Hi, everyone! Today’s post will be a little different from the ones that I usually do. This would be a restaurant review. Last month, I went to TGI Friday’s, a famous restro-bar that serves mouth-watering Tex-Mex/American food. Those who follow me on Snapchat and Instagram must already know that. I was accompanied by my sister Sohini and my fellow blogger/best friend/sister Kinkinee. You guys should definitely check out her blog Gupshup Avenue. She has some amazing fashion and food related posts on her blog.

We already had a table booked for us. Upon reaching there, we were welcomed and seated by an attendant. Then we were handed with the menu. Our server told us about their ongoing offers and promotions. TGI Fridays is known for their varied range of exciting deals. They have deals on food and drinks like Happy Hours and Rs 77 Menu. Happy Hours is a buy 1 get 1 free deal on all drinks everyday from 5pm-8.30pm. Then there is Rs 77 Menu in which you can get exciting new cocktails & straights (including appetizers) for Rs 77 each. Isn’t it cool?

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When we visited TGI Fridays, there were two new offers going on. One was the Endless Food and Drink offer and another was Frank’s Red Hot Menu. We decided to order our starter from the latter and main course from the regular menu. So, we ordered Frank’s Red Hot Chicken Wings for starter and for the main course we ordered two items- Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Pasta for me and Fish n Chips for Kinkinee and my sister. We had also ordered soft drinks and lemonade.

Frank’s Red Hot Chicken Wings @ TGI Friday’s, Kolkata

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Price- 6 pcs for Rs 350/-; 12pcs for Rs 665/- (excluding taxes)

When we ordered this we had a feeling that it might be too spicy (that phrase ‘red hot’ is scary!) but it was not like that. The chicken pieces were tender and succulent. There was the perfect balance of spices and the red hot sauce added a bit of kick. The wings were topped off with crisp celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing. They served it with tartar sauce.

Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Pasta @ TGI Friday’s, Kolkata

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Price- Rs 550/-

The chicken and shrimp in this dish were juicy, tender and perfectly cooked. The pasta was cooked with sautéd red bell peppers in creamy Cajun Alfredo sauce. They top it off with Parmesan cheese and green onions. You can choose your own pasta. I chose Penne.

Things to keep in mind: Their portions of food are quite big. Remember this before ordering.

Overall, I had a great time there at TGI Friday’s. I wasn’t feeling well that day so I couldn’t enjoy my food. Definitely looking forward to my next visit. I would like to try their desserts as well.

This place is perfect for hanging out with your friends accompanied by delicious food and best cocktails. The restaurant has a very rustic and retro pub type of look to it, but at the same time, it looks very contemporary. The seating arrangement is very nice. It adds to the comfort that this place has to offer. The tables are well lit. Check out their website for more info.

What is your favourite dish to order at TGI Friday’s?

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Disclaimer: I was invited by TGI Friday’s, Kolkata to try their food and service in exchange for an honest review.

As you would know, Restaurant Week India, 2016 has started in Kolkata and is about to end in a few days. Read the pre-event listing here. I am a big foodie. This is the only reason why I became really excited when Restaurant Week India invited me to taste some special menu for the event. They gave me a few choices of restaurants in the city among which I chose Yauatcha. The reason why I chose Yauatcha is, I have heard a lot of rave about this restaurant from my foodie friends and secondly, I wanted to try some food from the city’s first Michelin Star restaurant. I took my sister along with me.

We had a table booked for us by RWI team for lunch. As soon as we entered the restaurant, we were escorted to our table by a staff. After we made ourselves comfortable, the manager (I am really sorry, I can’t remember names :/) came to us to know if we are comfortable there. We were served welcome drinks. Mine was a Lime and Passion fruit drink and my sister got a Strawberry one. At this moment, the manager introduced us to the chef, Kushal Lama (I remember his name because I have his business card). After exchanging greetings, he explained us all about Yauatcha, its start, the menu and what they aim to. Yauatcha is a pure Cantonese restaurant, opened in Soho, London in 2004. It’s first branch in India was opened in Mumbai. Without further ado, let’s get into the most important part of this post, the menu or rather the special menu.

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With Chef Kushal Lama of Yauatcha, Kolkata

The Restaurant Week India special menu at Yauatcha is divided into three parts which is the three course- appetizers, main course and dessert. You get a choice to choose one from each menu along with staples like rice/noodles for RS 900/- per person (tax extra). Honestly, I have no idea about Cantonese food and I did not want to mess up my experience by experimenting, so I asked the chef to suggest which dish should we go with. The chef was really happy to do that for us.

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Wrapped Chicken in Pakchoi with Szechuan Sauce
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Crispy Prawn Cheung Fun in Light Soya Sauce

So, from the appetizer menu, he suggested us to try the dumplings and the cheung fun which are their specialties. He suggested the Wrapped Chicken in Pakchoi with Szechuan Sauce and the Crispy Prawn Cheung Fun. The first one is a steamed dumpling where Pakchoi which is a Chinese green is filled with diced chicken and yam bean and then steamed and served with szechuan sauce. The second one is basically a roll in which steamed rice paper is wrapped around crispy fried prawn dipped in tempura batter and served with sweet soya sauce. Both of the dishes had a very subtle flavour to them. I loved the Crispy Prawn Cheung Fun a lot and I would recommend you guys to try it out. The steamed outer part and crispy inner part gives it a very unique texture which I loved. My sister, on the other hand liked the dumpling more.

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Sliced Lamb in Kam Heong Sauce


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Stir Fry Prawns in Home Town Chili Sauce


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Chicken and Egg White Fried Rice

For the main course, chef Lama asked us for our choices and we wanted to go for a prawn dish and a lamb dish. We went for the Sliced Lamb in Kam Heong Sauce and Stir Fry Prawns in Home Town Chili Sauce. The lamb was tossed with diced veggies like yellow bell peppers and onion and the Kam Heong sauce.  I found the lamb a little chewy. It was not as soft and juicy as I would like it to be. Both of us liked the prawn more. The prawn was blanched and then tossed with some veggies and the Home Town sauce which is a little spicy and tangy. I must say this dish hit all the right notes. We had also ordered the Chicken and Egg Fried Rice along with these two dishes.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

For dessert, we had only four options among which we both agreed for the Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse. Chocolate any day! This dessert was so blissful that the taste is still in my memory. It was actually a mousse served with ice-cream. I haven;t tried anything more divine than this in a long time.

We both enjoyed our food and the overall experience was really good. The chef was always there by the side to assist us learning about what we were eating. The entire staff was so soft-spoken and helpful and the ambiance of the restaurant was really peaceful.

OLA Prime Presents Restaurant Week India is about to end on May 1st. If you want to try the special menus then book a table now. You have visit RWI’s website to book a table.

P.S.- Please bear with the amateur photographs. It was my first time clicking with a DSLR.

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