Take a break from the same old Diwali food at home. Shalvi Mangaokar tells you places you can check out for a delicious meal this Diwali
The festive season brings along with it great food and lots of fun. But every year it’s pretty much the same old thing that we all do. This year, why not do something different. Let’s take a look at where you can go have a great time with your family this season.
InterContinental always has something special to offer to its guests. This time round, it’s the Diwali special menu. There’s an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. Dig into the scrumptious prawns zaituni, laal maas, murgh biryani, chatpata aloo ka tikka, Lehsooni paneer and more. For those with a sweet tooth, the menu offers delectable kesari malpua with rabdi and shahi tukra to name a few. A typical Indian menu which sounds apt for Diwali.
Where 135, Marine Drive, Mumbai
When November 3 to 10
This European cuisine restaurant at InterContinental spoils you for choice this Diwali with their extravagant Diwali special menus. They have taken a break from the usual and will be serving up herb crostini, black olive tapanade & mushroom pine nut, grilled lamb rack as well as desserts.
Chef Paul Kinny, Executive Chef, InterContinental Marine Drive says, "Diwali is a festival of joy which should reflect in the food as well. The Diwali menus are designed keeping in mind this festive spirit. The menus are crafted to cater to the diverse palates of the guest’s i.e. retaining the regional flavors and adding a contemporary twist to the dishes."
It will be a great Diwali here for sure, so don’t miss out on this absolutely delicious oppourtunity.
Where135, Marine Drive, Mumbai
When November 3 to 10
Amboli bar and kitchen
This restaurant has a four-day completely fun filled Diwali food fiesta. Manager Raj Sharma says, “The festival will be fun. We’re offering a lot to the people and since it’s for a good four days, people can come in as per their convenience.” The menu includes an exclusive Diwali brunch with a variety of seafood delicacies, vegetarian Indian cuisines and desserts. Since Wednesday nights at ‘O’ Bar are bar nights, they’ve also kept a special Diwali treat called ‘One-on-one-free’. Here you pay for one and cheer for two. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Where Mayfair Meridian, Ceaser road, Amboli, Andheri west.
When November-4 to 7
Café Penne is one of the most romantic restaurants in Mumbai. Located at the posh Juhu locality, the ambience of the restaurant is very Italian. They are known for their fine collection of wine and now, they are also popular for their Diwali brunch.
Restaurant Manager, Amit Pal says, “There will be many cocktails, lots of food and desserts. We’re looking forward to people coming in and enjoying this Diwali with us.” Giving Diwali an Italian touch, they will be offering a variety of pastas, pizzas, soups and all of it cooked for the foodies. Besides, to add to it will be an array of desserts. Along with it all, people will have different cocktails to choose from.
Where14 Silver Beach Estate, Ab Nair Road, Opposite Juhu Post Office, Juhu
Special Gala Buffet
The Resort, the leading Five Star Hotel located at Aksa Beach brings a Diwali special buffet dinner at its multi cuisine restaurant, High Tide overlooking the Arabian Sea that makes your Diwali more special.
This buffet offers some real delights with four non-vegetarian and eight vegetarian dishes along with varieties of dessert.
Some yummy dishes in the main course vary from mouthwatering chicken methi curry to sarson ka saga. Each dish is cooked to perfection by Chef Harun Sonone. This special buffet has every possible serving on platter that is sure to win every foodie’s taste buds and of course , hearts too.
Where The Resort, Aksa beach, Malad
When November 5 from 7.30 — 11 pm
Contact 28447777 / 28808888
Little Food Co.
This Diwali, they bring to you an exciting and unique menu comprising of Thai style pani puri, dips & chips bar and sautéed baby potatoes with rosemary & lime. Also there is the Burmese khowsuey and much more. They have chocolate hazelnut laddoos, special Diwali themed cakes and cupcakes too. Owner Bhakti Mehta says, “Its tradition with a modern twist. The hamper too is filled with freshly made dips rather than hampers filled with biscuits and more.” If you’re in the mood for a house party, they also cater.
Where Shastri Nagar, Lokhandwala, Andheri (W)
When November 5 to 10
Cool Chef Café
Just as cool as it sounds, this place has a very cool Diwali menu too. The menu sounds delicious and is very different from the typical Diwali food such as puri, raita, mithai, etc. Take a break and treat yourself to some yummy sushi, bao buns, pizza, pop2burgers, cool salads hot dogs and more. Also they have something like ‘pick a card’. Every card promises you a gift from either Tent Jewelry or Silkworks gifts.
Where Thadani House, 329/A Worli Village, Worli
When Up to Sunday, November 7 , 11am — 11pm
Contact 32231199, 24301127
Loved by one and all, JW Marriott always offers you something exciting. This time too, their very popular retaurants Mezzo Mezzo and Saffron have special Diwali offers this season. From delicious cakes and cookies to Indian sweets, dried fruit and nuts, there are many more things in the list that can make your Diwali special. If you want to give something special to your near and dear ones, then pay a visit to this place since you will get what you’re looking for.
Where JW Marriott Hotel, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu
When Friday, November 5