Tis’ the season to pig out!

2015-12-17 19.22.16

Since we the Bombay Foodies have been quite busy ourselves here is a last minute listing for you last-minute plan-makers to make the best of your Christmas and holiday season ūüôā Happy Holidays!

1.) Gaylords: Gaylords Mumbai Bakeshop, South Mumbai’s favourite patisserie joins the Christmas celebrations by introducing an extraordinary range of Christmas Hampers, that will captivate the most discerning gourmands. Be it a Christmas gift to your colleagues or a delightful Christmas presentation to your family & friends, Gaylord Bakeshop gives you several options.

Christmas Hampers are available in four sizes small, medium, large and a super hamper. They include delicious plum cakes, date rolls, kulkuls, assorted chocolate rocks, marzipan, shrewsbury star biscuits, milk cream, macaron box, scrumptious guava cheese, cookies box and jujubes. Pass on your blessings and love with exotic assorted chocolates and cookies.

Hamper Prices:
Small: Rs. 2200/- inclusive of VAT
Medium: Rs. 2900/- inclusive of VAT
Large: Rs. 3900/- inclusive of VAT
Super: Rs. 4500/- inclusive of VAT

Address: Gaylord Mumbai Bakeshop, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020

 2.) Christmas offers at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu:

24th Christmas Dinner:

Lotus Cafe 
Non Alcoholic ‚Äď 2,500 plus taxes
Alcoholic ‚Äď 4,000 plus taxes
Champagne ‚Äď 5,000 plus taxes

Time: 7 PM to 11 PM

Saffron
Pricing as per menu; Special set menu priced at
INR 2,500 + taxes per person

Mezzo Mezzo
Pricing as per menu; Special set menu priced at
INR 3,000 + taxes per person

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25th Christmas Brunch:

Lotus Cafe
Non Alcoholic ‚Äď 3,200 plus taxes
Alcoholic ‚Äď 4,200 plus taxes
Champagne ‚Äď 5,000 plus taxes

Time: 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Mezzo Mezzo
Pricing as per menu; Special set menu priced at
INR 3,000 + taxes per person Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM


3.) ME so Happi: A delicious and comforting meal is just what Santa recommends for the perfect Christmas this year. Nothing compares to the happiness felt when enjoying good food with great company, and this festive season Me So Happi gives you multiple reasons to celebrate.

Christmas Special Menu:

An extensive 5-course Christmas week menu will spoil you for choice with lip smacking dishes meant to satiate your every craving. Begin your meal with a comforting soup where you can choose between Brandied Crab Bisque or Cauliflower Soup with Roasted Almonds and Mushroom Dust. You can also eat healthy with a choice of exotic salads like Grilled Baby Octopus with Chestnuts, Leafys With Green Mango Drizzle or Chevre Roasted Vegetable salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette. Munch your way through Mini Mince Pies and Spinach & Gruyere Samosettes.  Dig into Roast Duck with Rosemary Scented Sweet Potatoes & Port Gravy, Classic Risotto with Parmesan, Butternut Squash, Radicchio & Rocket drizzled with Balsamic Glaze and Lamb Shank In a Bed Of Wild Risotto. End this scrumptious meal with a citrusy Orange Zabaglione & Belgium Chocolate Mousse with Exotic Fruits or appease your palate with an innovative Cheesecake Martini or a Peacock Paradise Slush.

DIY Stuffed Chicken 

Me So Happi also has something in store for you if you want to cook a traditional Christmas meal without the hassle of shopping for ingredients and time-consuming preparation. You can place an order a day in advance and pick up a delicious Apricot, Raisin and Chestnut Stuffed Roast Chicken which is pre-marinated and trussed.  All you have to do is pop it in the oven at home for 40 minutes and your authentic Christmas meal is ready.

Sit-Down Lunch and Dinner

Christmas entails enjoying a home-style traditional meal with your family and friends and that’s exactly what Me So Happi has in store for you. With reserved seatings for lunch and dinner, you can tuck into a delectable specially curated 4-course menu with dishes such as Roasted Pepper & Brie Parcels with Berry Sauce, Roast Duck with Rosemary Scented Sweet Potatoes & Port Gravy, Beetroot & Spinach Pasta with Fennel, Artichokes, Asparagus & Porcini and Christmas Pudding with Brandy Cream priced at Rs 2200 per head accompanied with unlimited wine and Rs 2500 per head with unlimited champagne ( both prices incl. of taxes). Dine in an intimate, sit down lunch or dinner along with other guests in a community table setting.

Photo Credit- Nisha Khot

Details:

1) Christmas Week Menu- 20th Dec-27th Dec 2015

  Timings- 12:00 pm-11:30 pm

Venue- Me So Happi, Linking Road

Me So Happi, Carter Road (select options available for take away)

 

2) Pre-Order Stuffed Chicken- (17th Dec ‚Äď 25th Dec 2015 )

Cost-Rs 700 per kilo

Orders can be placed at Me So Happi, Linking Road &
Me So Happi Carter Road

 

3) Traditional Christmas Sit Down Lunch & Dinner- 25th December 2015 (By reservation only to be made in advance)

Timings- Lunch seating: 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm

 Dinner Seating: 8:30 pm & 10:30 pm

     Venues- Me So Happi, Linking Road

Address:

Me So Happi, Khar
Shop 2, Ground Floor, Kusum Kunj, Near Guess Showroom, Khar-Linking Road, Khar (West), Khar, Mumbai
Contact No- 022 26487260

Me So Happi, Carter Road
192, Near Oceanic Building, Carter Road, Bandra West
Contact No- 022 65681010


 

4) Baohaus Co. : The festive season is all about indulgence and there is no greater indulgence than delicious and mouth-watering baos from The Bao Haus Co.

Chef Siddharth Somaiya who is at the helm of innovation with his scrumptious creations is introducing his Festive Special Baos, which will delight your palate and leave you truly bao-wled over!

The Sweet Potato Bao is every gourmand’s dream with a filling of sweet potato & cottage cheese croquette, fennel & amaranthus salad, roasted bell pepper relish and pretzel served with a generous portion of hot sauce.

Dessert lovers are in for a treat with the festive Strawberry & Basil Baos, which have been created keeping in mind the colors of Christmas. The Strawberry and Basil baos envelop a creamy filling of candycane chocolate fudge and dulche de leche making them the perfect sweet treat to bite into.

The festive baos will be available to order from
24th Dec 2015-3rd January 2016

For delivery, contact 022-22043446/ 9222264287. Orders can also be placed on FoodPanda, Scootsy, Swiggy and Zomato (Delivery only in South Mumbai)
Order Timings- 12 pm to 3 pm & 5 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Mondays
Address- Shop No 10, Om Moreshwar Sadan, 27 Rajwadkar Street, Colaba, Mumbai- 400005

5) Recipe by FunFoods by Dr. Oetker: Winter is finally here and so is the time to revisit some of the best recipes for a yummy Christmas treat. Are you still confused on what to prepare this Christmas?  Are you looking for quick yet scrumptious Christmas recipes to go with your Christmas mood? Look no further; here are some delicious recipes from FunFoods by Dr. Oetker to make your Christmas even more delightful.

From specially curated Christmas toffees and cookies to all-time favourite cakes and brownies, whatever festive feast you’re throwing for your friends and family, exclusive recipes from FunFoods will give you easy hacks to prepare it all, right in the convenience of your home!
FunFoods range of Bake Mixes, Peanut Butter, Mayonnaise, Spreads and Sauces are all set to spell magic in your dishes this festive season. These recipes are everything that you have been craving for, so wait no more and have a Merry Christmas! Hallelujah!

Chocolate Brownie:                                                            

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Servings: 2

Ingredients:                                                                                                                                                      
50g                  Eggless Bake Mix Brownie (Dr. Oetker Funfoods)

100g (1tbsp.)   Butter (Melted)

180ml            Full Cream Milk

50g                 Dark Chocolate

50g                 White Chocolate

Directions:

¬∑ ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Pre-heat oven to 180¬įC.

·         Mix melted butter, bake mix and milk until batter is smooth.

·         Grease 2inch dia. round mold and pour batter in.

¬∑ ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Bake at 180¬įC for 30min. until a tooth pick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Take out from the oven and leave to cool for 15min.

·         Chop white & dark chocolate and put them in two small plastic bags respectively. Seal the bags & leave them in a bowl of hot water until chocolate melts in both the bags. (seal the bags properly to avoid leaks).

·         Dry the plastic bags & cut a small hole in the corners of both the bags. Pour white and dark chocolate over the cake & leave to set for 5 mins. and serve.

Level: Intermediate

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Baking Time: 30 Minutes


6.) Christmas Special Menu at Radio Bar!

Address: Address: Ground Floor , Hotel New Castle, Linking Road , Next to satguru.  Bandra west.  Mumbai 50.
Contact: 022 26499900 / 7700
Timings: 7:00 PM onwards
Date: Friday 25th December
Entry: Free but Reservation recommended for tables
Description: Bound by the love of all things X’masy, the quirky themed bar at Radio Bar will be cooking up a special a la carte menu by our Goan chef Chef Rohan DSouza and enlivening the mood with a half floor tall beer bottle christmas tree and a host of other festive decoration.
The food menu to complement the cocktails will include:
Haloumi cheese potato hash & mushroom sliders with sriracha  dressing
Dehydrated onion& sun dried tomato pakodas  with basil & mint chutney
Grilled jumbo prawns with bird eye chilly & pineapple dressing in tasmanian oyster shell jackets
 Thai spiced grilled chicken on sugarcane sticks with sweet chilly soy dressing
 Crab cakes cochin style with smoked spring onion &coconut tartar sauce
Maincourse
 quesadillas stuffed with chilly bean , & goat cheese  with black garlic infused sour cream &  guacamole
indian spiced roast chicken with mushroom baconstuffing, spicy roast potatoes & veggies
burmese style fish , pumpkin & aubergine curry  with steamed jasmin rice
hunan style spicy roast new zealand lamb chops with stir fry pokchoy & orange , roast potatoes
Dessert
winter strawberry mascarpone tarts 175

7) Bar crawl for Christmas.

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