This is the season to be jolly and what better way to do that than to pamper the tummy with all those delicious treats. Sure, you can whip some up at home, but if you plan to spend more time with the family, then here is a look at 10 awesome places in Bangalore that you can have your Christmas meal at.
Ring in the Holiday Spirit at Toast & Tonic
It is the season of merriment and mistletoes and the kitchen at Toast & Tonic brings you set of fabulous new dishes and a holiday menu to be savoured from December 22nd – December 25th, 2017.
Start your holiday meal with the wholesome Roasted Pumpkin Soup or dig into a salad of Sautéed Warm Winter Beans with Peanut Sauce. The Smoked Chicken Tart is an ideal small plate. Fit for a Christmas celebration, the Lobster Lasagna is a decadent and for those who love a hearty roast - the Braised Lamb Shoulder is the perfect big plate with a serving of Goat Cheese Potato Mash, braised local greens and Chimichurri. Indulge your sweet tooth this season with our elegant Chocolate Buche De Noel served with Vanilla Bean Anglaise and a Cocoa Nib Tuile. And the best dessert of the season is the Toast & Tonic Christmas Pudding with spiced apple foam and brandy orange sauce.
Venue: Toast & Tonic (14/1, Wood Street, Richmond Road, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore – 560025)
Christmas Specials Menu at Cafe Felix
This is the season to eat, drink and be merry at Cafe Felix! Sip on spiked Christmas drinks such as Hot Bourbon Chocolate and Traditional Eggnog while you dig into the season's specials such as Fagottini of Leeks, Ceps and Truffle, Butterball Turkey Roulade, Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, Boozy Christmas Pudding and Strawberry Macaron with Fresh Strawberries. And do not miss the stunning Castle Felix – their very own gingerbread creation! The A-la-carte menu is available for lunch and dinner from December 22nd – December 25th, 2017
Venue: Cafe Felix (5th Level, 1 MG Mall, MG Road, Bangalore - 560001)
Six Course Continental and Goan Christmas Brunch at Lady Baga
Lady Baga welcomes the holiday season with bustling activities that only glorious December begets! Wake up on Christmas Day and head straight to Lady Baga for a session of laughter and pampering. Brunch featuring the finest Mediterranean and Goan inspired delicacies like the Arabian Sea Oysters served with Champagne Mignonette and a dash of Kokum, Beach Side Winter Melon, Chorizo Scotch Egg in Goan pork Chorizo and spiced Mousse, Rissois de Winter Vegetables, Classic Surf and Turf – butter garlic tiger prawns in a Xacuti Bisque, Turkey Ragout with Saffron Fettucini topped with Roast Breast Slices, Goan Pomfret Curry; have we whet that appetite yet. Desserts include Buche de Noel Yule Log – a traditional Christmas Sponge Cake Roulade, Strawberry Crumble and more. Soak in the winter sun as Lady Baga tosses up a contemporary, yet rustic holiday experience for all ages! Priced at Rs 2999/- plus taxes per person (50% payment to be made a reservation), the brunch offers you a sumptuous spread and unlimited cocktails
Venue: Lady Baga (25/4 Lavelle Road, 1st & 2nd Floor, Opposite Harley Davidson)
A dash of Mexican zest to your Christmas fare
The Christmas special menu at Sanchez offers you a feast with a varied palette of Mexican flavours, textures and hues, this year. Start your meal with Smoked Turkey Taco Salad and the fresh homemade Oaxacan Artisan Queso Fresco. For the main course, there is a choice of Mexican Chile Rubbed Roast Chicken, the traditional Pork Pozole and Charred Corn and Zucchini Chilaquiles. End your meal with the indulgent Christmas Pudding topped with pumpkin coulis, orange cream and served with plum and cranberry compote and vanilla ice with cinnamon dusted chocolate star or the showstopper Glazed Fresh Strawberries with homemade Christmas ice cream and salted caramel popcorn, dusted with hibiscus sugar. These specials are available from December 21st - December 31st, 2017.
Venue: Sanchez (24, Vittal Mallya Rd, KG Halli, D' Souza Layout, Sampangi Rama Nagar Bangalore)
A Tantalizing Experience at Clarks Exotica
Nothing like a drive out of the city this Christmas. Once done get ready to tantalize your taste buds this Christmas with special crafted X-mas Brunch menu at poolside on 24th December. Look forward to an endless array of sumptuous festive specialities featuring live food counters, dessert station and unlimited pour of wine. Priced at Rs. 1999+ taxes, this promises to be a lovely break for the family.
Venue: Clarks Exotica Convention Resort & Spa (Swiss Town, Devanahalli Road, Hollywood Junction, Sadahalli Post, Bangalore)
A Luxury Experience at The Oberoi
With a wonderful range of restaurants that are housed in The Oberoi, you will be spoilt for choice at the dining experiences on offer this Christmas. Xmas eve dinner on the 24th, the Alfresco Theater, at Le Jardin and The Polo Club, if you want to spend Christmas day with the family. Think of indulging in Christmas Sunday Lunch, again on the 24th, at the Le Jardin and Rim Naam. Christmas Day lunch will also be a wonderful spread at the same restaurants on 25th, Monday. Each of these meals can be upgraded to include Champagne or Sparkling wine, or can even be had as a non-alcoholic spread.
Venue: The Oberoi (37-39, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore)
A Special Christmas Day Lunch at Forage
Forage, the restaurant that serves Modern European Cuisine has a special Christmas day lunch on Monday the 25th of December. The restaurant is offering a 5 course set menu meal for Rs. 3200/- all inclusive. On offer for the discerning diner is Kale wraps with pumpkin, sticky Black Rice and Goats Cheese, Seared scallops with Silky Pea Purée and citrus Aquafaba Foam topped with pea shoots. Among the choices are Mushroom Carpaccio with warm assorted mushrooms, sunflower sprouts finished with truffle oil, succulent Duck Breast Salad with orange, cranberries and walnut in a robust yet sublime mustard, sesame dressing and sunflower sprouts as well as Asparagus and Sage Salad with pine nuts and Parmesan Smoked Golden Ham with Madeira sauce. For desserts think layered Chocolate Torte with coffee caramel and Strawberry Pannacotta
Venue: Forage (318, 6th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore)
Christmas brunch at Sly Granny
Take in those quirky interiors and that Arnold Schwarzenegger wallpaper at Sly Granny when you head there for Christmas Day brunch this year. Priced at Rs 1999++ for a non-alcoholic meal and Rs 2999++ for an alcoholic brunch with unlimited sparkling wines, Bellini, mulled wine, eggnogs and straight drinks, this promises to be a great brunch. Some of the dishes on the menu will be the likes of Babka, Devilled Eggs, Cranberry Almond and Spinach Salad, Pickled Pear and Blue Cheese Tart, Beef Wellington, Smoked Chicken and Gravy, Shepherd’s Pie, Eggnog Cookies, Citrus Pound Cake, Plum Pudding, Strawberry Cream Pie and Rum Balls.
Venue: Sly Granny (618, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar Bangalore)
Turkey and Christmas Specials at District 6
Come and enjoy the special Christmas menu at District 6 the Pub, Brewery and Kitchen from now till the 27th of December, 2017. Christmas naturally brings visions of turkey, and what better place to enjoy Peri Peri Spiced Turkey Pizza, Turkey Burger, Afghani Turkey Tikka, Wok Tossed Turkey in XO Sauce, Roasted Turkey with Veloute Pan Sauce, Saffroni Malai Turkey with Naan, Black Pepper Sake Turkey. The festive specials can be enjoyed with Mulled wine. The famous District 6 Herbal Lemonade Brew Beer (available on 25th December’17), will make for a super addition. For dessert, the Christmas Dry Fruitcake and Fresh Fruit Platter are on offer.
Venue: District 6, Pub Brewery & Kitchen (Gateway Campus B, 03,04,06, 26/1 Dr Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram, Rajajinagar, Bangalore)
Christmas comes calling at Smoke House Deli
As Father Christmas comes calling, Smoke House Deli turns into a winter wonderland of hearty and scrumptious Christmas treats paying an edible ode to the season. On the new menu, you’ll find an eclectic mix of Mains, Desserts and Drinks. The Mains comprises of Orange Wasabi Risotto, Roasted Broccoli, Potato, Leek Tart, Slow Braised Chicken, Risotto, Fried Onions, Wine glazed Pork Chops, Winter Vegetables and Smoked Chorizo, millet crusted Tenderloin, Puff Pastry and fried Gnocchi – perfect belly fillers for the season. If it is just desserts you are after, there is SHD Yule Log, Chocolate Soil, Almond Crumble Log, and classic baked Alaska - all best washed down with a glass of Mulled Wine or Smoke House Deli’s newly introduced Sangrias. Smoke House Deli’s Christmas Menu will be served a la carte until the 30th of December, at the nearest Smoke House Deli.
Venue: Smoke House Deli (Ground Floor, No. 52,53, Lavelle Road, Bangalore & No. 1209, Ward No. 72, Hal IInd Stage, 100ft Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru)
A #Naughty #Nice Christmas at Social
Whether you have been naughty or nice this year, Social’s Winter Menu has something for you. The festive fare is all about keeping the tradition going; with a little bit of that signature Social twist. Start your day off with a bit of a buzz from our Sangria Pancakes, served with wine-soaked fruits and topped off with some rich whisky maple syrup. The Goat Cheese and Mushroom Bombs will leave an explosion of flavour in your mouth. If melt-in-the-mouth comfort food is what you’re looking for instead, the Pulled Lamb Vindaloo with Khameeri Paratha Bites and Truffle Nachos will keep you toasty warm. Street food gets an update with the Gravy Momos, served with a spicy, creamy sauce. And to end your meal on a sweet note, our Croissant Ka Meetha serves as the perfect blend of East and West, with fried croissant drizzled with Rabdi.
It would not be a Social menu without some holiday spirit(s)! The signature cocktails have had some Christmas cheer sprinkled in to bring you the flavours of the season. With hints of rosemary and ginger, A Christmas Present will get you ready to celebrate the day! If tradition is more your style, The Real Mulled Wine will remind you of pine trees, fireplaces and snowmen. If you would like to indulge in your caffeine addiction during the season, the Velvet Overground’s mix of Kahlua and Chocolate is the perfect solution! The Winter Menu will be served a la carte this month and next month till the 7th, at your nearest Social.
Venue: Church Street Social (46/1, Cobalt Building, Church Street, Bangalore), Koramangala Social (118, 3rd Floor, Koramangala Industrial Area, 7th Block, Above Bodyworks Spa, Bangalore) & Whitfield Social (29, Ground Floor, Phoenix Marketcity, ITPL Main Rd, Devasandra Industrial Estate, Krishnarajapura, Bangalore)
Ruth Dsouza Prabhu has been a media professional for 18 years now, across multiple platforms. As a passionate F&B writer, she has interacted personally with internationally renowned names such as Marco Pierre White, Janice Wong, Chef Vivek Singh, Chef Vikas Khanna, Madhur Jaffrey, the late Tarla Dalal and many others for her stories. A highlight has been personal interviews with all three of the celebrity judges on Masterchef Australia. She is on several jury panels of food and beverage awards, is sought after for opinions in the field by publications and has her work published in well-known names such as The Hindu, Firstpost, HuffPost India, Condé Nast Traveller, NatGeo Traveller among many others.