A very merry and festive food table
What is a celebration without food? On this holiday weekend, then, book a scrumptious dinner or brunch with family and friends. Here are some of the special Christmas menus on offer across the metros.
Christmas brunch at Westin
This Christmas buffet will have handcrafted confectioneries, live carol singing and signature dishes such as five styles of the Christmas turkey roast. The customary Christmas plum pudding, aged for 45 days, will also be available.
Noon. The Westin Gurgaon, MG Road, Sector 29, Gurugram. Meal for one, Rs2,900, taxes extra.
Christmas brunch at Irish House
If you prefer a more casual ambience, head to Irish House and take your pick of honey-glazed roasted chicken or turkey ham from the carving station. A choice of salads, cheese and breads will be on offer.
11am-4pm. Irish House, Epicuria mall, Nehru Place. Meal for one, Rs1,095 (for adults, alcohol extra), and Rs495 (for children), taxes extra.
Till 25 December
This festive menu reinterprets seasonal local produce with dishes such as roasted pumpkin soup or lobster lasagna with a drumstick leaf pesto. Finish on a sweet note with Christmas pudding with spiced apple foam and brandy orange sauce.
Noon-3pm (lunch)/ 7-11pm (dinner). Toast & Tonic, 14/1, Wood Street, Richmond Road, Ashok Nagar. Price per dish, Rs255 -580, taxes extra.
Turkey and Christmas Specials
Till 27 December
Feast on turkey—peri peri spiced turkey pizza, turkey burger, Afghani turkey tikka, saffroni malai turkey with naan and more. Wash it down with mulled wine or Herbal Lemonade Brew Beer.
Noon-midnight. District 6 Pub Brewery and Kitchen, Dr Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram. Price per dish, starting from Rs395, taxes extra.
Till 31 December
The Bombay Canteen replicates the family recipes of Christian communities from different parts of the country, like Kerala, Goa, Meghalaya and West Bengal. The dishes on offer include beef olives, East Indian pork sambari and Ammini’s duck curry, topped off with an Anglo-Indian-style Dilli carrot toffee pudding.
12.30-3pm (lunch)/7pm-midnight (dinner). The Bombay Canteen, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel (49666666).
Christmas at Cafe Zoe
Till 31 December
The menu comprises slow- roasted meats from Café Zoe’s rotisserie, from good ol’ chicken to the more lavish butterball turkey, sourced from the US. This comes with a selection of side dishes, including spinach, chickpeas and red onions.
24 hours notice required for pre-orders. Mathuradas Mills Compound, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel (24902065). Prices depend on the selection of meat.
Experience a home-style Italian extravaganza with authentic Christmas recipes, crafted by chef Mauro Ferrari. Enjoy a four-course set menu that includes freshly made pasta, ratatouille and festive desserts, paired with wines and cocktails
7pm. Focaccia, Hyatt Regency, Anna Salai. Meal for one, Rs1,999, taxes extra.
Christmas Eve Dinner
A specially curated four-course menu, complete with a turkey carving station. Cold cuts will be served in a candle-light setting. Season’s favourites like roast turkey and Christmas plum cake will be on the menu.
8pm. Fromage, Somerset Greenways, MRC Nagar. Meal for one, Rs1,500 (vegetarian) and Rs1,650 (non-vegetarian), taxes extra. For reservations,visit Localxo.com.