With just a few days to go for the merriest time of the year, we bring to you specially-curated Christmas menus across Indian hotels and restaurants that will ensure you have the best Christmas brunch and dinner this year! By Japleen Kaur
1. JW Marriott Sahar, Mumbai
Year after year JW Sahar has been designing Christmas menus worth a try. This time over, apart from their supremely good-looking desserts that are delicious as well, their theme revolves around Epicurean, and that only means — yummy in our tummy! Sausages, loaves of bread, and a seafood counter that’ll make you go gaga. Pro tip: wear loose pants.
2. The Imperial, Delhi
The beautifully decked lobby is the first hint of Christmas at this luxe hotel, and for the first time ever they have not only designed a special menu but are also hosting a carnival this year! If you’re in the state capital, you know where you need to be today from 3 pm to 7 pm. What will be on your plate? Crepes, seafood paella, mulled wine, and a huge display of gingerbread man to steal bites from, and way, way, more.
3. Olive Beach, Bengaluru
Bengaluru takes Christmas very seriously, and Olive Beach is no different. This Mediterranean restaurant cooks up a storm all through December for dinner; a 3-course Christmas-sy menu served with lip-smacking cocktails. But, on Christmas day, they go all out and present a lavish brunch for those who fancy it. Duck in puff pastry, honey-glazed ham, roast turkey with wild berry sauce, rum pudding, pistachio bars, and the list is endless! So, what will you choose? A romantic Christmas-eve dinner or a power-packed family Christmas brunch?
4. Alfresco, The Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata
Alfresco is a gorgeous dining space. Brunch here on Christmas day is just what you need to make December 25 memorable. The Christmas Rainbow Brunch and The Christmas Jamboree Dinner has all your festive favourites — roasted turkey or pork, off the grill dishes, delicious pizzas, pasta, and of course, seasons’ treats teamed with gourmet desserts to give you a complete meal.
5. ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
They have not one, not two but five restaurants that will give you a great Sunday Christmas brunch this year. If you are inclined towards a desi menu then head to Madras Pavilion for kebabs, and a glass of champagne later. But, if your heart is set on Pan-Asian delicacies then Pan-Asian (quite, literally) is the place to be. Sushi, and dumplings for Christmas? Why the hell not!