Oh! Calcutta offers Hilsa festival

By Shubhrima Dutta, Kolkata, July 25 : Restaurant Oh! Calcutta on Thursday launched the 'River Water Hilsa Festival', a fortnight long fete promising to explore and discover newer flavors.

Popular delicacies with steamed, smoked and grilled preparations featured along with a new age twist was presented.

Hilsa or Ilish, a marine fish which is found in the rivers of West Bengal and Bangladesh is considered to be the ultimate pit stop of delicacy in both sides of the border.

The festival celebrates the epicurean delights through exotic dishes like Borishaler Ilish Bhaja and Dhone Roshuner Ilish, and new age pleasures like Hilsa with Cheese and Herbs, while the tangy taste buds are covered with Kumro Pata Aam Acharer Ilish, and much more.

Chef Indraneel Bhattacharya of Oh Calcutta said, "Bengalis are immensely passionate about Hilsa and it is pretty evident with the sheer variety of recipes available on both sides of the border."

"But in times where traditional recipes are fast disappearing, bringing back the authentic flavors is our main goal, alongside creating innovative dishes for the changing palate. This festival will give the gourmands an opportunity to savor the diverse flavors of Hilsa", he said.

The innovative menu will be on offer from July 25 to August 8 for lunch and dinner at both the Forum and Silver Arcade.

Lunch will be served from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm and dinner will be served from 7.00 pm till 11.00 pm.

The cost for two is Rs. 1200 plus taxes.

--IBNS (Posted on 26-07-2013)

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