Last 3 months of every year I love the most. I'm Bengali by birth so "Durga Pujo is our biggest festival", I think almost the World knows this. Diwali comes just after Durga Pujo, and followed by Jagadhatri Pujo. Then it's time for Christmas & New Year.
Bengalis celebrate every festival, even it is Eid or Christmas with the same spirit of they celebrate Durga Pujo. And as Christmas comes at the end of the year, it always brings sorrow with it, to give farewell to another year. So we try not to be sad while saying good bye to the current year and celebrate each of the moment of last few days.
After the end of Jagadhatry Pujo, Christmas bell starts ringing and we start shopping for the Christmas, like Christmas tree, bells, decorations for the Christmas tree, gifts for the kids, Santa Clause, Santa Hats etc. Start preparing for the Christmas eve party, soaking dry fruits in alcohol, honey in lots of syrup.
I start baking from the first week of the December. My family loves my home baked goodies like cakes, cookies, tarts etc. So my home becomes a bakery and always smells of fruit cakes. I usually soak my dry fruits for my Christmas Cake at the end of November.
So Cake mixing is always fun for me. While I get the invite from The Sonnet, through Kolkata Foodbloggers, I was like jumping in joy. And this time it was organized by The Sonnet, Kolkata. Finally I'm going to participate in the huge traditional cake mixing ceremony. As I had another event coverage on the same day, I reached late. But thank God it was about to begin.
Mrs. India International Riecha Sharma, Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya, Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya, Renowned artist Wasim Kapoor, Music director, singer, composer & actor Samidh Mukherjee & Percussionist Ratul Shankar, all of them were already there and taking their possition for the Cake Mixing process. Ace fashion designer Agnimitra Paul came almost at the end of the programme, but still it was fine as photographer could able to shoot her solo pictures.
was there with my fellow KFBian Debapriya, newly met Dolon and her friends, and Rajdeep Bhattacharya. We bloggers did the cake mixing together and had a really good time there. It was beyond my expectations.
The whole programme was set up on the open terrace. The ceremony was finished with a Hi-tea party with lots of baked items.
As it is not the end of the ceremony, actually it is the beginning. Now we are looking forward of their Grand Christmas Celebration.
If you want to enjoy their food and bakery items, you must visit The Sonnet Hotel, Block: DD, Plot No: 8, Sector - 1 , Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700064