Independence Day bites: From tri-colour mocktails to Tiranga kebabs, check out these special treats in Kolkata
A lavish spread awaits you at Taj Bengal this Independence Day. Expect green salads, sumptuous sushi, warm soups, live counters of chaat apart from a deluge of veg and non-veg selections. The highlight of the menu includes Grilled cabbage and couscous roll mops, Fresh Nilgiri asparagus, Vietnamesse corn and pepper cake, Sumac spiced grilled artichoke, Melon and feta roll mops, Classical prawn and egg cocktail, Spanish chorizo, melon, Aragula Roasted tenderloin carpaccio and much more.
Timings: 1.00 pm to 3.30pm.
Price: Rs 2150+taxes per person.
JW Marriott Kolkata
JW Kitchen will showcase a widespread buffet comprising of specially curated dishes by the star chefs right from refreshing salads like ‘Lasooni triranga Shimla mirch ka salad’, ‘Tandoori Jhinga ka Gandhraj Lemon ka salad’, ‘Andhra Tawa Machhi Orberakayapacheri’ to palatable starters like ‘Goan pork pepperoni’, ‘Palak gajar ke sath murgh ka roll’ and ‘Samundree machhalee ki roll’ accompanied with condiments like black mustard ,yellow mustard, masala mustard, pickled cucumber, pickled onions. The mouth-watering main course includes dishes like ‘Angara Fish Tikka’, ‘Lucknowi Lamb Nehari’, ‘Quesadilla’, ‘Black Pepper Roasted Fish’, ‘Five Spiced Marinated Pork loin’, ‘Traditional Vegetable Tamale Pie’ and more to choose from.
Prices: INR 1799 AI (Soft drinks & Mocktails)
INR 2250 AI (Alcohol & Sparkling Wine)
INR 3250 AI (Alcohol & Champagne)
The Westin Kolkata, Rajarhat
Celebrate 73 years of glorious years of Independence and embark on a special culinary journey with The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat. The star property is all set to showcase the diversity through culture and cuisine with special delicacies from around the states of India at Seasonal Taste . Expect a lavish spread with some delectable offerings from Kolkata, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, Maharastra, Odisha, Uttrakhand and more like ‘Hilsa Macher jhol,’ ‘Anjeer or palak ke kofta curry,’ ‘Bhuna Mutton curry,’ ‘Lal maas,’ ‘Chicken Chettinade,’ ‘Subz ki Tehri,’ ‘Lyodur Taschaman,’ ‘Litti chokha,’ ‘Bhareli Wangi’, ‘Prawn Koliwada Masala,’ ‘Mutton Oriya curry,’ ‘Lamb ki Salli,’ ‘Aloo Mule ki Thichoni’ to choose from. Further, satiate your sweet-tooth cravings by indulging in array of traditional sweets presented this Independence Day like ‘Lobong Lotika’, ‘Chhanar Jilipi’, ‘Kesheri chena payesh’, ‘Mitha samosa’, ‘Misheri mawa’, Akhrot ka Halwa and more to relish.
Timing: 7pm – 11 pm INR 1399 plus taxes per person (Dinner)
Time: 12:00 pm – 03:30 pm (Special Brunch on 15th August)
Pocket Pinch: Rs 1499 plus taxes per person
You will love Yauatcha’s newest range of delicate and decadent macarons along with their signature petit gateaux. Pick from a range of special and signature petits gateaux assortment like the stunning rose shaped Raspberry Delice, the decadent Chocolate Pebble with single origin dark chocolate, brownie and the Pecan Coffee Delice along with several new flavours of macarons such as Salted Caramel, Cinnamon and Banana, Camomile Pistachio, to name a few. Till August 31. Details: 9222-22280.
Adding the tricolor vibe to their delectable menu Aajisai has come up with mouthwatering dishes. Starting with a Tri-colour mocktail, which is a perfect concoction of Kiwi, Apple, Fresh Cream, and Mango Pulp Aajisai is also offering Tri-colour sushi in both veg & non-veg variant. The Independence Day Dessert named Tri-colour ice cream, with a combination of coconut, green tea, and orange basil is truly the bingeworthy.
The Park Pavilion
At The Park Pavilion start your gastronomic journey with Masala Chaas or if you want something warm then sip on some Tomato Garlic Rasam or Kashmiri Yakhni Paya Sorba. From the salads you can try Tandoori Veg and Non Veg Salad, Sprout Chaat and much more. Munch on starters like Multani Paneer Tikka, Mysore Spicey Kolimari (Chicken) tikka, Maratha Rava Bombil and more before the main course arrives. Indian Railway Mutton Curry, Kanyakumari Fish Curry, Ambala Paneer, Dhoka r Dalna, Buxar Dum Aloo, Panipat Ki Dal, Haak Ka Saag (Sarsho saag with mukka da peyaz, white butter and gur), Kot Kapura Khichidi and Rajputana Chawal will make you spoilt for choice. From the desserts you can opt for Raj Bhog, Matura Ki Pera, Kesari Srikhand, Tricolour Kalakand, Tricolour Halwa (Gajar, Beet, White Pumpkin), Tricolour Cream Jamun and Sweet Dry Fruit Lassi.
Pocket Pinch: Rs 650 plus taxes per person.
Timings: (Lunch) 12.30 pm – 4.00 pm and (Dinner) 7.00 pm – 11.00 pm
Aminia, the Iconic Mughlai Brand of Kolkata is all set to raise a toast to the country’s diversity by whipping up an Independence Day Special Menu, named as the Azadi Festival. Featuring an array of tricolour-themed traditional Indian treats such as their Tiranga Kebab (Veg & Non veg), Azadi Chicken Kebab Platter and Azadi Mutton Kebab Platter, the casual fine-dining restaurant is the place to be. The menu also consists of a mouth-watering and refreshing mocktail such as Tiranga Mocktail made in the tri-color theme again. In dessert, they have flavourful Saffron Milk Cake, which is surely going to give a delightful end to the Independence Day special feast.
Date: 14th of August to 22nd of August
Pocket Pinch: Rs. 120- Rs 470.
The Parking Lot Kolkata
Gift yourself the freedom to binge on brownie this Independence Day at The Parking Lot in Park Street. Raise a toast to the spirit of independence with the sinful Fudging Awesome Brownies for Rs. 72. Choose from blonde, coconut, nutella and oreo.
Time: noon to midnight.
Pocket Pinch: Rs. 72 (inclusive of taxes) for a brownie.