When it comes to memorable food experiences, Kolkata is a tough city to beat. One can attribute part of this recognition to the assortment of boutique cafés peppered across the city. A very popular one among them is Paris Café – set up in March 2013 in the city of joy by the incredibly talented young chef SnehaSinghi. Beautifully located opposite the ice skating ring in Ballygunge as you drive byAshutosh Chowdhury Avenue, one could notice the grand signage lit up beautifully in the evening and a peek inside reveals the intricate beauty of the Parisian café culture. The cozy interiors can seat around 18 people, and one could easily be taken in by the breathtaking beauty of the interior and an assortment of delicious food and beverage. Perhaps their tagline ‘Cestsi bon’ (which translates to ‘It’s so good’) is a fitting description of the overall impression one has afterstepping inside. In October 2014, a second branch was established in the IT hub of Salt Lake sector 5to keep up with their growing customer base. The salt Lake branch of Paris Café serves a whole range of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes along with an assortment of beverages, desserts and baked goods. Compared to the Ballygunge branch this one has a larger floor area and can easily accommodate 50 customers.
Their menu du jour boasts of splendid epicurean delights that have made their way into the hearts of regulars and first time visitors alike. Most of the items like the spinach crepe, mushroom quiche, pasta, Panini, grilled chicken steak and vermicelli fish are popular favorites. Desserts like their incredible red velvet cake, Rainbow cake, macaroon, chocolate raspberry domeand choux pastry with Chantilly cream have already acquired legendary status. The assortment of fine brewed tea and coffee is very promising while the cold shakes and beverages all come with a hint of innovation to add that extra customer delight.
Sneha was trained in the prestigious Cordon le bleu, Paris and is recognized as one of the most gifted young chefs in the city. At Paris Café, she goes by her strength of using the best ingredients and fresh produce for the kitchen. Never compromising with quality, she cooks with great love and care. Her ability to craft beautiful cakes and savory continental cuisine is a top draw and Paris Café is known for maintaining a high standard in the quality of food served. They have won the ‘Times Food award’ twice in a row in 2014-15 for the Best Café and Best Confectionary category. Zomato, the top online food review service in the country awarded Paris Café, the users choice honors for deserts and cakes. Recently Paris Café added another feather in its cap by getting shortlisted to host the Goût de France 2015 in kolkata on the 19th March. Led by world-renowned 3-Michelin-starred Chef Alain Ducasse, the event aims to celebrate French gastronomy worldwide, with 1300 chefs across all 5 continents serving a “French-style dinner” to a panel of judges.Today Paris Café is considered one of the finest eateries in the city serving great cuisine and a memorable experience to customers. So drop in the next time you feel like treating yourself with some lip-smacking food and bring your friends along!