A King’s Lunch

bon appétit!

The hotel’s service is second to none. From the warm reception of the staff, to the amazing decor, the luxurious lobby, super comfortable sofa and chairs, fantastic Mocktails and I could go on and on. We could not have been more pleased with the attention to detail. The location is also excellent for exploring the beautiful city of Kolkata by spending least amount of time to travel from Airport.

The history of the hotel is very unique and interesting. This place offers a very relaxing and peaceful atmosphere after a hard day’s work on the job.

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The supporting facilities are phenomenal as well which along with the excellent meals offers in a very pocket friendly price, a great experience for travelers. 

We absolutely loved our time at the Social Kitchen, Hotel Holiday Inn. Holiday Inn is the recent most addition to the inventory of 5 Star Hotels in Kolkata. Social Kitchen is their all day dining outlet that serves Indian, Asian and Continental cuisines round it off at the dessert counter. The extensive ala carte menu also includes mouthwatering Indian, Mediterranean, Continental and Oriental cuisines. The guests can choose from an wide range of scrumptious items like Miso Udon Noodle Soup, Tomato & Mozzarella Salad, Assorted Crostiny, Teriyaki Chicken, Sukhlal Badami Alo, Gilafi Sheekh Kebab and etc. Delicacies from Western & European Cuisines will include Grilled Salmon Steak, Pan Seared Chicken and Australian Lamb Chops. Braised Egg Noodles with Shiitake Mushroom & Yellow Curry are the must haves from the Asian & Oriental Cuisnes, Dhone Kache Lanka Bata Murghi, Gohst Aapki Pasand, Khubani Kofta Curry & Tawawali Bhindi from the Indian Section. Their irresistible spread of desserts include Philadelphia Cheese Cake, Lemon Crème Brulee Bnana Caramel Mousse & more. 

The signature dishes as recommended by Executive Chef, Suman Chakraborty includes Caesar Salad veg, Assorted Kebab Platter Veg & Non Veg, Australian Lamb Chops, Grilled Salmon Steak, Thai Yellow Curry, Braised egg noodle with shitake mushroom, Dhone kacha lonka bata murgi (Bengali Speciality)

Apart from the elaborate ala carte menu, The Social Kitchen will also have a sumptuous buffet.

“The Social Kitchen will offer a wide variety of global delicacies as well regional delights to the food connoisseurs of Kolkata. The coffee shop will serve as the ideal place for breakfast, afternoon or evening get-togethers or the perfect dinner with your family and the loved ones. The vibrant décor, relaxed, calm ambience and the delightful delicacies complemented by our warm & friendly service will provide a delightful dining experience to guests. ” said Mr Kenneth Scott, General Manager, Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport.

It was my first visit to Social Kitchen after attending Grand Launching Party here in Hotel Holiday Inn on 3rd Feb, 2017.Enjoyed a great meal from buffet spread. And later on few dishes from the ala carte. A great day for CONNOISSEUR like us.

No let me introduce you to our sumptuous buffet. Please keep your meal ready.Otherwise it would be to tough to resist after watching so many delicious and tempting dishes.We had been served with few refreshing welcome drinks !! Each one was very own flavour which were perfect for a Sunny day to quench your thirst !

Guava Merry – Guava juice with lime juice, Tobacco Sauce & Chat Masala

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Apple Pillar – Fresh Mint Leaves and Apple muddled and topped up with Ginger Ale

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Blackcurrant Mojito – Mint Leaves and Lime wedges muddled together with lime juice, Blackcurrant crush and topped with soda.

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Soup

Roasted Tomato and Lettuce Soup – 

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Chicken Coriander Soup – 

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 Bread & Butter – 

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 Chat Counter – IMG_20170315_154731IMG_20170315_154752IMG_20170315_154755IMG_20170315_154758IMG_20170315_154800IMG_20170315_154803IMG_20170315_154809IMG_20170315_154811IMG_20170315_154814IMG_20170315_154722IMG_20170315_154718IMG_20170315_154714IMG_20170315_154711IMG_20170315_154708IMG_20170315_154704

Munches & Dips 

Papad –     

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Kasundi & Pickle- 

Dips – 

Salad – 

Grilled Fish & Mushroom Salad – The fish is cooked in thick mustard sauce, a slight sweetness in this dish, while the quick roasted mushrooms add an earthy counterpoint.IMG_20170315_152055
Chicken Hawaiian Salad –  A gorgeous, colourful salad loaded with tropical Hawaiian flavours! Lots of healthy greens, chicken marinated in pineapple and coconut, drizzled with a tasty cilantro  lime dressing.IMG_20170315_152108
Squid & Pokchoy –  Pok Choy is one of the most popular leaf vegetables in China, where it has been cultivated for centuries.I adore squid! I have no problem with its smell . And this salad looks gorgeous and fresh !!! IMG_20170315_152118
Potato & Bacon Salad – Potato salad with bacon is a delicious twist on a traditional summer side. You can’t go wrong with bacon, and this presentation is just over the top. Lime juice and a pile of paprika had given the dish a touch of spice and it’s a pretty nod to a saliva. They were looking great in table, ready for us to take a bite.IMG_20170315_152129
Melon Cocktail Salad – Savoring cool, silky sweet pieces of cold melon is a delicious way to melt away summer’s heat.A refreshing salad indeed.

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Beetroot Onion with Feta –  Slice of the beetroot and onion slices scattered over the beetroot. Crumbled feta over the salad. I loved the boldness of it, the color, the texture and the almost earthy taste!  IMG_20170315_152241
Roasted Tomato & Lettuce Salad – Start any special meal with this warm salad !IMG_20170315_152324
Onion confit Salad – This is an extremely versatile dish. Let your imagination run wild.IMG_20170315_152330
Russian Salad – The flavour and texture of the Russian Salad was quite different from the other standard salads, as parboiled veggies had been used rather than raw ones. It is unique and healthy salad in its own ways by using fresh vegetables, fresh fruits and yogurt based dressing. This was really a tempting and mouthwatering one.  IMG_20170315_152344
Carrot Hummus – Bright, beautiful carrots give this dip its gorgeous hue, while a pinch of paprika adds a slight kick of spice.IMG_20170315_152436
Baba Ganoush –  An amazing roasted eggplant dip. A dip with smoky roasted eggplant, tahini, garlic, lemon, olive oil and spices.IMG_20170315_152458
Pasta & Bellpepper with Basil Mayo – Plenty of fresh bell peppers and of course a good amount of basil for this pasta salad. It’s light, simple and full of color. Packed a punch with different flavors and combinations.Addition of bright basil mayonnaise that makes every bite taste like a mouthful of summer.
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Zero KM Bean Sprout Salad –  All things ‘beany’, especially bean sprouts is very popular in oriental cuisine. Bean sprout salad  is a tongue-tickling salad of bean sprouts and red capsicum tossed with a tangy and crunchy sauce of garlic, red chillies, soy sauce and garnished with fresh spring onions. IMG_20170315_152515
Gado Gado Salad – Gado-gado means medley or potpourri, which refers to all the different seasonal veggies and ingredients that are used, making it slightly different wherever you go and whatever the time of year. Tossed with the most incredible peanut dressing. The typical street food of Jakarta in IndonesiaIMG_20170315_152737
Greek Salad – The Greek salad is known and loved around the world; use the ripest tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, Greek olive oil, creamy feta and lovely herbs, perfect!IMG_20170315_152803

Main Course 

NonVeg

Chicken Biriyani – Chicken Biryani is the most ordered and liked rice preparation in India. Does not need any introduction to this evergreen delirious dish.  A sumptuous chicken biriyani that is cooked with such precision that you are bound to make this dish again and again to relish the delicate flavours. IMG_20170315_150500
Prawn in Trio Pepper – This is probably my favourite prawn pepper curry i have ever tasted. So delicious. It really takes on the prawn flavour very well with combination of trio bell pepper which is not only adding its essence also providing the dish a bright colour. IMG_20170315_150629
Grilled Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce – A wonderful and flavorful dish that you can have with steamed rice. Loved the fact that the fish was tender and crisp which i like. Didn’t care for the sauce to much lemon to tart. IMG_20170315_150643
Rarra Gosht – Mutton steeped in gravy of spicy mince, soaked with rare spices, Rarra Gosht is every bit regal in taste. It was a delicious spicy dish and rich in appearance. Here Mutton was thoroughly cooked so that we did not face any difficulty to cut those juicy mutton pieces with fork and knife. IMG_20170315_152851
Tangra Style Chicken – An Indo-Chinese variant of the popular Chinese dish, from the renowned restaurants of China Town in Calcutta.Boneless batter fried chicken chunks in a thick fiery soy sauce gravy with fried onions, bell peppers and green chilies. IMG_20170315_150720

Veg

Vegeratable Biriyani – Conjured an aromatic, meaty, Awadhi dum Biryani. Topped with fried onions. Fragrant, flavorful Biriyani, high on the flavour of spices but low on heat!IMG_20170315_150756
Steamed Rice – Steamed Basmati rice is considered a staple food in India. It was nicely presented over banana leaf. IMG_20170315_150856
Yellow Dal Tadka – Simple yet full of flavors, This Punjabi Dal Fry is a common dish made throughout the homes and served in all restaurants and dhabas with their own variations.  IMG_20170315_150917
Paneer Makhani – Paneer prepared in the tandoori style and simmered in an authentic & richly-spiced sauce. Vegetarian. All natural. This North Indian favorite can be enjoyed with tandoori naan or parathas!IMG_20170315_150941
Bhindi Masala – Bhindi Masala is a delectable North Indian specialty, immensely popular across the entire sub-continent. I love Bhindi, and combined with an East Indian spice blend (masala), it took on a whole new life of its own. IMG_20170315_151026
Dum Aloo Banarsi – The Banarasi style of making it. Dum Aloo is a popular Indian entree that is served with flatbreads, rice, papad and raita. This is a rich preparation made with whole and ground spices, tomatoes, cashews and fresh cream. IMG_20170315_151048
Balsamic Grilled Vegetables – A simple recipe for vegetables that let’s their quality and freshness shine through ! Delicious! Lots of red peppers, yellow peppers, broccoli , baby corns, mushrooms etc. Healthy antioxidant-rich vegetables get a flavorful punch when marinated in balsamic vinaigrette and grilled.IMG_20170315_151111
Stir Fried Vegetables – Delicious and simple, I loved it! The vegetables turned out nice and bright and were very crisp. Carrots, water chestnuts, baby corn, broccoli, mushroom and garlic, green onions. A whole lots of veggies. This gorgeous, luscious stir-fry will knock your socks off!IMG_20170315_151521
Hookme Noodles – The noodles tossed with garlic, mushroom and lots of vegetables. Simple yet flavorful. IMG_20170315_151540

Desserts

French Opera – A modern take on a French classic, this decadent Opera cake was rich, chocolatey, and packed with espresso flavour. IMG_20170315_152924
Pineapple Pastry – Sponge layered with cream and chopped pineapple topped with whipped cream makes for this rich and smooth pineapple pastry.IMG_20170315_152946
Fresh Kiwi Tart – The pastry stayed together well but was delicate and crumbled upon eating. A luscious cream cheese filling similar to cheesecake is baked up in a tart pan and topped with fresh kiwi. IMG_20170315_152959
Mango Baked Yogurt – Delicious chilled dessert made with a combination of yogurt, cream, condensed milk and mango puree.IMG_20170315_153017
Black Forest Shooter – If you like the taste of chocolate cake, this is a great dessert drink. You’ll enjoy every sip. Classy, stylish, and adorable, this dessert shooter would be perfect for any celebration !IMG_20170315_153057
Blueberry Cheese Cake –  Rich, velvety cheesecake combined with plump, ultra sweet blueberries makes for one of the most delectable desserts. IMG_20170315_153230
Strawberry Gauteux – Delicate layers of fluffy vanilla sponge and real strawberry creme, topped with white chocolate and strawberry syrup.  Delectable dish is soft and melt-in-the-mouth, and will win your heart and mouth !IMG_20170315_183536
Fresh Fruit Gauteux – Soft sponge cake stuffed with fresh fruits. A bountiful assortment of premium fresh sliced fruits on whipped cream. This delicious dessert is perfect for a dinner party. IMG_20170315_183532
Tiramisu – Topped with cream and sprinkled with cocoa powder, cheese sauce and coffee, blend on a bed of sponge cake to give summer a frost bite.IMG_20170315_153239
German Chocolate Slice –  One of most popular desserts. Toasted coconut and pecans give these cookies a yummy edge.IMG_20170315_153443
Apple Cinnamon Crumble – A juicy and jammy Apple Pie filling is covered with a crispy cookie like topping. IMG_20170315_153309
Chocolate Truffle in Chocolate Cup – Cute little Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes make sweet treats any day. Each bite sized chocolate cup filled with a swirl of dark chocolate ganache and topped with a slice of strawberry. IMG_20170315_153316
Assorted Sweet Platter –  For the sweet tooth, this assorted sweets platters offer something different for everyone. IMG_20170315_153341
Malai Channa – Malai Channa  is a traditional famous sweet of Bengal. It takes the taste of the Channa to a whole new level by dipping the Channa Balls in the rich sweet milk cream. The golden hue and the rich dense texture of “Malai Channa” makes it almost irresistible. IMG_20170315_153430

Honey Barfi – Barfi is a popular Indian dessert made from condensed milk and cooked with sugar.  A wholesome treat, Fresh Chaana and pure honey bound together as a sweetmeat. IMG_20170315_153355

Most friendly way staff ever, great food, and I cannot believe the price of the amazing Buffet deal here-not to mention you are in Kolkata near Cc2 in a 5 Star and its too close Airport, and here you are with the best deal ever!

Lunch Buffet INR 899 A.I
Dinner Buffet INR 999 A.I

Enjoy !!

After having our lunch we had enjoyed a light session with my fellow friends, few photoshoot here and there. Few glasses of cold drinks. Had a nice afternoon. Then comes  few irresistible dishes of Chef’s choice from the ala carte menu as  my fellow friends (Bloggers) and me were invited there over a food tasting session.

The Dishes We Had :

Caesar Salad  – Lettuce, Croutons, Bacon, shaved parmesan tossed with anchovies dressing. Served with grilled chicken. Combination of the wonderful flavors of grilling with this classic salad. It turned out to be an excellent fusion of flavors. The grilled chicken were simply amazing. There’s just nothing quite like the smokiness that grilling imparts to food.IMG_8874

Assorted Non Veg Kebab Platter – Chef’s choice of Prawn, Fish, Lamb, Chicken.

Tandoori Jhingaclay oven roasted Bay of Bengal prawn marinated in Indian spices. So fresh and perfectly cooked, the large prawns were succulent. I would highly recommend this dish.

Gilafi Seekh Kebab –  Barbequed mince mutton with cashew nuts and Indian Spices. This is highly recommended for any meat lover. Now this is absolutely amazing. Can get a bit messy, but who cares, the large bit was there to protect my clothes.

Kasundi Mahi Tikka Kolkata Bhetki in kasundi mustard marinade, charcoal grilled. For a fish lover, this dish gets top marks, the delicately spiced fish, charcoal grilling is giving it a very smokey and rich flavour. Just melts away in a bite.

Classic Murgh Tikkachicken morsels marinated Indian spices and cooked in clay oven. It is certainly a succulent, aromatic and scrumptious appetizer. With a squeeze of lemon juice it tastes like heaven.

Murgh Malai Kebabchicken morsels in a spiced yogurt and cashew nut marinade, charcoal grilled.  Chicken comes with tender texture. This is delicious and mouth-watering. No one can eat just One !!

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Assorted Veg Kebab Platter – Chef’s choice of Paneer, Mushroom, Babycorn, Broccoli and Potato.

Paneer Achari Tikka – Cottage cheese marinated in traditional Indian pickling spices,cooked in clay oven. Capsicum and onions are delicately marinated in a aachar (pickle) was giving tickling taste.

Sukhlal Badami Aloo – Potatoes filled with Peshawari nuts & Mediterranean couscous, baked in clay oven. It’s smooth and nutty flavour is perfect to take away your attention from many Non Veg dishes.

Tandoori Malai Broccoli – Broccoli marinated in cheddar cheese, baked in clay oven.  It is one of the spicy finger licking food . Cheese and all spices makes it yummy with rich flavour and nice taste.

Bharwan Tandoori Kumbh – Mildly spiced marinated mushroom encased with cheese cooked in clay oven. Mushrooms are one of my favourite fungi – sounds yuck?  These lovely bite-sized tandoor cooked button mushroom stuffed with cheese and spices were delicately succulent and flavoursome.

Hara Bhara Kebab – Grilled Bengal gram and spinach patties stuffed with cheese. A vegetarian  nutritious snack full of aromatic spices. An eye-appealing starter patty with bright color, crispy bite and smooth texture.

Makai Methi Seekh – Irresistible combination of golden corn and kasoorimethi. skewered and cooked in clay oven. A very simple and an extremely delicious recipe. This is a perfect evening snack option.. They look great and they taste even better. I tried it for the first time and they came out absolutely delicious. It’s a sure shot winner.

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Nasi Goreng –  Indonesian specialty rice served with chicken satay and peanut butter sauce. Nasi Goreng is just an exotic name for Fried Rice…so we hear! But it is amazing how the flavor is different for other Fried Rice. Served with all the salty, sweet, spiced flavours of Asia and topped with a sunny-side-up egg. Had a great depth of flavour thanks to an aromatic killer sauce. IMG_8912

Chicken Dim Sum –  There’s nothing better than a steaming basket of fresh dim sum to share with friends. I fell in love with this stuff! It’s basically a steamed dumpling with meat stuffing inside. IMG_8996

Wok Fried Chicken Noodles – Succulent chicken pieces cooked in a soy sauce, ginger and garlic gravy and stir fried with fresh crunchy vegetables. Delicious!

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Teriyaki Chicken – Chicken in Teriyaki marinade, pan grilled. Definitely a classic meal that’s always a crowd pleaser.  Bite-sized pieces of chicken breasts along with few bell peppers stir fried in Teriyaki Sauce finished with Wine.IMG_9027

Philadelphia Cheese Cake – It was a moist creamy delicious cheesecake. Everyone enjoyed it. IMG_9018

Social Kitchen, at Hotel Holiday Inn has to be a recent memorable culinary discovery for me in Kolkata. If there is anything I would highly recommended, it would be this All Day Dining restaurant , for its highly acclaimed cuisine of various Frontier of the Globe.  Lots of choices of lamb, Chicken and Fish. Service is Elegant.  Food is out of this world. Had a great afternoon which ended in a much more eventful evening.  Good Food, Lovely Ambiance, Relaxing Atmosphere, Friendly Staffs.

Just a complete package.

Enjoy lavish buffet at Social Kitchen or any dish from vast Menu of ala carte.
Book your tables now at 033 66996789.

Special Thanks to

○ Chef Suman Chakraborty for the invitation.
○ Chef Arnab Maschatak for taking care of each and every requiremt of dishes served.
○ Debamita S Banerjee for the overwhelming hospitality

○ Satabda Biswas
Sanjeev Singh
Swastik Das

○ Rajdeep Bhattacharjee for leading us.
Proud Member of Panch Phoron #panchphoron

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sabyasachi Chatterjee says:

    Looks sumptuous food. Will try it

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