June 18, 2021

The Times of Bengal

Manusher Sathe,Manusher Pashe

“Rang Barse”, the Holi special food festival at Acropolis Presents Thandai making competition in association with Calcutta Foodies Club

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Kolkata, March 22nd, 2021: A sip of the freezing thandai or lassi and a bite of the holi special sweets and the tasty phuchka with its medley of sweet-sour tamarind soaked water,Doesn’t it bring a visible rapture on your face smeared with organic holi special abir? Imagine all this and much more indulgence for all and sundry out there at Acropolis Mall.

Acropolis Mall has been ushering in the joy of Holi and doljatra with its Holi special food festival “Rang Barse” in association  with Calcutta Foodies Club, at its periphery from 18th March to 21st March from 5 pm to 10 pm. A plethora of food items and holi colours have been wooing the guests at Acropolis . Calcutta Foodies Club , the online food community with over 2 lakh members has been organizing contests like Thandai making competition, food photography contest, sweet eating contest, chaat eating contest in association with Acropolis Mall. A special thandai making competition was the attraction of the last day 20 Participants from Calcutta Foodies Club participated in the contest. Noted Chef Shaun Kenworthy adjudged  the contest and announced winners.

Rang Barse – as is christened, the Holi special food festival has lured foodies  with Snacks, Fritters, Chaat, Phuchka, Thandai,  Lassi, Holi Special Sweets, Paan, Ancha, Papad, Dry Foods, Organic Color, Pichkari, Other Holi Related Items.Fifteen Sweet Makers namely Juice & more by Asha Enterprise, Sreenath Nag, Kraftastic,  Sengupta’s ,Nalin Chandra Das & Sons,  Tata Smart Foodz, Rang Rasoi, Seasonal Turu Love, Roy Pan Palace, Poush parbon , Yadav Chaat & Baleswar Kulfi, Chat Junction by Asha Enterprise, The Foodiezz Hub, Hoogly Kutir Shilpa, Banglar Doi.

“At Acropolis we have been innovating and organizing varieties of festivals for our guests for over five years. Rang Barse has been conceptualised to herald the popular Holi festival and Doljatra in Kolkata which will conjure up a perfect reason for guests to congregate at the Acropolis Mall. We hope that shoppers can indulge in their spring shopping spree amidst the lovely spring weather with nice breeze at several fashion, apparel, gadget, consumer durable stores inside Acropolis Mall while enjoying the winter ambience and dinosaurs and indulging in their gastronomic journey at the holi food festival. All our brands including Shoppers stop , Being Human, Jack n Jones, Body Shop , Lotus , Police , colorbar, Little Shop , Starbucks, Sketchers , Marks & Spencer , Levis and many more are there to encourage shoppers with their merchandize amidst the lovely spring weather with nice breeze”, said K Vijayan, GM, Acropolis Mall . Chandan Gupta, Admin, Calcutta Foodies Club said, “We from Calcutta Foodies club has been associated with Acropolis Mall for different food festivals. We were associated previously for the bakery festival. Here at the Holi festival Rang Barse, like, we are engaged in different kinds of competitions. We hope to partner with Acropolis Mall in future as well”.

About Calcuta Foodies Club:

We love food. We eat, we drink, we make merry and not only that we also virtually share (in the group with each other). Such was the ethos of the Calcutta Foodies Club.  CFC started in 2014 and we’ve been on a ride ever since, we’ve experienced endless hustle and bustle. In between this large amount of activities we’ve tried to stay true to our core belief i.e. food has no religion. Anything that suits our taste bud is good food to us. Yes we also believe that taste buds and choices may differ, and these wide varieties and choices make our group activities more interesting and fun filled.

We owe huge thanks to our members for joining us and we hope they will continue to be a part of our yarn in the days to come.

About Acropolis Mall:

Acropolis Mall is one of the state-of-the-art malls in Kolkata that houses over 80 renowned brands in Apparel, Electronics, Consumer durables, Electronic gazettes, Jewelry, Luggage, Cosmetics, Grocery items, Food & Beverages, Salon and Beauty care products . The shopping mall is the right retail mix layered with various kinds of retail zones. The mall with its Four-screen Multiplex, Spacious Food Court, Fine Dining Restaurants, Family and children entertainment zone is an apt destination for families to enjoy Shop and Dine & Entertainment. Developed by Merlin Group, the leading real estate group of India, Acropolis mall was inaugurated on 25th September,2015. It is an iconic architectural masterpiece with an elegant elevation covered with a glass façade which spread over a sprawling area of 4.50 lakh sq ft with five level parking facilities. The mall has been frequented by over 1.20 lakhs visitors every week . It has been conferred with a clutch of laurels since its inception which bear testimony to its quality and service. The awards include “ Most admired shopping centre of the year (east) in 2018 by Images”,  “Best Retail Project of the year 2018-19 by Images”, “ Certified Green Building By IGBC “,  4-Star Energy Conservation Award 2020 by Encon”. The mall is also recognized by CNBC Awaaz Real Estate Awards –East Zone,2019 as the Best Retail Project in east zone. Acropolis mall is the first mall in Kolkata to have installed a state-of-the-art Firefighting kiosk with rescue Equipment in keeping with its commitment to the advisory to Indian Institute Of Architect. The facility was inaugurated by Shri Jagmohan, IPS, Director General, West Bengal Fire & Emergency Services, Govt  of West Bengal in presence of Shri Sushil Mohta, Chairman, Merlin Group. The kiosk will serve the neighboring area as well. The mall has been housing several interesting events, fashion shows, cultural fest and launch of popular films over the last five years. Acropolis mall has become one of the most popular destination malls to reckon with in right spirit. The mall has also contributed to the community as a responsible corporate citizen. It has undertaken an initiative to collect old clothes for underprivileged children and old people living in the vicinity of Ruby Hospital and presented the clothes to Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage for them. The mall has provided space to self-help group women representing economically backward section to display and sell handmade environment friendly Rakhis to people.

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