September has a lot in store for Kolkata. Kolkata, the city of joy is going to play host to a variety of food festivals. From Thai to Turkish to Lebanese to Aussie seafood, Kolkata has in store everything for food lovers. It’s going to be a busy month for all foodies wherein you can taste a variety of cuisine from all over the world. Here’s a list of global cuisine and food festivals you can go and taste around. So get set go and keep your tummies empty.
Citibank Restaurant Week India
Citibank Restaurant Week India returns this September, marking 5 years in Mumbai and the inaugural Citibank Restaurant Week Kolkata. Citibank Restaurant Week India is amongst the largest pan-India culinary events and gives discerning food enthusiasts the opportunity to dine at some of India’s finest restaurants at a fraction of the a la carte rates. Citibank cardholders will have the exclusive privilege of making reservations fromSeptember4th, 2015, exclusively through the Restaurant Week India website (www.restaurantweekindia.com) and from September 6th, 2015for general reservations.
The inaugural Restaurant Week Kolkata will feature three-course prix fixe menus at INR 900 for lunch and dinner. All pricing stated above is per individual, exclusive of applicable taxes, service charges as well as dishes ordered outside of the special Citibank Restaurant Week India menu.
In its eleventh edition, Citibank Restaurant Week provides participating fine dining restaurants a platform to showcase their skills with some of their best menu selections for consumers to experience restaurants they may not be familiar with or may want to re-visit. It is a celebration of the culinary scene in each city – a time for us to be proud of our finest restaurants.
Time: Sep 11 – Sep 20, 2015
Venue: Baan Thai, The Oberoi Grand 15 Jawahar Lal Nehru Road, Chowringhee, Kolkata
Let’s Talk Turkey – Experience the True Taste of Turkish Food
From the land of the crescent moon, comes the royally delicious Turkish Food Festival in the City of Joy! Hyatt Regency Kolkata brings to you a delectable platter of Turkish cuisine with a touch of authenticity by Chef Asaf Tasdan and Kadir Okudan from Istanbul. Known around the world for its quality and wide diversity, Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, a blend of Central Asian, Caucasian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Balkan cuisines.
Savour the taste of this fusion with a wide range of classic dishes including Dolma (wrap or pasta stuffed with meat), Turkish kofte, kebab to the most famous dessert Baklava with layers of filo pastry. Have a gala time discovering the amazing cuisine culture with your family.
Time: Sep 11 – Sep 20, 2015; Lunch: 12noon to 3pm & Dinner: 7pm to 11pm
Venue: Water Side Café, A – 1, Salt Lake, Sector III Kolkata-98 c/o Hayat Regency
Lebanese Food Festival
Experience the authentic Lebanese cuisine at Afraa as the dining destination presents Lebanese Food Festival. Lady Chef Jameela Zakey from Damascus would prepare some authentic Lebanese, Turkish and Syrian dishes that include Al Fattoush, Kibbeh, Salona Bamiyeh, Samak Nasaf, Daoud Badshah and Baqlawa among others.
Time: 11th Sep – 20th Sep; Lunch- Noon to 3:30 pm and Dinner: 7 pm to 11 pm
Venue: Afraa Deli, 2/11F, Ground Floor, Ecospace Business Park, New Town, Near Global Healthcare Systems Private Limited, Rajarhat, East, Kolkata
Aussie Seafood Festival
Ocean Grill at Sector 5 is all set to treat you the best of Australian delights as the restaurant presents ‘Aussie Seafood Festival’. Choose from a wide variety of choices on offer that includes Barbeque Chilli and Lime Prawn, Tasmanian Grilled Sea-Bass, Mixed Seafood Curry and Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce among others.
Time: 16th Aug – 16th Sep, 12:30pm – 11:30pm; Lunch-12:30 pm to 3:30 pm and Dinner- 7 pm to 11 pm
Venue: Ocean Grill, Infinity Benchmark, 1st Floor, Sector 5, Near RDB Cinema, Salt Lake, East, Kolkata
Freshly Thai: Food Festival
Baan Thai, the Oriental food destination at The Oberoi Grand presents ‘Freshly Thai’- a fodo festival that brings the native cuisine of from the streets of Bangkok. The menu would offer interesting choices such as Steamed Wing Bean and Fresh Bamboo Shoot with Sweet Basil and Kaafir Lime, Wok Tossed with Red Curry Paste and Krachai and Sour and Spicy Shredded Chicken Salad with Scallions among others.
Time: 14th Sep – 30th Sep, 12:30pm – 11:45pm
Venue: Baan Thai, The Oberoi Grand Hotel, Lobby Level, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Near Roxy Cinema Hall, Esplanade, Central, Kolkata