Christmas in Kolkata: Organic desserts, Anglo treats, elaborate roasts and more
'Tis the season of pure indulgence and in case you still haven’t zeroed in on your big Christmas dinner, we are happy to help. Whether you're staying in or stepping out, make this Christmas a memorable one and explore some of the best options. Merry Christmas!
Tea room and diner Yauatcha has come up with a festive, Christmas-worthy curation with picks like crispy and fluffy Shenjin chicken bun, comforting Spicy tofu dumpling topped with the indulgent vegan caviar, hearty Supreme crab meat soup with egg white and the umami-rich seaweed and tofu soup for the vegetarians, along with Yauatcha style Stir-fry Chinese cabbage with mushroom and truffle and Kolkata’s favourite Prawns and broccoli in XO sauce and a flawless Strawberry Delice made with fresh strawberries.
Kolkata's newest hotspot Billions has an a la carte menu on offer for Christmas Day that features an extensive selection of both non-vegetarian as well as vegetarian choices. Some of the signature highlights include ‘Baked Brie Cheese’, ‘Bacon wrapped honey glazed prawns’, ‘Garlic chicken supreme’, ‘Chicken Roulade’ ‘Corn Spinach Casserole’, ‘Roasted vegetable lasagna’, ‘Classic roasted chicken’ and ‘Chicken Stroganoff’, to name a few.
Planning a mini-retreat? Escape away to Raajkutir which is offering an amazing Christmas room package along with a scrumptious Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas day brunch with a bread station, live carving station, a noodle counter, house special barbecues etc. Rs 1999.
Ring in the holiday season with Monkey Bar that is hosting a homage to the Anglo-Indian community all through December with their The Jolly Good Fellows menu featuring small plates, decadent flavours, inspired by the food cooked in Anglo- Indian homes across the country. Sample from the delectable curation featuring Maka Pao De (bread and butter with a Portuguese twist), hearty Panthra and Panko Fried Crepes, filled with chicken mince and paired with spicy devil’s chutney to Spicy Chicken Roast with pepper potatoes, green beans and a mustard horseradish sauce. Rs 2,000
The Lords and Barons
Planning a good ol’ family-style breakfast for Christmas morning? Head over to The Lords and Barons in Park Street that has a new breakfast menu with delicious dessert platters, fresh-made waffles and pancakes, a selection of European egg-based numbers, hearty sandwiches, Brioche French Toasts, etc. Rs 800
Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport
Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport's Social Kitchen has a special festive Brunch Menu featuring picks like Fish Gandhoraj, specially baked Lamb, Chicken Roulade, roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and mulled wine. You can also explore their wide selection of premium beverages and specially curated starters with unlimited starters and performance by a live DJ. INR 1299/- onwards.
TRIBE Café has launched colourful DIY kits to add to the Christmas magic. The boxes come with 10 assorted cookies that can be painted with edible colours and sprinkles, also included in the kit. The colours are, in fact, made of cream and butter so they won’t go hard after it’s done. Patrons can also take a photo of their creations tagging TRIBE on social media platforms. Rs 150
The Ballygunge cafe is offering a binge-worthy curation of comfort food for festive binging, from combo delicacies consisting kebabs, Malai Paneer Tikka, Dal- e-Khas, Dum sabji handi to non-vegetarian selections like Chicken Reshmi Tikka, Tikka Butter Masala, Chicken Do Pyaza, Hot Brownie and much more. Rs 499 onwards.
Head over to Ozora for a Christmas eve terrace bash. Ozora is throwing the ultimate 24th Eve gala - Let It Snow with DJ Rik & DJ Vicky. The bar is stocked with an unlimited premium selection of whisky, wine, gin, rum, vodka and beer and you will also find a sumptuous buffet dinner and some lip-smacking starters and a feisty snowfall to usher in Christmas.
Elaborate poolside Christmas lunches or a scrumptious Thai spread specially curated by Thai Chef Klae Somsuay, Oberoi Grand has arranged an array of festive options. You can even enjoy a New year's special lavish food theatre under the stars with an array of eclectic salads, numerous live counters and main courses featuring Indian, Western and Oriental favourites. Indulge in the sinful spread of desserts coupled with live music events and an unlimited pour of select premium beverages priced at INR 10000 plus taxes per person.
Ring in the essence of Christmas with Vintage Asia, which will be offering an array of soul-warming Pan Asian delicacies on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year. A special Poolside Brunch at the stunning JW Poolside has also been crafted exclusively for December 25, from 12 PM – 3 PM. Guests can experience the luxurious offering of premium beverages along with a gourmet spread while enjoying the infinity views from the poolside. Live music will accompany Christmas meals to add more to the Yuletide frolic. Guests can also choose from a range of beer, wine, soft beverages or premium alcohol and champagne along with their Christmas feasts.
Fairfield By Marriott
On Friday December 25 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, the city’s epicureans can come and treat their taste buds to the smoky flavours of an eclectic and delectable feast at Fairfield.
Kareem's has come up with a festive feast with binge-worthy numbers like Sarson da saag, Chicken Patiyala, Paneer Methi Makhni and much more.
To ring in the festivities, this year Burma Burma will be offering a Chef special complimentary dessert to all guests. This year’s special celebration dessert is a Christmas cake with ginger and orange peel, raisins, nuts soaked in orange juice and cinnamon.
La Macario Cafe
La Macario Cafe's menu comprises a hearty, healthy and wholesome selection of festive feasts starting from Creamy Asparagus Soup to appetisers like Chilli Water-chestnut, Peri Peri Sweet Potato Fries in Orange Vinaigrette, Beetroot and Goat Cheese Arancini, Spicy Shiitake Mushroom Sushi and Avocado & Cucumber Sushi.
The Royal China Tasting Menu set over a sumptuous 4-course meal, has the finest of choices for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians like Royal China Imperial Vegetarian Hors D’oeuvres, Seafood Gourmet, Chef’s Imperial Seafood Hors D’oeuvres, Baked Flaming Prawns In Superior Sauce etc.
The House Dinner menu includes the season specials like ‘Royal China’s House Hors D’oeuvres’, ‘Crispy Aromatic Duck With Pancakes’, ’Prawns in choice of Sauce’, ‘Chicken In Choice Of Sauce’, ‘Stir-Fried Seasonal Vegetables’, and a choice of rice or noodles amongst others.
Panchamer Adday has launched their Winter Special Breakfast menu with a wide array of beverages to keep you warm and cosy. Their beverage menu is one of the finest and comprises everything you need to turn your time inside the cafe into quality time. From Crunchy Frappe to Macchiato, from Irish Cappuccino to Americano, the list can make you go drooling if coffee is your go-to drink. Their menu also boasts of the finest quality of tea which includes Darjeeling Makaibari tea if you are more of a tea person. To go with your favourite cuppa, they have also introduced a whole new breakfast menu, keeping in mind the Christmas vibe around. The list includes Custard Doughnut, Croissant, Brownie, Lemon Tart, Blueberry Tart, Tea Cake, Breakfast Platter (Veg/ Non-Veg) and the likes to add some deliciousness to your winter mornings.
Moti Mahal Delux
Highlighting the festive spirit, Moti Mahal Delux, Kolkata is offering a complimentary dessert to
all the guests dining in at the outlet.
The Fatty Bao
This holiday season, swing by The Fatty Bao for a wintry carnival on your plate. Fatty’s Winterland will go on till January 3, 2021 with a menu of specials that are warm, comforting, delicious and celebratory paired with some temperature dropping drinks. Dig in to a selection of dishes that celebrates everything baked, fried and roasted. Comforting and familiar flavours are dialled up to make your belly, merry. Pick from the likes of a Roasted Ham Bao or the Crispy Soft Shell Crab.
Black Brick Cafe
Black Brick Café begins this new season with the launch of a joyful Festive Menu that will be available till January 5 ’21 . The menu will have an array of options for every patron, which is sure to take you on a gastronomic journey. The highlights are, ‘Minestrone Soup’ (A hearty soup made with vegetables and pasta in a fragrant tomato broth) ‘Cheese Fondue’ (A Swiss specialty – sublime melted cheese sauce), Chicken A La Kiev (Crumb fried chicken stuffed with loads of butter! This one will make the Russians proud!), ‘Pollo Alla Parmigiana’ (Breaded chicken breast topped with Napolitano sauce and mozzarella) and ‘Mongolian Rice or Noodles (with a sauce of your choice - chilli soya , hot garlic, mild garlic) and the sinful ‘Apple Pie’.