Great Indian Restaurant Festival 2017 by Dineout

This was my first ever experience with Great Indian restaurant Festival and it was phenomenal. The Great Indian Restaurant Festival (GIRF) is India’s first ever restaurant festival with flat 50% discount at 1000+ restaurants across 8 cities of India. This one of its kind festival begun from 1st February, 2017 with 10 days of never before deals available at top restaurants of the country!


There were 4 categories of discounts available:
• 50% off on Food
• 50% off on Buffet
• Special Deals
• 50% off on Alcohol

For me, being a blogger based out of Kolkata the choices and varieties offered we massive and its not everyday and every app that these kinds of offers come by at the big-named and sort-after restaurants of the city.


Moreover dineout sent me an awesome hamper, probably keeping in mind the hogger that I’m (P.S: for the post hogging episode).  16665650_10154346044200954_3649195139315804111_o.jpg

Since Great Indian Restaurant Festival 2017 ended right around the corner of Valentine’s Day the below image was an internal joke among my friends. It may just tickle your bones too. 😛


I loved the experience of GRIF2017 and am eagerly waiting for next year.


Rasoee Desi Kitchen : A rare concept 

Rasoee in Hindi means ‘Kitchen’. Extending the concept of Rasoee or Kitchen – where food is prepared, the team of Rasoee Desi Kitchen has come up with ‘Make your own Meal’. They have a few offerings and each kind of the offerings can be made in accordance to your pallet. With a variety of toppings(veg/nonveg), dips and sauces Rasoee will give you the liberty to make your dish just as tangy or sweet, healthy or unhealthy, light or heavy as you want them to be. This is a concept which is still a rarity in Kolkata; apart from Subways or a few fine dinners.

Rasoee is a small, No fuss No muss kind of eatery. They primary offer health food which tastes like pure indulgence. In a bloggers meet arranged at their premises I got a chance to try a few of their offerings.

The evening started with Ginger Lassi and Kashai. Ginger Lassi was – Oh boy!! so, so, so heavy and delicious. The mild flavour of ginger made a significant difference. The Kashai is a South Indian haldi based elixir(hot drink) that is meant to boost your immune system, help in digestion, etc etc the list goes on. While the Lassi was a burst of flavours the Kashai had a subtle consistent taste. I liked both because of their unconventionality.

I also got a chance to try their version of Churmur and Chicken Chat. I believe I’m a true blue Bengali and I like my Churmur’s in a specific ‘way’ and this wasn’t that ‘way’. This Churmur had too much of Aloo but the spices were optimum.

The chicken chat on the other hand was superb. The moment it appeared on my table I devoured it to my heart’s content. The quality is commendable. Chunks of chicken, some veggies, lots of papri, lot of dabi and optimum spices – HEAVENLY!!

I also tried the Chicken Roll(wrap). OMG !!!! It was gigantic!! At every step of preparing the roll I was asked what ingredients I would prefer. I added veggies, dips, sauces and chicken to my heart’s content and the concoction turned out to be stupendous. I could never have one entire roll on my own.

Rasoee is one place that I would love to return back to because of their low prices, huge quality and healthy offerings. Wish the team all the very best for their future endavours.

P.S : They have an open kitchen so you will be able to see how clean your food is, in actuality.

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