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It would not be long before a new year is upon us. When it comes to eating out, this year has been a particularly busy one for foodies in Chandigarh. There have been a large number of new arrivals coupled with food festivals and new launches. Here is hoping the New Year keeps up the momentum. But before that, there is the year’s most looked forward to the party. If you are making plans to raise a toast to the New Year someplace that offers not just a fun, gala night but also lays out a gourmet spread, then read on. Here is a look at places where you can usher in the New Year in style.
One of the leading 5-star properties of Chandigarh, Taj Chandigarh has over the years earned itself the reputation of throwing the best New Year party in the city. This year too, they have multiple options too. Come December 31 and the hotel’s grand ballroom will host ‘Mumbai Talkies’, a theme-based party. While the ambience will be Mumbai-inspired, the food will include not just specials from Mumbai but other states too. Chef Rannvijay has curated a multi-cuisine menu and DJ KD will be steering the night’s music. Also in the mix are international dance performances. The party tickets are priced at Rs 14,000 per couple. For those who enjoy fun and games, the hotel is also hosting a ‘New Year Pirate Party’ in Cafe 17 and Dera. This party will have fun props and décor to match. There will be a buffet on offer dishing out international cuisine apart from Indian favourites. A live band will also perform through the evening. This is priced at Rs 10,000 per couple.
If you are looking for something quieter and intimate, then head to Black Lotus. For New Year’s Eve there is a special sit-down 7-course dinner on offer with soft music and the glow of candle lights. Guests can book at Rs 8,000 per couple.
Always looking to offer a fun twist to regular events, SOCIAL has planned a ‘#TheNecessaryNYEParty’ that promises to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome the New Year in style. DJ M3LD and Leon Russel will steer the console to keep the party going. One can avail couple entry packages with unlimited eats and drinks at Rs 5,000. There is also a special offer for women for whom passes are available at Rs 2,500. To keep everyone grooving on the dance floor through the night, the drinks on offer include Johnnie Walker, Ketel One, Bacardi White, to list a few. For those looking for lighter options, Sector 7 Social’s Craft Beers will be on hand, as well as classic Social wines. Of course, it is not a party without Social’s signature cocktails. A special non-alcoholic menu will be on offer as well.
The countdown to the year’s grandest celebrations has begun at JW Marriott Chandigarh as well. The celebration on December 31 will feature musical performances by popular artists - Jassie Gill and Babbal Rai at the grand Ballroom and a party featuring DJ Mar Maritza Correa from Colombia at 35 Brewhouse. The Cafe @ JW will roll out a lavish multi-cuisine dinner with an entry to the musical party featuring Jassie Gill & Babbal Rai. There is a sumptuous Indian traditional dinner feast at Saffron as well.
A new beginning calls for a celebration and beginning of the New Year gives you all the reasons to rejoice. The team of The Lalit Chandigarh have curated an array of specials too. If you like Oriental meals then head for dinner at OKO on New Year’s Eve. Dinner for 2 will cost Rs 11,000. Rolling out International favourites for New Year’s Eve dinner is 24/7. A meal for 2 here is priced at Rs 10,000. Known for their unique Indian flavours, Baluchi, the fine dining restaurant in The Lalit is also curating a special keeping the New Year’s Eve celebrations in mind. A meal for 2 will cost Rs 10,000.
A celebration party, especially New Year’s Eve would be quite incomplete if it did not have a fun musical performance. Knowing that well, Farzi Cafe in Sector 26 will be hosting Umair & Collective featuring DJ Ricky for December 31, 08:30 pm onwards. Also on offer is a menu of specials.
If you are looking to head out for a fun DJ party night that includes a lavish buffet dinner and unlimited drinks at pocket-friendly prices, then head to Hotel Hometel. Their multi-cuisine restaurant is hosting a special dinner that is priced at Rs 4,499 per couple. The food is the highlight here for sure. \
One of the city’s oldest 5-star properties is known for its family-friendly bashes. This New Year's Eve, the hotel has planned a special dinner buffet that will offer unlimited snacks and drinks for a couple. Musical performances are also on the cards along with a DJ. This is priced at Rs 5,700 per couple.
Making sure there is something from everyone this New Year’s Eve, Hyatt Regency Chandigarh has planned NYE celebrations at multiple venues. The Regency Ballroom will host Navvy Virat Band along with House DJ. Entry to this is priced at Rs 10,000 per couple and includes a buffet meal, drinks, snacks and musical gala. Urban Cafe is also hosting a special night with a DJ and dance floor. Price for this includes Rs 12,000 per couple. The hotel’s authentic Italian restaurant Piccante will host DJ Chinx and a dance floor to help you unwind and have a good time. The package is priced at Rs 14,000 per couple.
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A seasoned journalist, Jagmeeta has worked with The Indian Express for 16 years writing extensively on food, popular culture and fashion. A Master's in English, she completed her honours in Journalism from Delhi University and started her career in journalism with New Delhi Television (NDTV) as a reporter. She was part of the launch team for NDTV.com. Having turned a freelance writer and editor in 2016, she has been writing for The Hindustan Times, Chandigarh and is also a contributor for The Voice of Fashion steered by IMG Reliance Ltd as well as Chandigarh's popular lifestyle portal - simplythecity.com. When she's not reviewing food or dissecting the season's trends, she likes to travel with her daughter and husband, a professional photographer. A photography enthusiast herself, Jagmeeta has also curated photo exhibitions and calls herself a collector of cookbooks and recipes and a proud 'fauji' daughter and sister.