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Eating out in Kolkata this Durga Puja
October 6, 2008
For the Generation X of Kolkata, Durga Puja comes in a package deal these days in which fashion and food are intrinsically linked. Kolkatans take great pride in being gourmet, and, when it comes to Durga Puja, no Kolkatan, worth his/her salt would consider the fun complete without eating out during those festive four days. Then again, street foods of Kolkata have a class of their own, and, as one goes pandal hopping across the city, one has to tuck in a whole variety of street food -- at least for sustenance if not for anything else!
Talking about restaurants and bistros, all the food joints across the city have decked up and many a new one has opened to make hay during the Puja frenzy. It has become almost customary for the restaurants to work out special festive menus and offer exclusive buffet packages.
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For the young ones, the excitement builds up well in advance. There have to be quite a few adda sessions before they can finally agree on the food destinations. It is indeed a problem of plenty.
Without spoiling the adventure part of it, here's just a few tips to tickle the tastebuds. Also, one can rest assured that none of these addresses would burn a big hole in your pocket!
Text: Nandini Roy | Photograph: Farjana KHAN GODHULY/AFP/Getty Images
Also see: What you should be wearing this Navratri