The countdown for Christmas has begun and if you are raring to tuck into a special festive meal, the guide offers you a round-up of feasts across eateries in Mumbai
For a festive Tipple
Winter special beverages
The Sassy Spoon is offering winter special beverages including Mulled Wine (red wine heated with mulling spices and citrus fruits) and S'more Fluf (a marshmallow-infused vodka, with soya cream and chocolate).
At: The Sassy Spoon at Classic Corner, Hill Road, Bandra (W) and Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point.
Do Santa's pub crawl
12 pm onwards The Irish House has a special holiday menu with dishes like Blueberry and Thyme Glazed Roast Beef and Plum Pudding. On December 24, they have a Santa's pub crawl, which includes unlimited drinks, a Christmas meal, a goodie bag and a ride from Lower Parel to Kala Ghoda.
Till: December 30
At: The Irish House outlets at Lower Parel, Kala Ghoda, Kurla, Andheri and Malad.
Cocktails with a twist
Sip yummy cocktails like Candy Crush and Happy Holly-Daze as The Big Bang Bar & Café offers week-long celebrations with a buy one get one free offer.
On: December 25 to 30
At: The Big Bang Bar & Café, third floor, Kenilworth Building, above KFC, Linking Road, Bandra (W).
For a Christmas Feast
Christmas fruit pie pickings
Drop by at Salt Water Café and Smoke House Deli outlets to treat yourself to
5 Spice Roasted Chicken, Shepherd's Pie, French Toast served with Irish Cream, Christmas Fruit Pie, German Stollen (fruited with marzipan and sugar) and Italian Panettone. You can also play Secret Santa to underprivileged kids by donating in their charity baskets.
Till: December 25
At: Salt Water Cafe, Bandra (W) and Churchgate; Smoke House Deli, Bandra, BKC and Lower Parel.
Celebrate with Truffled Duck Liver Parfait
7.30 pm onwards Bring in the festive cheer at Indigo with Truffled Duck Liver Parfait, traditional Roast Turkey with Stuffing, Cranberry and Saffron Potatoes, Corn-fed Chicken 'pot au feu', Butternut Pumpkin Risotto, Spiced Christmas Pudding Parfait and Eggnog Pannacotta. They also have an annual X'mas brunch spread for patrons.
On: December 24
At: Indigo, 4 Mandlik Road, Colaba.
Roast Leg of Lamb, anyone?
On Christmas Eve, enjoy a buffet at Lotus Café with traditional varieties like Roast Turkey, Suckling Pig and Roast Leg of Lamb along with premium champagnes. They also offer a special brunch buffet for Christmas.
On December 24
At: Lotus Cafe, JW Marriott, Juhu.
Call: 66933344 cost Rs 3,500 plus taxes (with alcohol), Rs 2,500 plus taxes (without alcohol)
Dig into a Suckling Pig
Cafe Zoe is allowing patrons to pre-order a full suckling pig, turkey and duck for the Christmas day or night feast. It will be accompanied with stuffing, cranberry sauce and sides. The last date to order it is today.
On: December 25
At:Café Zoe, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel.
12 pm to 5 pm Amadeus' Christmas brunch by Chef Farrokh Khambata features his signature dishes with a special touch. The menu comprises X'mas Cocas, Traditional Christmas Turkey with Cranberry Sauce and Pan Jus, Traditional Stuffing, and X'mas Chocolate Cigars.
On: December 25
At: Amadeus, NCPA, Gate 2, Nariman Point.
Call: 22821212 cost Rs1,650 plus taxes (veg), Rs 2,200 plus taxes (non-veg)
Bloody Mary Soup and other treats
12 pm to 12 am
Savour Pot Pourri's wholesome menu with Bloody Mary Soup, Roast Turkey (served with classic gravy, cranberry sauce and roasted root vegetables) and Vegetable Pie. For desserts, dig into Frozen Grapes (made in homemade chocolate and rum), Special Pudding and Strawberry Coulis.
On: December 25
At: Pot Pourri, ground floor, Inorbit Mall, second entrance, Sector 30A, Vashi.
For delish desserts
Groove with Madagascar's penguins
10.30 am to 12 pm Artisan patisserie Love And Cheesecake offers sweets like Yule Log (eggless), Fruit Cake, festive-themed cakes like Igloo Cake with Madagascar Penguins and Celebration Cake topped with Christmas tree leaves.
At: Love And Cheesecake outlets at Bandra (W), Lokhandwala and Hiranandani Gardens, Powai.
Cheers to classic favourites
10 am to 12 pm Hangout Cakes is offering classic winter favourites including a Plum Mix, Rum and Raisins and Ginger Spice, Cakes, Muffins, Cookies and special hampers. Their regular cakes will be decorated with fondant Santas, Christmas trees, colourful gifts and dainty snowflakes.
At: Outlets in Andheri (W), Malad (W), Kandivali (W), Kandivali (E), Borivali (W), Vile Parle (W), Bandra (W), Dadar, Powai, Thane.
Traditional goodies from home baker
Order traditional sweets like Kulkuls, Marzipan, Fruit Cake, Gingerbread Man Cake or Cookies, Bolinhas, Vanilla or Chocolate Walnut Fudge and Cinnamon Cupcakes.
Call: 26049305 (Delite Almeida)
Celebrate an all-white Christmas
With an all-white festive decor, Asilo offers celebratory desserts created by Chef Cyrus Irani like Baked Alaska Flambé with Cognac and Grand Manier Volcano with Vanilla Ice Cream. Also, enjoy a live performance by percussionist Rohan Puri during the evening.
ON December 24
AT Asilo, 40th Floor, The Palladium Hotel. COST Cover charges of `2,500 (post 8 pm)
Have a joyous Christmas feast
At Hornby's Pavilion, relish a festive dinner buffet on Christmas Eve or head for a Christmas lunch with your loved ones.
ON December 24 (7 pm onwards), December 25 (12.30 to 2.45 pm)
AT Hornby’s Pavilion, ITC Grand Central, Parel.
COST Rs 2,000 (without alcohol), Rs 2,500 (with alcohol)
Enjoy a four-course festive meal
Enjoy the festive season in style with cuisines from all over the world. Relish four course meal with dishes like Scampi Risotto, the piquant Pomfret Recheado, pork chops and desserts like plum pudding with brandy sauce, strawberry romanoff, chocolate mousse cannelloni.
ON December 25 to January 4 (RSVP for reservation) AT Mayfair building, VN Road, Churchgate
Gift goodie hampers to your loved ones
Bombay Baking Company offers a range of hampers with goodies like dundee cake, plum pudding, stollen bread, cookies and red wine. You can also customise them.
AT Bombay Baking Company, J W Marriott, Juhu.
COST Rs 7,500 (Christmas Noel Hamper), Rs 9,999 (Silver Bells Hamper)
Savour an Aztec Yule Log
The Christmas menu at La Folie will feature an Aztec Yule Log made with Bolivian chocolate, Plum Fruit Cake, Stollen Bread, Mulled Wine Domes, Gingerbread Cookies, Liquorice, Orange and Cinnamon Ganache Macarons and Hot Chocolate with Gingerbread Spice.
AT La Folie, Kala Ghoda.
Costa Coffee is featuring a Cherry Almond Muffin, Salted Caramel Chocolate Log, Salted Caramel Latte, Sticky Toffee Latte and Hot Spiced Apple.
At Costa Coffee outlets.
Get clicked with Drunken Santa
Drink special Christmas shots, try the Food Trial menu and also play Beer Pong and Beer Chugging with Drunken Santa. Do not forget to get your holiday pictures clicked in the Christmas Photo Booth with Drunken Santa. There are free goodies to be won as well.
On December 24 (4 pm onwards) and 25 (12 pm onwards)
At He Said She Said, Veera Desai Road, Andheri (W).
Special Christmas Menu
Icing On Top's festive menu consists of Christmas Specials like Gingerbread Men, Christmas Pops, Snowman Cake Pops, Mini Christmas Puddings and Plum Cake cupcakes with Marzipan Fruits.
At Icing On Top, Besos, 5, Advani Chambers, Kemps Corner.
Call 9867013315 / 9920254119
Godrej Nature's Basket is offering a range of gifting hampers filled with an assortment of gourmet goodies.
Log on to www.naturesbasket.co.in
At All Godrej Nature's Basket outlets.