Kolkata, Jan 5 (/KolkataIBNS): The food lovers of the city will have an unique chance to savour a variety of traditional dishes as popular hypermarket retail chain Big Bazaar on Wednesday unveiled a grand food festival- ‘Favourtite Foods of Kolkata’.
The foodies can taste different varieties of both traditional Bengali foods as well as popular dishes like: chowmien, biriyani, rolls, phuchkas, iilish paturi, chingri maccher malaikari, momo and sukto.
“Food and Kolkatans are two faces of the same coin. So when it comes to celebrate with food ‘Big Bazaar Food festival’ is the ideal platform where we can nurture various cuisines which are favourite to the Bengali of Kolkata and are somehow lost in the hustle bustle of our daily life,” Manish Agarwal, General Manager, Sales and Merchandise (East), Big Bazar, said.
“Our theme ‘The Favourite And the Forgotten Cuisines of Bengal’ is a conscious effort of Big Bazaar to connect the food lovers of Kolkata and to revive the secret delicacies of Bengal.,” he said.
He also added that Big Bazaar is running a recipe contest based on the theme of forgotten cuisines of Bengal and the winning entries will be published in the form of a booklet.
“No one has time, every body is so busy these days, so they are eating fast foods. I believe that it is true that the traditional Bengali foods are slowly getting vanished,” actress Supriya Devi, who inaugurated the festival, said.
“The initiative like this one is very good but it will be interesting to see how many girls from the city gets attracted towards the traditional foods after visiting the festival,” she added.
Big Bazaar has tied up with few of the popular eating places like- Wow Momo, Zeeshan, Tandoori Darbar, Gupta Brothers, Bawarchi, Hindustan Sweets, for this event.
All these participants will provide special discount offers to the Big Bazaar and Food Bazaar customers, besides the customers of these eating places will also enjoy an additional privilege discount form Big Bazaar.
“I love foods as well as good music, I am really enjoying the entire arrangements,” said Bengali actor Chandrayee Ghosh, who was present in the evening.
“I will suggest all the young girls that they shall never starve themselves. It is not a healthy practice, always try to have a balanced diet,” Chandrayee told IBNS.
The festival will culminate with a two-day grand finale of the event on Jan 15 and 16 in the city.
Renowned singers and bands like Usha Uthup, Debajyoti Misra, Prateek Chowdhury,
Underground Authority, Bandage will perform live at the grand finale.