Festive Repasts

Celebrate your loved ones, your family, your good health, and prayers for those around you this holiday season, with splendid offerings from hotels in Delhi and Kolkata. Indulge in spectacular buffets and culinary delights, from traditional Christmas fare like plum pudding and gingerbread, to more eclectic offerings in fun brunches, regale yourself with cozy dinners with champagne and live music, and let 2020 slip away to herald a brand new year.

Lifestyle Insider Elan Courtyard at The Lodhi, New Delhi

Enjoy a culinary extravaganza this Christmas and New Year with The Lodhi, New Delhi as you indulge in specially curated dining experiences. Get into the holiday spirit as the celebrations begin on Christmas Eve and continue till the start of the New Year.

The Lodhi will showcase a splendid array of the finest international cuisines at Elan, Perbacco, and Safari Lounge, accompanied by incredible artisanal concoctions and foot-tapping music by a live Jazz band and DJ. And The Lodhi Bakery will offer classic treats like Plum Pudding, Yule Log, Fruit Cake, Gingerbread and more all through the festive season.

24th December 2020
Christmas Eve at Elan: Five-course dinner with premium drinks and sparkling wine. Pricing: INR 6,500 + taxes per person. Time: 7 PM onwards

Lifestyle Insider Perbacco at The Lodhi, New Delhi

Christmas Eve at Perbacco, Safari Lounge: Five-course set menu paired with premium drinks and sparkling wine. Pricing: INR 6,500 + taxes per person. Time: 7 PM onwards

25th December 2020
Christmas Brunch at Elan: Buffet with premium beverages, champagne and a live band

Pricing: INR 5,500 + taxes per person; INR 40,000 + taxes per cabana (maximum 4 guests). Time: 12 PM - 4 PM

31st December 2020
New Year’s Eve at Elan: Buffet with free-flowing champagne, premium spirits, Jazz band and DJ. Pricing: INR 6,000 + taxes per person (indoor); INR 10,000 + taxes per person (alfresco)

INR 50,000 + taxes per cabana (maximum 4 guests). Time: 9 PM - Midnight

New Year’s Eve at Perbacco, Safari Lounge: Five-course dinner with premium drinks with sparkling wines. Pricing: INR 6,500 + taxes per person. Time: 7 PM onwards

1st January 2021

Lifestyle Insider Dim Sums - Elan, at The Lodhi

New Year Brunch at Elan: Buffet with wines, champagne and cocktails along with a Jazz band. Pricing: INR 5,500 + taxes per person; INR 25,000 + taxes per couple for cabana. Time: 12 PM - 4 PM

Lifestyle Insider Mezze - Elan at The Lodhi

And for relaxed brunches, indulge in an exquisite spread of the finest international offerings - European, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Thai, as you soak in the warmth of the winter sun at Elan’s scenic alfresco area. In addition, fresh, delectable fare from live stations, an exclusive health food station, cocktails on wheels and unlimited champagne set the tone for a blissful brunch experience. An afternoon under the blue sky, tapping to the symphony of jazz tunes, Elan is the perfect destination to spend time with your loved ones this weekend! Elan, The Lodhi, Every Sunday, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM. Price: INR 4,500 plus taxes per person (Champagne Brunch).

Lifestyle Insider Traditional Plum Pudding at The Taj Palace, New Delhi

The season is brimming with festive fervour. Celebrate the joy of togetherness and the spirit of Christmas and New Year with friends and family at the Capital's Taj Palace. Choose from an array of exquisite experiences curated with our assurance of safety, hygiene and physical distancing and the promise of pure air.

December 31, 2020
New Year’s Eve Special at The Blue Bar: A luxurious ambience, pulsating international music by our guest DJ and delectable live grills makes New Year’s Eve at The Blue Bar the most coveted celebration of the year. For a truly indulgent experience, book a private luxury couch replete with dedicated butler service that could raise the merry-making quotient, sky-high. Price: INR 9,000 inclusive of taxes per person. Reserve your very own private couch at the alfresco at a supplement of INR 45,000 inclusive of taxes

Capital Kitchen: The city’s most favourite world cuisine restaurant, Capital Kitchen celebrates the festive season with its spectacular buffets and cherished culinary delights. With idyllic views of the outdoors and live music in tow, revel in the celebrations that are truly second-to-none. The specially curated menu is sure to delight the heart and soul with its array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.

December 24, 2020
Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner: Price: INR 4,000 inclusive of taxes per person

December 25, 2020
Classic Christmas Brunch: Price: INR 6,000 inclusive of taxes per person

December 31, 2020
New Year’s Eve Gala: Price: INR 7,500 inclusive of taxes per person

January 1, 2021
The First Brunch of the Year: Price: INR 4,000 inclusive of taxes per person

Orient Express:
Create lasting memories aboard the iconic Orient Express, the multi-award-winning culinary destination. Experience a meticulously crafted five-course selection of some of the restaurant’s most cherished signature preparations and while you surrender to the mellifluous tunes of the hotel’s resident pianist.

December 24, 2020
Classic Christmas Eve Dinner: Price: INR 9,000 inclusive of taxes per person. Premium beverage supplement: INR 3000 inclusive of taxes per person

December 25, 2020
Traditional Christmas Feast: Price: INR 9,000 inclusive of taxes per person. Premium beverage supplement: INR 3000 inclusive of taxes per person

December 31, 2020
An Unforgettable New Year’s Eve: Price: INR 10,000 inclusive of taxes per person. Premium beverage supplement: INR 3000 inclusive of taxes per person

Lifestyle Insider Sparkling Edition hampers at The Taj Palace, New Delhi

Homemade Christmas Goodies and Festive Hampers by The Tea Lounge:
Taj Palace, New Delhi brings you a glittering selection of delightful gift hampers to celebrate the joy of Christmas and usher in the New Year. These thoughtfully-curated hampers feature an array of homemade artisanal confectioneries, festive gourmet treats and the finest luxury accessories. Choose from our exquisite selection or have our expert team personalize it for you. Price: INR 5,500 plus taxes per hamper upwards. (Customizations available.)

Festive Long Weekend Stayover Offer:
Make the most of your celebration with a stayover at the Capital’s Palace. Choose from any of our restaurant experiences during the Christmas or New Year’s Eve long weekend and avail our exclusive stayover. Includes accommodation, breakfast and applicable taxes. Price: INR 7,500 per room per night onwards.

To book the festive packages and offers at Taj Palace, New Delhi, call 011-66593833 or email festivitytph.del@tajhotels.com. Address: 2, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi 110021

Lifestyle Insider Bridge Xmas Buffet at The Park Kolkata


December 24 and 25, 2020: The Park Kolkata – The Bridge – is a culinary haven that pays tribute the city’s incredible heritage. Expect lots of seafood for the Christmas eve and Christmas dinner, with prawns, lobster, crabs, and artisanal cold meats. There’re favourites like cured ham, chicken and olive terrine, and chicken shawarma tikka, ocean crumbed fish and chips and the highlight of the evening – a carving station with roast butterball turkey with cranberry sauce, vegetables, and bacon-wrapped sausages. There’s also meat loaf, vegetable au gratin, prawn malai curry, and fish in mustard gravy. You can also choose from sarson da saag, lachha paratha, and many more Indian dishes. For desserts, there is fresh strawberry trifle, Cointreau spiked chocolate gateaux, notun gurer rasogolla, rich plum cake, and ginger cookies with fondant, with the ultimate specialty, the Yule’s log!

Lifestyle Insider Christmas at The Roseate Hotels and Resorts

Ring in Christmas Celebrations at Roseate Hotels and Resorts with an unforgettable staycation and lavish buffets. Partake in an abundant spread of international and local favourites along with a bouquet of offerings ranging from staycations to hampers, Christmas Eve and Christmas buffets.

Roseate House, New Delhi
For Christmas celebrations with your friends, family, or colleagues, look no further as the talented chefs at Del, the world cuisine bistro have a splendid buffet of international and local delights, in addition to yuletide goodies, such as Christmas Stollen, Roasted Christmas Turkey, Honey-glazed Ham, Log Cakes and more paired with unlimited house pours and prosecco. There will be a jolly Santa with goodies for children to boost the Christmas spirit.

Lifestyle Insider Christmas treats at The Roseate Resorts and Hotels in New Delhi

December 24, 2020
Christmas Eve Dinner at Del: Timings: 7:00 PM -11:30 PM. Food and Soft Beverages – INR 2,999 AI. Food and spirits – INR 4,999 AI

December 25, 2020
Kheer: Kheer restaurant at Roseate House New Delhi invites you to celebrate Christmas and with a delectable four-course menu, curated specially for the festive season. The courses include a welcome drink, followed by chaat on table, appetizers, main course and dessert. : Timings: 12 Noon – 3 pm. INR 2,999 + per person (veg and non veg)

December 24-26, 2020
Christmas Staycation at Roseate House New Delhi: Enjoy a magical festive staycation at Roseate House New Delhi with your loved one, inclusive of a night’s stay, breakfast and wifi at very special prices. Deluxe Room – INR 7,499 +; Premium Room – INR 8,499 +; Club Room – INR 9,999+; Executive Suite – INR 12,999+.

The Roseate, New Delhi
Immerse in the Christmas spirit at ChiNi, the Chinese fine Dining with a delicious Christmas Eve Buffet along with selection of fine wines and festive Christmas melodies on the piano for INR 3,499 all inclusive, per person.

So, get ready to enjoy Christmas like never before with Roseate Hotels and Resorts. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at +91 11 71558800, or info.rhnd@roseatehotels.com and +011 3355 2211 or info.trnd@roseatehotels.com


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