Three prominent hotels in the city offer special fare this festive season

The Residency, Avanashi Road

The Residency celebrates an eco-friendly Christmas. The decorations are all with recycled paper. The 12-feet-high Christmas tree, crib and even the chandeliers hanging on the lobby are made of paper from old newspapers and magazines. It took 20 days to design the whole place. “We wanted to celebrate Christmas in a traditional way,” says Erine Louis. “Traditionally, children always made their own stars. So we decided to do the same but do it by using recycled paper to keep alive the spirit of Christmas.” The Residency also offers a Christmas buffet. Priced at Rs. 925, it is available on December 25 for lunch and dinner. For details, call 0422-2241414.

Le Meridien, Avanashi Road

A 41.9 feet tall Christmas tree, made up of 267 plants greets you at the lobby of Le Meridien. The Christmas crib is made of ginger bread and chocolate sauce. There are hand-made reindeer, too. A live choir band performs carols, adding to the festive mood. Yummy Christmas goodies such as cakes, ginger breads, puddings, chocolates and cookies are available at Illy Café. There is also a Christmas special dinner buffet on December 24 and brunch on December 25. For details, call 0422-2364343.

Vivanta by Taj-Surya, Race Course

Roast turkey with cranberry juice, suckling pig, tenderloin Wellington and traditional plum pudding…Vivanta by Taj-Surya offers a sumptuous Christmas spread on December 24 from 7.30 p.m. till 11.30 p.m. and on December 25 from 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Also, listen to joyous carol songs, by church bands, as you feast. Children will be gifted with chocolates. A six-foot tall Christmas tree welcomes you. For details, call 0422-6681000.