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.
Ready to usher in a delicious Chinese New Year? Take a look at the special menus now available at Hyatt Regency Kolkata and Yauatcha.
Hyatt Regency Kolkata
Hyatt Regency Kolkata brings to you a scrumptious Oriental spread like never before. On the first new moon day of the first Chinese lunar month, head over to Waterside Café and savour the taste of real Asia in all its glory. Start your New Year culinary expedition, the Chinese way, with an assortment of salads like Pao cai, Yu Sheng, Kimchee, Tofu with pakchoi, Fried lotus roots and leek salad, Chinese pickled bamboo-shoot, Mushroom and noodle salad with soy emulsion, Smoked chicken salad with Asian slaw, Fried shrimp and wonton salad, Pork meatballs in Schezwan mayo and orange dust, Tenderloin salad with red cabbage and scallion and língyúqiú (fish dumpling salad).
Seated under the open sky holding a glass of mojito, chatting with friends and the smell of fresh grilled meat wafting by, “Yes, I think to myself, What a wonderful world“. An ambience as magical as the one at Cascades will do that to you. You will think all is well in the world, there are no worries and everything is perfect just as the Honey, Mustard and Soy marinated Chicken Breast and the Biryani served to you a little while later. Want to experience what I did last weekend? Go this Friday or Saturday and enjoy a Barbeque by the Poolside at Cascades, Novotel Kolkata.
Here are the highlights of the menu:
Grills – Selection of meats, vegetables and sea food, peppers, zucchini, baby corn, corn on the cob, cottage cheese, tofu, beef medallions, chicken breast, fish pave, squids, pork loin, Cumberland and sage sausages with choice of marination
- Satays – Choice of beef, chicken, fish, tofu and pineapple with peanut sauce
- Balsamic and herb marinated grilled vegetables
- Jacket potatoes with sour cream
- Garlic bread along with a selection of artesian bread
- Flavoured butters – garlic, herbs, orange and parsley
- Biryanis and More
- A selection of different varieties of noodles
- Grilled white chocolate brownie with dark chocolate sauce
- Crepe suzette
- Grilled pineapple with coconut éspuma
- Cognac flambéed fruit skewers
Give me a glass of white wine, some grilled meat and a dessert and I am sorted but if you need your carbs and more protein, definitely try the Chicken Biryani which is a mix of the Calcutta and Lucknow biryani. I also loved the Soba noodles at the Noodles section which came to me with a lot of fresh veggies. For dessert, nothing beats the good old brownie with chocolate sauce.
Name of the restaurant: Cascades | Event – Fire and Ice Weekends – Barbeque by the Pool Side
Date: every Friday & Saturday starting from 13th January 2017
Time: Dinner: 19:00 hours till 22:00 hours – Extended happy hours (50% off)
Pocket Pinch: Veg – INR 750 ++/ Non- veg – INR 950 ++ Per Person
Want to go on a coast to coast ride with some regional fare from Kerala, Goa, Karnataka and parts of Maharashtra? Drop in to The Coastal Macha at 55, Southern Avenue (next to Atlanta gym). The restaurant is the brainchild of Sabrina Mukherjee and Piyush Menon, friends who spent many years in Bangalore and who wanted to give Kolkata a taste of authentic coastal cuisine.
In Kolkata, it is tough to get good coastal food. Some of the hotels come up with special promotional events once in a while but there was no restaurant solely dedicated to it. And that is why I’m so thankful for The Coastal Macha. Now, I can get my fix of Sol Kadhi, Chicken Ghee Roast, Prawn and Mutton Sukka anytime I want to!