So there I was, spending my time writing new posts for the blog, testing out new eateries, attending events et al. when the toothpaste giant Sensodyne in partnership with So Kolkata brought forth an exciting food walk concept before me.
A walk to educate us on the issue of tooth sensitivity, helping people eat and enjoy their favourite dishes exactly how they should! It’s simple – #EnjoyLikeYouShould and that’s exactly what our day out was all about!
Sensodyne wanted to bring together a group of people, actual tooth sensitivity sufferers who had been using Sensodyne for a number of months. They would be taken to three popular eateries in Kolkata to sample a range of dishes without the fear of tooth sensitivity. Along with this group, three of us bloggers would also join in, sharing our thoughts about Kolkata and its culinary heritage!
We headed to the food hub of Kolkata, the iconic Park Street to take on our food walk. Read on to know exactly how it turned out!
We started out with Flurys, one of Kolkata’s most iconic landmarks. Open since 1927, Flurys is an elegant English design tearoom serving cakes, pastries, sandwiches, ice-creams, beverages and much more. At Flurys, we were served the chilled Flurys Sundae – a mix of Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry ice-cream with fruits and whipped cream. This has been one of my favorite things from the Flurys menu and while I thoroughly enjoyed my sundae, it was also heartening to see that the tooth sensitivity sufferers did not bat an eyelid and happily enjoyed it without any discomfort!
Restored and happily stimulated, we bid our reluctant goodbyes to the warmth of Flurys and ventured out onto Park Street, making a beeline towards the second stop of the food walk.
Cha Bar, Oxford Book Store
Another iconic landmark on Park Street, the Oxford Book Store is one of the oldest book stores in the city. Apart from the excellent collection of books, Cha Bar on the 1st floor is another reason for me to frequent this place and this was our next destination.
Over a few cups of tea, all of us indulged in a great adda session, another of Kolkata’s passions. We spoke about food, travel, politics and what not! I chose to have the piping hot Darjeeling tea which is my favourite at Cha Bar while there were some who opted for the regular tea with milk.
The happy users of Sensodyne made a smooth transition from the chilled sundae to the hot tea without a worry in their head about any tooth sensitivity!
Thoroughly satiated, we then made our way to the last and final stop – Bodega Cantina Y Bar.
Bodega Cantina Y Bar
The newest kid on Park Street, Bodega Cantina Y Bar is an ideal place for long lunches and we love the ambience of the place with its funky decor, natural light and soul food!
Here, we were served a huge glass of frozen Margarita. Every bit refreshing, this drink was served ice-cold. What would otherwise have caused a lot of anxiety for tooth sensitivity users, here, they glugged down their Frozen Margaritas without the fear of any sensitivity in their teeth.
Wrapping up our delightful food walk, we were all praises for the unique initiative taken up by Sensodyne and So Kolkata, the dishes we tried, the people we got to hang out with, the overall culinary sojourn we embarked upon and the fact that we got to rediscover the chic charm that Park Street holds for us.
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Pic courtesy – Pikturenama