During the final days of December, if you find yourself in either Delhi or Mumbai, these are some events you must check out.
The Degustation Menu at The Lodhi at The Aman
Sample a five-course Champagne and textures degustation menu especially prepared by Chef Jonay Armas Armas at The Lodhi, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
ADDRESS: The Aman, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Contact: 011-43633412
Madhatter’s New Year’s Eve Ball at Tabula Rasa
“Anything you trust, but a hat’s a must.” The line defines the dress code and the theme for the Madhatters New Year’s Eve Ball at Tabula Rasa. DJs will belt out Bollywood, hip-hop and retro numbers while fire jugglers keep you amused.
ADDRESS: Square One Designer Arcade, C-2, Saket District Centre, New Delhi. Contact: 011-29561666
Winterfest at Manre
Manre celebrates a month-long gourmet festival through December, Winterfest—a voyage across the Mediterranean.
ADDRESS: MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket, New Delhi. Contact: 011-40668888
Christmas Buffet at Crowne Plaza Today Gurgaon
Indulge in a lavish Christmas buffet brunch at Crowne Plaza Today Gurgaon with traditional roast turkey, Italian antipasti, San Danielle ham, and your choice of wine or champagne.
ADDRESS: Crowne Plaza Today Gurgaon, Sector 29, National Highway 8, Gurgaon. Contact: Monika +919899839003
The Christmas Menu at La Piazza at The Hyatt
Prepared to perfection by La Piazaa’s Italian Chef Alessandro and his culinary team, each course of this special Christmas menu will be paired with a magnificent selection of fine wines.
ADDRESS: Bhikaji Cama Place, Ring Road, New Delhi. Contact: 011-66771310
Christmas Eve dinner at Frangipani, Trident
Begin the season's celebrations with a divine Christmas eve dinner at the Mediterranean restaurant, Frangipani.
ADDRESS: Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai-400021; Tel: 022-66326330
X’mas Family brunch at Café Prato, Four Seasons Hotel
Café Prato at Four Seasons’ Hotel is hosting a traditional brunch buffet on Christmas Day with a selection of turkey and all the trimmings accompanied by European delicacies. Dress: Smart casual; Reservations recommended.
ADDRESS: Café Prato, Four Seasons Hotel, 114, Dr E Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai-400018; Tel: (Festive Desk) 022- 24818121 - Extn: 1421; www.fourseasons.com/mumbai
Christmas goodies at The Bakery, Hyatt Regency
Celebrate Christmas the traditional way as you spoil yourself with authentic preparations of the Christmas pudding, Dundee Cake and an exquisite selection of chocolates, patisseries and several more goodies at The Bakery.
ADDRESS: Hyatt Regency Mumbai, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri (east), Mumbai-400099; Tel: 022-66961234; www.mumbai.regency.hyatt.com
New Year’s Eve at China House Lounge, Grand Hyatt
China House Lounge will be recreating the theme of rhinestones, feathers and life with special cocktails stirred to perfection by award winning bartenders.
ADDRESS: Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz (east), Mumbai-400055; Tel: 022-6676- 1234; mumbai.grand.hyatt.com
New Year’s Eve sit-down dinner at San Qi, Four Seasons
If you prefer a sit-down dinner, head to San Qi for a high-energy celebration and creative Asian cuisine in San Qi’s amphitheatre of food featuring master chefs from China, Thailand, India and Japan. Dress: Smart casual;
ADDRESS: San Qi, Four Seasons Hotel, 114 Dr E Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai-400018; Tel: (Festive Desk) 022-24818121 - Extn: 1421; www.fourseasons.com/mumbai