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2-Hour Traditional Bengali Meal in a Private Kolkata Home

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    What to Expect
    Meet Iti, a warm and welcoming retired British Airways executive who has been on a series of Indian cooking shows to demonstrate how to prepare Bengali cuisine. She lives in the heart of Calcutta in an elegant, modern apartment with a garden terrace.

    Share with Iti a traditional Bengali tasting menu served on beautiful hand-painted terracotta plates with matching bowls for curries. Dishes may include pulao (fragrant saffron-flavored rice), dal (yellow mung lentils spiked with mango-flavored ginger and cumin), beguni (crispy eggplant fritters), alu jhinge posto (potatoes, zucchini, and yellow pumpkin cooked with a poppy seed paste), chingri malai curry (aromatic coconut cream prawns), bhetki paturi (sea bass coated with a mustard paste and steamed in banana leaves). For dessert, you might try payesh (Bengali style rice pudding flavored with cinnamon and sweetened with date palm sugar) or another of her fantastic dishes. Enjoy a delicious meal while learning about Bengali culinary and cultural heritage.

    Please note, your host is not a professional chef, rather this experience is a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local person and share the culture and cuisine together.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meet your host at their home (Address in Voucher)
    • Private meal with your host Iti
    • Bottled water
    • Beverages
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

    I apologise for the delay in posting a review but I haven't stopped wandering through this wonderful country of yours long enough to put pen to paper until now. My first few hours in Calcutta were full of calamity..missed connections hacked bank cards lost bag...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank helenmanning
    Reviewed 19 June 2018

    I recently had dinner with Iti. It was a wonderful experience, sharing a delicious dinner in someone's home!. This was a pleasant change from eating solo in restaurants every evening. Iti discussed Bengali food, her experiences, …. the time flew by!! The presentation of the...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank helencpoot
    Reviewed 26 February 2018

    Read about this on TripAdvisor itself & was very intrigued & wanted to try it out. We were meeting our American friends from Hong Kong in Kolkata, so contacted Iti Mishra & booked a dinner at her home. Our friends are Vegan & Itidi didn't...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    3  Thank gargi28
    Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

    We had the most wonderful evening being made so very welcome in Iti’s Home, so fantastic to learn all about traditional Indian Home life and food culture. She cooked an amazing Thali all really tasty not too spicy but very authentic and very delicious. I...More

    5  Thank MariaTalavera27
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    patty h
    3 May 2018|
    Response from chutneymama |
    Hi, not formally it’s like being a family friend visiting their home, so in conversation I’m sure she would give you the recipes, she explained them to us as my husband is a chef and the fish with mustard was delicious and... More
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