Celebrate India’s 70th Independence Day in style, and feast on a range of mouth-watering, delectable dishes. By Satyaki Sarkar
As a country, India is one that has long been known for its celebration of food, something that is not just an integral part of the country’s culture, but is interwoven into it, in its rich variety of authentic delicacies and traditional specialities. As such, a day commemorating and marking the country’s independence is perfect for indulging your taste buds in the mouth watering celebratory specials that restaurants and eateries have racked up just for you! Bonne Vie brings to you 5 Independence Day lunch and dinner specials in Mumbai for the gourmet in you!
1. Independence Day Lunch, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport
Courtyard by Marriott has revved up its gears to throw you a grand celebratory feast this Independence Day, with an expansive buffet that consists of delicacies and regional specialities from all over India. The menu, consisting of a variety of dishes that define the rich and varied culture and heritage of India, also includes a number of tri-coloured preparations, in the true spirit of the celebration of the country’s independence. Head there between 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm to experience delectable momos and scrumptious dessert options that blow you away!
2. Tri Colour Buffet, Peninsula Grand Hotel
Peninsula Grand Hotel, in the true spirit of celebration, has organised a special tri-colour buffet from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on the occasion of the country’s 71st year of Independence. You would be able to watch, as the chefs prepare your orders carefully on the live tandoor, while listening to mesmerising ghazal renditions, live. The menu would include a variety of authentic Indian dishes from all over the country, cooked to perfection, and draped in the colours of the flag, to reignite your patriotic fervour and tickle your taste buds!
3. Independence Day Brunch, The Brasserie – Hilton Mumbai International Airport
In honour of the country’s 71st year of independence, Hilton Mumbai International Airport had organised a “Taste of India” promotion festival from August 9 to August 14, featuring a unique, mouth watering cuisine from a specific state each day. However, on August 15, between 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm, it is offering an Independence Day brunch, which would have an extensive menu comprising of all those cuisines and more! Expect a vast menu comprising of authentic Awadhi, delectable Rajasthani, spicy Punjabi, gastronomic Goan, savoury South Indian and mouth-watering Maharashtrian cuisines that would take you on a culinary journey like no other.
4. Independence Day Brunch, Lotus Cafe, JW Marriott Hotel
Chef Shahnawaz Quereshi is going to take you on a culinary journey of the flavours of India this Independence Day, with a special buffet of regional specialities at JW Marriott’s Lotus Cafe, from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The menu will include mouth watering delicacies like Batatechi Bhaji and Mutton Sukkha from the foothills of the Sahyadri, Chicken Pepper Fry and Avial from Kerala, Laal Maas and Gatte Ki Sabji from Rajasthan and more, while each table will also receive a complimentary hamper consisting of Quereshi’s famous Boondi Khoya Pudding and a bottle of vodka!
5. 3rd Annual Independence Day Daawat, The Bombay Canteen
This year, The Bombay Canteen has brought for you an Independence Day celebration of a different kind. Starting at 11:30 am, the third instalment of the annual Independence Day Daawat will bring a vast range of regional dishes from all over the country courtesy of Chef Floyd Cardoz, served on banana leaves, in the style of the traditional Indian thali, for you to feast on. However, that’s not all, in line with the celebration of freedom, you can pay as much as you feel like, and all the proceeds go towards a noble cause. The money will be donated to Miracle Foundation India, which works tirelessly for making the lives of orphaned children better.