Beat the rainy blues with some spicy, chatpata street food at The Citrus, at the Leela Palace, which is hosting a street food fest that promises all sorts of tangy deliciousness. What better way to begin than with the robust tastes of Punjab, with chaats like Samosa Chaat Sultani, Palak Pan chaat and Ragda Pattice. Plus, there are Kolkata rolls, Vada Pao and Pao Bhaji from Mumbai and the Khandvi and Dhokla from Gujarat. And, Thenga Manga Sundal, Kothu Parathas and Kumbakonam Degree Kaapi.
Kumbakonam Degree Kaapi. Photograph courtesy restometer.wordpress.com
Where: Citrus, The Leela Palace, Old Airport Road
When: September 1- 11
Time: Dinner, 7pm-11pm
Cost: Rs. 1500 per head
The Oberoi is celebrating the uniqueness and delicious richness of Rajasthani cuisine with its Royal Rajasthan promotion at Le Jardin. The buffet offers a vast spread of quintessential Rajasthani dishes such as Maas ke sole, Paneer ke sole, Jhala Macchi kabab, and Laal Maas, Rajasthani Keema, Suwar ke Saonth (in which pork is steamed for more than six hours). If you are heading for this repast, make sure you leave some space in your tum for desserts such as ghewar and kalakand.
Where: Le Jardin, The Oberoi, MG Road
When: Until September 10th
Time: Lunch and Dinner
Cost: Rs. 1575 onwards
P: 080 – 25585858
Tofu in Golden Yolk
The Mid-Autumn festival is a harvest festival celebrated by the Chinese and Vietnamese. Known as the Moon Festival, this is the time when the moon is at its roundest and brightest, symbolising peace, prosperity and family reunion. To celebrate this occasion, Executive Chef William Tong and his team at Memories of China at the Taj Vivanta have come up with a sumptuous menu featuring some classic Chinese dishes. They include Steamed eggplant topped with spicy homemade peanut sauce, Stir fried four treasure mushroom in dark soy, Tofu in Golden Yolk, Shao hsing wine drunken chicken, Steamed pork belly with potato five spice sauce, Honey chilli grouper fillet served on sizzler and, of course, the Moon cake (a round pastry with a thick filling). Moon cakes are traditional Chinese pastries eaten to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Where: Memories of China, Vivanta by Taj, MG Road
When: Until September 11
Cost: Rs. 3500 (meal for two)
P: 080-6664444 for reservations