This post is about a Bengali icon of a different sort. Bijoli Grill (BG). The legendary wedding caterers of my early days at Calcutta … the stuff of the poshest weddings in the city. I was around eight then but knew that BG dinners were special. BG were folks who catered for the lunch of cricketers at the Eden Gardens and the exclusive Club House there. A world we left when my dad passed away. In the more plebeian existence that followed, Bijoli Grill existed in our lives as ‘ice cream soda’, the sweet aerated drink that was a raging hit at Calcutta.
For the kosha mangsho was meat perfection. It was meat cooked to submission. Tender to the point of driving you crazy. The meat slithering down languorously off the bone. The Mutton Sutra.Without doubt the best restaurant kosha mangsho at Mumbai. To add to the best Calcutta Biryani in town. That’s quite a pedigree.