Kolkata, Aug 5 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) The famous Thakurbari of Kolkata, from where world poet Rabindranath Tagore hails, is known for the extraordinary culinary skills of its members in the past and the creation of some signature dishes.
Now Kolkata’s authentic Bengali food joint 6 Ballygunge Place brings the period Bengali cuisine to the foodies of the town.
The restaurant is celebrating Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary by bringing delicacies of “Thakurbarir Ranna” (Dishes of Tagore House) remembering his love for traditional and exotic cuisine.
The gastronomic extravaganza was kick started by the who’s who of the town namely percussionist and musician Bikram Ghosh, singer Rupam Islam, music director Debojyoti Mishra, pop icon Usha Utthhop, tabla maestro Pt. Tanmoy Bose, actor Sreelekha Mitra, fashion designer Agnimitra Paul, musician Neel Dutta and many others.
“As it is 150th Death anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, we want to pay homage to him by recreating the dishes straight from the kitchen of thakurbari. This year everyone is trying to do something to pay a tribute to him and we are doing our bit”, said Anindya Palit, one of the partners of 6 Ballygunge Place.
The menu at the festival gives an authentic test of thakurbarir ranna.
The festival will be on for a week from Aug 5 to 12.
(Photos by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)