Anjan Chatterjee was born in 1959 in a family of scholars in Kolkata. He went on to complete his graduation from Calcutta University and studied at the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Kolkata in 1982. Hospitality was a childhood passion and the institute gave him the formal training he required to follow his dream.
He is the Founder and Managing Director of Speciality Restaurants Limited which has the largest chain of fine dining restaurants in India. Restaurants include Mainland China, Oh! Calcutta, Sigree Global Grill, Flame & Grill, Haka, Sweet Bengal, and many more.
Calcutta has always been Bengal’s kitchen. This is the city where the distinctive and subtle cuisine of Bengal has met and danced with culinary influences from all over the world, brought in by wave after wave of colonizing rulers. Calcutta’s cuisine has been enriched by cooking methods, styles, ingredients and tastes from countries as far apart as China and Britain, from cultures as dissimilar as Mughal and Dutch, and cooking styles as varied as Avadhi and Syrian.
The restaurant Oh! Calcutta captures this unique cuisine, serving flavours and tastes per-fected over generations. With the signature recipes in this book, you can recreate these unforgettable dishes in your own kitchen and enjoy the delicious legacy of a city that keeps reinventing itself.