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To appease the taste buds of the Bengali crowd, The Bridge at Floatel will be serving a special menu between 18th and 25th October, 2015, serving both Durga Puja special lunch and dinner buffet, as well as a-la-carte dishes, which have been curated specifically for the festive season.
I spoke to General Manager Arindam Bose who was excited about the offers available. Currently, Floatel has a number of special Puja packages which would not only include an overnight stay at a deluxe room, but also a complimentary Pujo Special gala lunch buffet at the Bridge restaurant, live entertainment programmes, and river cruise, and a trip to the Belur Math, which are all complimentary. There are also attractive discounts on food and beverages, and a chance to see the Ganga Arati, or the ‘Bisharjan’, if the day and time permits.
I spoke to the chef about the menu, and he was quite happy to share with me the theme. This time, the special Thakurbari recipes have been added to the menu, including “Kadambari’s Pabda Shorshe Jhal”, or the delectable “Kaju Bata Murgi”.
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There is also the Goalando Chicken Curry, which has been given a little twist. This item was included into the menu keeping in mind the hotel’s theme, and it is one of the special attractions of the menu.
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There is also the rather gorgeous “Narkol chingri”, and for those who are not that fond of fishes, might enjoy the mildly sweet “Bashonti Polao” with the “Sabeki Chhanar Dalna”.
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There is a little twist to the “Posto Diye Ilisher Tel Jhal”. In general, a “Tel Jhal” is made with mustard, but the chef uses poppy seeds with a considerable amount of green chillies and mustard oil, and the result is indeed delectable.
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The bonus is definitely a gorgeous view of Kolkata, and the beautiful Howrah Bridge, all lit up, which is, of course a mind-blowing scene. The dishes are available both as part of a buffet (1200/- plus tax per person), as well as a part of the a-la-carte menu, and the best part is, the place is open 24/7, so drop in after a hearty bout of pandal hopping, or for a quick lunch before you head off to the next Pujo.
Disclaimer: Poorna Banerjee was invited to Floatel to preview the Pujo menu.