Christmas is best enjoyed with your loved ones and is incomplete without a hearty feast of traditional delicacies. There are plenty of restaurants that have curated special meals for the big day, but if you prefer to spend the holiday at home, given the current night curfew, here are some food delivery alternatives in Mumbai to make your Christmas a very merry one.
Salt Water Cafe, Bandra
Chef Gresham Fernandes, Culinary Director at Impresario Handmade Restaurants, has curated a holiday special menu using age-old recipes.
Add to the merriment with dishes like Salt baked celeriac soup; Parmesan Gnocchi with burrata, tomatoes and pumpkin seed pesto; Pappardelle tossed in brown butter, sage and hazelnuts; Slow Cooked Pork Belly with macadamia and red pepper sauce; Boxing Day Fried Rice with XO sauce and Whole Roast Chicken with tasty sauce and sides.
They also have Christmas special drinks like Tropical Eggnog, Adult Hot Chocolate (with whiskey or rum), and Mulled Manhattan (with whiskey, mulled wine and honey).
End your meal with a DIY plum cake if you are fond of baking or just order the Plum Cake, Who Stole My Stollen or Marzipan if you want to jump straight to indulging in the desserts.
Date: Till January 1, 2021.
Takeaway or order online.
Slink & Bardot
Chef Vidit Aren presents ‘Christmas In Koliwada’ his version of a celebratory Christmas feast.
Available for, both, dine-in and delivery, the menu has a delicious Christmas Filet Mignon spiced with brandy and peppercorn jus, Mash potato, Blackened umami madras onions, guava, grain & green apple salad and Bowl ‘a Shrooms – with sautéed oyster, button & shimeijis. End your Christmas meal with an indulgent chocolate tart & crème chantilly.
They also have a merry drinks menu with cocktails like All I Want for Christmas is You (sparkling wine, Limon cello, strawberry, lavender bitters and vanilla cream) Blitzen’s G n’ T (gin, pomegranate, thyme and homebrewed tonic water), Butter Beer (J&B rare, lager, ginger, nutmeg and butter) and Under the Mistletoe (whiskey, fresh grapefruit juice, pepper syrup, lime and ginger beer).
Date: December 24 and 25
Price: Rs.4500/- (plus taxes and charges); comfortably serves 3 to 4 individuals
Call+91 9967115800 or +91 7045904728 for delivery.
The restaurant is making up for the lackluster year with a menu that has twice the indulgence and double the merriment. Their Christmas Fiesta is an elaborate Goan and Portuguese spread that plays on seasonality, travel and the classics! The highlights include Confit Sardines, Suckling Pig Porchetta, Whole Dry-aged Duck with Xacuti, and Nana Cardoz’s Famous Christmas Pie.
They also have a range of festive drinks such as Baileys Eggnog with cinnamon, vanilla and cream; Lavender Christmas Punch with Johnnie Walker Red Label and, lavender, clarified milk, rosemary and winter spices; and Merry Berry Smash with Johnnie Walker Red Label, fresh berry liqueur, ginger syrup and tonic.
Date: December 16- 31, 2020
Call on 7506525554 to place your order. Takeaway/ Delivery available for small plates. Pre-order large plates from December 21 to 25.
Chef Rahul Akerkar is offering a hearty menu for Christmas with traditional main dishes like like Turkey Porchetta and Spiced Maple Duck Porchetta with gravy, fig walnut stuffing and fermented cranberry chutney and Savoury piced Baklava with chestnuts, pumpkin, cranberry, chickpeas and parmesan fondue. They also have delicious side dishes and desserts. End the meal with Qualia’s Christmas Pudding with crème Anglaise. Add their 1-Step Mulled Wine cocktail (which pairs best with wine or dark rum) to complete the Christmas experience.
Date: December 24, 2020 to January 1, 2021, pick-up and takeaway only.
Price: Meal for three, Rs.7500; meal for six, Rs. 15,000; all inclusive of taxes and doorstep delivery.
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Enjoy a Christmas feast at home with friends and family with a whole roasted butterball turkey with cranberry jus, paired with a kilo of roasted vegetables and caramelised orange for garnishing, from The Table. If you prefer chicken, they have a whole roast chicken with a spice rub paired with roasted baby root vegetables and a rosemary jus as well. Order a bottle of their mulled wine as well.
Price: Turkey, Rs.18,500 plus delivery and taxes, serves 10-12 people.
Chicken, Rs. 2,000 plux taxes; serves 4.
To place your pre-orders, call on 9326003854.
Woodside Inn, Colaba
The festive menu includes Roasted pork belly porchetta with charred beans, potato wedges – smoked apple jus and other Christmas specials. They also have innovative cocktails for the season.
Sip on Strawberry Boulevardier with jim beam, Woodside Campari, sweet vermouth and fresh strawberry; KC Roaster Cold Brew Mulled Wine with house wine, great Napoleon brandy, KC Roaster cold brew, dry apricot & spices; Winter Strawberry Fizz with Greater Than gin, fresh strawberry, iIalian lemon juice and fresh cream and more.
Date: Till January 5, 2021, available for dine-in at Colaba, Bandra and Andheri
Delivery through through Swiggy or online.
Out of the Blue, Khar
The 20-year-old restaurant in Khar, Mumbai, has curated a sumptuous festive menu called ‘Berry menu’ ongoing till January 01, 2021. The dishes are a mix of sweet and spicy, including berry-inspired recipes such as Chicken Scrooge Terrine, Roast Turkey Berry Pulao Sizzler and Shiny Nose Baked Cheesecake with Strawberry Compote. The Christmas doesn’t end here – the menu also has a host of liqueurs, ciders and mocktails like Merry Berry Cider (Mulberry) and Rudolf’s Berry Fusion to end the meal on a refreshing note.
Date- December 23, 2020 to January 01, 2021
Call 9324839393 to place your orders.
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