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The New Year is almost upon us and many of us are busy setting some Resolutions making sure

we execute all that in the upcoming year. But before making a bucket list about the things that

you won’t be doing next year, let’s make a bucket list about the things that we want to do

before this year ends. Surely food and drinks are the two things that will always be a part of our

bucket list no matter how desperately we want to lose weight every year. Then why not start

your New Year with some delicious food, beverages and of course good conversation. So below

are a few of the places that will help you to achieve a more flawless and fun-filled gathering to

end your 2019 on a good note.

Aajisai: Aajisai, a fine-dining Japanese eatery located on the fifth floor of Quest Mall, Kolkata

has already won the hearts of the people with its fully automated Sushi Conveyor Belt along

with the Live Teppanyaki counter. Aajisai has always been well known when it comes to

offering memorable experiences to their patrons, be it their Authentic Japanese delicacies, rich

and classy ambience or unique and delicious special festive menus. As Christmas is around the

corner, Aajisai has been prepped up with their specially curated Christmas cocktails to make

your year-ender celebration a refreshing and outstanding one.

This Cocktail Menu consists of highly rejuvenating Cocktails like Christmas Wonderland (A fresh

Pineapple infused Vodka drink shaken with blue Curacao and Coconut cream served in a red

sugar-rimmed glass), Santa Spice (This is made with Dark Rum, Secret Spice, Lime, and fresh

Strawberries), Dreaming For A White Christmas (This is a perfect blend of Vodka, Bailey’s Irish

Cream and Half N Half, and coffee powder sprinkled nicely on top), Home For The Holidays

(This is a perfect concoction of Dry Gin, Campari, egg white and a twist of orange bitters), Cozy

Christmas Sangria (This is a regular sangria with a twist of Cinnamon Cordial and Star Anise),

New Year’s Eve (This is made with Rosemary gin, Triple Sec and Cranberry Sauce), Christmas In

Ireland (The perfect blend of Jameson, Honey, Spices, Bitters and Mint Tea), and last but not

the least, White Christmas Mojito (The Tropical Drink garnished with Gondhoraj and

Pomegranate Arils).

Christmas is the perfect time for overindulgence. Hence along with these soul-soothing

beverages, people can also enjoy their Teppanyaki delicacies like Salmon Teppanyaki set,

Prawn Teppanyaki set, Tofu and Asparagus Teppanyaki in Teriyaki Sauce or Chicken Teppanyaki

in Spicy Teriyaki Sauce and many more being prepared in their live teppanyaki counter.

What: Christmas Cocktails

Where: Aajisai, 5th floor, Quest Mall, Syed Amir Ali Ave, Kolkata - 700017

Tenure: 21st December 2019 – 2nd January 2020

Timings: 12 Noon – 10:30 PM

The price range for Christmas Cocktail: From Rs. 400/- to Rs. 700/- (+taxes)

Price for two: Rs. 1600/- (+taxes) (with alcohol)

Bon Appetit: Located in the convenient stretch of both in Hazra and Salt Lake, Bon Appetit, a

cozy little café came into existence ten years ago with only one motto in mind, to create a

perfect hangout zone that can serve comforting hearty meals that are affordable for everyone.

It has become an all-time favorite bistro among the populace of all age groups. And they also

make sure to keep their guests content by introducing something new every now and

then. Hence to spread some warmth in the winter & to celebrate the happy indulging spirit of

this festive season they have introduced the Egg Fest for an Eggs-O-Tique Eggs Perience.

The Egg Fest menu comprises of some unique and sumptuous egg dishes that we all would love

to indulge in! They have Egg Ribbon Salad, Egg Parantha, Siachin Omelette, Baked Deviled Eggs,

Herb Tossed Eggs and many more unique egg dishes which can undoubtedly treat your taste

buds and make you go ho ho ho with some eggs this year!

What: Eggs-O-Tique Eggs Perience

Where: Bon Appetit, 109/26, Hazra Road, Hazra, Kolkata - 700026

AD-34, AD Block, Sector 1, Bidhannagar, Kolkata - 700064

Tenure: 20th December 2019 - 20th January 2020

Timing of Bon Appetit: 9 AM - 8.30 PM

Price Range of "Eggs-O-Tique Eggs Perience": From Rs. 90/- to Rs. 190/- (+ taxes)

Paranthe Wali Galli: The 42 seater Parantha Joint, situated in the by-lanes of Sarat Bose

Road, has already won our hearts with their creative menu, featuring a range of dishes that

embrace combinations like never before. You'll like Paranthe Wali Galli the minute you step

inside, as the interiors are done up neatly with bright lighting, colorful craftiness on the walls

giving you the vibes straight outta Delhi's Chandni Chowk.

As winter calls for some spicy & warm delicacies, you can indulge in their quirky range of

Paranthas along with other offerings. As they have entered their fourth-year journey a few days

back, as an emblem of love to their patrons, few dishes have been added to their regular menu

that was liked & loved by all during any previous festivals. Their newly added items which

deserve a special mention are Paneer Tawa Pulao, Chicken Tawa Pulao, Mutton Tawa Pulao,

Mixed Tawa Pulao, Dry Fruit Tawa Pulao, Cheese Anda Parantha, Papad Ka Parantha,

Kishmish Ka Parantha and last but not the least, Kesar Pista Parantha.

What: Paranthe Wali Galli

Where: 104, Sartaj Basar Road, Lake Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata-700029

Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM

Price for two: Rs. 350/- to Rs. 450/- (+taxes)

Chilekotha: The wintry evenings are in full swing as the city soaks into the year-end

celebration with much delightful fervor and this remains incomplete without the aroma of the

evening refreshments that the cold wind carries for the city’s gastronome. So to flare up the lip-smacking

affair, Chilekotha, owned by Deblina Chakraborty, has launched a new tea & tidbit

menu "Golpo Gujobe Muchmuche Adda" in this Christmas and New Year, that takes back to

the good olden days spent at ‘Chilekotha’ of old buildings of the erstwhile modern Calcutta.

From the delectable snack menu "Golpo Gujobe Muchmuche Adda" you can relish a handful of

nostalgic savories that may have served by your grandmother or you may have heard your

parents recounting those unforgettable taste that still lingers in the taste buds.

With 'Golpo Gujobe Muchmuche Adda’ they present us with lip-smacking quick bites along

with soul-soothing hot cuppa which can make anyone’s adda sessions more exotic. The menu

includes Muchmuche Golpe Mochmoche Nimki, Addar Bhanre French Fries, Fisher Sathe Chips

R Khunshuti, Chicken Moglai Jeno Bondhutter Roshnai, Bondhutter Swade Chicken Momo,

Tumi Ami R Fish Finger, Mutton Chop Khao Gopagop, Golper Kit R Toast Biscuit, Choper

Namey Khunsuti Chana R Motorsuti, Swade Bhora Chintu Dar Chicken Pakora and last but not

the least, Dimer Sathe Dilrubar Bhongi. All these delicacies will be served with a cup of

tea/coffee. In the beverage section, they present us with Nolengur Cha, Lebu Cha, Matcha

Mandarin, Darjeeling Batasia, Blue Lagoon, Darjeeling Green Tea and Bliss, Kolkata Cutting

Chai, Black Coffee, Expresso Coffee, Kolkata Coffee, etc that can be ordered separately. The

price range of the snacks menu ranges from Rs. 60/- to Rs. 265/- (+taxes). So plan your adda in

this Christmas and New Year with your friends, family or special someone at Chilekotha & relish

some nostalgia!

What: 'Golpo Gujobe Muchmuche Adda’

Where: Chilekotha, 7/2B, Dover Ln, Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019

Price Range: Rs. 60/- to Rs. 265/- +taxes.

Timings: 4 PM to 7 PM (Every day)

Karma Kettle: Who doesn’t love to unwind over a cup of steaming hot tea? Tea is not just a

power beverage but a culture, an emotion that every Indian connects to. It not only helps to

soothe a tired mind but is also, a great way to eliminate those unwanted toxins from the body.

Sounds surreal? If you are a tea-aficionado and a health geek, it is time to revel. Karma Kettle is

here to address your concerns about tea by offering an experience like never before! From

Spain to China and from Marrakech to Benaras, you are sure to sense the world into a

teacup. To continue their glorious journey of pleasing the taste buds of all the tea addicts with

their aromatic teas, Karma Kettle, along with their first outlet at Swinhoe street, famous for

holding a wide range of teas in the form of bags, loose-leaf, herbal infusions, some tea

accessories like teapots, kettles, cups, infuser balls, telescopic infuser, and so on, have recently

opened another outlet at Alipore, which has been designed more like a French café. The Alipore

outlet harbors over 60+ blends and herbal tea infusions and it's cozy, comfortable and warm

yet glamorous ambiance is a bonus. The moment you step into this new outlet, a captivating

aroma of the blends on offer will make you feel rejuvenated.

During the Christmas and New Year season, to attract the gluttons of Kolkata, Karma Kettle has

launched a Christmas and New Year Special High Tea Set - Yuletide High Tea Set, which

contains a Christmas Fruit Cake, Assorted Finger Sandwiches in which you will get two options

in Veg (Cucumber and Cheese) and Non-Veg (Chicken Ham and Cheese), Raisin Scone with

Butter and Jam, Coconut Macaroon and Tea Cake of the Day. In this High Tea Set, there are

two options of Teas - Yuletide Cheer which is Rose Oolong Tea or Jingle Bells that is Choco

Orange Tea. So you can choose any of these two Teas for the Pot of Whole Leaf Tea. The price

of this High Tea Set is Rs.500/- and enough for two. It is available in both the outlets of Karma

Kettle from 17th December 2019 to 5th January 2020.

What: Yuletide High Tea Set

Where: Karma Kettle, 4, Swinhoe St, Ekdalia, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019

Karma Kettle, 17/1D, Near State Bank of India, Alipore, Kolkata – 700027

Tenure: 17th December 2019 – 5th January 2020

Timings: 11 AM – 9 PM except for Mondays

Price: Rs. 500 /- + taxes - serves two

Aminia- As winter has made its landfall in Kolkata with its chilling breeze, warm foods are on

top of the priority list of every foodie. And the list of warm food definitely starts with Biryani,

and for Kolkata people, it is obviously the Kolkata Biryani! And when it comes to Kolkata

Biryani, Which eatery can be in the top of the list none other than Aminia? The iconic eatery

which has been serving the Kolkata gastronomes with famous Awadhi and Mughlai cuisine

since 1929, now has a total of 9 outlets all over Kolkata. But apart from their authentic Kolkata

biryani, Aminia is also famous for its other warm delicacies like Pasinda kebab, Mutton curry,

Rezala, Chanp, Galauti kebab, Rolls & many more. With the onset of winter, Aminia has

launched two warm dishes, Nalli Nihari with Taftan (Awadhi roti) and Gajar ka Halwa, to

make our winter feast a delicious one!

What: Winter Specials

Where: Nalli Nihari with Taftan available only at Aminia (Rajarhat & Sodepur)

(Rajarhat - Chinar Park Crossing, New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata 700137)

(Sodepur - 12, B.T. Road, Sodepur, Kolkata - 700114)


Gajar Ka Halwa available at all Aminia outlets (Rajarhat, New Market, Golpark, Behala,

Shyambazar, Nager Bazar, Barrackpore, Serampore, Sodepur)

When: 15th December 2019 to 31st January 2020

Timing: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Nalli Nihari with Taftan - Rs 240/- (Exclusive of Taxes)

Gajar Ka Halwa - Rs 100 (Exclusive of Taxes)

Ocean Grill- Located at the eatery hub of Kolkata, Salt Lake, inside the busy corporate

building, Ocean grill is every seafood lover’s delight. Starting from octopus lamps hanging from

the ceiling to giant shark wall décor, every part of the interior delves you into the vast world of

the sea. A seafood lover’s life is never monotonous as the options to munch on are limitless.

With a seating capacity of 110 people and 6000 Sq. ft. space, this restaurant offers a large scale

variety of menu considering the needs of all food lovers. Though justifying the name of the

restaurant it specializes in grilled seafood but it also offers a wide variety of other cuisines

including Continental, Tandoor, Middle Eastern and Asian flavors. To add on more variety to

their ecstatic menu, Ocean Grill has launched its Winter Warmers Buffet as Christmas & New

Year's special which includes dishes like Chicken Quesadillas, Fish Florentine, Au Gratins, Duck

in Red Wine Jus and much more. To end the meal with sweet mouth they have Baked Alaska,

Profiteroles, etc.


Where: 1st Floor, Infinity Benchmark Building, Sector 5, Salt Lake City, Opp. RDB Cinemas

When: 24th December 2019 to 5th January 2020

Timing: 12 Noon to 4 PM and 7 PM to 11 PM ( 25th December - Open till 1 AM and 31st

December - Open till 2 AM )

Price: Rs. 840/- (NV), Rs. 629/-+ taxes [All Weekdays]

Rs. 944/- (NV) Rs. 733/- (Veg) + taxes [All Weekends]

Bune-Coffee Room- Away from the daily hurdles of life, this café offers a cozy and homely

ambience and a simple yet delicious food menu. Situated in the bylane of the southern part of

Kolkata, this 25 seater coffer room is divided into three zones and all three zones offer a

soothing ambience decorated with soft lights and minimal decors. Their food menu comprises

of simple a la carte menu as well as Indian and Chinese combos. In this winter they are opening

their door for the café-hoppers with varieties of spicy yet simple combos to keep you warm and

happy. Their winter combos include simple dishes like Aloo Kabli & Masala Tea, Onion Pakora

& Tea, Tea & Samosa, Momo & Soup, French Fries & Masala Tea, and Dahi Puchka. And for

the ones who do not prefer tea, they also have in store some non-alcoholic beer combos like

Jhal Muri & Coolberg, Veg Roll & Coolberg, Egg Roll & Coolberg, Chicken Roll & Coolberg and

Onion Pakora with Coolberg.

What: Winter Combos

Where: 14 A, Lake View Road, Deshapriya Park, Kolkata 700029

When: Available till 31st of March, 2020.

Timing: 1 PM-10 PM

Price for Two: 500(+taxes)


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