CHRISTMAS IS HERE

It’s that time of the year when family and friends get together, indulge in a festive meal and exchange gifts. The festive season is upon us and here’s a round up of some of the best hotels and restaurants in Bengaluru where you can soak in the festivities.

A Spectacular Christmas Extravaganza at Grand Mercure Bangalore
Revel in the season’s exuberance with Grand Mercure Bengaluru’s lavish Christmas offerings. Join in the festivities and indulge in a sumptuous brunch and dinner buffet selections of delightful treats. The delightful array includes signatures like Platter of Roast Beef and Pickles, Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Cream, Cottage Cheese Roll filled with Spinach, Mushroom & Cheese in Tomato Gravy, Oak Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Cream and much more. Satiate your sweet tooth with indulgent desserts like Christmas pudding with Brandy Sauce, Rich Chocolate and Brandy Fruit Terrine with Berry Compote Summer Pudding Cherry Trifle Christmas Stollen and Cookies.
Where: Grand Mercure Bangalore
12th Main Rd, Koramangala 3rd Block,
Koramangala,
Bengaluru.
When: 24th and 25th December, 12-4pm

Christmas at Ritz-Carlton
A bountiful buffet with celebratory signatures like Suckling Pig, Roast Turkey, Mincemeat Lattice Tart and delicious Asian delights. Warm and fragrant mulled wine in the true spirit of the season – gently spiced and carefully brewed. The Christmas Day Yuletide Brunch is a special day with the season’s specialities like Roast Turkey, Giblet Gravy, Shawarma with a host of scrumptious desserts like chocolate hazelnut cream cheese puffs, mince pies, cakes and tarts.
Where: The Market, The Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru
When: 24th and 25th December.

Christmas Special at ‘The Den, Bengaluru’.
The recently launched luxury hotel, The Den Bengaluru has curated the perfect schedule of events around the holiday season for you.
Where: Christmas Eve Roast beneath the stars @ The Creek, The Den, Bengaluru.
When: December 24.

A Sumptuous Turkey Dinner at WelcomHotel
The menu includes varieties of salads like Italian Winter Greens with Pear Walnut Dressing, Strawberry Avocado Salad, Roasted Beetroot Salad and more. The feast will also have a Mezze Station with Tabouleh, Baba Ganoush, Mutabal, Humus, Grilled Chicken, Pickled Olives, Pickled Onions, Muhamara, Stuffed Vine leaves and Pickled Cucumber. The highlight of the feast would be the live station with Roast Turkey, Roast Chicken and Roast Lamb Leg with different sauces like Cranberry Sauce, Bread Sauce, Jus Roti and Red Wine Sauce.
Where: WelcomHotel, Café Jacaranda, Richmond Road, Bengaluru.
When: 24th December 7.30pm onwards.

Christmas at Caperberry
Gather your loved ones and enjoy a special, hearty, traditional Christmas dinner that includes Roast Turkey, Ricotta Stuffed Morel, Deconstructed Patata Bravas and more.
Where: Caperberry, UB City.
When: 24th and 25th, December.

Celebrate Christmas Mexican style at Sanchez
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 & Zucchini Chilaquiles. End your meal with the indulgent Christmas Pudding topped with pumpkin coulis, orange cream and served with plum & cranberry compote and vanilla ice with cinnamon dusted chocolate star or the showstopper Glazed Fresh Strawberries with homemade Christmas ice cream and salted caramel pop corn, dusted with hibiscus sugar.
Where: Sanchez, UB City
On till: December 31

Christmas Day Brunch at Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield.
This Christmas day, join us at M Café, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield, for an indulgent Christmas Brunch like no other. Begin your Christmas culinary sojourn with the most delicious cured meats like Parma Ham, Salami Milano and Smoked Salmon. Tease your palate with the rich flavors and textures of an indulgent Maple Glazed Ham, Stuffed Turkey, Cranberry Sausage and a Roast Leg of Lamb paired with the most beautiful mulled wine and other spirits.
Where: M café (Brunch), Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield.
When: Monday, 25th December 2017, 12:30 – 3:30 pm.

Christmas at JW Marriott, Bengaluru
Pick up your Christmas goodie hampers by the Bengaluru Baking company, Christmas eve dinner at the JW Kitchen and ALBA on 24th December and a Christmas Brunch at the JW Kitchen on the 25th of December.
Where: JW Marriott, Bengaluru.

Special Christmas Menu at Ciclo Cafe
Ciclo café rolls out a specially crafted Christmas menu this season. Pulled turkey bao, Grilled pork belly, Roasted pumpkin and spirulina risotto alongside other offerings such as Slow roasted turkey with apple sausage stuffing, makes this offering irresistible. Round off your meal with a traditional English mince pie with ice cream or Alcohol brined plum cake for the perfect Christmas meal. Celebrate this time of goodwill and cheer. Where:
Ciclo café, 12th Main Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru.
When: On till December 31st.

Christmas at Glocal Junction
On Sunday 24th December, gear up for an array of celebratory activities which include the the gingerbread icing workshop – a chance to create your own gingerbread masterpiece, an indulgent brunch with festive treats, sessions with caricature artists & lots more. And on the Christmas Day, see the festivities get bigger & better with surprise visits from Santa Claus, live musical performance by band ‘Crooner’ and a treat to the most lavish buffet offering traditional and popular delicacies, including roast Turkey carving station, live counters with multi cuisine specialties like roast chicken, grilled meat, duck roast, mezze platters and even some chaat. And what’s Christmas without the Yule Log, plum cakes, crème brulee’s, festive cocktails & more.
Where: Glocal Junction, 2986, Ashwani Complex, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru.

Christmas eve brunch at Big Brewsky
It may not snow in the city of Bengaluru, but it sure is gonna be a White Christmas at Big Brewsky! On offer is a smorgasbord of traditional Christmas recipes that are bound to leave you fully satiated, yet craving for a little bit more! An array of live stations for you to watch the magic as it happens, and the live carving of a whole roast Turkey that’s sure to get you in the Christmas spirit (if the alcohol hasn’t done so already).
Where: Big Brewsky, Sarjapur road, before Wipro Corporate Office, Bengaluru.
When: Sunday, 24th of December, 2017, Time: 12.30 – 4.30 PM.

Christmas menu at MyuBar at Gilly’s redefined
MyuBar at Gilly’s Redefined offers you a memorable Christmas menu for dinner on the 24th and lunch and dinner on the 25th. The special menu has a lot of interesting items for you to choose from – Tandoor Quail/Oven Roasted Rosemary Quail Parda Murgh Raan, Mothi Methi ke tikki and lots more in the starters selection and for the mains is Safed Ghosht Biryani, Nawabi Murgh Tangdi Biryani, Dum ka Murgh Asifi and Subz Biryani Bhandar. There’s also Plum Pudding Rabdi Bake and Rose Phirnee Brulee is the choice for Yuletide desserts.
Where: Myu Bar at Gilly’s Redefined, # 413, 100 ft, 4th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru.
When: December 24, 7 pm onwards and December 25, 12 Noon to 1 AM.

Christmas Day lunch at Forage
Forage, the restaurant that serves Modern European Cuisine has a special Christmas day lunch. They have a 5 course set menu meal. On the menu they have Kale wraps with pumpkin, sticky black rice and goats cheese, Seared scallops with silky pea purée and citrus aquafaba foam topped with pea shoots, Succulent duck breast salad with orange, cranberries and walnut in a robust yet sublime mustard, sesame dressing and sunflower sprouts and more.
Where: Forage, 318, 6th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indirangar, Bengaluru.
When: Monday, 25th of December 2017, 12:30–3:30PM.

Christmas brunch at Sly Granny
Sly Granny has a Christmas brunch with unlimited sparkling wines, bellini, mulled wine, eggnogs and straight drinks on Christmas from 12 noon onwards. Some of the dishes for Christmas Brunch include Buttermilk cheddar biscuits, Chocolate cherry sourdough, Babka
Pickled vegetables (oakra, purple carrots, bread and butter pickles, turmeric root), devilled eggs, roasted cauliflower salad, cranberry almond and spinach salad, pickled pear and blue cheese tart and more.
Where: Sly Granny, 618, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar, Bengaluru.
When: December 25, 12 noon to 3.30 pm.

Fresh for Xmas
FreshMenu, has something uniquely Indian to offer this festive season. FreshMenu pays tribute to this Christmas tradition by reviving, re-imagining and recreating some of the recipes held closest to the hearts of Christians across India. From the ancient Kerala Christians, to more recent Anglo-Indian, Indo-Portuguese and Indo-French communities like the Kumarakom Prawn Curry, Alleppey Veg Curry, Nadan Chicken Roast, Bad Word Curry, Railway Cutlet Chicken Curry, Dak Bunglow Murghi Roast, Sooji-Fried Pomfret Bowl and more. For desserts, try the Christmas in a Jar.
Log onto: freshmenu.com

Social Xmas Menu & and Winter Cocktails
Roll back the years and bring back the childhood memories where one getting a gift was based on whether you were a naughty or a nice gift. But, we at Social have specially curated a menu for the naughty and the nice. Trick your mind into day drinking by starting your day with the Sangria Pancakes which has fruits soaked in wine and topped with whisky maple syrup, just because it’s the holiday season. For appetizers, one can enjoy the Goat Cheese and Mushroom Bombs, Pulled Lamb Vindaloo with Khameeri Paratha Bites and Truffled Nachos. Enjoy the winter comfort food Gravy Momos served in a spicy creamy sauce and All I want for Christmas Soup and Fried Mini Seekh Wellingtons. If you’re the one with the sweet tooth, bit into the Croissant ka Meetha which has desi touch when topped with Rabadi and sizing Plum Cake.
Where: Church Street Social, Koramangala Social and Whitfield Social, Bengaluru.
On till: December 27, 2017.

Watsons has an appetizer menu for the festive season
Watson’s Grub Pub is the quintessential neighbourhood dive bar. The menu is replete with old favourites that we have grown up eating in the hallowed clubs of the city, but served with a flourish in Watson’s unbeatable atmosphere. The menu has evolved to reflect not just Bengaluru’s favourite comfort foods, but also much loved snacks from across the country and beyond, like the quintessential turkey, but stuffed in chillies with bacon that makes it just right to go along with a mug of chilled brew. You’ve also got the other festive essentials like pumpkin and mushrooms, but wrapped in a ravioli or a dumpling to make it easy for you to snack on while sipping on the concoction of your choice. While you are at it, don’t miss their pulled pork bruschetta or the mini aubergines filled with lamb and cheese reminding you of the hearty Greek moussaka.
Where: Watson’s Ulsoor, Watson’s Vasanthnagar and Watson’s JP Nagar, Bengaluru.

Christmas comes calling at Smoke House Deli
Fresh ingredients will meet traditional Christmas dishes to reinterpret classics the Smoke House Deli way. On the table, is a range of Christmas dishes – from Turkey Bacon, Mushroom salad and Pickled dates , Classic baked Alaska- class Christmas dessert and soul-warming X-mas special mulled wine, this is going to be a very merry Christmas at Smoke House Deli! 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.
Where: Lavelle Road and Indiranagar, Bengaluru.
On till: December 30, 2017.