Celebrate I-Day in style

Aug 15, 2013, 03:45 IST | Apurv Singh

August 15 is a day to celebrate freedom and to add to the cheer, the city offers myriad options including brunch, Independence Day gifts and musical events to ensure you have plenty of ways to celebrate. Here's a checklist of some of the places to head to on this day

How to make Tri-coloured Panna Cotta
300 ml Fresh cream (cooking cream)
60 gm Sugar
10 gm Gelatin
50 ml Orange crush
50 ml Kiwi crush
30 ml Water
10 ml Vanilla essence

> Mix cream and sugar in saucepan till the sugar melts.
> Soak gelatin in water till it swells.
> Melt the gelatin in a microwave or a double boiler.
> Add the melted gelatin to the cream mixture.
> Divide the mixture into three equal measures.
> In one part add the kiwi crush and pour into the glass. Keep in freezer to set for 15 minutes.
> Once set, pour the plain mixture at least 2/3rd of the glass and keep to set for another 15 minutes.
> In the remaining mixture, add the orange crush and pour into the glass.
> Let the mixture set.
> Serve cold.
Recipe courtesy Executive Chef Shubhendu Kadam, Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre

Desserts in tri-colour
This Independence Day, indulge in a celebration at Sen5es, Oakwood Premier. They have a global, Asian and Indian buffet brunch spread followed by tri- colour desserts. 
On: August 15, 12.30 pm to 4 pm
At: Oakwood Premier Pune, 81 Mundhwa, Koregaon Park Annexe.
Call: 26747474

Patriotic setting at Khandani Rajdhani
Khandani Rajdhani will have a tri-colour theme at their outlets backed with patriotic music that will replace the usual traditional music. Tent cards will be placed on tables that will include patriotic stories to remind Punekaris of the sacrifices made by those who have contributed to our nation’s freedom. 
At :Amanora Town Center, Hadapsar; Phoenix Market City, Viman Nagar; JM Road, Shivaji Nagar.

Fruits for Independence
Gift the Tri-colour fruit bouquet or eat it by yourself on Independence Day. The bouquet includes orange, white and green fruits. You can also add chocolate to the bouquet.The fresh fruits bouquet comprises oranges, apples dipped in white chocolate and green fruit. It will be made as per order only.
At: Fruticious, B7, behind Konark Park, b Road.

Independence Day brunch
At MoMo Cafe’s brunch, chefs will bring alive the tricolours of the Indian flag in an elaborate buffet spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The menu features Tri-colour Pulao, Tri-colour Cannelloni and other such dishes. They also offer Tri-Colour Macaroons and Tri-Colour Lollypops. Senior citizens are invited to enjoy the brunch free of cost.
On: August 15, 12.30 pm to 4 pm
At: MoMo Cafe, Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre.

Go brunch at Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue offers a brunch that includes Indian and Continental dishes. The menu will feature fruits and salads arranged in the colour of the national flag. The meal is priced at `550 (excluding taxes).
On: August 15, 12.30 pm to 4 pm
At: Out of the Blue, E-Square Multiplex, Gordon House Hotel lobby level, Shivaji Nagar, University Road.
Call: 66044247 

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