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Luxe at Length

The IPL Luxury Concierge - Kolkata

Posted by: Raul Dias on April 06, 2015

As the host city to the IPL finals on the 24th of May at the hallowed Eden Gardens Stadium, the City of Joy as it were puts on a spectacular show for all your IPL fans with everything from especially themed IPL dishes inspired by the city’s legendary street food to some of the most luxurious hotel suites.

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Channeling the relaxed, easy going vibe of a café, yet showing off its poshed up side, The Corner Courtyard—that is part of a seven-roomed boutique hotel of the same name—is a culinary paradox that works brilliantly. Offering an astonishingly eclectic ‘world cuisine’ menu with dishes from places as far and disparate as Finland and the Carribbean with a strong emphasis on comfort food, this one takes you on an unhurried foodie journey of sorts. Imbued with a certain flair and panache the menu here is truly an eclectic one. Right from the delectable seafood chowder that draws one in with its velvety texture to the yummy Romanian bacon wrapped prawns, the dishes served here are encore worthy. The crab cakes with pickled onion keeps one hooked onto the appetiser course while a procession of mains like the grilled polenta steaks, the Turkish chicken with pomegranate couscous and the beetroot-spinach ravioli keep the novelty level high with their brilliant execution. Drinks like the refreshing citrus-lemongrass twist, the watermelon and feta cheese ‘fauxtini’ and the coconut-sugarcane cooler did their valiant best to compensate for the lack of alcohol served here.

Suite surprise:

The Presidential Suite at the hallowed ITC Sonar, Kolkata is a piece of livable art! Characterised by doses of luxury typical to the minimalist aesthetic of the East, this suite offers an elegantly lavish abode of comfort and indulgence to guests. Expressing an exquisite confluence of contemporary functionality and the distinct warmth of old world hospitality that is as much reflected in the bouquet of presidential services as in the elegantly luxurious décor of the room, the Presidential Suite promises an unforgettable experience of five star luxury at one of the city’s best hotels. Situated in the most luxurious residential block at ITC Sonar, amid beautifully landscaped gardens, the Presidential Suite offers the perfect balance of privacy and  luxury in an ambience that is totally indulgent. 

IPL on a plate!

Swissotel Kolkata’s ‘Eden Garden Roll’, ‘Hyderabad Mirchi Bhajiya’, ‘Chicken Sun Riser’, and ‘Pind Da Kukar’.

* The Park Pavilion’s Knight Riders Burger, Kings Hot Dog, Royal Challengers Pizza.

Likely to exchange high-fives with: SRK and his posse of friends and family including little AbRam. Even politico bigwigs like CM Mamata Bannerjee are known to attend a match or two.