Kolkata is never out of options when it comes to dining out. This month Asif Iqbal tells you where to enjoy lip-smacking food festivals happening across the city.

Pizza Fest – Pizza Rediscovered Season – 4 @ The Bridge

Pear & GorgonzolaIf you are one of those chanting ‘mia amore’ whenever you see Pizzas, you are in for a special treat as The Bridge, at The Park, Kolkata hosts Pizza Fest – Pizza Rediscovered Season – 4.On offer will be a unique pizza menu comprising of Quattro Fromaggio, Pear and Gorgonzola and wood-roasted vegetables for the vegetarians all priced at Rs 845, while meat lovers can sink their teeth into the Hawaiian, Spicy Shrimp (Rs 1145) and Buffalo Chicken or Mexican pizzas (Rs 945) respectively.

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Smoke Shack @ Park Plaza

smoke shockKolkata now has one more place to enjoy al fresco eating as the The Park Plaza introduces their outdoor BBQ restaurant. If you missed out on the ‘silent’ launch party on the 1st of this month, hop in sometime soon. On the menu are classic and contemporary options, with the grilled lobster (Rs 1500) promising to be a real treat. Apart from the seafood, you can also dig into Indian favourites like Sarson Mahi Tikka (Rs 750) and Do Rookhe Khumb - clay oven broiled and stuffed mushrooms with cheese (Rs 525).

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Chiang Mai Food Festival @ Benjarong

benjarongBenjarong introduces you to the new flavours of oriental cuisine as it hosts the Chiang Mai food festival. Indulge in dishes from the Northern part of Thailand and choose from the smokin’ hot Larb Ped - Roasted duck meat with mint, onion and roasted rice in a spicy lemon dressing (Rs 458), Aep Goong - Lanna style prawns, which are delicately marinated, wrapped in banana leaves and then grilled (Rs 678), Gai Yang Som Tam - chicken marinated with spicy red curry paste and served with a raw papaya salad (Rs 458) and Kai Tod Radprik - crispy fried hard-boiled egg tossed with fresh red chillies and Thai sweet basil (Rs 298).

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