Deepavali is all about celebration. And, what’s a celebration without good food? A few of the city’s popular restaurants promise to floor you with a wide range of cuisines to make your festivities better. So, happy feasting!
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At Muffin Tree, try the ‘Diwali Hamper’ that comes with a host of sweets such as the coconut-jaggery coated kharanji, nankhatai biscuits, almond brownies, home-made chocolates, dry fruits, and olive oil for Rs. 650. For more information, call 66764000.
Taj Coromandel presents chocolates, pastries, gateaux, mousses, cookies, sweet tarts, marzipan, pie and Taj mithai. There are also five gift hampers priced between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 22,000.
At Taj Connemara, taste the special Diwali lunch buffet at The Verandah on October 17. Priced at Rs. 900 nett.
At Seagull in Fisherman’s Cove, enjoy ‘crackers brunch’ with unlimited beer and mojitos from 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Priced at Rs. 1,099 plus taxes a person.
At Taj Mount Road, get a Diwali hamper priced at Rs. 2,500, The hamper with a bottle of wine is priced at Rs. 3,000.
For details, call Taj Coromandel at 66002827; Taj Connemara at 66000000; Fisherman’s Cove at 67413333; and Taj Mount Road at 66313131.
How about some health food? Cholayil Sanjeevanam presents the Deepavali Buffet Dinner from October 16 to 18, at their restaurants in Adyar (Ph: 42116192), Nungambakkam (45490303) and Mogappair (45586176). The specialities include vepampu cutlet, kambu dosai, badam gel drink, rice rawa laddu, tawa adirasam, drumstick biriyani, pal kozhukattai etc.
At Main Street, choose from Indian delicacies and sweets. Get into the festive mood at the mehndi and gajra counters, and the sparklers for the little ones. On October 16, the buffet is for dinner, and the next day, for both lunch and dinner. Priced at Rs. 600 (plus taxes) for adults and Rs. 450 (plus taxes) for children.
At The Crown, reserve your seats for dinner at the Deck or the Terrace for October 15, 16 and 17. The special menu includes bhatti ka gosht, dolli kebab, khaas kalmi kebab, cheese kurkure, macher kalia, kofta salim, murgh boti musallam, baingan ka lunje, warm chicken roulade, grilled pepper au gratin, honey glazed mustard chicken, pan roasted zucchini. And, pastas of your choice with a variety of veg and non-veg sauces.
At Southern Aromas, it’s traditional fare for dinner, to the accompaniment of music from tablas and sitars, on October 15, 16 and 17. The menu includes gonkura thakkali pappu, guthi vankaya koora, Kerala kadalai curry, malli kozhi varuval, kola urundai milagu perattal, and Nellore chappa pulusu. For details, call 28156363.