Just a day left for the big day, and there’s plenty on the platter to make it unforgettable. Merry Christmas!

Courtyard by Marriott

Christmas this time is big! An 18-foot high French dessert — ‘A Christmas Croquembouche’, is getting ready at Paprika. It is decorated with threads of chocolate, ribbons and bells, and is an assemblage of shoe buns stuck together with royal icing made of icing sugar, egg white and lemon juice, and built into a conical structure made of edible ingredients. It was decorated using a ‘Cherry Ladder’!

And, there’s of course, the special buffet, with roast turkey with cranberry jelly, maple glazed ham, beef Wellington, prune sauce, and cranberry sauce. On from December 24{+t}{+h} evening to 25th. For reservation and details, call 667644488.

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Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers

At the Goodies Store, choose a range of confectionery, plum pudding, bishop nut bread, Yule log, nut fudge cakes and other varieties, and hampers for gifting. Available till January 1. For gifting, choose wrapped wines and confectionery, from hampers such as Festive Hamper (Rs. 6,000), Premier Hamper (Rs. 8,000) and the Grand Hamper (Rs. 15,000). Customised hampers can be created too. Christmas Eve buffet and Christmas lunch and dinner buffets at The Residency, with traditional Christmas favourites such as roast turkey with cranberry sauce and plum pudding with a wine sabayon sauce. Eat to your heart’s content from Christmas special set menu and brunch (on December 25) at Cappuccino, and Dakshin Special Thali. For reservation and details, call 24994101.

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Savera Hotel

Select goodies such as cakes, Yule logs, marzipans, chocolates and cookies, and hampers from Baker’s Basket. Available till January 1 from 9 a.m. Have dinner buffet on December 24 and lunch and dinner the next day, to the accompaniment of music, at The Piano. Same days, taste South Indian cuisine, from an a la carte menu. Enjoy mughlai and Awadhi North Indian cuisine for dinner on December 24 and 25, at Minar. At Bamboo Bar, choose your favourite cocktails from 11 a.m. both days. On both days, hit the dance floor at Sparks, as DJ Spinz weaves his magic. For details and reservation, call 28114700.

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La Boulangerie

Take your pick from a wide variety of cakes, pastries, puddings, Yule logs, almond rocks, cookies, and more. There are hampers and special customised cakes too. For details, call 96000-21212 or visit www.laboulangerie.in.

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Oriental Cuisines

At Benjarong (ph: 24322640), try the set menu and a la carte on December 24 and 25. Special festival menu at China Town (Cathedral Road – ph: 28112246, and Citi Center) till January 3. Select Theenmura Menu as part of Syrian Christian Festival at Ente Keralam (ph: 42328585), till January 3, for lunch and dinner. Special cuisine at Kokum (ph: 43500181) on December 24 and 25. At Zara Tapas Bar (ph: 28111462), go for the special a la carte menu on both days.

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GRT Grand

At The Slice, the cake shop try pastries, plum cakes, puddings, delicacies, and gift hampers.

In the lobby, Marlon Gomes and troupe will render carols till Christmas, from 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. At Any Time, the coffee shop, turkey buffet will be available on December 24{+t}{+h} evening. The next day try buffet lunch. At Azulia, the Mediterranean restaurant, go in for the five-course set menu with wine on December 24{+t}{+h} night. The next day, it will be a five-course wine lunch. For details, call 28150500.

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