OTT)
Have a friend who is a cricket guru and irritates you with a prediction on every ball? Time to reward them with shots, and raise your fun quotient. The Myx Bar & Kitchen and OTT brings to you fun offers on game predictions, including free shots. Do all this while munching on the special IPL menu that includes the Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re (chunky tandoori-marinated stuffed baby potatoes with purple onions), the Dhoni Ka Helicopter Shot (stuffed feta mushroom with pickle onion and jalapeño), the Gayles Power Pocket Sixer (chunky tandoori fish coated with creamy cheese) and many more delectables. Registration required. Pocket pinch: `1,299 plus taxes. Time: 4pm – midnight. Details: 033-4007-8167.
Play the extra shots @Pour House
Pour House, the fusion resto bar, is ready with a menu dedicated to the eight teams of the IPL. So, when the home team hits a six, swig on the Knight Rosogolla Shots, or celebrate with the KKR Fish Fry. And when Captain Dhoni raises your spirits with his signature shot — that makes for a Super Kings Shot. There’s also the Virat Challengers Sangria, the Hyderabadi Sunrisers Murg and much more to fill your IPL evenings with more than just popcorn and soda. Pocket pinch: `1,200, plus taxes. Time: Noon – midnight. Details: 080-9993-7127.
Unlimited entertainment @TheBrewhive
At The Brewhive, the special drinks and food menu will make you lose control and go all out to support your team. While CSK fans can munch on the Chennai Super Kings Curd Rice Fritter, RCB loyalists can opt for the Royal Challengers Bangalore Shrimp Popcorn. The IPL Dekho Khao Maze Karo menu has both veg and non-veg selections. The drinks menu — titled, IPL Jeene Ke Liye Peena Zaroori Hai — includes a beer buckets offer. Pocket pinch: `1,200, plus taxes. Time: Noon– midnight. Details: 62921-21484.
Make friends for life @Friends of Pho
Make the most of all the T20 cricket excitement with the crafted menu at Friends of Pho. The fine-dining restaurant serving South Asian cuisine has something for all fans. Catch the IPL action on the big screen, and cheer for your team as they battle it out for the esteemed trophy. Their Meal for Two, specially curated for IPL, includes mocktails, a soup and one portion each of vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters. Also, there is unlimited popcorn on the house to munch on. Pocket pinch: `750+ for two. Details: 2570-0012.
Smashing sips and bites @The Big Ben, Kenilworth, Kolkata
Looking for a place with a fine ambience to enjoy the IPL matches with your gang? The Big Ben at Kenilworth Kolkata is all set to host you. From tantalising chakhnas to wholesome platters and refreshing mocktails and cocktails, this menu will have you sorted. When Virat hits a six, you have got to make the moment special with the Virat Ka Sixer, which is nothing but Paneer Paratdar Tikka. And when Yuvi hits consecutive sixes, a grand celebration with the Mumbai Indians Chatpata Vada Pav with Lehsun ki Chutney is the need of the hour. There are other assorted platters to dig into as well. Among the drinks, the Gayle Storm and Hard Hit Pandyas are made for royal celebrations. For KKR fans, the cocktail Ami Kolkata We Rule, offers some refreshing sips. Pocket pinch: `1,200, plus taxes. Time: 11 am to 11 pm. Details: 2282-3939.
All about team spirit @ Monkey Bar
The Monkey Bar celebrates the spirit of the game with Monkey Bar Team Spirits, which brings to you live screenings of matches, interesting contests, and a special menu with amazing deals. Celebrating the diverse flavours of India in the true spirit of T20 cricket, the menu includes dishes inspired from different regions. Dig into Rajasthan Lal Maas Royals, Punjab Murgh of the Match, Delhi Butter Chicken Bouncer and more. Other regional flavours on the menu include Pork Powerplay, the popular steamed and panfried Kolkata-style dumplings, Bangalore’s Chicken Challenger — a local spice-mix marinated fried chicken kebab, the Delhi Butter Chicken Bouncer — char-grilled chicken tikka and creamy makhani-stuffed spring rolls. Pocket pinch: `1,500, plus taxes. Time: noon– midnight. Details: 4060-6446.