Hilsa in its many forms at JW Marriott Kolkata

Calcuttans are no stranger to Elish, or Hilsa, which has long been the reigning flavour at the heart of every quintessential Bengali. Connoisseurs wait every year, for a taste of this seasonal treasure, and many would say Elish is an emotion above anything else. Come monsoon, for a few weeks only, the city’s markets and restaurants rain Hilsa and admirers of this priceless piece of Bengali cuisine, cannot wait to revel in the rich taste and texture of the queen of all fish. This year, JW Marriott Kolkata has curated a stellar menu as an ode to the return of the Queen.


With superior ingredients and the freshest catch sourced from the corners of the city, the property is all set to celebrate “Hilsa – The Queen is Back”, an exclusive Elish festival from 1st September, 2020 to 10th September, 2020, for lunch and dinner. Besides the unmatched popularity it enjoys, Hilsa is also an exquisite option to boost health and immunity. This nutrition-packed fish makes it the perfect delicacy in these times, when each of us are prioritizing healthy and immunity-boosting food choices. The delectable recipes curated by the hotel’s culinary team bring together the age-old authentic preparations of Elish with a few experimental twists that are sure to take one’s taste buds on a heady journey of flavours that one will cherish forever.


All-time favourites such as “Elish Macher Bhaja”, “Smoked Elish” and “Elish Macher Tel Jhal” on the menu make sure that these traditional and familiar aromas of Elish bring back the tides of nostalgia. Besides these totems of our Bengali heritage, JW Marriott Kolkata’s unique celebration of the richness of Hilsa features statement dishes like “Aam Sorshen Elish”, “Doodh Elish”, “Elish Lau Patar Paturi” and “Tawa Elish”. At JW Kitchen, the property has ensured that a strict and detailed set of safety and sanitation measures are implemented to make guests feel completely safe to drop in for an unforgettable dining experience with the queen of fish.


For those who would prefer to stay at home and follow up their elaborate Elish feast with a luxurious “bhaat-ghoom”, Marriott on Wheels, the hotel’s home delivery initiative, will also ensure that the mouth-watering dishes are safely delivered from the heart of the kitchen to the comfort of guests’ homes, executed with the utmost care for safety and strict delivery guidelines, including contactless payment, drop-and-leave, and so on. Marriott Bonvoy members will earn Bonvoy points on direct orders from the property. The menu will also be available on Swiggy and Zomato.


So order in from or drop by at JW Marriott Kolkata to indulge in the enchanting flavours of Elish this season!

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