It’s Christmas time. Will it be mistletoe, wine and the same meal you have every year? Before you drive home for Christmas try one of my favourite restaurants for their special Christmas spread.
Gaylord, Churchgate, Mumbai
This year, Gaylord’s Christmas menu holds the irresistible beer batter prawns. Perfectly fried to a golden yellow, the crispy casing holds the freshest jumbo prawns alongside buttered peas and carrots. Other dishes on the menu include Chicken Marina, Baked Aubergines, Dum Gosht Biryani, Shakarkandi Kebab, etc. I absolutely loved the Makhmali Kumbh (tandoori mushrooms stuffed with goat cheese). My favourite experience here is to enjoy a sizzler in the alfresco area. Not only does the theatre of it turn heads and stop conversation, but it’s an immediate winter warmer like no other type of dish.
Where: Gaylords, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020. 022 2282 1259
When: 24th December – 3rd January, 2016
Cost: Meal for two (without alcohol) – Approx Rs 1800 + plus taxes
Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra
Roast turkey will be the star attraction on Christmas Day Brunch at Olive. Jazz lovers should mark Wednesday, December 23 when Mallika Barot will be belting out Christmas themed renditions of classic jazz songs, as well as some original numbers. Traditional Christmas cocktails like Egg Nog will be served alongside the Throwback bar menu, at significantly reduced prices. The décor will be reminiscent of a snowy Christmas.
Where: Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra, 14, Union Park, Khar (W).Mumbai – 400052. Tel: +91 22 4340 8229
Cost: Rs. 2750
JW Mariott Mumbai Sahar
JW’s all day dining restaurant –JW Cafe – will be hosting a Christmas brunch on the 25th with roast turkey, leg of lamb and sweet potato galette. Romano’s, the hotel’s Italian restaurant will also be serving a brunch with dishes like Parma ham scallops and gnocchi fritto.
Where: JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar, IA Project Road, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai Sahar, Andheri East. Mumbai,
Tel: 022 33956232
Cost: Rs 2500 – JW Café, Rs 3500 – Romano.