Bengalis love their food as much as they love football, so when the soccer carnival is on in Rio, Kolkata too wants to kick it on the platter! With football fever gripping the city, restaurants and eateries are coming up with FIFA World Cup special offerings.
The Taj has introduced 32 cocktails for 32 days and pizzas flavoured according to the Latin American nations. The Park has focussed on a variety of beer offerings along with props across its different pubs and discotheques that include the “Roxy”, “Someplace Else”, “Aqua”, “Tantra” among others. It also has special promotions such as scratch cards and gifts.
Cashing in on the fact that matches run into wee hours, The Gateway (a Taj Group hotel) has begun late night home deliveries. “With late night and early hour football matches, garnering footfalls at the restaurant was a challenge. Even the late night crowds thin out at such hours. We thought of the home delivery model to create an opportunity,” Manu Sharma, General Manager, The Gateway Hotel, Kolkata, told BusinessLine.
Koshe Kosha has decided to blend the city’s twin passions together by unveiling a brand new menu – fully inspired by football. Rendezvous with Rooney, Rio Rocker, Nimble as Neymar are just some of the mouth-watering dishes lined up to pamper your taste buds in the soccer season!
“Food and football goes together really well for Bengalis, so we came up with an idea to actually represent each country which is participating in the World Cup and recreate their favourite dishes, giving it a Bengali twist,” says Manager Chiraag Paul, explaining the reason behind the launch of such a menu.