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    All you need to know about the Christmas feasts that are not to be missed this year

     

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    At Vasco’s, there’s a Christmas Eve dinner (RS.1,999 plus tax) and Christmas brunch (Rs.2,250 plus tax onwards) featuring specials like roast turkey with chestnut and bread stuffing, tenderloin wellingtons, braised lamb shanks, chicken ballotine with port jus, pumpkin spinach mousse and more. And at Est, in addition to creating personalised hampers (from Rs.999 plus tax onwards), enjoy an afternoon tea (Rs.800) with short eats and mulled wine. Details: 22255555

     

    Savera Hotel
    If your Christmas Eve dinner is for two, you might find The Piano, Savera Hotel to be the right place. Enjoy a buffet that will include blackberry balsamic glazed meat, crispy crumbled parmesan king fish, and stuffed turkey with wine sauce, at `1,350 per person. For some spice, head to their newest restaurant, Curry Town. Details: 28114700

    ss1d52_stollenThe Park
    In addition to dinner and brunch (Rs.1,900 onwards plus tax) spreads featuring honey and mustard glazed ham, flambé plum pudding, cordon bleu of chicken and whole baked snapper, The Park has Christmas special desserts and goodies on pre-order and off the counter. Highlights include desserts like Baileys centred Yule logs, whole roasted butterball turkey (Rs.2,200), roast chicken and mustard and honey glazed ham. There’s also mincemeat pies, Dresden fruit stollen, dundee cake and more. Details: 42676000

     

     

    Taj Coromandel
    Prego has a five-course Italian meal with turkey and a select bar. The specials include prawn tortellini, onion jam and creme fraiche and caramelised winter squash with modena balsamic. From `4,500 onwards. Details: 66002827

    E-Hotel
    With chestnut veloute, new England pot pie, Shanghai chow mein, Mongolian veg balls and Lahori malai tikki on their menu, we think E-Hotel has everyone covered. At Rs.525 plus tax, for dinner on December 24 and lunch on December 25. Details: 28463333

    Sheraton Parkmaurice-amon-mulled-win
    Roasted chestnuts, linzer stars, spiced chocolate and rum balls and Cake Shop hampers — grab these at the ongoing Christmas Market. There ares buffets too, with Cappuccino hosting a Christmas Eve dinner (Rs.2,799) and Christmas brunch with mulled wine and sangria. Specials include melange of Californian wine and cheese, roast, roulade of turkey, mixed berry jello, confit of brussels sprouts, homemade Callebaut liquor and steamed Christmas pudding with wine sabayon. Details: 24994101

    The Residency Towers
    Santa plans to surprise diners at Main Street while they indulge in a Christmas dinner buffet with specials like Mediterranean shrimp, zucchini and thyme chicken and tenderloin beef and brandy. They also promise interactive stations and a magician. At Rs.1,444 per person. Details: 28156363

    The Leela Palace
    Fans of Chinese food must try China Xo’s pre-fixed menu featuring specials from the regions of Canton and Sichuan. Expect spicy Szechuan beef, Cantonese chicken, Beijing style noodles and plenty of dim sums at the Chinese specialty restaurant. At Rs.2,999 (including alcohol) and Rs.1,500 for kids. For a more lavish spread, head to Spectra for a Christmas brunch with cuisines from across the globe. Details: 33661234

    Vivanta by Taj-Connemara

    The Verandah is the venue for Christmas feasting at Taj Connemara. Santa awaits with an elaborate brunch priced at `2,000 without alcohol, Rs.2,500 with select alcohol and Rs.1,200 per child (up to 12 years). Details: 66000000

    Taj Club House

    While you can choose to dine under the stars with Mediterranean fare at Kefi, we suggest giving the four-course dinner at Beyond Indus a try. With single malts paired with each course, the dinner is priced at Rs.2,450 per person. Details: 66313131

     

    The Westin
    For a truly carnivorous feast, spend Christmas Eve at Sunset Grill. Featuring roast turkey, roasted beef with horse radish mash, railway mutton curry (Anglo Indian style), broccoli mimosa and a special seafood spread. At Rs.3,000 plus tax with seafood. Details: 22553366

     

    Hyatt Regency
    Spice Haat offers a western and Indian dinner on Christmas Eve, with specials like butter poached chicken sous vide, murgh tikka masala and roast turkey carving with sage, chestnut stuffing and cranberry juice (priced at Rs.2,299 plus tax per person).
    At Stix there’s shredded lamb, stir fried chicken and more. Details: 61001234

     

    The Residency
    While Spice Jar hosts a buffet featuring dum biryani, moplah fish curry, fried squid and mussels and Thai red curry, The Residency has set up a Christmas Chalet offering plum cakes, puddings and hampers. For dinner on Christmas Eve, lunch and dinner on Christmas, at Rs.799 per person. Details: 28253434

    The Gateway Hotel
    If you like the sound of roast turkey with unlimited beer, Buzz is the place to be for Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas brunch. Else, Chinese restaurant Sian is offering a set menu lunch and dinner on both days. Rs.999 plus tax and Rs.1,500 plus tax with alcohol. Details: 66802500

     

    Park Hyatt
    Expect treats like mince pies, stollen, Yule logs, cookies and plum cakes at the Christmas Confectionary. And if you’re spending Christmas at The Flying Elephant, there’s a brunch with roast turkey breast, honey and mustard roasted ham carving, and a seafood platter (lobster, prawns, sea bass and barramundi) to choose from. At Rs.2,095 plus taxes. Details: 71771234

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