Food & Agri

Traditional food goes strong this Christmas

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015,15:27 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Despite a host of new and fancy innovations rustled up by various eateries across town, traditional dishes and recipes that spell cakes, mulled wine and turkey roast continue to be perennial favourites for Christmas.

As the city gears up for the festival season, various eateries in the city have put in great efforts with special menu and fascinating decor. With its variety of cakes such as plum, fruit mince pie and ginger bread pudding, ‘Wengers’, one of the city’s famed bakery still adheres to its much loved traditional fare but in a new packaging.

On Christmas Eve, the bakery is offering customers pudding shaped as trees, stars, locks, books and corns. People love the traditional items that they have been eating for many years. They come here for the age-old recipes that we are offering from the last 90 years, says Charanjeet Singh, Manager, Wenger’s.

Another popular bakery, Elma’s Bakery has laid out a sumptuous Christmas menu with a three course meal. While the bakery offers traditional dishes like Turkey, Rosemary Lamb, Salmon fillet, the place also serves a mixed bag of wines including mulled wine and Hot Toddy among other wine available, says Shubham Dhingra, Manager, Elma’s.

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s first restaurant ‘Jamie’s Pizzeria’ in India, which opened recently at the Ambience Mall in Gurgaon has a special treat for customers.

The restaurant lays out a lavishly crafted Christmas menu with Whole Roast Baby Chicken, Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, Pan Fried Sole Fillet & Baby Shrimp and the very famous Plum pudding served with a boozy sauce. Customers also stand a chance to win gifts like drinks, deserts, starters, cook book etc.

The Imperial has put together a menu spearheaded by executive Sous Chef Prem Kumar Pogakula.

The exotic spread features Roast turkey, Brussel sprouts, pork loin in a blanket, bread stuffing, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce on the Western Roast station and selection of international cuisine like Shepherd’s pie, Grilled chicken, celeriac, blue cheese crumble etc.

Desserts like spiced apple mousse, traditional plum cake and plum pudding with brandy anglaise have been put together with classic wines.

Making use of the seasonal ingredients, the Dramz Whiskey Bar and Lounge in Mehrauli near Qutab Minar, has organised a five course pre set dinner.

Curated by Chef Pankaj Sharma, the menu has a host of dishes Crumbed Asparagus with Hollandaise Mousse Prawn, Overnight cooked leg of Lamb, Sauteed Pokchoy, Garlic Mash and Red Wine Jus, Roasted Chicken, Giblet Gravy, Apricots and Quinoa.