Easter Celebrations at The Bakery – Lalit Great Eastern

By: Rajdeep Bhattacharjee

March 22, 2016


Easter Cakes – The Bakery, Lalit Great Eastern


You must have heard the term Easter. It is the most well known and popular festival of the Christians. It is believed that, the holy event of Jesus Christ’s resurrection took place. Easter is typically the most well- attended service of the church held on a Sunday.




According to Christian scriptures, it is believed that Christ got his life back or woke up from the dead on this day. It was just after three days he was crucified. Apart from celebrating Easter, the Christians also commemorate the death of Jesus on Good Friday, the Friday that comes just before Easter.




The week that follows to the Easter day is known as Holy Week and it comprises the days such as Easter Triduum. It also includes the day Maundy Thursday which commemorate the Maundy, Good Friday and the Last Supper. According to Western Christianity, the Easter Season or Easter Tide starts from Easter Sunday and continues for seven weeks. It ends on the 15th day or on the Pentecost Sunday. According to the orthodoxy, Easter or Pascha or the Season of Pascha begins on the Easter day and ends on the 14th day with the Feast of the Ascension.


Symbols of Easter




There are numerous symbols and traditions associated with the Easter day. They neither have any existence nor any reference in the Bible. But all these Easter traditions are going around in countries for almost centuries now. The most popular and secular symbol associated with Easter is that of the Easter Bunny. It was introduced mainly by the Germans, who made the egg- laying hare’s story famous.




As said earlier Easter is a religious occasion, but some of the symbols associated with it, like the Easter egg is pagan. Egg is believed to be a symbol of new life in the ancient days. It is also the symbol of some pagan festival that celebrates spring. On the Easter day, eggs are used and decorated to signify the resurrection of Jesus.




Another well known symbol associated with Easter is the Easter candy or Easter cakes. Easter is in fact the most popular candy selling festival of the Christians just after Halloween. The most popular type of Easter candy and cake is the jellybean and the hot cross buns respectively. The Simnel Cake is also associated with Easter in the modern world, but originally it was prepared on Mother Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Lent.


Easter cakes at the Bakery, Lalit Great Eastern


Though Easter is a Christian celebration, it is now celebrated at almost every corner of the world by everyone. Kolkata, is also not an exception in this regard. Recently, Easter has been celebrated in many parts of the city which includes the heritage hotel and restaurant, the Lalit Great Eastern. The famous cake shop named, the Bakery offered tasty Easter cakes.




Easter Cakes




1. Simnel Cake
2. Spiced Orange Cheese Cake
3. Lemon Cheese Frosted Carrot Cake
4. Easter Cup Cakes
5. Easter Chocolate Bunny
6. Easter Eggs
7. Chocolate Lollipops
8. Pistachio and Lemon Bundt Cake


Easter Cookies




1. Thumbprint Cookies
2. Choco fudge


Easter Breads




1. Hot Cross Bun
2. Braided Easter Egg Bread
3. Easter Ring Bread
4. Cinnamon Roll


The legendary Bakery served some delicious Easter cakes and English breakfast to celebrate Easter with the city and its people. Being a part of the first luxury hotel of Asia, the Bakery also shares a glorious past of near about 165 years.


Foodies Pick


Their Easter-inspired Spiced Orange Cheese Cake with slightly spicy centre was handmade with love, and worth the heftier price tag.




Definitely try their Easter signature Simnel Cake; it was a light fruit cake with two layers of almond paste or marzipan, one in the middle and one on top, which was toasted.




One more attractive Easter signature cake was Lemon Cheese Frosted Carrot Cake, it was basically a carrot cake with vanilla cream cheese and butter with a tangy lemon centre, garnished with sprinkle chopped walnuts and miniature carrots.




Another masterpiece of Easter event was their Pistachio and Lemon Bundt Cake, a glossy pistachio cake with a lemon centre, garnished with dust of finely chopped pistachio and slice of lemon.




Give a try to their colourful Easter Cup Cakes, dark chocolate mousse cake with pistachio cream centre.




Easter could be complete without Easter Chocolate Bunny and Easter Chocolate Eggs. Do try their Easter Chocolate Bunny and Easter Chocolate Eggs; despite having just a few chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs on the menu, each one was just as tantalising as the next!




Lovingly handcrafting every cake from scratch with no artificial flavourings and 20-60% reduced sugar, they give you a reason to indulge in more than just one deliciously well-balanced treat. Savour these gorgeous creations slowly, and notice of how carefully and beautifully crafted they are!


The Bakery - The Lalit Great Eastern Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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About Rajdeep Bhattacharjee

A ravenous eater, a thirsty drinker, an enthusiastic traveller and a very sound sleeper – once a wannabe hacker and now a Government employee, is an aspiring food critic and travel blogger. He hates the loose use of the word ‘foodie’ and prefers, instead, the expression ‘food devotee’. For him, good food and honest people are the biggest motivators.

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1915940_101100699948573_1759232_nRajdeep Bhattacharjee wears many feathers in his cap. A ravenous eater, a thirsty drinker, an enthusiastic traveller and a very sound sleeper – Rajdeep, once a wannabe hacker and now a Government employee, is an aspiring food critic and travel blogger. He hates the loose use of the word 'foodie' and prefers, instead, the expression 'food devotee'. For him, good food and honest people are the biggest motivators.

He is the founder of Gourmets Travel Guide, a website devoted completely to food and travel. Rajdeep is an avid blogger and one can find many of his sojourns aptly expressed on the website www.gourmetstravelguide.com.

Rajdeep had been recently chosen by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to board the inaugural flight from Kolkata to Bangkok (TG – 336) and received accolades for wonderfully recounting the experience, from start to finish, in his blog. In fact, his travelogue was featured in Hangla Hneshel, one of India's foremost Bengali magazine dedicated completely to food and travel. Rajdeep doesn't stop there! One of his undersea walks also got featured in The Telegraph, one of India's leading dailies. He is also one of the chief curators and a selector for chefs and restaurants for Channel One's Resto Ranna episodes.

Zomato ranks Rajdeep among the top ten food connoisseurs in the city. He has also been ranked number 5 and 6, in this year's Network 18 and Burrp surveys respectively, as one of the discerning food critics in the country.

Rajdeep loves eating out at different restaurants. A true blue Bengali at heart and gut, experimenting with food and palates come naturally to him. And he doesn't mind leaving an endearing word or two for chefs who have displayed their talents on the plate and the restaurant management for the inviting ambiance of an eatery.

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He has been blogging for the last three years. When he is not writing on food and travel or working as a Government employee, you can most certainly catch him with a camera slung around his neck and travel gear ready to satisfy his inner wanderlust.