‘Tis the season! If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Christmas and enjoy the holiday cheer with your family, The Daily Guardian is here to help. Here is a round-up of some amazing Christmas offers in Delhi-NCR to help you make the most of this holiday weekend.
Delhi’s favoured French Patisserie chain L’Opéra, has an impressive array of seasonal festive products on offer. Choose from a classic selection of products like their Bûches (yule logs), Chocolates, Pantone, Christmas Puddings, Biscuits, Plum Cake, Alpine Nut Cake, Galette des Rois and other festive specialities.
The Bûche is a traditional dessert served during pre-Christmas dinners and luncheons and on Christmas Eve in France, and their unique Alpine Nut Cake combines a crunchy biscuit with nuts and tasty, rich caramel. In addition to L’Opéra’s round the year line of biscuits, variations like Gingerbread, Shortbread and extra nutty Hazelnut Crunch have also been added as Christmas delicacies. Their Christmas Pudding and Plum Cakes are other popular goodies.
In the spirit of giving back, Kasen Samandari, Laurent’s father and Executive Chairman of L’Opéra, shares, “This year, once again we have decided to dedicate 5% of the revenue generated from our hamper sales to Main Tendue (www.maintenduedelhi.org), the charity which supports 10 Indian NGOs.”
L’Opéra’s festive delicacies are available in all its outlets and online.
2. BAKEHOUSE COMFORT BY CAFE DELHI HEIGHTS
Founder Gunjan Batra has planned a special menu for this season. Indulge in Bakehouse Comfort specials like Apple Tart, Carrot Yule Log, Chocolate Bombs, Gingerbread Men Biscuits and more. They are also offering specially curated Christmas Hamper trays with specials like Tarts, Cookies, Panettone, Plum Cake, Puddings, exotic breads and more. These hampers are available in different sizes and prices. Their special arty trays are made on order as great additions to festive house parties. They come in different varieties like chip and dip trays, Mexican trays, Chef’s special trays and more.
At Bakehouse Comfort by Café Delhi Heights in DLF Avenue, Saket.
3. HONEY & DOUGH
Founder Aavika Chhawchharia says, “Honey and Dough is bringing back its classic selection of products which includes Classic Plum cakes, our special Chocolate Balls, Christmas Puddings, Cookies, Plum Cakes, and other festive specialities. An exclusive offering this year is our Chocolate House, which is made with in-house chocolates like truffles and more.”
This season Honey and Dough has expanded its repertoire to include Gingerbread and Shortbread cookies, specially crafted for Christmas. Christmas Puddings and Plum Cakes are also on offer and one can gift exclusive Honey and Dough Christmas hampers which are the perfect mix of cakes, cookies, chocolates and more.
At Honey and Dough exclusive stores at Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj, Malviya Nagar, Pacific Mall, Janakpuri, Cyber Park and more.
4. CAFÉ DELHI HEIGHTS
The Chef at Café Delhi Heights has created a special Christmas Menu that will be on offer from 21 to 31 December. This consists of Broth with Chicken Dumplings, Rice Vermicelli Hearty Duck Soup, Asian Spring Salad, Pulled US Turkey Soft Tacos, US Roasted Duck, Four Cheese Fondue, Parmigiana and more. The special menu can be paired with your favourite drinks at the bar.
At all Café Delhi Heights outlets across Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Chandigarh.
5. OPHELIA, HOTEL ASHOKA
For Christmas, Ophelia at Ashoka Hotel offers a scrumptious buffet that includes seasonal specials like Marsala Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Grilled Camembert with Cranberry Glaze, Herbed Roasted Turkey, Classic Roast Chicken, Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, Prosciutto Crudo Ham, Maple Glazed Bacon, and Brussels Sprouts among other delicacies.
On Christmas Eve, a special a la carte menu is in place for Rs 6,000 per person and Rs 12,000 for couples with outdoor seating, along with special pricing for cabanas. Themed music and Christmas decor promises to make the occasion memorable.
At Ophelia – Hotel Ashok.
6. VIET: NOM, CYBER HUB
Viet:Nom Cyberhub is offering a lavish Christmas Brunch with special decor and a live performance of Christmas carols. An in-house Santa will cheer the guests as they enjoy the buffet. Guests can choose from a selection of salads, followed by delicacies from their live section. Starters include Grilled Chicken Skewers, Roasted Chicken Wings, and for mains one can enjoy Chicken in Lemon Grass Garlic Chili, Braised Fish in Tomato Ginger, Vietnamese Pickle Chili Eggplant, and other dishes. Desserts include Coconut and Passion Fruit Pudding, and Che Ba Ba.
At Viet:nom in DLF CyberHub.
7. CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT THE KNOT
Newly opened The Knot in Eros Intercontinental Hotel in Nehru Place, is the brainchild of Priyakant Gautam, and has a lot to offer this Christmas. Enjoy a Chef’s special brunch with appetisers like Warm Chevre Salad, Baked Brie, The Knot Special Platters and more. Vegetarians can choose from hearty dishes like Grilled Artichoke, Zucchini Wrapped Quinoa, and non-vegetarians will appreciate the Parmesan Crusted Lamb Rack, and the Herb Roasted Whole Chicken. Desserts include Chocolate Mud Pot, Plum Cake, and Cheese Cake with Wild Berry Compote.
At The Knot Eros International Hotel, Nehru Place.
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