With Christmas around the corner, the pressure to find that perfect gift for your loved ones must be weighing on your mind. Don’t fret if you’ve run out of time for Christmas shopping because we’re here to help. This Christmas, you can plan a lovely brunch or dinner with your loved ones at some of the best eateries in the city because they’ve prepared some exotic and delectable Xmas delights, only for you. 

So here’s a round-up of some interesting places you can head to, this Christmas and you can follow it up by gifting some exotic wines and champagnes listed here. Take your pick.

Social Xmas Menu

That magical time of the year is finally here when Santa springs out of bed with a bag full of goodies in the wee hours of the night. For this special occasion, Social has come up with this unique Christmas Menu for all of you.

For starters, there are appetizers such as the sizzling chicken wings, the brandy infused chicken liver pate on toast, and more. And then, there’s the main course filled with delectable delights such as the berry pulao topped with vegetable skewers, the berry tossed basmati rice with exotic vegetable skewers with smooth makhani sauce, the leg of roast chicken with farmer’s omelets, among other things. For desserts, try their apple pie with cinnamon ice cream, and the rum soaked pineapple with chocolate mousse.

social-christmas-menu-1 Wash it all down with a range of drinks inspired by the season and designed to tingle your senses from head to mistletoe. The must-try menu includes the pomegranate & cherry mojito, the apple old fashioned with cinnamon smoke, the espresso & peppermint martini among other things. Social’s Christmas Menu will be served a la carte this month, at your nearest Social.

Winter Menu at Smoke House Deli

The perfect time of the year in Mumbai. The weather’s great, work’s winding down for the year, the family’s flying into town for the holidays and Christmas is right around the corner. And with this, the crew at Smoke House Deli have decided to pay an edible ode to the season with a Winter Menu at Smoke House Deli. 

Try their range of Winter dishes that include the herb crusted baked lobster + sriracha butter, the Xmas pudding, class Christmas dessert and soul-warming Smoke House Deli’s Signature Red and White wines. 

Roasted lamb chops cumin and orange
Roasted lamb chops cumin and orange
Xmas pudding
Xmas pudding

On the new menu, you’ll find an eclectic mix of soup, mains and desserts. The main menu comprises the roasted lamb chop + cumin & orange, bacon wrapped meat loaf, roast tenderloin + fig & chili jus and the herb crusted baked lobster + sriracha butter which are the perfect belly fillers for the season. The mains are served with a choice of SHD House Red or SHD House White wine, fulfilling your wish of a contemporary Christmas meal with a traditional touch.

If it’s just desserts you’re looking for, then there’s the season signature Xmas pudding and a delicious hot chocolate + marshmallow.

Dishkiyaoon

Double your celebrations this Christmas as Dishkiyaoon presents a unique two-day Xmas affair on 24th eve and 25th of December 2016.

Dec 24th will mark the Christmas Edition of Dishkiyaoon Live with the much loved Chicken Masala, which is an amalgamation of retro and some melodious Xmas music. Prepare for a feast fit for kings with a special Christmas Eve dinner menualong with some traditional Santa season goodies such as roasted pumpkin & walnut soup with kadak  pao, dabeli stuffed phyllo parcels with tangy syrup and nut picada, cannoli  stuffed with savory mushrooms and sour cream, chicken roulade with herb cheese cream and tandoori potato in red wine and much more. 

On December 25th prepare for their Christmas brunch where American tradition meets Indian spices at this lavish food spread. They also have a special kids menu in store where they’ll serve Nuttela and strawberry sandwiches, chicken & mayo mini burgers, assorted mini pizzas, pastas and much more. Try their Dishkiyaoon Dessert Collection that includes macerated fruit pies with brandy sauce, apple crumble with custard apple ice cream, eggnog ice cream in tulip cookie cup, snow capped chocolate ginger biscuit zabaglione and gulab jamun cheese cake. 

Escobar

Escobar’s one of a kind festive menu will make sure you have a merry merry Christmas. Escobar is known for its famous cocktails and this time with a magic touch straight from North Pole, you will be presented with wonderful concoctions like the Snowball which is a frozen wonder filled with tequila, cinnamon syrup and whipped cream and served in a Margarita class; the Red Hot Santa Tini which is a red inspired to blow you over with Vodka, guava juice, worcestershire sauce and red chilli, and much more. 

If you are a sea food lover, then try their mouth watering spicy garlic lobster which is filled with succulent lobster pieces tossed in some spicy garlic sauce, and their hot buffalo chicken wings which is served with spicy fries.

For Christmas, they’ve also come up with Santa Shot, which comprises some bacardi, vodka, peach schnapps and grenadine syrup. So, what are you waiting for? Celebrate this Christmas with a bang with Escobar’s Christmas menu. 

Love and Cheesecake’s Christmas Menu

Love and Cheesecake’s new Christmas dessert collection comprises their traditional  Christmas cake, Bûche De Noël, Santa’s Marzipans, Santa & His Helpers Plum Cakes, Santa’s Sock Cake, X’mas Macarons, Soft Centered Pralines, Jingle Bell Jars, Christmas Cupcakes and more, ideal for that perfect Christmas gift.

Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon, continues its annual tradition and presents the Bursting Bubbles bottle for the festive season. Bursting Bubbles is a homage to the fine bubbles of Moët & Chandon champagnes and is a vibrant collection for the end-of-year festivities.

Moët & Chandon Bursting Bubbles Bottle, which is a limited edition bottle, features Moët Impérial champagne while the collection also includes the Bursting Bubbles Gift Bag, the Moët Impérial Gift Box and more. Go grab it, now.

Perfect Wines to Gift and Serve this Season by Fratelli Vineyards

Christmas is here and what could be better than a list of festive wines to warm your soul. Whether you’re stocking up for the holiday season, or gifting it to your family and friends on Christmas, Fratelli Vineyards has a range of wines that are ideal for the spirited occasion. From the richest reds to the lovely crisp whites, there is a refreshing wine for every palette to go with the sumptuous glazed ham, turkey or something less traditional. Fratelli Vineyards recommends the eclectic list of wines to kick-start this season. Take a look.