Truely An International Affair at Calcutta Club
Calcutta Club remains the epitome of the club culture in Bengal, and is definitely one of the most happening clubs in town. On 15th Jan, the international evening at Calcutta Club especially offered a few things which I just did not want to miss, and it was not just the performances. Calcutta club boasts of amazing food, and trust me there were 31 stalls to pick great food from across the world. Upon entrance, the first thing that caught my eyes was the huge stage where performances were beginning. After a brief opening ceremony, a group of beautiful and talented women from Vietnam were present to perform for the crowd. They began by playing some intricate Asian tunes, but then quickly changed tracks, and performed some much-loved Indian tracks, like Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire, and the title track of Kal Ho Na Ho. Their performance was interspersed with the energetic moves of an Argentinian group, who performed intricate South American moves, and we were enthralled by the beauty of the Tango and the Samba, as the rhythm was perfect for some foot tapping. Meanwhile, food and drinks were flowing free. I headed over to the Four Seasons wine counter, and picked up a glass of my favorite white ? Four Seasons Sauvignon Blanc, with grassy and vegetable notes, and a rather dry finish. I also looked around the food segment, and there were a number of counters to choose from. The food segment was impressive ? I spotted the Laksa and Sushi from the East, the Shawarma and Seekh kababs from Lebanon, fusion food from Bohemian, and some delicious desserts from Balaram Mallick and Afraa. We were truly spoilt for choices, and as the crowds were getting larger around the food stalls, decided to order quickly. The amazing food from Calcutta Club included the famous fish and chips from England that was a crispy affair with flaky, plump fish, and the juicy Bockwurst sausage from Germany, which was served with a rather uninspiring Potato salad and a killer mustard which was soul satisfying in its spicy pungency, to say the very least. I also checked out the Vedic Village counter for a very unusual Pao Bhaji, served with an unusual set of fluffy fritters which tasted slightly like poha, and ended our dinner with some lovely desserts from Swissotel. The chocolate muesli mousse was truly decadent and extremely tasty, and I loved the crunch of muesli on top of a silken mousse which had a distinct Nutella-like flavor. It was pretty big, and I struggled to finish it. At this point, DJ Akbar Sami had come to the stage, and he started churning out numbers which were absolutely irresistible. He started with a bit of EDM, then quickly swerved to eighties hits, and then moved on to some energetic Bollywood hits, and the crowd went wild. The dance floor was absolutely attuned to his music, and the evening ended on a high note, with incredible music and food. A truly international and sensational event indeed! I will be eagerly waiting for next such great event at Calcutta Club.