How many Santas does it take to celebrate Christmas? Clearly many. And the tall list of hotels and restaurants hosting festivities in the city is proof. If only Christmas was thrice a year, at least.
From plum pudding and gingerbread houses to turkey dinners and eggnog, Bangalore’s foodies will be spoilt for choice when it comes to Christmas feasting.
The Oberoi: Guests can either opt for a six-course Christmas Eve dinner at Le Jardin or break away from the tradition to try the Oriental menu at Rim Naam. Both the venues are also hosting Christmas Day lunch. Visit The Oberoi on December 23 and 24 to watch the talented choir from The Cheshire Home for Girls.
The Leela Palace: The celebrations at The Leela Palace are dedicated to the little ones. The hotel is hosting Breakfast with Santa at their famed brunch destination Citrus.
Hard Rock Café: HRC is way ahead in the Christmas celebrations. Starting December 9 and all the way up to January 5, they are offering special hampers as well as two Christmas platters.
The Paul: The Sidewalk Cafe and Vembanad at the hotel are hosting Christmas lunch. While Sidewalk will serve a European buffet, for some authentic Syrian Christian cuisine, head to Vembanad. Christmas Eve dinner will be at Sidewalk Cafe.
Bengaluru Marriott Hotel - Whitefield: Treat your Italian taste buds at the Christmas Eve dinner at Alto Vino. On Christmas day, the hotel will host a lavish brunch featuring Christmas delicacies at M Café, where Santa promises to make a visit.
Moevenpick Hotel & Spa: Christmas classics like roast turkey and pudding will be served at My Place and Mezzaluna for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch. The chefs at the hotel have also created hampers filled with Christmas goodies to take home.
The Taj hotels, ITC Windsor and JW Marriott are also hosting extensive Christmas celebrations. These hotels are featured stories in this issue below.