Independence Day Special: 10 Restaurants in India Celebrating Freedom with Food
Aashna Ahuja, NDTV | Updated: July 18, 2017 11:46 IST
Food has always been an integral part of our culture and since it doesn't get more Indian than binging on food, restaurants all over the country have geared up to honour 69 glorious years of Independence with much patriotic fervour. So don't use this holiday as an excuse to laze in bed with a TV remote in hand, instead give your taste buds a patriotic spin and celebrate freedom with food.
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From an array of tricolour-themed treats to mind blowing deals, we've rounded up eateries that will notch up the food quotient in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru with something special on offer.
1. Yum Yum Tree
Enjoy your 'freedom to eat' at Yum Yum Tree's Independence Day Brunch with scrumptious treats on offer like their Tricolored Mini Banoffee Pie and of course, some delectable dimsums.
Where: New Friends Colony Market
Price for Two: INR 1700 (Save 15% on Citibank Credit & Debit card)
Timings: 12 noon to 4 pm2. Cafe Immigrant, New Delhi
While tricolour balloons and Indian flags surround you, Chef Rajinder will be making a Special Tiranga Paneer Tikka marinated in spices and cooked in the tandoor. End your meal on a high note with their delicious kalakand cheesecake.
Where: Connaught Place
Price for Two: INR 1500
Yes it's true - "If you're dining at Gastronomica this Saturday, you only have to pay 69% of the bill", the owner of Gastronomica, Sumit Goyal, remarks. And if that wasn't enough, they will also be serving a Special Tricolour Pizza and melt-in-your-mouth kebabs.
Where: GK 1
Price for Two: INR 1200
(Tricolour-ed Recipes for Independence Day)
Cedric Houze, executive chef at L'Opera spills "We'll be launching an Independence Day Tricolour Cake made with litchi, blood orange mousse and coconut. The cake has three colors of the Indian flag in its design." We also highly recommend their mouth-watering macarons.
Where: Epicuria @ Nehru Place, Select Citywalk @ Saket, DLF Promenade @ Vasant Kunj and Khan Market
Price for Two: INR 700
5. Lodi - The Garden Restaurant
Celebrate your country with children from Rhythm of Life, an NGO based in Delhi. Take a breather from your hectic schedule and join young bright minds for the kite festival in the spirit of the day (and devour delicious food at night). After all, patriotism is a great reason to enjoy culinary delights.
Where: Lodi Road
Price for Two: Rs. 2000
Timings: 5:30 to 7(kite festival)
This Independence Day, Social gives you the "freedom to drink" as they mix up some quirky concoctions that are sure to leave you spinning, non-alcoholic of course. Their special menu will include drinks like Kashmiri ki Kali, Paan Banaras Wala, Roshogulla Lacchi and Tulsi Shikanji served with a Social twist and topped with lots of nostalgia.
Where: Todi Mill and Colaba
Price for Two: INR 1400
7. The Bombay Canteen
Celebrate the Indian Independence Day in a different way this year. As Chef Floyd Cardoz experiments with a bounty of ingredients and serves canteen-style food to take you back to your Indian roots, you can pay what you feel like. Keep in mind- all proceeds from the day's event will be donated to Teach for India. Eating for a good cause? We're in!
Where: Lower Parel
Timings: 12 noon to 3 pm
8. Lotus Cafe
Live stations and a diverse spread await you at the JW Marriott. So what's on the brunch menu? Indian street food delicacies like Pani Puri, Sev Puri, Aloo Tikki, Vada Pao and more. Revel in the patriotic zeal this Saturday as you're reminded of the true flavours and aromas of India.
Where: JW Marriott
Price for Two: INR 2700
9. M Cafe
Combine your love for good food and India with M cafe's special patriotic brunch, which will include traditional Indian delicacies like Paneer Hara Pyaaz, Gosht Biryani, Dal Makhni and Gosht Rogan Josh. (Umm, yum!)
Where: Marriott, Whitefield
Price for Two: INR 2200
Timings: 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Delicious Indian flavors will come alive at the Independence Day Brunch at Feast with a plethora of North Indian favourites. Still not convinced? Here's something exciting - if you are born on 15th August, you can enjoy 30% OFF!
Where: Sheraton, Brigade Gateway
Price for Two: INR 1700
Timings: 12:30 to 4 pm
(Independence Day Wishes: #IndiaWantsFreedomFrom These Things When Dining Out)
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