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2-Hour Traditional Bengali Meal in a Private Kolkata Home

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    What to Expect
    Meet Iti, a warm and welcoming retired British Airways executive who has been on a series of Indian cooking shows to demonstrate how to prepare Bengali cuisine. She lives in the heart of Calcutta in an elegant, modern apartment with a garden terrace.

    Share with Iti a traditional Bengali tasting menu served on beautiful hand-painted terracotta plates with matching bowls for curries. Dishes may include pulao (fragrant saffron-flavored rice), dal (yellow mung lentils spiked with mango-flavored ginger and cumin), beguni (crispy eggplant fritters), alu jhinge posto (potatoes, zucchini, and yellow pumpkin cooked with a poppy seed paste), chingri malai curry (aromatic coconut cream prawns), bhetki paturi (sea bass coated with a mustard paste and steamed in banana leaves). For dessert, you might try payesh (Bengali style rice pudding flavored with cinnamon and sweetened with date palm sugar) or another of her fantastic dishes. Enjoy a delicious meal while learning about Bengali culinary and cultural heritage.

    Please note, your host is not a professional chef, rather this experience is a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local person and share the culture and cuisine together.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Private meal with your host Iti
    • Bottled water
    • Beverages
    • Gratuities
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Visited Kolkata and my family had booked a private dinner at a locals home. The food was spectacular, a variety of traditional dishes followed by a beautiful Bengali dessert and tea. Our hostess was welcoming and we instantly felt at ease . Iti was a very interesting
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    We found this event to be very enjoying. Good food and good conversation. It was nice to talk to a local and get some insight about Kolkata. Our host was a good cook and explained the menu. Over all a very pleasant evening
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    I apologise for the delay in posting a review but I haven't stopped wandering through this wonderful country of yours long enough to put pen to paper until now. My first few hours in Calcutta were full of calamity..missed connections hacked bank cards lost bag and and 9 hour
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    I recently had dinner with Iti. It was a wonderful experience, sharing a delicious dinner in someone's home!. This was a pleasant change from eating solo in restaurants every evening. Iti discussed Bengali food, her experiences, …. the time flew by!! The presentation of the
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    Read about this on TripAdvisor itself & was very intrigued & wanted to try it out. We were meeting our American friends from Hong Kong in Kolkata, so contacted Iti Mishra & booked a dinner at her home. Our friends are Vegan & Itidi didn't bat an eyelid even when she was told
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    About the operator
    By: Traveling Spoon
    14 reviews
    DeniseF1330
    Franklin NH, formerly of Portsmouth
    40
    Lovely hostess
    Visited Kolkata and my family had booked a private dinner at a locals home. The food was spectacular, a variety of
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    DebbyBelle
    Eliot, Maine
    72
    Good company
    We found this event to be very enjoying. Good food and good conversation. It was nice to talk to a local and get
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    Boris S
    32
    Amazing cooking and culinary experience with Bibi
    We (three adults and 3 years old kid) had amazing half day experience with Bibi and her husband, that included
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    BecsySmith
    England, United Kingdom
    33
    Lakshmi’s Cooking Experience, Ballygunge Kolkata — IDEAL!!
    Lakshmi openly welcomed my Dad & I into her home, treated us like family & gave us an experience to remember. She
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    helenmanning
    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    64
    An Iti bit of India!
    I apologise for the delay in posting a review but I haven't stopped wandering through this wonderful country of
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    brookebier
    34
    An Authentic & Memorable Moment in Kolkata
    I could go on and on about the Bengali food Iti prepared, it was an AMAZING meal! Iti is so knowledgeable and
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    helencpoot
    Chicago, Illinois
    20
    A lovely dinner experience
    I recently had dinner with Iti. It was a wonderful experience, sharing a delicious dinner in someone's home!.
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    jayjaymon
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India
    169
    2 American ladies wowed by a home-dining experience!
    My American friends from Singapore loved Calcutta and Bengali food so much that one was on her second visit in 3
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    gargi28
    Navi Mumbai, India
    14740
    Awesome
    Read about this on TripAdvisor itself & was very intrigued & wanted to try it out. We were meeting our American
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    HenrygeorgeJef
    Bruges, Belgium
    86
    Warmhearted lady in verry welcoming Kolkata
    The cooking and lunch with Itti were interesting , funny , and of course new tastdiscovery what we liked . A nice
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    MariaTalavera27
    Hawkshead, United Kingdom
    2120
    Fabulous Food and Fantastic lady
    We had the most wonderful evening being made so very welcome in Iti’s Home, so fantastic to learn all about
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    neratha
    Budapest, Hungary
    1114
    Lovely dinner at Bibi’s house
    Had a last minute dinner arrangement at Bibi’s house. Was rather difficult for me to find her home but Bibi and
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    gausha05
    Mangalore, India
    71059
    Excellent cooking classes and tour
    This tour organisor would make you visit the famous eating places in Kolkata and also have cooking
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