Kolkata’s iconic Peter Cat is on a listing of the 150 Most Legendary Eating places within the World. Right here’s what to order

The familiar and comforting interiors at Peter Cat

The acquainted and comforting interiors at Peter Cat

Over the weekend, Siddharth Kothari woke as much as a message that made him smile. Iconic Peter Cat, one of many eating places owned by his household, made it to a listing of the 150 Most Legendary Eating places within the World.

The institution, which opened its doorways in Calcutta in 1975, ranks at quantity 17 on the listing curated by Style Atlas, an experiential journey and meals information primarily based out of Zagreb, Croatia. There are simply seven Indian eating places on the listing, the others being Calicut’s Paragon at quantity 11, Lucknow’s Tunday Kababi at 12, Murthal’s Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba is available in at quantity 23 adopted by Mavali Tiffin Rooms, Bengaluru, at 39, Karim’s (Delhi) at 87 and Ram Ashraya on the 112th spot.

A plate of chelo kebab

A plate of chelo kebab

Every of the eating places talked about additionally has the identify of a dish that could be a ‘must-try’ there. From Peter Cat’s menu, not surprisingly their chelo kebab is the chosen one. 

Quickly after launching, Nitin Kothari, the founding father of Peter Cat seen that the kebabs at his restaurant have been a buyer favorite. The chelo kebabs particularly had a cult following, which continues even in the present day, 48 years on.

“Hundred-plus plates of chelo kebab are ordered on a regular basis,” says Siddharth Kothari, Nitin’s son. “There are three tandoors which are on just about all day,” provides Siddharth, who began Peter Hu? an Asian advantageous eating in 2021.

It’s a dish that Nitin found throughout considered one of his travels to Iran. At Peter Cat they make it with mutton or hen, and it’s served with an egg (sunny facet up), and rice topped with a beneficiant dollop of butter. There’s a paneer kebab and vegetable sheekh for the non-meat eaters.

“It’s the similar heritage menu from 1975, with the identical variety of dishes,” says Siddharth. Submit pandemic there was a major enhance in enterprise and extra employees has been employed. Waiters hurry previous with noisy, smoky however aromatic sizzlers; their Indian dishes are in style too.

Regardless of new eating places and bars dotting town, and novel meals developments perforating the market, not a lot has modified at Peter Cat. The grand dame of Park Avenue nonetheless holds her personal. Her facade is similar, and the interiors have the acquainted low hanging lampshades, printed wall to wall carpets and pink seats that generations of households have made themselves snug on.

The 195-seater restaurant nonetheless has queues exterior — on weekends and generally on weekdays too. In the event you handle to snag a desk with none ready, then in the present day is your fortunate day.

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