Easter Chocolate Pastry at The
New Delhi: Easter
eggs stuffed with chocolate, marzipan, marshmallows, coconut and
white chocolate cigar roll...eateries across Indian cities have
decorated their Easter basket with mouthwatering goodies to make
sure patrons are left asking for more.
For those who have a sweet tooth, The Grand here has an exotic
menu. On offer is the Easter bunny moulded in both dark chocolate
and white chocolate accompanied by mouth-watering cross buns,
chocolate pastry, marzipan and marshmallows in three sizes.
The choicest traditional delicacies will be available at their
pastry shop, says Vineet Wadhera, director, food and beverage, The
Grand, ahead of Easter this Sunday.
"We have planned keeping in mind the tastes and preferences of the
patrons. In sync with age-old traditions, we have included the
Easter bunny on our shelves both in white chocolate and in dark
chocolate," he told IANS.
Royal China restaurant in the capital too has a special dessert to
put a sweet coating on the festive mood - they offer egg tarts.
"We thought of the Easter's special tart as it is a tradition and
these look so cute and attract everybody. Every year we include
this recipe in our menu and give it for a special price, specially
for kids," said Aashita Relan, director, Royal China.
It also has delicacies like Easter's steamed egg york bun, apple
or banana in toffee syrup, and deep fried crispy buns with creamy
custard filling, priced at Rs.350 per person plus taxes.
Easter marks the end of the period of Lent or suffering and it is
believed that Jesus Christ was resurrected after his crucifixion
on Good Friday.
Christians make up 2.3 percent of the total population in India,
but these days Easter celebrations go beyond the community.
The festival is celebrated with great zeal all over the world.
Grand Hyatt Goa has a special brunch at The Dining Room and Bebo's
Kids Easter party at the Palace Lawns. One can enjoy Asian,
Italian, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine and desserts.
Coupling it with a selection of fine French champagne, select
beers, imported wines and mojito's will make it an extra special
Sunday afternoon filled with lovely memories.
Talking about the preparations, Mark Hagan, executive chef at the
Grand Hyatt Goa, said the food from all over the world has been
brought under one roof.
"We have flown in food products from around the world to cook and
serve for Easter. There are lots of kids' activities and surprises
in store. From an Easter egg hunt to decorating eggs, there is
magic show planned and children can make most of the Bebo's Kids
Easter party," he said.
The Easter Sunday brunch starts at 1 p.m. and will be on till 4
p.m., followed by the kids party at 4.30 p.m. and it will go on
till 7 p.m.
The brunch charges are Rs.1,950 per person plus taxes and for the
kids party it is Rs.800 per person.
The Manchester United Cafe Bar, Mumbai, has economic meals. A
special three-course lunch will cost Rs.550. The menu includes
salad, main course and coconut and white chocolate cigar roll in
dessert. Easter eggs will also be provided with the meal.
Easter celebrations mean sharing happiness with friends and
relatives. Godrej Nature's Basket has scrumptious Easter eggs in
various exotic and delectable flavours priced at Rs.99 onwards
along with hot cross buns, marzipan cakes priced at Rs.23 and
Rs.100, ideal for gifting purposes.
It is available in their outlets in Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi,
Gurgaon, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Hilton Chennai has come up with The Easter Market where one can
shop for Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, hot cross buns and other
goodies. Eggs and bunnies are available for Rs.200 plus taxes; the
large bunnies can be bought for Rs.2,000 plus taxes.
At this market, one can take home special hot cross buns by
shelling out Rs.150 plus taxes.
(Aastha Khurana can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)