Paris is always a good idea

“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

With the busy working schedule, I haven’t been able to post blogs as often as I would like. I have however, been tasting  up a storm, so there will be many food tasting events coming soon.

The Paris café is an institution. No trip to the City of Light would be complete without visiting at least one. There is nothing more French, or more specifically– Parisian– than taking a few moments out of your day to sit with an espresso in Paris Cafe , one of the city’s thousands of cafes.

Paris and cafés go together like hand-in-glove, like salt-n-pepper, like mother and child. When you’ve only just arrived, often the first thing you want to do is order an espresso. Sitting in a café, leisurely, is one of the best ways to acclimate yourself to Paris.

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There are so many lovely, even ecstatically delicious, pastry shops in around Kolkata but not so many that invite you to come in, sit down, and enjoy that fresh Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cake and Assorted macaroons along with cool Summer Refresher like Water Melon Freezer. This colorful little cafe and tea shop offers the most delicious baked goods. Pair any (or all!) of that with a good, stiff frothy coffee drink or a pot of tea and you have yourself a delicious respite from the claustrophobic city. The location, once you’ve found it, is easy as pie to get to. A bit of Paris crafted bit by bit into a cozy corner of IT hub of Kolkata. The decor is chic and grand, the details are cute and elegant. A mix that has been chosen in the Parisian state of mind.

img_20170226_121625The laid back atmosphere makes this café an ideal place to meet up with friends for a weekend brunch or for a quick treat before a day of exploration. Both sophisticated and vintage, Paris Cafe is a prime café to linger and people watch for an entire afternoon. With its huge windows and lots of light, as well as the streamlined Scandinavian aesthetic, it has become a popular place to work, so you’ll often see people cranking away on their Macbooks.

The Dishes We Had :

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Cappuccino –  A classic drink from Italy that is known for its frothy top. Their foam typically had the most elaborate designs swirled on top. Being milky, yet the espresso definitely didn’t go unnoticed.

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Cafe Mocha – perfect combination of Chocolate & Coffee with a sprinkle of cocoa, served with Madeleine (Lemon flavoured Sponge Cake). Irresistibly delicious, perfect blend of premium coffee and rich hot chocolate with amazing flavour. You are going to adore this enticing blend of premium coffee and hot chocolate, finished with whipped topping.

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Strong cappuccino – Robust cappuccino with a stronger coffee taste. Stronger-taste coffee had velvety froth in every sip.

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Caramel Hot Chocolate – The Best Way to Stay Warm This Winter Is With Boozy Cinnamon and Caramel Hot Chocolate. Nothing will warm you up better than a big cup of Caramel Spicy Hot Chocolate.

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Cafe Mocha – Visible layers of Chocolate , Coffee, Milk & Milk Froth. Looks extremely impressive. Taking you one step closer to achieving the perfect Cafe Mocha.

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Irish Coffee – Coffee,Irish whiskey, sugar and cream. A thousand twists. It is an easy drink to get passably right, but a hard drink to perfect. The strong coffee, the dense mixture with cream to float on top.

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Assorted Macaroons – Chocolate / Rose / Lemon flavoured –  I decided to taste all.
1. Pink Rose macaroons – A little something sweet to go with the champagne on New Year’s Eve – or anytime, really
2. Yellow Lemon macaroons –  I was totally head over heels about this lemon buttercream. It was so light and zesty, sour, yet sweet. Absolutely awesome filling for lemon  macaroons.
3. Chocolate macaroons –
all the macaroons were sweet and floral, bittersweet, salty, sweet and sour. I was so tempted to have few more,  but I had no more time and had to stop. It was hard to decide which one I like the most as each of them is so different and I love them all! But still I go with Rose on the street of Paris.

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Red Velvet Cupcake –  Classic red velvet cupcakes with velvety texture and buttery soft crumbs and topped with tangy cream cheese frosting and few naughty hearts here and there.  However, the color of this cake is not the only reason I loved it so much. it was properly done, this cake had smooth velvet-y texture with soft crumbs. If you have never had red velvet cake before, or never understood what’s the big deal about it, I urge you to go to Paris Cafe and have these cupcakes right away. Once you have one, two, or maybe three cupcakes in one sitting, like I did, you will understand what I’m talking about – incredibly moist and delicious.

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Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cake – The Signature Dish. If you’ve ever been to Paris cafe, and if you’re a Red Velvet Cake Fan… you’ve probably ordered up the Red Velvet Cheesecake. It’s kind of the most amazing thing ever… a red velvet layer-cake with a layers of cheesecake mixed in. topped with few naughty Sugar Hearts. Love was in the air and Love was in the stomach too. It was an absolutely fabulous preparation turned out super moist and perfect. The cheesecake layer softens up and is perfect and velvety in the center.  It’s almost like a giant interior layer of frosting, except that when you bite into it you realize that it’s CHEESECAKE instead. So this dessert was like the perfect thing for me.

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Grilled Chicken Sandwich – Chicken sandwiches, frankly speaking, don’t exist to excite me. But do try this Grilled Chicken Sandwich which was a delicious way to satisfy your growling stomachs. Sandwich was a juicy, all-white meat chicken breast fillet, marinated in a blend of herbs, all served on a toasted grilled bread.

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Mexican Chicken Hot Dog – This dish was packed with flavour. This hot dog was grilled to perfection, then topped with jalapeno peppers, salsa, cheese, sour cream and avocados.  Now that’s a mouthful to say and these hot dogs are a yummy mouthful to eat. There is nothing worse than having too much bun-to-dog ratio. There should be frank in every bite. And this Hot Dog was too frank indeed.

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Panko fried Chicken Burger – Easy crispy fried panko chicken breasts made the ideal tender and juicy base for these tasty fast-food alternative chicken burgers. In either case these tasty burgers make a very quick and easy workday dinner.

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Mushroom Omlette with a Slice of Butter Toast –  This was fantastic! I don’t take Omlette very often, but will now after having this. Fresh mushrooms, red onion and green onion, Everything came together with ease.

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Lemon Vermicelli Fried Fish – Citron marinated fish, coated with Vermicelli & deep fried. Served with Tartre sauce & BBQ dip. Bring back the Friday night fish fry tradition. Using panko crispy bread crumbs help the crust stay extra-crisp, while the fish remains moist.

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Roasted Mustard Chicken with Spiced Rice – Despite its pallid complexion, the chicken, roasted with a layer of mustard, was incredibly moist and delicious, the flavors of thyme, garlic and lemon permeating the meat. This Spiced rice was a savory side for many meats. This was a very simple version that would appeal to a wide range chicken palates.

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Grilled Chicken Steak with Garlic Mashed Potato & saute veggies  – Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Burst with flavour, chicken pieces were sizzled on a palate along to fulfill tickling stomachs !!

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Ginger Glazed Chicken Wings – These wings were super tasty with a little sweetness and ginger flavour. Appetizers that can be made day ahead are an excellent way to create more time on the day you are entertaining. These wings were super tasty with a little sweetness and ginger flavour. Appetizers that can be made day ahead are an excellent way to create more time on the day.

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Fish & Chips – The classic Kolkata Bekti with a french twist.  Awesome fish, awesome fries.
The fish was fried to perfection. The batter is crisp, the fish is flavorful. My personal favorite is to dip it in the hot sauce. The classic tartar sauce is good too, but the hot sauce that they have here matches the fish so well!

At last, it seems that fish and chips has had its chips.

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img_9950Watermelon Freezer – 

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Green Mango Mojito –  Lemon,Mint, Green Mango & King Lime with Soda. img_0230

Virgin Mojito – Lemon & Mint refresher

Paris Cafe provides customers with an unparalleled experience through its premium location and high quality offerings. We had a BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY MORNING.

Special thanks to:

○ Sneha Singhi– For giving us the opportunity to Blogger’s Meet

○  Aloke Das -For hosting us so nicely and extending the warm hospitality  and his team for service us amazing Dishes

○ Rajdeep Bhattacharjee (Gourmets Travel Guide) – For inviting us 

○ I am a Proud Member of Panch Phoron #panchphoron

For more details:

https://www.facebook.com/pariscafekolkata

 

6 Comments Add yours

  1. hveagar says:

    Foodinista welcome to Eagar Kitchen Concoctions, stay tuned for more easy tips and tricks everyone should know about cooking.

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    1. I love to eat what You cook !! Please follow me to take a ride of Gastronomic Food Journey !!

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      1. hveagar says:

        Yes of course!

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  2. Wow – Stunning photographs.

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    1. Thank you jodierichelle !

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