Review: Oh Calcutta! (Fine Dining-Bengali Cuisine)
GF, International Trade Tower, Nehru Place, New Delhi, Contact +91-11-3040 2415
At the onset itself I’d have to say that this swank restaurant is perhaps one of Delhi’s only good answers to Bengali inspirational cuisine, or at least the only one I know about. We’ve eaten here atleast 5 times already, not just because it’s only a walk away from my place but more because we love to eat here, for reasons you’ll soon know, and so it was an easy pick for our unplanned dine-out yesterday. Anyhow, while many would like to differ as I’ve long heard (or read) discussions about the lack of Bengali authenticity in their dishes, and that is precisely why I say “inspirational cuisine”. Though I am neither a Bengali myself nor a real expert on the cuisine, I’d like to rely on my palate conditioned over the years of growing up among Bengali friends with lucky dinners at their place, and insist that this place is a worthy byword for the gastronomic delights of the culture.