A festival, on the surface, seems to beayearly reminder for a busy bee to take a step back from his frenetic life, uphold his filial traditions and contemplate his roots.Diving in, however, one finds that it really is just an excuse to bring the family together. Cut across religions and one shall find that this proposition holds universally true. So, be it Diwali or Holi, Eid or Vaisakhi, Christmas or Thanksgiving, festivals should be celebrated one and all with equal zest and fervour.
Thanksgiving Day was traditionally celebrated to give thanks to the Lord for the bountiful harvest earned the year prior. Centuries have passed by and people have moved from farming to other professions, but this day is not forgotten, and celebrated just the same way by gathering with all the near and dear ones and sharing with thema lot of love and a lot of food.
On the eve of Thanksgiving, one can finda host of eateries serving the very best ofquintessentialThanksgiving meals:
Olive Bar and Restaurant
Olive Bar and Restaurant is a celestiallyopen space with royal white curtains and gigantic sturdy trees offering shade and quiet. The light colours on everything from the furniture to the ground underneath the sun seem to lift the mind to a dream-like trance. The food is light and scrumptious, its variety magnanimous and the hosts kind and gracious. The cuisines served areMediterranean, European and Italian. So, head to this place for a quiet and meaningful meal with your loved ones.
Average Cost: INR 4,000 for 2 people without alcohol
Address: One Style Mile, Haveli 6, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Empress of China- Eros Hotel
Empress of China, one of the best restaurants in Noida is the empress of restaurants serving Chinese cuisine in not just Noida, but the whole of the National Capital Region. Armed with an expertly trained Chinese cook, this restaurant explodes the taste buds with a bevy of authentic Chinese dishes made from ingredients brought all the way from the heart of China. The sauces that come dunkedwith the main meals are rainbows in their gustatory variety. So, if one has a family of Chinese food lovers, this is the place to head out to on Thanksgiving.
Average Cost: INR 4,800 for 2 people without alcohol
Address: Eros Hotel, American Plaza, Nehru Place, New Delhi
Dhaba- The Claridges
This Punjabi luncheonette serves everything North Indian and serves it with the zing quintessential of piping hot food emerging from a grandma’s kitchen. The chicken seems to melt in the mouth, while the naanis crunchy and aromatic. The waiters are garbed in traditional kurta and lungi and come packaged with the warmth and geniality reminiscent of Punjab. If celebrating Thanksgiving the Indian way is one’s way to go, this is the eatery to head to.
Average Cost: INR 4,300 for 2 people without alcohol
Address: The Claridges, 12, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi
Chi Ni- The Rosette
Chi Ni is a majestic palace in the guise of a restaurant. Neatly trimmed bushes, carpeted grass and cobblestone paths lead to a long room with a tent-like roof and a strange gleaming hue. Vases and ornate flowers adorn every table and the cutlery is exquisite. The food is rich with flavours that touch the senses in layers.If celebrating with friends is on the agenda, this place is your Thanksgiving bistro.
Average Cost: INR 5,000 for 2 people without alcohol
Address: The Roseate, 21st Milestone, Samalkha, NH-8, near Kapashera, New Delhi
Akira Back- JW Marriott
Akira Back brings Japanese and Korean kitchen secrets to your backyard. As it is done in Japan and the two Korean countries, the food here is consumed in the atmosphere of earthen natural elements- fire and wood. The kitchen is open and showcases its Japanese and Korean cooks hard at work, making one appreciate the melting tuna in the mouth just a little bit more.Suggestions from the servers is always spot on and the all-healthy ingredients pave way for guilt free eating. Visit Akira on Thanksgiving to revel in the flavours of the Far East.
Average Cost: INR 4,500 for two people without alcohol
Address: JW Marriott Delhi NCR, Asset Area 4, Hospitality District, Aerocity, New Delhi
A fine dining experience is so much about the tingling sensations left on the tip of the tongue and the mind long after the meal is over.These restaurants have this in common- they leave their customers with a longing to revisit even before they’ve left the place.