Thursday 20 November 2014

Hyatt Regency Kolkata Experience


We co-cordially invite you for an experiential tour of ‘Food & Beverage’ outletito join us in celebrating our inaugural Culinary Competition.
Kindly consider this as an official invitation for the ‘Hyatt Culinary Challenge’. 
An initiative conducted by Hyatt hotels to engage with people who are passionate about cooking.


The passionate foodie in me was very delighted to find the above email invitation last week. This was followed by a telephonic invitation too and I found myself with some other Bloggers and Social Media influencers in Hyatt Regency Kolkata. 

This was my second visit to Hyatt Regency Kolkata and unlike my first visit that was for a Software Conference, I got to spend more time this time.

We got to experience the Hyatt hospitality. The close-knit team made us feel very comfortable as they took us around for the experiential tour. We observed that apart from great food, Hyatt Regency Kolkata has aesthetic interiors. Needless to say, we went click-happy! 

It was amazing to find 80 labels of wine with the wine cellar on display!

I loved the Bakery section with so many pastries, cakes, fresh bread etc.

One section of the Bakery with yummy fare!

Hyatt Regency Kolkata has three main restaurants-
- La Cucina 
- Guchhi
- Waterside Cafe 

We started with the La Cucina, the only authentic Italian restaurant of Kolkata. It had won the Indo Italian Chamber Award. Delicacies like Pizza with Parma ham, Caesar salad bar, warm potato salad and plenty more are available in the Buffet. 

We saw the Black Truffle, a mushroom native to France. Dogs are used to sniff and identify it. At Rs 17,000 a Kilo, Truffle is pretty expensive.

Waterside Cafe is the All Day Dining Restaurant that is open for 24 hours, with menus that are varied. 

Hyatt Regency Kolkata has a cool display. I liked this one with so many musical instruments and show -pieces.

Aesthetic Display
Hyatt Regency Kolkata's Indian Restaurant, Guchhi, is a la carte. A sumptuous range of Indian food where the menu offers many dishes like Mutton Rezala & Makai Mutter Malai.

Guchhi has been named after a mushroom of the same name. 

Guchhi Mushroom
Guchhi on display

Guchhi, the mushroom sells at Rs 17,000-35,000 per Kilo. 

Chef Partha
Executive Chef Vikram Ganpule

We got to sample a starter made of Guchhi & the famous specialty- Guchhi Dal.
The aroma and taste was distinct. 

The Veg & Non-Veg starters were too good as was the main course. 
 Starter Platter!
Guchhi Dal
Main Course
I loved the dessert- Kulfi too.   

Many Outlets of Hyatt Regency Kolkata find themselves as nominees for the Times Food And Night Life Award 2015. You can vote for them HERE.

It was interesting to learn about the special events planned & observed at Hyatt Regency Kolkata for the months of November & December:

Midweek Poolside Rendezvous- With funky songs in the background, party by the Poolside, while savoring sizzling snacks and drinks.

BBQ Special Weekends- Winter evenings by the grill with Poolside BBQ with good food, great spirits, cozy ambience… 

Lobby Festive Shop- Treats and sweets- chocolates, cookies, cakes, pies... at the fabulous ginger bread outlet in the lobby for the entire December.

Many others like- Pre-Christmas Lunch, Special Sunday Brunch Series, Christmas Special, Midnight Buffet on New Year, New Year Day, New Year Eve Special Party, Neon Night Party, Kid’s Club Special...

For More Info Contact:
Jhelum Banerjee
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, 
Hyatt Regency Kolkata
Ph- +91-8420077558

Recently, Hyatt conducted the Hyatt Culinary Challenge 2014 #CookWithHyatt event nationwide the final of which is to be held in Hyatt Delhi on November 22nd, 2014

My recipe- Mango Vermicelli Kheer was amongst the 25 recipes shortlisted for the Hyatt Culinary Challenge 2014!

Do you enjoy Cooking? Are you a foodie too? Do share in the comments below.

Linking it to-
Two Shoes Tuesday#105- Observe
Wordless Wednesday#61
Writers Melon #BloggerBeats
Top post on, the community of Indian Bloggers


  1. gosh! this was scrumptious :)

    I am glad you enjoyed the buffet, Anita.
    Thanks for linking up!

    1. Great linking up, Ruchira.
      We dined a-la-carte in Guchhi, the Indian restaurant there.

  2. Wow... that looks amazingly delicious! :)

    1. Looks + tastes wow too :)
      Thanks for your appreciation !

  3. It was great, Ash :) Number ayega :)

  4. wow am hungry soul-sis on the veg part of the food! Must have been an amazing experience! Where is your pic? I have a small keller and used to be a big fan of white wine! Needless to say amazing post and nice pictures too!

    1. Glad you liked my post & pics, Soul-sis :)
      Food experiences are amazing. That's why I was so busy clicking pics that I didn't take any Selfies :)

  5. That was a great spread for you all :)

    1. Yes indeed, Indrani! What else do Foodies need? :)

  6. Nice Post with Great Clicks. All the best for the finals! (y)

    1. Thanks Ravish :)
      However, my recipe didn't make it to the next round. Plus, only the top entry gets a chance to attend the Finals to take part with the other Corporate Winners of the Hyatt Culinary Challenge 2014 :)

  7. Such a wonderful review of a fabulous place! I would love to visit there! I am delighted that your recipe was chosen for an entry, that in itself is an accomplishment to be proud of. Your photos were great and made this an enjoyable tour for all of us, that you for sharing! :-)

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words & appreciation, Josie!
      Yes, it feels great that my recipe was shortlisted amongst the Top-25 :)
      It's a pleasure to share!

  8. Such a wonderful place ! The pastries and cakes look so delicious ! No doubt you had a great time :D

    1. Indeed! How we love pastries, cakes & desserts! :D

  9. Great seems you've enjoyed it to the fullest... :-)

  10. How tempting you made this post, so mouth watering!

    1. Great food always has that effect :) Thanks!

  11. Replies
    1. Welcome to my Blog, Brajesh :)
      Thanks for your maiden comment!

  12. Nice Post! Mouthwatering food! But, could you post higher resolution pictures? It seems like the picture quality isn't doing justice to the food!

    1. Thanks for stopping by & sharing your feedback! I appreciate it.
      As there are many pics, I cropped the selected ones and attached them so as to be light on the bytes.
      If you like any picture in particular, I can forward the high resolution image for you :)

      To do real justice to the food, you need to visit & have the food! :)

  13. Looks like Yummy i like Kolkata food..... :D

  14. Wow..great pics Anita ! And it all looks delicious and mouth watering :)

  15. wow...........very sweet pics.......i m hungry.............

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Amul :) You are a foodie too :)

  16. Great :) (The first two pics didn't load.. probably, issue on my side? I want em too now :D Hungry in the morning)

    1. Thanks for your sharing, Shanx :)
      I have attached the pics after cropping & reducing the image size so that they can load easily :)
      I can open the pics.
      Please do try opening using your cellphone & do let me know.

  17. I have actually stayed with them a few times when I used to visit Kolkata.... they have one of the best Misthi doi outside of the traditional places :)

    1. It's great to know that you have stayed with Hyatt Regency and had Mishti Doi there.
      I am yet to try it at Hyatt Regency :)


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