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What is Christmas without all those goodies! I just love the boozy Christmas cakes, the candy canes, the many variations of pie, eggnog – there is just so much to choose from. And what makes me happiest during the season is that I love to go shopping for small gifts to myself at all those glitzy places in town. If you are looking for that something special this year, here are 6 places you can head to.
The Festive Carousel at The Oberoi
The Oberoi Hotel has decided to go a new route this Christmas season and has unveiled the Christmas Carousel – a festive life-size carousel that will be home to all the wonderful Christmas goodies that come from the kitchens. Christmas Plum Cakes to Yule Logs, Knackerlis and more. Besides picking up goodies for yourself, you can also customize packages for your loved ones.
This Christmas, Elves will be at work at The Cake Shop at The Leela Palace Bangalore. Choose from the finest of the cookies, cakes, plum puddings, bakes, mince pies and much more. You can also choose from the wide range of goodies to create your own customised hampers to make this festive season even more special.
Bengaluru will be treated to a range of macarons from the Patisserie of Yauatcha, all through the month of December. The festive macaron collection from the patisserie of Yauatcha will offer combinations of Mulled Wine and Chocolate Ganache, while banana blends with spiced cinnamon and the classic lemon get a sesame twist. Indulge in delightful flavours of macarons like Eggnog, Gingerbread, Banana Cinnamon, Lemon Sesame, Earl Grey, Jasmine Honey and Blood Orange. The newly introduced macarons are available to order from the a la carte menu and will be a part of the festive collection for festive gifting hampers.
Festive Affair at The Ritz-Carlton
Christmas at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore is a festive affair beginning right from the pathway leading up to the hotel that is brightly lit with fairy lights and decorated with giant floral wreaths. A giant Gingerbread House stands on the 3rd-floor lobby which is quite the showstopper. On sale at Ganache, you will find Mince Pies, Cookies, Santa Chocolates, Stollens and many other yuletide goodies. The perfect time to head out and fill your kitty.
A Gingerbread House Store at Sheraton Grand
This Christmas season is double the joy for the Sheraton brand – they have just completed “80 Years of Sheraton” and they have all the more reason to celebrate. The Gingerbread House here, complete with a candy cane pillar entrance is also a store for a whole host of Christmas goodies. If you are looking for gift hampers of cakes, wines and other Christmas specials, you now know where to go. Each of them, beautifully gift wrapped should you so please.
There is no Christmas season ever at Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks, where Re:cess, the 24-hour coffee shop does not come out with their quirky best. Be it the colossal Santas in variations or the whooping chocolate Christmas bells; you name it and it is there. The Chocolate Ginger Bread House is a speciality there and the Plum Cakes are a delight. The fruits used have been soaked for over two months and all of that goodness is bound to permeate into every delicious slice.
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.