After the austere period of Lent, food plays a major role in the entire Easter festivities and the feast begins with a sumptuous meal on Easter Sunday. Restaurants in Mumbai offer lavish spreads for brunch as families and friends celebrating this feast, get together for a relaxed meal. Traditional Easter delicacies like Hot Cross Buns, Easter Eggs, Oven-roasted rack of Lamb, Simnel Cakes, are offered with a contemporary twist and presentation, apart from the usual array of Sunday offerings. My top 6 picks :
Seven Kitchens, The St. Regis, Mumbai
This Sunday celebrate the festive spirit of Eastertide with a delectable brunch spread at Seven Kitchens, with delicacies and brunch favourites such as Roast Turkey, Gamon, Leg of Lamb, Spare Ribs Black Bean, Cold Seafood Variety, Lamb Wellington, Baked Quiche, Carrot Cake and Easter Egg varieties to indulge in. The little one’s have a special treat planned in the kid’s zone wherein they can indulge in fun activities like Easter Egg Hunt, Fortune Easter Eggs; INR 3,300 (Without Alcohol), INR 4,500 (With Alcohol).
O Pedro, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Western Suburbs
The Fat Carnival comes to an end this year with the last Easter brunch at O Pedro. The line-up includes a Weekend Brunch with a special menu of reimagined Goan delicacies, delicious cocktails and live music performances.
Poee Flat Bread Combo
Try the poee flat bread ‘pizza’ Roasted Chicken ‘Peri-Peri’ topped with snow pea salad or the Breadfruit ‘Benny’ Brunch Eggs with poached eggs, breadfruit hash on top of a flaky puff pastry with tamarind chilli hollandaise. Do not miss the Chorizo ‘Benedict with a Raw Banana ‘Bhakri’ Taco topped with bean feijoada, sour cream and husk cherry salsa.
Celebrate Easter with a spectacular Easter Sunday Brunch, featuring a bountiful spread and a gourmet egg station, exciting egg painting and decoration activities for kids. From devilled eggs, a resurrection themed ‘spherical cheese bar’ and a gourmet egg station presenting Emu, duck, quail and free range eggs, there is a lot to choose from.
Savour Easter special Roasted Meats, Apple and Cinnamon Glazed Ham, Irish Guinness Roasted Leg of Lamb, with a variety of freshly baked quiche, tarts and pies. Do not miss the Sorpotel with Sannas, Chicken Xacuti, Ambada gosht and Calcutta Portuguese Christian Chicken Biryani. Sign off with decadent ice cream sundaes and assorted chocolate and marzipan Easter eggs. Rs 3500 plus taxes.
Esora, Goregaon East, Western Suburbs
Enjoy a lavish Easter meal at Esora at NR 1299 (Vegetarian) and INR 1699 (Non Vegetarian). From Afghani Paneer Tikka and Suji Croquette for vegetarians, to a Fish Fry and Chicken Shees Tawk, to soups salads, pasta and Herb Crust Chicken With Creamy Wine Sauce to Baked Mediterranean Chicken Breast With Tomatoes, Olives, Capers & Garlic, there is truly a lot to choose from. The Tiramisu, Mango Cheese Cake and Easter Eggs will be the perfect finale to your meal.
Woodside Inn, Oshiwara, Western Suburbs
The special Easter menu at Rs 1995 all-inclusive, will feature a range of dishes (refer cover image). Start with the Watermelon & Cucumber Gazpacho. Salads include Stewed Beetroot, Ice Apple, Candied Walnut Salad with Crumbled Feta. Enjoy appetizers like Blackened Cottage Cheese Skewer with fresh tomato relish, Goat Cheese Apricot Crostini. The live grill station offers Spicy Cottage Cheese Slider, Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Jus. End your meal with indulgent desserts like Baked Mango Cheese Cake and Easter Chocolate Eggs.
Sorrentina by Foodhall, Santacruz West, Western Suburbs
Bacon Burrata Polpette
Begin your meal with light bites like Burrata Alla Funghi, Porcini Tomato Passata with seared mushrooms, olive streusel and porcini dressing. Pasta lovers will enjoy Tornarelli Alla Gamberi E Fungi, house-made pasta with sweet water prawns, assorted mushrooms and Parmesan cheese.
Pizza Fungi Alla Bianco
Try the hand-stretched Pizza Fungi Alla Bianco, provolone cheese, caramelized onion, mushroom and spring onion. If still hungry, opt for the Torta Pasqualina, ricotta, spinach, sun-dried tomato, capers and artichoke with goat cheese fondue. For desserts, indulge in the Limoncello Tiramisu.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.