Ciao foodies, all the way from Greece!
Yeah, showing off that I’m out on a vacation you see! But, barring that, this holiday was a much needed one and details shall be posted soon. Back home in Kolkata, I see a lot of interesting food festivals taking place and obviously I will share the details here. Take a look at what fancies your eye!

1. Dragon Boat Festival, Yauatcha


Honouring the ancient Chinese tradition, Kolkata’s only Michelin starred dimsum tea bar has launched a unique delicious menu for the Dragon Boat festival. The Dragon Boat Festival is basically a Chinese celebration dating back 2,000 years, where people indulge in sticky rice, drink rice wine, race dragon boats and soak in the festivities with friends and family.

The limited edition menu created by Head Chef Wang Yixuan features the zongzi, pyramid-shaped sticky rice dumplings, alongside a dessert and an exclusive cocktail. The Zongzi dishes include different fillings of edamame and vegetarian duck, pork belly and shiitake mushroom, lamb and pine nuts and chicken among others.

Some of the other delights in the menu include the Wine-soaked water chestnut with mango cake that’s served alongside a Sauvignon sorbet as well as the Citrus Spritz cocktail, made with vodka, dry vermouth, lime and wine.

The festival is on till the end of June.

2. Kebab Festival 2.0, The Palms Restaurant


The second edition of The Kebab Festival is back at The Palms. At just 500INR, pop in unlimited portions of guilty, melt in the mouth kebabs of vegetarian and non-vegetarian variants.
While the vegetarian menu consists of the Maharaja Tandoori Aaloo, Kumbh Galawti , Reshmi Paneer Tikka, Maharaja Firangs and Naram Dil.
The non-vegetarian delights include
Tangri Kebab, Mutton Boti Kebab, Murgh Malai Kebab, Mahi Ajwaini, Jalandhari Seekh Kebab and the Mutton Bada Kebab.
The festival is on till June 20th so if you don’t want to waste time, make your reservations today.

3. Parsee Food Festival, Aauris


Getting Parsee Food in Kolkata is a rare feat and so Blu, the dining destination at Aauris hotel brings you a food festival like none other. Chef Surojit Mondal brings the culinary heritage of the Parsee community on your plate and patrons can indulge on traditional delicacies such as Sali Boti, Dhansak, Patrani Macchi, Tittori, Lagan Nu Custard, Chicken Farcha among others.
The festival commences from June 24th onwards.

4. The Awadhi Biryani Festival, Oundh 1590 (Salt Lake)


Biryani cravings? Of course you should be having them! To satiate your hunger more, head out to Salt Lake to enjoy a lavish spread of Awadhi Biryani at Oundh 1590. You could sink your teeth on Awadhi Nargisi Biryani, Yakhni Gosht Biryani, Shahi Paya Biryani, Keema Biryani or a Subz Kofta Biryani. Thank me later.

Can’t wait to comeback and try them all. Till then keep watching this space. Follow my Facebook page- A Pinch Of Salt: Food. Fun. Functionality

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One thought on “Food Festivals To Watch Out For In Kolkata

  1. Parsi Food Festival Aauris, Waiting for 24 th June.. Have lived for long in Bombay.. Now in kolkata. Delicacies of Parsi dishes is unbelievable as had many a times went and had it. Will revive my memories at Aauris. Kolkattan’s try it, it is something real new to your taste buds.


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