‘Raj Barir Khawa Dawa’ at the The Gateway Hotel, Kolkata

Kolkata, May 13, 2016: The Rajas or Nawabs were probably the original connoisseurs to wield major influence on Bengali society as well as their food. With their luxurious lifestyles, the rajas took immense interest not only in the foods they ate but also in the way food was prepared. Influenced by famous Rajbaris of West Bengal and in keeping with their culinary traditions, The Gateway Hotel, Kolkata, is set to celebrate “Raj Barir Khawa Dawa” from May 21st onwards.
Historical trends have always influenced food. The influence of Rajbaris at the Raj Barir Khawa Dawa is evident from the different delicacies planned for festival. The “Gumo-aanch er mangsho” or  meat cooked in slow fire by putting the dying charcoals on top, originated from Murshidabad, and is a classic example of food influenced by the “Dum Cooking”. Bardhaman’s Rajbari has influenced the “Lyangcha”, which is a deep fried sweetmeat dipped in sugar syrup.
The impact of the two centuries of British Rule (1757–1947) over Bengali cuisine can never be overstated. Sovabazar Rajbari, a regular place for evening hang-outs of the British Officials back then, was famous for its “Fish Roll” that had a western touch to it. The Fish Roll features prominently in the Raj Barir Khawa Dawa fest. As do to the Safed Ilish and Lal-Mangsher Pulao from the Cooch-Bihar Rajbari that has Rajasthan leanings.
The Gateway Hotel, Kolkata, will take you back in time as you savour these and other Rajbari delicacies from times gone by. The Raj Barir Khawa Dawa culinary extravaganza will be hosted at the Buzz for Lunch (12:30PM-3:30PM) and Dinner (7:30PM-11:30PM) from May 21, 2016onwards.





Pizza Fiesta at Taj Bengal, Kolkata

Kolkata, May 13, 2016: ‘Those pizzas I ate were for medicinal purposes’-Amy Neftzger. What excuses people come up with to just have pizza!

For the Pizza lovers in Kolkata, Taj Bengal brings a specially crafted Pizza menu to savor the flavors from world’s most coveted delicacies from 13th May to 22nd May 2016 at The Hub.

The ingredients for the Pizza and Calzone are handpicked and is traditionally cooked by expert hands. The best thing is that the Pizza’s you order are customizable according to one’s preference - you can choose the base, the bread, the sauce as well as the toppings. What could be even better when one can have their favourite Pizzas with a beer! During this period, Taj Bengal shall be offering one pint of beer with every pizza.


Taj Bengal Special Pizza Menu

Choose Your Base
Thin crust refined flour/ Thin crust whole wheat/ Thin crust multi grain

Choose Your Sauce
Classical tomato/ Basil pesto/ Bianca (cheese sauce)

Choose Your Toppings (any four)

Green peppers
Sliced onions
Tomato
Jalapeno
Olives
Coloured peppers
Grilled corn
Roasted garlic
Green chilli
Button mushroom
Sundried tomato
Sautéed spinach

Choose Your Premium Toppings (any two)

Veg:
Cajun Artichokes
Roasted purple potatoes
Peruvian Asparagus
Portobello mushroom
Hon shimeji mushroom
Shitake mushroom

Non-Veg:
Parma ham
Hickory smoked pulled pork
Teriyaki grilled chicken
Pepperoni
Smoked salmon
Grilled prawns
Squids

So, hurry up and come to Taj Bengal to savour your favourite Pizza!

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 111 hotels in 64 locations across India with an additional 15 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East.  From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury.  For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.

For further information, please contact:
Taposova RChowdhury | Taposova.RChowdhury@edelman.com | +91 9830712124
Sreyashi Sircar | sreyashi.sircar@edelman.com | +91 9830485013
Ritu Basu | ritu.basu@edelman.com | +91 8017044001




Mango Mania at Taj Bengal, Kolkata

Kolkata, May 12, 2016: The Best thing about summer is Mango. And in spite of the scorching heat in summers, this ‘King of fruits’ is being cherished by almost everybody.

To celebrate this mango fever, Taj Bengal introduces varieties of delicious mango dishes in all the different restaurants from 16thMay to 24th June 2016. The mouthwatering dessert includes Mango almond gateaux, Mango coconut delice, Mango cheese cake, Mango pound cake, Mango berry domeMango chocolate opera and many more.

In addition to this, they are also offering various other mango delights such as diced mango, mango desserts, mango juice, mango smoothie and mango lassi in various outlets.

So let’s beat the heat this summer by celebrating Mango Mania with Taj Bengal and make the season all the more yummilicious with mangoes!!

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 111 hotels in 64 locations across India with an additional 15 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East.  From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury.  For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.






Press release: SWISSÔTEL KOLKATA NEOTIA VISTA PRESENTS ‘GOAN FOOD FESTIVAL’

Press release: KOLKATA, 12 th May, 2016 - Swissôtel Kolkata Neotia Vista is all set to present the ‘Goan Food Festival’ at Durbari, the contemporary Indian restaurant from 12 th -22 nd May, 2016. A fishing boat and net, gorgeous white sands and a delectable spread...all of these conjure up a magical vision of Goa which Durbari, our contemporary Indian restaurant is all set to embrace. The spirit of Goa seeps through the eclectic menu which has been crafted to beautifully blend the bold flavours and create the wonderful sojourn of both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. The lavish spread of delicacies includes few traditional items for starters like Canji de galinha (Chicken broth with vegetable and rice), Rissois de camarao (Fried prawn and flour dumplings), and Fish fofos (Crumb fried Cod fish finger). The Main Courses start with Prawn balchow (Prawn cooked with Goan style spicy gravy), Fish ambotick (King fish cooked in spicy and sour curry), Chicken Xacuti (Chicken on bone cooked with rich coconut gravy), Sausage pulao and many more. And the icing to this marvellous feast is the sinful spread of desserts like Goa's special Alebele and Bhaat along with other sweet treats. Goan cuisine is a melange of Konkan, Portuguese and Arabic influences. While Goa's two major communities—Hindus and Catholics—both make liberal use of spices and seafood, Catholics use coconut vinegar, beef and pork—ingredients introduced by the Portuguese. Their dishes were given local twists: for instance, the spicy vinegar-infused Vindaloo is a Goan version of a Portuguese meat stew cooked with garlic and wine (vinho e alhos). The degree of heat varies amongst Goan recipes from mild to explosive. Goans have a miscellaneous platter ranging from prawns to sausages, chicken to beef, and numerous vegetarian dishes. Presentation is paramount to Goans as they often share their food, especially during feasts, where food is distributed among neighbours.
Mr. Subhrajit Bardhan, General Manager of the Swissôtel Kolkata Neotia Vista said, “We are very pleased to offer our Guests a slice of Goa through this Festival. Goan cuisine is a wonderful amalgamation of Portuguese and Indian culture and the sharpness of the flavours will surely be a hit in this warm weather. The cuisine is so diversified that it needs to be brought to the forefront and thus our culinary team has created an exclusive menu which celebrates the finer aspects of the region’s delicacies. We are hopeful that our guests will really enjoy the dining experience.”The Goan Food Festival will be held at Durbari, Level 2, Swissôtel Kolkata Neotia Vista from 12 th to 22 nd May, 2016. The timings are from Monday to Sunday at 1900 hours to 2300 hours for dinner and lunch exclusively from Friday to Sunday at 1230 hours to 1500 hours at à la carte prices.

You can place reservations through email to durbari.kolkata@swissotel.com, or by phone at +91 90070 21408

About Swissôtel Kolkata

Swissôtel Kolkata is one of the most luxurious addresses in the city of Kolkata which offers well-appointed leisure and business facilities. Boasting an under-one- roof concept, Swissôtel Kolkata has 147 contemporary guest rooms and luxury suites with spectacular Jacuzzis, four restaurants and bars, a fitness centre, a rooftop swimming pool, and over 1261 square meters of meeting space with the largest pillarless banquet in the city. The hotel is part of a new urban development with an attached mall featuring shops, restaurants and a multiplex cinema.

Mother’s Day Celebration at Swissôtel Kolkata Neotia Vista

SWISSÔTEL KOLKATA NEOTIA VISTA IS ALL SET TO CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL

KOLKATA, MAY 2016 – Swissôtel Kolkata Neotia Vista, is all set to celebrate Mother’s Day special-  at Café Swiss and Purovel.

Café Swiss: The unique concept of Sunday Brunch at Café Swiss is talk of the town, after successful Lebanese brunch, now we have Mother’s Day special brunch- ‘A Toast To Gift Of Life’ on 8th May2016 from 12:30 to 16:00 hours. The buffet comprises of live counter of special preparation for vegetarian and non-vegetarian, Sea food bisque, Hara matter ka shorba, Zucchini and tomato verrine, Salad lyonnaise, Mixed leaves salad with brie cheese and walnut, Fennel and orange salad with olive Assorted goat cheese, Onion butter, Asparagus and ham salad, Smoke salad and avocado verrine, Salad nicoise,Potato and duck confit, Smoke salmon with salmon roulette, Chicken liver pate, Pork roulette, French tenderloin salad, French chicken salad,  Beef lasagne, Seafood mornay, Chicken involtini with prun jus,Ratatouille in Aubergine cup, Mushroom crapes, Spinach gnocchi, Butter tossed vegetable, Stir fried vegetable, Hakka noddles, Indian preparation of Kosha mangsho, Chicken biriyani, Bhapa chingri, Kumbh makai palak, Paneer pasanda, Kasmir aloo dum, Kadhai sabzi and enormous choice of desserts like Red velvet pastry,Banana brownie with milk chocolate garnish, Ginger brulee, mille feuille, Apple crumbles tart, Mascarpone caramel tart, Raspberry pyramid, Green apple parfait, Mango delice, India Cornetto, Orange pennacotta, Rollo de bollo.Price is INR 1500 plus taxes for buffet brunch and INR 2000 plus taxes for buffet brunch with beverages. Special offer: brunch together with your mom and avail 50 per cent discount on her buffet.

  
Show your mother how much you love her this Sunday while you savour a delicious Mother’s Day brunch together at Swissôtel Kolkata. The guests can unwind themselves over cocktails in an intimate setting of Café Swiss.
The children also have their own way to spend the day cheerfully at the special play corner with cartoons, clown, candies, pop corns, chocolates, marsh mellows, and we also have special buffet for kids which includes Penne with cheddar cheese sauce, Mini Chicken Burger, Smiley potatoes, Assorted sandwiches, Fresh Fruit cups, Lollypops, Cup cakes, Smiley doughnut, Jujubes, Kids Éclairs and many more.


Purovel: Invites you to celebrate motherhood. ‘Gift a mom some me time’ with our Purovel signature spa treatment alongwith express glow facial. Make your mother or your wife feel exceptional with relaxing massages and rejuvenating treatments on this day. For prior appointment contact +91 33 6626 6328/ 6650. Duration: 120 mins. Price INR 4250 plus taxes. Offer valid from 8th till 30th May, 2016.