Ola Prime Presents Restaurant Week India is back, reservations live and the restaurants all buzz with chef’s creating your favorite delicacies, waiters laid out spic and span cutlery and doors wide open for you to come on along and have the time of your life. This nationwide festival in Kolkata has a wide selection of restaurants to choose from, standalone restaurants to five-star fine dining, with just Rs. 900/-++ per head anyone can choose any place and eat their gourmet on a choice from the menu of a 3 to 4 course meal.
Saffron, The Park, Kolkata was kind enough to give us an experience of Restaurant Week India before it actually starts. The event which is due to start on the 16th of September 2016 and run up till the 25th of September 2016. The fine dining Indian restaurant like others also have a set menu where a person can choose two appetizers, one main, one dal, a bread and a desert to complete the meal. Below are our highlights from the dinner.
We were served an array of two veg and two non veg starters of which our favourite pick was the Malai Marinated Tandoori Broccoli, the marination of this appetizer had enough cream to throw the green leafy out the window,enough green leafy to the heavy cream and unhealthy thought off the hook and enough spice to balance the both not to taste bland – so beautifully prepared with crunchy stems and soft sprouts these florets were a show-stealer. Apart the brocoli we were also served soft and tender Dahi Kebab, mouth melting Gilouti Kebab and Mahi Malai Tikka, made from the bengal bhekti.
After the choice spoilt appetizers a high expectation was already built for the main course. Yet again the variety was overwhelming when the whole hearted Indian meal was served. The mains consisted of Lehsooni Palak Paneer, Chicken Tikka Lababdar, Dhaba Dal and assorted breads.
Soft chicken tikka in a sinful red gravy loaded with butter can easily steal your heart away and be your staple at The Saffron.
When desserts come into play, a magical special tunnel to savor the sugary delight forms in all corners of your body. Guests at Saffron gets a choice of Gulab Jamun, Faluda Kulfi and Mishti Doi, but we chose Sandesh, which was presented on a platter on top of a banana leaf with two sandesh on either sides of a chocolate sandesh. These sandesh are sure to give your sweet tooth something to chew on and an overall satisfied finish to your meal.
If the above was the case of one particular restaurant, imagine a forte of selections to choose from and each of the restaurant has its own unique approach to blow your mind away. Get your table reserved here www.restaurantweekindia.com, before its too late.