BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Holi is an occasion which is just incomplete without desserts and drinks, so here are the places where you can visit in Kolkata to enjoy this festival and satisfy your taste buds.
Aminia: Holi is incomplete without sweets, and Aminia is all ready to please the gourmets of Kolkata with their amazing desserts. One of the most famous and mouth-watering desserts of Aminia is Saffron Milk Cake which is one of its kind. If you are planning to visit Aminia on the day of Holi, don’t forget to try this colourful dessert.
What: Saffron Milk Cake
Pocket pinch: Rs 120 plus taxes
Timings: 11.30 am – 11:30 pm
Ocean Grill: The outlet is introducing rasmalai cake with thandai mousse layers by The Cake Story in their dessert menu for Holi. This is a vanilla cake soaked in gurrasmalai condensed milk. The cake is layered with thandai mousse (white chocolate ganache, whipped cream, and thandai.) Soft gurrasmalais are put in the layers of the cake as well as on top. Roasted pistachios, dried rose petals and silvered almonds for garnishing.
What: Rasmalai cake with thandai mousse layers
Timings: Noon – 11 pm
Pocket pinch: Rs. 99
Ministry of Booze: On this festive season of colours, the Ministry of Booze has introduced its special offerings for the gourmets of Kolkata. Do try out their Cranberry Frappe (a twist of cranberry and vanilla and gondhoraj lemon best on colour fest), ice mist (a frozen ice vodka cocktails with kala khatta and strawberries, hints of chat masala) and blue lagoon ice gola (all-time favourite ice gola, a mix of blue curacao, crushed ice and vodka, lime juice, barman special masala) to add colours to your drinks.
What: Cranberry frappe, ice mist, blue lagoon, ice gola
Timings: Till March 10
Pocket pinch: Cranberry frappe at Rs 99
Timings: Noon – 12 am
The Lords and Barons: The Holi festival rainbow spiral cake is a must-try. It will give your taste buds a sweet blast and their Holi special cocktail, Rangoli, is a perfect mix of colours and intoxication.
What: Holi Festival Rainbow Spiral Cake & Rangoli
Pocket pinch: Holi Festival Rainbow Spiral Cake at Rs 279
Timings: Monday -Wednesday 1 pm-11.30 pm
Echoes: On the occasion of Holi, they are offering their clientele with two new cocktails to add an extra fun to your celebration. Holi Highball (cherry infused with vodka, bitter, orange peel, tonic) and orange strawberry Spitzer (lime, strawberry, orange juice, vodka, wine) are there to engage you in the fun of tipsy Holi day!
What: Holi Highball and orange strawberry Spitzer
Pocket pinch: Holi Highball at Rs 349
Timing: 12.30 pm – 12 am
Oudh 1590: Spring comes with riot of colours and this Holi ring in the joyousness of colours with Holi special sharbats at Oudh 1590 with gulab sharbat, badam sharbat, doodh gulab sharbat and aam khaas.
What: Rangoli sharbat
Pocket pinch: Rs 120 to Rs 140 (for one) plus taxes
Timings: 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm on March 9; 12.30 pm- 3 pm and 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm on March 10
Gokul: Holi is around the corner and it’s the time to gift colourful goodies and treats to friends and family, colleagues and business associates. Gokul has lined up an array of exotic platters and hampers that can be customised to celebrate ‘Happier Occasions!’ The specially-curated platters with sweets, savouries, organic colours and Holi goodies range from Rs 300 – Rs 2,250, as per items chosen/customised.