If you know me, you would often hear this Turkey problem which assigns the uncertainty of life in a big way, Nasim Nicholas Taleb in his Black Swan had cited this example of the fate of the Turkey. A turkey is being fed for 1000 days by a butcher, which every day helps it to regain the confidence that All is well. This continues till a day before its slaughtered for Christmas. So the underlying concept here is that no relevance or correlation can ever be 100 percent safe for predicting uncertainty.
Turkey is one of the key characters of Christmas brunch as are leg of Ham, Cranberry sauce, roasted potatoes, roasted lamb, to name a few. As we like our Durga Puja, so we like our Christmas in Kolkata. What’s a Christmas without a Christmas meal and a Christmas brunch to be precise. The winter afternoons and the nights too, call for a sumptuous meal with friends and family and some merry making.
If you are in Kolkata and looking for Christmas brunch, then these are the places you can check out for the great celebration.
ITC Sonar: Outlet: Eden Pavilion
A lavish buffet offering a myriad of traditional favourites with an extensive range of unlimited beverages is in the offer along with live music and surprises for children. Expect winter roast vegetables, puddings, pumpkin and root stew, roast turkey, leg of ham, Norwegian smoked salmon amongst many more.
Price: INR 2999 + applicable taxes per guest (soft beverages only), Upgrade to Gold and Platinum Beverage package with Rs. 999 plus tax and Rs. 1499 plus tax respectively
Taj Bengal: Outlet: Cal 27
The newly opened Cal 27, the all the day dining will celebrate its first Christmas in a totally stellar setting. The Christmas brunch will have a gala spread which will he live grill stations, roast turkey, sandwich and cheese board, grilled seafood, a stunning dessert platter with live music and a magician for entertainment.
Price: Rs. 2800 plus tax with wine per guest, Rs. 3800 plus tax per guest with Moet Chandon
Oberoi Grand: Outlet: Threesixtythree°
Amongst other festivities, this bright and cheerful setting is all geared up for Christmas festivities. The Christmas day brunch has an elaborate and luxurious menu with a selection of unlimited premium alcoholic beverages to titillate your taste buds. Expect a wide variety of salads and cold cuts along with roast station and other specially crafted menu.
Price: Rs. 4500 plus tax per person inclusive of alcohol
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Gateway Hotel: Outlet: Buzz
The Christmas day brunch includes mouth watering delicacies and multicultural experience with live stations like a Mexican counter, Thai counter, Chettinad gully, Choper dokan, Kolkata mutton biryani, Turkey roulade with cranberry sauce and the likes. The weather is simply perfect to sip on some mulled wine or eggnog or spiced cider or hot toddy along with some live music.
Price: Rs.1699 plus tax per guest
Hyatt Regency Kolkata: Outlet: Waterside Cafe
Amidst a beautiful and romantic setting overlooking the lush green lawns and the pool, the waterside cafe brings a lavish Christmas brunch with carving stations of roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, pasta counter offering a variety of pastas including gnocchi, spaghetti, penne and fusilli, keema muttur station, tandoor station, an enviable salad bar and a to die for dessert counter amongst many more.
Price: Rs. 2100 plus tax per guest with soft beverage and Rs. 2400 plus tax with premium alcohol
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Wake up on Christmas morning to an extravagant brunch menu at your nearest Irish House outpost. The Irish House is all geared up to surprise you with a legendary Christmas menu of unlimited food and booze as well as crazy games on 24th & 25th December, so that you could finish your festive meal and then head home early to see what’s under the Christmas tree! Oh and you can also get your kids along for this brunch.
Price: Rs. 1095 plus tax for unlimited food. Rs. 795 plus tax for unlimited alcohol (beer, sangria, select hard drinks, select cocktails) Rs, 495 plus taxes for kids brunch
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How can we talk about Christmas Brunch and not include the legendary Flurys? Expect a speciall menu at Flurys including beverages like Flurys Port Flavored ‘Yuletide’ Sangria & Flurys Christmas Special Ice Tea, mains like Traditional Roast Turkey with all Trimmings, Prociutto Wrapped Stuffed Grilled Quail, Pan Seared Norwegian Salmon and much more. The vegetarians also get a taste of Flurys Christmas with Spicy Vegetable Cannelloni & Mushroom, Broccoli & Asparagus Stroganoff. For the sweet tooth, there are desserts like Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce, Fresh Fruit Pavlova or Steamed Spicy Chocolate and Gingerbread Pudding with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. All these and more are available as a part of various combinations of set menu.
Price: Set Menu 1 (Beverage, Main and Dessert without Salmon): 1000 plus tax, Set Menu 2 (Beverage, Main and Dessert with Salmon) : 1250 plus tax, Set Menu 3 (Vegetarian Option) : 900 plus tax
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The Park: Outlet: The Bridge
Roasted butterball turkey, spit roast chicken with rosemary jus, prawn malai curry, beef rezala, Christmas pudding, strawberry trifle and many more is what you can expect from a fabulous Christmas brunch at The Bridge. Cold buffet, soups, an array of salads, live stations, hot buffet, an extensive dessert counter and the works is part of the buffet.
Price: Rs. 2495 AI per guest plus a complimentary glass of red wine
JW Marriott Kolkata: Outlet: Vintage Asia
Yes, of course they have their all day dining, JW Kitchen spreading out splendid brunch buffet but what caught our attention is the specially crafted menu at the Signature Asian restaurant, Vintage Asia. It is a set menu which consists of specialities like Gai Kaprow, caramelised pork belly, Szechuan fried chicken, pepper corn, mountain sun dried chilli, crispy taro ring, sizzling wild mushroom, edamame and truffle dumpling. Wok tossed shrimps and more.
Price: Rs. 2500 plus tax per guest with beer and sangria on the house
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The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat: Outlet: Seasonal Tastes
The latest entrant in the city, Seasonal Tastes has plans of celebrating Christmas in style. With an offering of 4 kinds of roast- Turkey, fish, lamb and chicken, they plan to go all guns blazing with traditional and classic dishes. One can find a grill section, cold seafood section, assorted tempuras, quiches and pies, egg station offering croquet madame, egg Benedict, egg Florentine amongst many and a hand crafted dessert section with puddings, pies and tarts and the likes.
Price: Rs. 2499 plus tax per guest and additional charges on alcoholic beverages
Novotel: Outlet: The Square
The Christmas brunch here is with live music and sparkling wine. Some of the highlights of the menu are Roasted pumpkin salad with toasted walnuts and garlic aioli, Mustard rubbed smoked fish with aragula and cherry tomatoes, Chicken lyoner, Salami and Chicken Mortadella, Black forest ham and many more.
Price: Rs. 1750 AI and Rs. 2250 AI with Sparkling wine
There is no uncertainty like the life of the turkey as mentioned earlier in the Post. These are some wonderful spreads which have been put up for you. Try out all of them . Try out one. Make Merry and celebrate this festive season. Here is wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings