“Better days are coming. They are called Friday, Saturday and Sunday” – Author Unknown.

Well what do you know?! It’s already been a week since my inception as a blogger! My how time flies especially when you’re your own boss with an abundance of creative freedom. That feeling let me tell you is beyond compare.

With  A Pinch Of Salt , I aim on doing something different each time to keep you guys hooked and not disappointed; which is why today marks the birth of my weekly Weekend Planner.

The function of a weekend planner is simple- to give you guys a round up of some of the best discounts, offers and food festivals happening in Kolkata that you could indulge in and of course keep me in your blessings while you munch on.

Easy? Well let’s not waste time then. Here’s your Weekend Planner (April 10- April 12) for this week :


Calcutta Classics, City Centre Salt Lake (Apr 10-Apr 12)


What good is Kolkata if it doesn’t hold up the good old Calcutta culinary charm? City Centre Salt Lake therefore ensures that the whiff of history isn’t lost out this weekend. Chop cutlet or Telebhaja , Biryani or Fish sear, Chicken Kobiraji or Malai roll — regardless of what your Achilles’ heel is, there’s no getting away it at Calcutta Classics. Around 15 of Calcutta’s well known names will serve up adoration — think Paramount, Kalika Mukhorochak Telebhaja, Mitra Cafe, Chacha’s Hotel, Nalin Chandra Das & Sons, BijoliGrill, Indian Coffee House, Allen Kitchen, The Bakery from Lalit Great Eastern, Naba Krishna Guin, Barua & De ( Mamar Dokan), Niranjan Agar, Makhan Lal Das & Sons, Sabir’s Restaurant and Royal Indian Hotel. Get ready to get stop and imbibe antiquity. The festival is on from Noon till 9 pm at the Kund area of the mall premises.

Address: City Centre 1,
DC- Block, Sector 1,
Salt Lake,
Kolkata – 700064.


The 2nd Taj International Vine and Food Experience, Taj Bengal (April 10-April 11)


Curated by Sommelier Keith W Edgar,  the  second edition of this festival brings the best of an international wine experience with over 27 wineries and International wine producers, all under one roof. The event will also play host to wine tasting and five open-seating master classes featuring the great wines of India. What’s more? Patrons can also enjoy an array of international delights to enjoy along with their wines.

Prices: Friday’s Grand tasting – Rs.999 inclusive of taxes including cover, per person.
Master Classes (either morning or afternoon on both days) + Lunch  is  Rs. 2500 inclusive of taxes, per person.
Gala Dinner (April 11)– Rs.5000 inclusive of taxes, per person

Address: 34B, Belvedere Road,
Kolkata- 700027
Contact : (033) 6612-3302


Sea Food Festival, The Corner Courtyard (April 8- April 14)

seafood fest
Appreciate the integrity of ocean depths at The Corner Courtyard as the feasting destination presents Special Sea Food Festival. On offer will be an assortment of delights including alternatives like tamarind and crisp singed Fish Steak with Rock Melon, Goat Cheddar and Watermelon Greens with Firm Filo Cake shavings, prepared White Pomfret loaded down with Crab Peri meat and Broiler simmered vegetables and flame broiled Scallops with Hazelnut Nippy Lemon Margarine with Avocado, Sun dried Tomato pound and shaved Cucumber among others.

Address: 92B Sarat Bose Road,
Kolkata- 700026
Contact :  (+91) 9903999567


Fest Italiano, Mythh, Hotel Hindusthan International (April 8- April 15)


Commend the charming enchantment of bona fide Italian food stirred by the in-house cook of Mythh at Hotel Hindhustan International. Dive into a mixed bag of Italian indulgences like Chef special lemon enhanced marinated chicken finished with rocket lettuce and feta cheddar, Creamy gooey spring vegetable Risotto, Polenta Cake finished with vegetable ratatouille and Coconut and caffir lime panna cotta among others.

Address: 235/1, AJC Bose Road,
Beside Nizam Palace,
Contact: 8017312746


A Date With The 7Even Mountains, La Terrasse, Oberoi Grand (April 3- April 19)


This weekend savour the delicacies from our seven sister regions as La Terrasse  at the Oberoi Grand brings a delectable date like none other. Treats from Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh will be prepared by the in-house culinary extraordinaire. Just the mere mention of dishes like Sariyah Diya Masor Tenga, Omita Kkhar (fish curry with mustard, presented with green papaya and lentils), Nga Taoba Thongba, Iromba and Jackfruit Pickle ( broiled fish curry presented with Manipuri vegetable and dried fish chutney, jackfruit pickle) and Jadoh, Lamb Stew (Khasi meat pulao with sheep offals, presented with sheep stew) makes my mouth water!
Timings: Lunch- 12:30 to 3:00, Dinner- 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm.

Address: 15, Jawaharlal Nehru Road,
Contact :
(033) 2249-2323

Unlimited Pizza Party, Selected Pizza Hut Outlets  (April 10)


Can’t afford the hoity toitiness of Five stars? Order a Pizza man! Find it expensive? What if I told you that you could have unlimited Pizzas at INR 199 (veg) and INR 249 (Non veg)! Don’t believe me? Well I kid you not when I say that you could have unlimited gala time with your buddies with unlimited overloaded pizzas and Pepsi at Pizza Hut. While INR 199 is for Spice and Veggie Overloaded pizzas only. Chicken overloaded pizzas come at a price of INR 249.  Please note that prices are exclusive of applicable government taxes and there is a 10% service charge extra. Also this Pizza Party not valid in delivery & takeaway stores.

The participating outlets for this nom nom party are :

  • Camac Street  22 Camac Street, Kolkatta-700017
  • Salt Lake Shop 012 & A 105, DC-1, Salt Lake City Centre, Sector 1, Kolkata
  • City Centre Mall (2) Pizza Hut , GF Block C, City Centre Mall 2, New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata
  • Avani Mall Pizza Hut, Avani Mall, River Side – 32. Jagat Bannerjee Ghat Road Shipur Howrah Kolkata – 711102
  • Park Street PH Restaurant, T 3, park mansion, park street
  • DCN Mall  Shop 4, Fourth Floor, Diamond Plaza Mall, 68, Jessore Road, Kolkata


The Great Awadhi Biryani Festival, Oudh 1590 (Till April 14)


Biryani lovers, fear not! This weekend has something special planned for you guys as well.Entice your taste buds with the flavours of Awadh as Oudh 1590, the period eating destination brings The Great Awadhi Biryani Festival. Visitors can browse choices including dishes like Shahi Paya Biryani, Yakhni Gosht Biryani,Shikari Bater Biryani, Keema Biryani, Jheenga Kofta Biryani, Awadhi Palak Biryani and Multani Kanthal Biryani among others.  Lunch commences between 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm; while Dinner is scheduled from  6:30 pm to 10:30 pm respectively.

Address: 23/B, Deshapriya Park West
Kolkata -700026
Contact: (033) 65656551

Splash. Sip. Dip, Poolside, Hyatt Regency (April 10- April 12 this week)


Shed the enervated summer at the Hyatt poolside, every Friday and Saturday all this month.
Chill with companions and relish an assortment of Barbecue flavours accompanied with sweet and zesty plunging sauces. Wash it all down with chilled beverages while loosening up in the cool summer wind and add some energy with the rush of water games and other pool-zone exercises. So go ahead and dive into the fun.
The pocket pinch for all this stands at INR 1299 plus taxes per person and the activities are slated between 6pm- 10pm respectively.

Address: JA-1, Sector III,
Salt Lake City,

Kolkata-700 098
Contact: (033) 2517-1425/ 9831962778


Bengali Bhoj, Gucchi, Hyatt Regency (April 12)


The Bangaliyana-feel has never been more prominent at Guchhi! A whole Bengali buffet – made with credible Bengali luxuries is on offer with a five star brunching background at Guchhi.
Explore a gastronomic fervour of traditional Bengal while you bond with your family and companions. Chasm on an appealing selection of piquancy like Bakfuler bada, Fish Kabiraji, Echor pass on cholar dal, Tel koi, Ilish polao, Patishapta, Mishti doi and much more. It’s a complete Bengali affair!
The pocket pinch for this lavish affair is INR 1199 plus taxes (Food only) and INR 1499 plus taxes (With alcohol). The buffet commences from noon till 3:30pm.

Address: JA-1, Sector III,
Salt Lake City,

Kolkata-700 098
Contact: (033) 2517-1425/ 9831962778

So what are you waiting for? ATTTAAAAAACCCCCCCKKKKKK!!!!!


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