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It has had a quiet entry just about a month back. Only a noteworthy signage announces its arrival at the venue. Supported by word of mouth, promising a good ol' continental experience that the city of Kolkata loves so much. The Blue Door, tucked away down a dark, yet busy lane way off Southern Avenue in south Kolkata, this area seems to be hotting up in its food quotient. Being a fan of these passion driven individual ventures, we land up for dinner...to what seems to be still early days.

Decor

I am all for these home-style setting. A side entrance leads into small rooms connected through corridors - original colourful mosaic tiles, high ceiling, niches with personal porcelain display, wooden shuttered windows et al. Interiors are done up with modern woodwork, average furnishings and cosy seating. On a look around ,each room accommodates about 10-15 giving ample privacy and space. An open windowed central kitchen gives a bird's eye view of the activities inside. A corner room with a lounge set up and future bar is yet to be readied.

Food

An introductory menu, hastily put together for the festive season, offers a whopping discount till the end of this month. The familiarity of the dishes is significant and the house-style actually makes us nostalgic. A quick chat with the enthusiastic owner reveals older roots - from the early days of Taaja's. From joint business ventures with the brand in the past, he has drawn inspiration retaining the original concept of global cuisine, highlighting continental flavours. Our choice for the evening is simple and classic. Dry Chilli Pork (Rs. 250), Spanish Garlic Seafood Soup (Rs.200), Cambodian Veg Mushroom Soup (Rs.150), Sea Island Shrimps (Rs.350), Ayam Bali with Nasi Goreng (Rs. 350), Mutton Goulash (Rs.425), a Beef Steak (Rs. 350) on request, Orange Soufflé (Rs. 150).

Plus & Minus

The Chilli Pork is delicate, impressively ribboned with fat, so soft and sweet, it practically melts on the tongue. The soups are excellent, pleasingly hot and consistent; generously seasoned with seafood and garlic for the Spanish and with mushroom bits and coconut milk for the Cambodian. The signature Sea Island Shrimps is a house-style gooey cheese bake with delightful bits of fresh shrimps. The Indonesian Nasi Goreng is herb flavoured fried rice served with diced chicken in velvety coconut gravy. The Mutton Goulash is flavoursome and reminiscent of childhood comfort food. And the Beef Steak, though well done, looks the business; curled up in juices and served with mash and veggies. The continuous sides of warm bread rolls is worth mentioning. We end with the gobsmackingly rich and rustic, in-house orange soufflé.

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If you are fond of wine, make your way to King's Crown. The place doesn't disappoint cocktail lovers either. You can enjoy its special cocktails like Santirini, Tequila and Gin. Their popular mocktails are Litchi Surprise and Orange with Lemon. Although the decor here is more or less traditional, the lounge sofas and red lights, add a modern touch to the place. You can enjoy your drink to the accompaniment of some good old Western numbers here. Open from 11am to 10pm, this place accepts credit cards and has reservation facilities.

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