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Updated about 23hrs ago

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Confession time. I love everything Bengali (food, mishti, Kolkatta. music, literature and of course the people).So, I dash down (with a Bengali family of course) to this fortnight old fine dine Bengali restaurant. Siddharth Chatterjee, sales and marketing whiz kid buys his own fish (loves Rohu and Ilish) from the 4 Bungalows fish market. Along with his lovely wife Namrata he cooks for their son Arjun, (state tennis champion) whose top favourite is Bekti. Yes! They love this restaurant.

Decor

Walk under the looming pillar less dome of the Sahara Star into this chic black and white floored restaurant. Open kitchen, shelves with books, Rabindra Sangeet et al (in-house magician too).

Food

Mustard sparkles this great cuisine: whole mustard seeds in hot oil pop and turn nuttily sweet: when ground into a paste, they develop a pungency that is nose-tinglingly memorable. And, for me it is this deft use of mustard in Bengali fish and veg dishes that makes it my favourite. As does the use of the traditional regional mix "panch phoran". Freshest of river and sea fish here: unerringly fried Bekti, steamed to perfection Bhapa chingri, shorshe Ilish, boneless Bekti jhol distil the exquisite flavours of Bengal. My favourite fragrant lemon Gondhuraj enlivens the chicken. The melt in the mouth succulent mutton Kosha Mangsho is another favourite. Chef Prasanjit Ghosh ensures that even the accompaniments of the puffy, crisp Radhaballobi and Luchi and the Gobindobhog Chaal are superb. Nolen gur ice-cream seduces with its creamy, caramelly flavour and texture .

Minus Points

Sadly the portions are small and the prices high. Though well presented in a coconut shell, the dhaab chingri is too sweet and lacklustre. Mediocre banana flower Mochar ghanto. Ditto for the rossogulla and payesh. No aloo poshto on the menu.

My Point

The brand new, open-for-dinner only stylish, fine dine Bengali restaurant of Sahara Star serves up authentic and delicious fare. If it increases its portions and decreases its prices it will have us going back for more.

**Critic reviews are anonymous and all bills are paid by TimesCity**

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The 5-star Park Hotel offers Navi Mumbaikars a must-do — a quick bite by the poolside. Huge, abstract, glass-mosaic patterns in blues, greys and oranges create a dramatic backdrop for the black elliptical pool and the timer deck. The circular windows lend it a pleasant and airy feel. The place is closed in the monsoons, and the pool is open during winters only. The menu lists a selection of dry yet filling items, perfect for when you're driving through Navi Mumbai. Murgh Rozali Kebab, Afghan Murgh Tikka, Tandoori Lamb Chops or Ghost Gilafi Sheikh for non-vegetarians; Malai Broccoli, Dahi ke Kebab and Paneer Sofiani Tikka for vegetarians. The only gravy item is the Dal Makhni. Soak the dal or wrap your kebab in the Methi Paratha, or the Lahsuni Rogani Naan, or your choice of bread from a wide range of soft Indian breads. For something more substantial, head towards the coffee shop next door. The dinner buffet menu for Mon to Wed nights is still to be announced.

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