For someone who loves eating out, I know I’ve been late in exploring the much-raved about Bohemian. Situated in Bondel Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata, Bohemian has been quite a favorite among diners who were looking at Bengali food with a difference. I happened to visit along with a couple of blogger friends on a winter afternoon. The place was small but tidy and well-done. More of a cafe than a fine dining decor, and hence the likes of me could chatter and eat quite comfortably, unmindful of the do’s and don’ts of table etiquette. The menu card was impressive and famished that we were, we went on an ordering spree despite one of us warning the rest about the massive portions we should expect in the main course. We ordered 3 kinds of mocktails, two appetisers (chicken and prawn), four individual main courses and did not leave before sampling a dessert. Everything I had or tasted has pleased me enough to not find a single negative thing to write about. I therefore would prefer to let the pictures do the talking.

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Panchforon flavoured Chicken Escallops (INR 299)
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Bloody January (INR 149)
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Gondhoraj Julep (INR149)
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Bacon Baked Tilapia with Ginger and Fennel (INR399)
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Royal Bengal Roast Mutton with Bhuna Sauce (INR 469)
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Spicy Pork Curry (Anglo-Indian Spices) (INR 429)

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In retrospect, I loved the idea of ingeniously combining flavours such as the panchforon and chicken, and the fennel and ginger for the bacon wrapped tilapia. Have left with the promise of recreating these at home, but before that, I need to treat the husband to this place. They generously serve pork so I know he will like it.

P.S. Meal for two would be roughly around INR 1500/- inclusive of non-alcoholic drinks. You may need to pack home some leftovers as well, because the portions are generous.

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