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Celebrate this Poila Boisakh with Bengali Seafood Festival at Charcoal Grill; A Delectable Spread for the Foodies

Poila Boisakh Special Menu at Charcoal Grill

If lobsters, crabs, squids make your mouth water, then head to Charcoal Grill. The Bengali seafood festival at Charcoal Grill which aims to cater to the taste buds of the Bengalis during the upcoming Poila Boisakh was introduced at the restaurant recently. The restaurant will be mouth watering sea food for the customers during this food festival.


What makes the menu at Charcoal Grill different from the other restaurants is that it will be offering sea food dishes, which is a specialty of this restaurant. Some of the dishes which will be on offer at this restaurant during this Bengali Sea food festival include King fish fry and fish roll with prawn filling, Crab kalia, Squid malai curry, Bombay duck kofta, Pomfret bhapa, Gondoraj oyster, Potol dorma with crab stuffing and seafood pulao. These dishes have been priced between Rs 150 to Rs. 625.


A special seafood thali will also be on offer for the customers. The thali will contain four pieces of luchi, rice, dal, alu bhaja, Bombay duck kofta, Squid malai curry, Shukto, Payesh, papad and chutney. The thali is priced at Rs 395 only.

A veg thali will also be there to cater to the needs of the vegetarian customers. The thali has been priced at Rs. 275. The non-veg chicken thali is priced at Rs 349 and the non-veg mutton thali is priced at Rs 375.


The Bengali sea food festival will continue till 14th April 2015 at Charcoal Grill.

Priyanka Dutta

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‘Dhansiri’ The Bengali Specialty Dine Den now in City Centre 1, Salt Lake


From the house of The Rose restaurants, comes another specialty dine den Dhansiri- Bangalir Bangaliyana. The restaurant was recently inaugurated at City Centre 1, Salt Lake. The inauguration ceremony was graced with the presence of eminent celebrities like Sidhu, Sayani Datta, Sambaran Banerjee, Lopamudra Mandal Saha, Indroneel Mukherjee, Raghav, Riddhi and others.

Dhansiri- Bangalir Bangaliyana Specialty Bengali Food Joint

The dishes have been inspired by the poems and writings of the eminent Bengali poet Jibanananda Das. The food and the menu have quirky lines from the poems. Some of the names in the menu include Mor Polatoka Priya Ilish Bhaja, Khoi Ronga Shada Bhaat, Dhoya otha bhaat Kothay Giyechhe Shob, Dighir joler gondhe rupali chitol, Macher moton ami cholitechi jaal chire chire, Ihara amay bhalobashe and others. The names of the dishes infuse a certain sense of romanticism and enhance the interest level of the customers.


Mr. Subrata Das, director, the Rose said on the occasion “We have been in this business for the past sixteen or seventeen years. We specialized in Indian and Chinese dishes. It was my father’s idea to develop a restaurant which will have the true Bengali flavors. I travelled to Bangladesh and have added many traditional dishes consumed there to our menu. This has enriched our menu considerably. There are about seventy items in the menu”.

The restaurant has a buffet platter which costs about two hundred rupees and consists of rice, mutton/chicken, pulses and vegetables. Additional charges will be applicable for those who will be opting for Hilsa and other fish items.


The dine den serves lunch between 12 noon to 3.30 pm and dinner between 7pm to 10.30 pm.

With Durga Pujas just around the corner, it will be a good idea to head to Dhansiri to get the taste of authentic Bengali dishes.

Priyanka Dutta

Oh! Calcutta Hilsa Festival Presents a Delectable Spread of Bengal’s Most Prized Fish


Food, festival and football are the three aspects of a typical Bengali. They are very passionate about these three things. Come monsoon and this passion takes on a new turn with Hilsa coming in the fish markets of the city. To cater to this love for this fish from the Bay of Bengal, Kolkata’s top restaurant Oh! Calcutta started the fortnightly Hilsa festival at the restaurant. Sportspersons like Sambaran Banerjee, Laxmiratan Shukla and Ranadeb Bose were present at the restaurant to extend their support to this food festival.

Tasty Bengali Fish Hilsa Dishes at Kolkata Hilsa Festival (You Tube)

The festival will be serving this intensely delicious fish in both the traditional dishes and also in some experimental dishes. This has been done so as to appease to the taste buds of both the traditional as well as the experimental fish lovers.


Some of the traditional dishes available at the Hilsa festival include Ilisher Jhol, Shorshay Ilish, Ilish paturi, Borishaler Ilish Dim Bhaja and others. Amongst the new experimental dishes, Pyara Ilish, Ilisher Devil, Smoked Hilsa, Kumro Pata Aam aacharer Ilish also have been introduced.

The steamed, smoked and grilled preparations not only give lightness to the dishes but also enable the people to get a taste of the finest Hilsa in the ingenious steamed style. This is also healthy and will be a good option for the health conscious individuals.


Debasish Ghosh, GM, Oh! Calcutta said “We have a good supply chain and thankfully we have not faced any problem even during scarcity of the fish. The festival will be serving both the traditional and the experimental dishes to the customers. Of all the mouth watering dishes presented Sholoana Bangaliana’s favorite pick were the Pyara Ilish and Ilisher Devil; which were also the new additions to the menu. Though we have decided to hold this as a fortnightly festival, it may extend up to twenty five days like the earlier versions”.

The lunch for two individuals will cost around Rs. 1450 plus taxes. The lunch will be available from 12.30 to 3.30 pm while the dinner will be available from 7 to 11 pm.


Give your taste buds a refreshing break and head straight to Oh! Calcutta for the taste of Hilsa.

Priyanka Dutta