The New Year is almost upon us and many of us are busy setting some Resolutions making sure we execute all that in the upcoming year. But before making a bucket list about the things that you won’t be doing next year, let’s make a bucket list about the things that we want to do before this year ends. Surely food and drinks are the two things that will always be a part of our bucket list no matter how desperately we want to lose weight every year. Then why not start your New Year with some delicious food, beverages and of course good conversation. So below are a few of the places that will help you to achieve a more flawless and fun-filled gathering to end your 2019 on a good note.
Aajisai: Aajisai, a fine-dining Japanese eatery located on the fifth floor of Quest Mall, Kolkata has already won the hearts of the people with its fully automated Sushi Conveyor Belt along with the Live Teppanyaki counter. Aajisai has always been well known when it comes to offering memorable experiences to their patrons, be it their Authentic Japanese delicacies, rich and classy ambience or unique and delicious special festive menus. As New Year is around the corner, Aajisai has been prepped up with their specially curated cocktails to make your year-ender celebration a refreshing and outstanding one. This Cocktail Menu consists of highly rejuvenating Cocktails like Christmas Wonderland (A fresh Pineapple infused Vodka drink shaken with blue Curacao and Coconut cream served in a red sugar-rimmed glass), Santa Spice (This is made with Dark Rum, Secret Spice, Lime, and fresh Strawberries), Dreaming For A White Christmas (This is a perfect blend of Vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Half N Half, and coffee powder sprinkled nicely on top), Home For The Holidays (This is a perfect concoction of Dry Gin, Campari, egg white and a twist of orange bitters), Cozy Christmas Sangria (This is a regular sangria with a twist of Cinnamon Cordial and Star Anise), New Year’s Eve (This is made with Rosemary gin, Triple Sec and Cranberry Sauce), Christmas In Ireland (The perfect blend of Jameson, Honey, Spices, Bitters and Mint Tea), and last but not the least, White Christmas Mojito (The Tropical Drink garnished with Gondhoraj and Pomegranate Arils).
New Year is the perfect time for overindulgence. Hence along with these soul-soothing beverages, people can also enjoy their Teppanyaki delicacies like Salmon Teppanyaki set, Prawn Teppanyaki set, Tofu and Asparagus Teppanyaki in Teriyaki Sauce or Chicken Teppanyaki in Spicy Teriyaki Sauce and many more being prepared in their live teppanyaki counter.
Bon Appetit: Located in the convenient stretch of both in Hazra and Salt Lake, Bon Appetit, a cosy little café came into existence ten years ago with only one motto in mind, to create a perfect hangout zone that can serve comforting hearty meals that are affordable for everyone. Hence to spread some warmth in the winter & to celebrate the happy indulging spirit of this festive season they have introduced the Egg Fest for an Eggs-O-Tique Eggs Perience.
The Egg Fest menu comprises of some unique and sumptuous egg dishes that we all would love to indulge in! They have Egg Ribbon Salad, Egg Parantha, Siachin Omelette, Baked Deviled Eggs, Herb Tossed Eggs and many more unique egg dishes which can undoubtedly treat your taste buds and make you go ho ho ho with some eggs this year!
Paranthe Wali Galli: The 42 seater Parantha Joint, situated in the by-lanes of Sarat Bose Road, has already won our hearts with their creative menu, featuring a range of dishes that embrace combinations like never before. You’ll like Paranthe Wali Galli the minute you step inside, as the interiors are done up neatly with bright lighting, colourful craftiness on the walls giving you the vibes straight outta Delhi’s Chandni Chowk.
As winter calls for some spicy & warm delicacies, you can indulge in their quirky range of Paranthas along with other offerings. As they have entered their fourth-year journey a few days back, as an emblem of love to their patrons, few dishes have been added to their regular menu that was liked & loved by all during any previous festivals.
Their newly added items which deserve a special mention are Paneer Tawa Pulao, Chicken Tawa Pulao, Mutton Tawa Pulao, Mixed Tawa Pulao, Dry Fruit Tawa Pulao, Cheese Anda Parantha, Papad Ka Parantha, Kishmish Ka Parantha and last but not the least, Kesar Pista Parantha.
Chilekotha: The wintry evenings are in full swing as the city soaks into the year-end celebration with much delightful fervour and this remains incomplete without the aroma of the evening refreshments that the cold wind carries for the city’s gastronome.
So to flare up the lip-smacking affair, Chilekotha, owned by Deblina Chakraborty, has launched a new tea & tidbit menu “Golpo Gujobe Muchmuche Adda” in this Christmas and New Year, that takes back to the good olden days spent at ‘Chilekotha’ of old buildings of the erstwhile modern Calcutta. From the delectable snack menu “Golpo Gujobe Muchmuche Adda” you can relish a handful of nostalgic savouries that may have served by your grandmother or you may have heard your parents recounting those unforgettable taste that still lingers in the taste buds.
With ‘Golpo Gujobe Muchmuche Adda’ they present us with lip-smacking quick bites along with soul-soothing hot cuppa which can make anyone’s adda sessions more exotic. The menu includes Muchmuche Golpe Mochmoche Nimki, Addar Bhanre French Fries, Fisher Sathe Chips R Khunshuti, Chicken Moglai Jeno Bondhutter Roshnai, Bondhutter Swade Chicken Momo, Tumi Ami R Fish Finger, Mutton Chop Khao Gopagop, Golper Kit R Toast Biscuit, Choper Namey Khunsuti Chana R Motorsuti, Swade Bhora Chintu Dar Chicken Pakora and last but not the least, Dimer Sathe Dilrubar Bhongi. All these delicacies will be served with a cup of tea/coffee.
In the beverage section, they present us with Nolengur Cha, Lebu Cha, Matcha Mandarin, Darjeeling Batasia, Blue Lagoon, Darjeeling Green Tea and Bliss, Kolkata Cutting Chai, Black Coffee, Expresso Coffee, Kolkata Coffee, etc that can be ordered separately. The price range of the snacks menu ranges from Rs. 60/- to Rs. 265/- (+taxes). So plan your adda in this Christmas and New Year with your friends, family or special someone at Chilekotha & relish some nostalgia!
Karma Kettle: Who doesn’t love to unwind over a cup of steaming hot tea? Tea is not just a power beverage but a culture, an emotion that every Indian connects to. It not only helps to soothe a tired mind but is also, a great way to eliminate those unwanted toxins from the body. Sounds surreal? If you are a tea-aficionado and a health geek, it is time to revel. Karma Kettle is here to address your concerns about tea by offering an experience like never before!
During the Christmas and New Year season, to attract the gluttons of Kolkata, Karma Kettle has launched a Christmas and New Year Special High Tea Set – Yuletide High Tea Set, which contains a Christmas Fruit Cake, Assorted Finger Sandwiches in which you will get two options in Veg (Cucumber and Cheese) and Non-Veg (Chicken Ham and Cheese), Raisin Scone with Butter and Jam, Coconut Macaroon and Tea Cake of the Day. In this High Tea Set, there are two options of Teas – Yuletide Cheer which is Rose Oolong Tea or Jingle Bells that is Choco Orange Tea. So you can choose any of these two Teas for the Pot of Whole Leaf Tea. The price of this High Tea Set is Rs.500/- and enough for two. It is available in both the outlets of Karma Kettle from 17th December 2019 to 5th January 2020.
Aminia– As winter has made its landfall in Kolkata with its chilling breeze, warm foods are on top of the priority list of every foodie. And the list of warm food definitely starts with Biryani, and for Kolkata people, it is obviously the Kolkata Biryani! And when it comes to Kolkata Biryani, Which eatery can be in the top of the list none other than Aminia?
But apart from their authentic Kolkata biryani, Aminia is also famous for its other warm delicacies like Pasinda kebab, Mutton curry, Rezala, Chanp, Galauti kebab, Rolls & many more. With the onset of winter, Aminia has launched two warm dishes, Nalli Nihari with Taftan (Awadhi roti) and Gajar ka Halwa, to make our winter feast a delicious one!
Ocean Grill- Located at the eatery hub of Kolkata, Salt Lake, inside the busy corporate building, Ocean grill is every seafood lover’s delight. Starting from octopus lamps hanging from the ceiling to giant shark wall décor, every part of the interior delves you into the vast world of the sea. A seafood lover’s life is never monotonous as the options to munch on are limitless.
Though justifying the name of the restaurant it specializes in grilled seafood but it also offers a wide variety of other cuisines including Continental, Tandoor, Middle Eastern and Asian flavors. To add on more variety to their ecstatic menu, Ocean Grill has launched its Winter Warmers Buffet as Christmas & New Year’s special which includes dishes like Chicken Quesadillas, Fish Florentine, Au Gratins, Duck in Red Wine Jus and much more. To end the meal with sweet mouth they have Baked Alaska, Profiteroles, etc.
Bune-Coffee Room- Away from the daily hurdles of life, this café offers a cosy and homely ambience and a simple yet delicious food menu.
Their winter combos include simple dishes like Aloo Kabli & Masala Tea, Onion Pakora & Tea, Tea & Samosa, Momo & Soup, French Fries & Masala Tea, and Dahi Puchka. And for the ones who do not prefer tea, they also have in store some non-alcoholic beer combos like Jhal Muri & Coolberg, Veg Roll & Coolberg, Egg Roll & Coolberg, Chicken Roll & Coolberg and Onion Pakora with Coolberg.