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Friday, December 14, 2018

A feast in khopoli

In celebration of the Christmas spirit, Novotel Imagica Khopoli offers a lavish X’mas Eve dinner along with a live band. Relish dishes like traditional roasted turkey, roasted lamb and an array of unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and mocktails. A traditional Christmas meal is incomplete without a dense plum cake, plum pudding, and yule log. Find all of this at The Square while you soak in the festive spirit. 

Where The Square, Novotel Imagica Khopoli

When December 24, 07.00 pm – 11.00 pm

Price Rs 1799++ per person (buffet with soft beverages),

Rs 2299++ per person (buffet with unlimited alcohol)

Rs 999 ++ per child (buffet, 6 years to 12 years)

Entertainment Live Band by Duo brothers

Christmas Brunch

Where The Square, Novotel Imagica Khopoli

When December 25

Timing 12.30 pm – 04.00 pm


Rs 1799++ per person (Buffet with Soft Beverages)

Rs 2299++ per person (Buffet with unlimited Alcohol)

Rs 999 ++ per child (Buffet 6 years to 12 years)

Entertainment Live Band

Go the Irish Way

Eat, drink and be merry at The Irish House, which is geared up to host a legendary Christmas menu full of extravagant food and loads of booze, upto December 30 across all their outposts. Dig into a wide range of dishes such as the Spinach and Cheese Tortellini on a cheesy onion jalapeno smear; Mushroom Ragout Puff; Cheesy Potato Skins with Herb Cream; Cheesy Potato Skins with Turkey Ham and Crispy Bacon; Roast Chicken with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce, Grilled Brussels Sprouts and Bread Pudding and much more.

There’s a range of winter cocktails and a Teetotalers’ Menu too.

Where Across The Irish House outlets in Mumbai

When Upto December 30

Dessert time!

Dig into desserts at Cocoamaya. Their handcrafted and specially curated premium Christmas products include Macarons, Choux, Cookies and Christmas cakes. Pick from a variety of flavours. The macrons are Rs 75 each; choux at Rs 260 for a box of four, and cookies at Rs 260 for a box of six. The highlight is the Old Fashioned Christmas Cake (Rs 800 per half kg.

When Every day, 11 am to 11 pm

Where Shivai Dongre Industrial Premises, Andheri Kurla Road, Near Sakinaka Metro Station

Contact 022 28566666, 28565999

Brunch and a swim

Treat yourself to the Christmas special buffet brunch at The Resort, Madh-Marve. The buffet will include a variety of soups, starters, main course dishes and drinks, plus a swim. Try Chef Sheriyar’s Specials such as Prawn Cocktail, Crab salad with kalamata olives, roast chicken with mustard and mushroom jus, and Turkey ham with plum relish. There are soups and breads, vegetarian cuisines, Mince Pie, Dundee Cake, Plum Cake, Ginger Pudding, Egg tarts and more. Enjoy a beach view too.

Where The High-Tide restaurant, The Resort Madh-Marve,

When December 24 and 25, 7:30 to 11:30 pm and 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Call: 022- 2844 7777

Yum Cha Fest

Hello Guppy, BKC, is celebrating with a Yum Cha Festival until December 20. The all-day Japanese café and bar offers hot tea with dim sums and dumplings, also known as ‘Yum Cha.’ Feast on baos,  dumplings and boozy tea cocktails such as Aviation, gin with butterfly tea decoction, lavender syrup, lime and cherry liqueur; Tokyo Iced Tea, a matcha twist on the LIIT with vodka, gin, rum, melon liqueur and green tea, among others. There are mocktails too. 

Where Hello Guppy, Ground Floor, Godrej-BKC, G-Block,BKC, Bandra (East)

When All-day dining: 12 noon to 6:00 pm

Dinner 6:00 pm to 12:30 am (last order)

Contact 022 26534720 | 07777049773

Truffle menu

Romano’s, the specialty Italian restaurant at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, has a bespoke White Truffles limited edition menu for discerning guests. Chef Roberto’s menu includes a mix of white and black truffles; indulge in dishes such as Burrata Al Tarufo (Home style truffle creamy buffalo cheese, fresh truffle), Zuppa Di Funghi (Wild mushroom, porcini soup, fresh truffle), Tagliata Di Agnello Portobello E Tartufo (Finely sliced pan seared New Zealand loin and much more.

Where Romano’s, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

When Ongoing, 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm

For reservations, contact 099 3051 2587 or 022 2853 8661

Cantonese Lunch

This December, expat Head Chef Raymond has introduced the Hakka Winter Lunch menu that offers a new menu every day. The menu featuressoups, dim sum, wok dishes, and more along with a bespoke tea. To start off this modern Cantonese lunch experience, try soups like vegetarian or chicken Black pepper meu soup; move to a choice of two dim sum, then get to the wok of the day. End with a selection of ice creams or opt for a Chef recommended dessert of the day. The bespoke teas include Strawberry and Champagne, Ice Wine or the Irish Cream.

Where Hakkasan, Waterfield Road, Bandra West,

When Every Monday to Saturday, 12 pm to 4 pm

Price Rs 850 (plus taxes) per person

For reservations: 022 2640 8800

Waffles at Rs 9

In the heart of the busy Lokhandwala Market is the tiny cafe, Sweet Castle. To celebrate their one-year anniversary, the brand is offering decadent waffles at only Rs 9 all day on December 15. Choose any waffle on the menu, including the Breakfast Waffle, Vanilla Hot Fudge Waffle, Buttery Peanut Waffle, Mango Almond Waffle, Coffee Toffee Waffle, Nutella Swirl and more! All waffles are served with chocolate sauce, choco-chips and whipped cream on the side. Choose from an array of other toppings like sprinklers, ice-creams or syrups too. The place is open till 3 am at night. 

Where Shop No. 11, Kamdhenu Shopping Center, Swami Samarth Nagar, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West

When December 15,  11am - 3am


South of Vindhyas is hosting a 10-day Kerala Food Festival. A beautiful flower rangoli, a boat decorated with spices and ‘Samay’, a traditional lamp, will adorn the entrance. The staff will be dressed in traditional South Indian attire. The feast crafted by Chef Bala and his team includes an a la carte menu, along with three variations of a sit-down buffet (Rs. 1300 + Taxes Vegetarian Buffet), Rs. 1500 + Taxes Non Vegetarian Buffet and Rs. 1800 + Taxes, Sea Food Buffet.

Where South of Vindhyas, The Orchid Hotel, 70/C, Nehru Road, Adjacent to Domestic Airport, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai – 400099.

When Upto December 21

Contact 022-26164000 | 8408879879 |

Warm Winter Drinks

Try specially curated winter drinks by the newly opened Ummrao, Courtyard by Marriott. Named after famous mixologists around the world, you can enjoy the Ada Coleman, a julep of Malabar Kudampuli tamarind extract with jaggery, fresh mint and whisky; a Jerry Thomas, which is a green tea sour with gin, passion fruit and white of an egg, among several other options.

The house specialty includes the William Schmidt, made using fresh pomegranate and basil concoction with triple sec and whisky. Accompany them with bar bites and small platters such as Purane Chowk Ki Galouti, Gosht Boti, Awadhi Spiced Paneer Tikka and Jaituni Khumb.

Where Ummrao, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport ,C.T.S No 215 Andheri Kurla Road Andheri East

When 5 p.m. onward

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