The annual Hilsa festivals are on in full swing at the city hotels and till date, I have attended two. One was at Sonargaon, Taj Bengal and the other at The Gateway Hotel. Both these festivals are on throughout August so if you can’t find good ‘ilish’ in the fish markets, these are the places where you should go.
Fluffy, buttery interiors and crispy, crunchy exteriors are the hallmarks of a good waffle. Yes, cafes and restaurants make them very well but can you also get the same light, airy, sweet and crisp texture at home? Of course you can with the new Tupperware Silicone Waffle Maker. All you need to do is make the waffle batter, pour it into the moulds, microwave/freeze/put it into the oven, bake and in about 30 minutes, you get a batch of perfect waffles in front of you to devour.
The Tupperware Silicon Waffle Maker is priced at Rs 1990 and is extremely easy and convenient to use. It includes 4 shapes to bake 4 waffles at the same time, the silicone material is very soft and can be easily unmolded, has large handles for easy carrying and space to increase air circulation for even baking. Plus, it is flexible, unbreakable and does not deform hence the product is guaranteed to last for a very long time.
Read on for a sweet waffles recipe that you can try at home using the Tupperware Silicon Waffle Maker.
The name Holiday Inn holds a special place in my heart and one that I associate with very precious childhood memories. I was nine years old when I went with my parents to Bombay for the first time and we stayed at The Holiday Inn hotel in Juhu. It was my first five star hotel experience and I remember how excited I was. I would spent most of my time in the bookshop, the pool and once I figured out that the hotel was a favorite haunt of film stars, I would sit in the lobby for hours hoping to catch a glimpse of them. The Holiday Inn was also where I had my first five star buffet meal and since I’ve always been a foodie (yes, even at 9 years), the huge spread, especially the cakes, pastries and ice-creams were a source of much delight.
When I first saw the Holiday Inn building near City Centre 2, all those memories came flooding back. And when the hotel opened a few months back, I started hearing some very good things about Social Kitchen, the all-day diner. I was recently invited by the Holiday Inn management to try out the food at Social Kitchen and I must say that the variety, the quality, the taste and the price really impressed me.
Sunday meals should always be special right? With family, friends, laughter, good food and happiness? That is what Gaurav Karnani, director of The Grid thinks as well and that is the reason why he came up with the concept of the Sunday Brunch. The idea is to engage families and provide them with a place where they can have fun.
Will you judge me if I say that it’s been a week since I’ve had the exquisite Sunday Pranzo at La Cucina, Hyatt Regency Kolkata and I still can’t stop thinking about how good the food was? Ya, you probably will but that is the glutton that I am pretties. What to do? 😀
Kolkata has finally caught up with the Sunday brunch culture and there are plenty of restaurants now that offer a very good brunch but the one at La Cucina will have to be my favorite. Why? First of all, it goes on pretty late till 4 pm while most restaurants get over around 3. Second of all, the food is Italian and you get a selection of specialties from different regions of Italy like Tuscany, Sicily, Veneto. Third reason is that the food is complimented with unlimited Italian wines, beers and other imported spirits. Fourth reason is that the brunch menu is huge and you get pretty much everything in it from ravioli to gnocchi to pizza to polenta etc and last but to me the most important reason is that they have a killer selection of desserts.