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Winter calls for a treat for your tastebuds

In Kolkata, winter is illusive. Despite the legend of a Bengali Bhadralok donning a monkey hat and wearing a muffler over the neck from early November, Kolkata’s cold pales in comparison to the country’s northern regions. There are a few days during the year when the weather is very chilly, and one of the greatest ways to enjoy the weather is to gorge on some seasonal winter special meals other than the Roll and Biryani. While trying Bengali cuisine is a necessity, many people like being a little more adventurous with their eating during the winter months. People wait for the right time to shift their eating habits, from Chinese to Mughlai, Japanese to Asian. We’ve chosen a few gourmet spots with their winter particular delights to make all your sufferings worthwhile, such as being trapped for hours, a never-ending wait outside restaurants, and the fragrance of good gnawing at your intestines. With these excellent dining places, you may make your boring life a bit more adventurous by trying some global cuisines. 

Aminia: Aminia, a well-known establishment in the City of Joy was established in 1929. The restaurant used to serve the famous Awadhi cuisine based out of Lucknow in its initial days. This winter season Aminia has come up with delicious treats like Nalli Nihari with Taftan (Awadhi Rooti), Gajar Ka Halwa (Dessert), and many more to bring back pre-covid times. “This winter season we have come up with the Nalli Nihari Darbar, a special menu for our customers which will bring the authentic taste of Awadhi Cuisine. Our range of desserts like Gajar Ka Halwa and others is the best way to end your meal” said Kabir Azhar, Director, Aminia Restaurants. 

What: Aminia’s Winter Delicacies 


New Market: 6A, SN Banerjee Road, New Market, Kolkata-700087 

Golpark: 57, Ballygunge Gardens, Gariahat, Kolkata-700019 

Saltlake: EP Block, Sector V, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700091 

Barrackpore: 62, SN Banerjee Rd, opposite Great Eastern, Sardar Bazar, Kolkata-700120 ● Sodepur: Bhagawati Apartment, Amarabati, Kolkata-700110 

Serampore: 212, Grand Trunk Rd, Mahesh, Mahesh Colony, Serampore, West Bengal-712202 ● Behala: 54, Diamond Harbour Rd, Pathak Para, Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal-700060 ● Hatibagan: 94, Bidhan Sarani, Sovabazar, Hati Bagan, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata-700004 ● Chinar Park: Rajarhat Main Road, opposite Karnataka Bank, Chinar Park, Sukanta Pally, Kolkata-700136 

Jessore Road: 166, Jessore Rd, Shyam Nagar, Satgachi, South Dumdum-700055 

Tenure: 15th December, 2021 to 31st January, 2022 

Price: Rs. 500/- for two people (approx.) 

Lord of the Drinks: The winter parties are the most looked forward to events of the year. The beverages menu is extensive and comprises signature cocktails, beer, and base liquors. LOD has also introduced a wide variety in their food menus like Maple-Glazed Roast Turkey, Classic Turkey Pot Pie, Spaghetti Bolognese, and others in the main course. Turkey and Cranberry Crostini, Nano Cheese Board, Crab Cakes and Lemon Aioli, and many more consist of the appetizer menu. And, complementing the winter recommendation desserts like Flamed Pudding with Brandy Cream, Orange Brownie quenches the thirst of food lovers.

“Yes, the winter recommendations will bring us and also the customers of Lord of the Drinks the best. We are very sure about that,” said Vanita Bajoria, Director, Lord of the Drinks, Kolkata. 

What: The Lord’s Winter Feast 

Where: South City Mall, Fourth Floor, Kolkata 700068 

Tenure: 16th December, 2021 to 31st January, 2022 

Price: Rs. 1,200/- for two people (approx.) 

Potboiler: Get some cool vibes with your friends and family at Potboiler. Located at Southern Avenue, the cafe is an eye-catcher amongst the youngsters. Keeping it cool in this chilly winter season, Potboiler Cafe has introduced drinks like Mocha on the Shore, a combination of mixed chocolate Mocha, Calcutta Chromosomes, made from turmeric, and Nolen Gur Latte, The Last Leaf, a peppermint Mocha and many more. Other Winter specials include foods like Not a Thukpa Soup, Broccoli and Almond Soup, Glass Noodles with Stir-Fry Veggies, and others. A meal is not complete without desserts, with desserts like Strawberry Crumble Pancakes, Nolen Gur & Roasted Nuts Cheesecakes makes the meal complete. “At Potboiler, we have always wanted to create drinks that highlight our coffees in the best way. For this winter menu, we have created drinks that are cheerful and festive. Apart from potboiler winter classics like Peppermint Mocha, we have introduced drinks like A hazelnut crumble latte, mixed chocolate mocha with marshmallows. These drinks are sure to give you the warm & fuzzy feeling one looks for in the sweater weather!” added Sonali Lakhotia, Owner and Founder, Potboiler Coffee House. 

What: New Winter Menu 

Where: P-468, Lake Terrace road Keyatala, Near Vivekananda Park, opposite of Kunbi sarees, Kolkata, West Bengal-700029 

Tenure: 1st December, 2021 to 31st January, 2022 

Price: Rs. 700/- + taxes for two people (approx.) 

Traffic Gastropub: Winter is all about going out, having a good time. Traffic Gastropub brings more joy for the people of the City of Joy with a special Winter Menu. With assorted veg items like Sweet Face (Peri Peri Paneer skewers), Potato- 22 (Nazakat Potato), Go Green (Broccoli Manchurian) which brings joy to the vegetarians of the town. A wide array of Non-veg items like Bigg Boss (Prawns), Party Hat (Mutton Popcorn), Chinese Fire (Prawn Ball), Desi Pataka (Tawa Mutton Liver Benedict), and others grabs the attention of strict Non-Veg eaters of the town. Coming to the most important part of the meal, the desserts, Traffic Gastropub has introduced Drunken Calendula which consists of dates cottage cheesecake dipped in creamy caramel sauce. “We bring this Winter Special Menu for those who are looking out for a good time. Our wide range of food and beverages will bring more footfall to our restaurant and we are pretty confident about that,” said Siddharth Gupta, Sekhar Chatterjee, and Swastik Nag, Directors of Traffic Gastropub. 

What: Traffic’s Winter Menu 

Where: 2nd Floor, City Centre, Rajarhat Newtown, Kolkata, WestBengal 700157 

Tenure: 15th December, 2021 to 15 January, 2022 

Price: Rs. 1,800/- + taxes for two people (approx.) 

Canteen Pub & Grub: Canteen Pub & Grub, Kolkata’s most exciting watering hole, is already known for reviving the wonderful environment for rendezvous, where individuals would want to spend time with their

group, away from the stresses of everyday life. Recently, the city’s ideal hotspot debuted a comprehensive menu of supreme delights. They’ve prepared for the excitement with their newly curated menu, which has already proven to be a major hit. If you are still unaware, allow us to enlighten you and assist you in selecting your favorite. With that in mind, Canteen has launched Pomfret Rawa Fried, Tandoori Pomfret, BhapaIlish with Ghee, and Peas Pulao, all of which are certain to knock you out. They’ve also added fusion dishes like Murgmalai Caesar salad, Tuna Watermelon Canapies, Lebanese Pita Pockets, Corn Crusted Balinese Chicken Popsicle, Tandoori Pork Belly, Tai Pai Chicken, Pork Hot Dogs, Korean Style Crab Claws, Crispy Crab Claw With Wasabi Mayo, Filipino Braised Pork Nigiri Sushi, Brick Grilled Chicken, Bengali Style Chicken, and Korean Style Crab Gondoraj Chingri is a Chingri Malaikari with a kaffir lime twist, among other things, that will make you fall in love with Canteen all again. 

What: New Menu 

Where: City Centre 1, C301,3rd floor, DC Block, Sector 1, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700064 Tenure: 20th December, 2021 Onwards

Price: 1700/- + taxes for two (approx) 

Hard Rock Cafe®: This holiday season, Hard Rock Cafe® Kolkata invites guests to gather ‘round our table and celebrate this glorious time of year in true Hard Rock style. Throughout the month of December, they’re offering a limited-time, multi-course holiday menu featuring some of their most popular culinary options. From the original Legendary® Burger to a full rack of baby back ribs, or lighter fare such as grilled salmon or a California Style Cobbed Salad, Hard Rock Cafe Kolkata has something for everyone in your family.

The Holiday Menu allows guests to choose from menu favorites like Three-Cheese and Roma Tomato Flatbread, SouthWest Loaded Potato Skins, and others from the appetizers section. You can pick the perfect salad of your choice like Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, California Style Cobbed Salad, and many more. At the entree level, you can choose from a wide range of eccentric dishes like Hickory-Smoked BBQ Chicken, Legendary Chicken Burger, Smoked House Ribs, Norwegian Grilled Salmon and quench your thirst with an array of drinks like Ultimate Long Island Tea. Complete your meal with some desserts like Brownie and Vanilla Ice Cream and New York Cheesecake. Seal the moments this Holiday season with Hard Rock Cafe’s four-course meal from their special Holiday Menu. 

 What: Holiday Menu 

Tenure: 20th December, 2021 to 26th December, 2021

Where: Park Mansion, 57-A, Park St, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016 

Price: Veg spread starting from Rs. 1999 and Non-veg spread starting from Rs. 2599.

L.A. Bar & Kitchen: L.A. Bar & Kitchen is looking to open its doors to give you a festive vibe this winter. Come try the restaurant’s scrumptious new winter special meals. The L.A. Bar & Kitchen is presenting a new line of winter special menu that is a must-try. It all starts with some soup and salad like Cream of Broccoli Soup and Orange and Green Apple Salad in the cooker. It also offers L.A. Special Chelo Kebab, Lamb Chops, Pork Pepperoni Pizza, and Lamb Spaghetti Bolognese in the continental cuisine section. In the Indian section, L.A. Bar and Kitchen offer a wide range of non-veg specials like Tomato and Coriander Shorba, Makai ka Shorba, Cheese stuffed Hara Bhara Kebab, and Mutton Burra Kebab. Lastly, in the Chinese section mouth-watering delicacies like Whiskey Chicken Wings, Pork Kothey Sui Mai, Classic Chilly Pork, and Tempura Prawns. Concluding the meal, dessert served are Apple Pie with Vanilla Sizzler and others. The L.A. Bar & Kitchen primary appeal this winter is these handpicked delicacies from the whole-some winter specials.

What: Winter Special Menu 

Tenure: 20th December, 2021 to 26th December, 2021 Where: 6, Camac St, Elgin, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017 Price: Rs. 1500/- + taxes for two people (approx.)

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