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Head Out for a Sumptuous Easter Special Meal

Here’s to a stress-free long weekend

Annabelle D’Costa

Annabelle D’Costa

Although a home-cooked meal is always wonderful, but instead of spending your entire day in the kitchen, it’s only fair that on Easter Sunday, you let someone else do the cooking. Here’s our hand-picked guide to restaurants that will either help you get a taste of home or instead make you forget what a traditional feast looks like.   

Sorrentina by Foodhall, Mumbai
The Easter special menu features handpicked dishes by Sorrentina’s Executive Chef Aabhas Mehrotra. The Easter special a la carte menu offers dishes inspired by the traditional Italian Easter festivities. Expect dishes such as Burrata Alla Funghi, Peas on Toast and Bacon Burrata Polpette. Pasta lovers can choose from Tajarin Alla Nerrano, Tornarelli Alla Gamberi E Fungi, Pizza Fungi Alla Bianco and Pizza Bolognese. For main course, there is Torta Pasqualina and Agnello Scotatido. To end your meal on a sweet note, the traditional Easter buns, Hot Cross Buns with Chantilly cream will be on offer. Besides, don’t forget to indulge in other sweet treats such as Limoncello Tiramisu and Adam’s Apple. Wash all that down as you sip on some refreshing Pomegranate and Rose Sour or a Lemon Berry Martini. Don’t forget to bring the kids for some fun activities, such as a treasure hunt for kids and adults, Easter Egg painting and cookie decoration. 
When: April 12-21, 2019; 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Sorrentina by Foodhall, Second Floor, Foodhall@Linking Road, Plot No.106, Linking Rd, Santacruz West, Mumbai

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O Pedro, Mumbai
Head to O Pedro for an Easter feast of re-imagined Goan delicacies, delicious cocktails and live music performances. Sample the poee flat bread ‘pizza’, Roasted Chicken ‘Peri-Peri’, the Chorizo ‘Benedict’ with a Raw Banana ‘Bhakri’ Taco. Say goodbye to the Lenten abstinence as you sip on Strange Goose Chase or the Peru Margarita. In case you plan on coming along with the entire jingbang, you could try the family plates such as the Jumbo Crab Shek Shek Curry, cooked in a toasted coconut curry tempered with fresh green chilies and kokum and served with rice bhakri, red rice and a house salad and more. To end your meal on a sweet high, grab a spoon and dig right in to the ‘Alle Belle’ Crepe Cake.
When: April 20-21, 2019
Where: Unit #2, Ground Floor, Jet Airways-Godrej BKC Building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra-East, Mumbai

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CinCin, Mumbai
CinCin will be offering a very egg-citing special Easter menu with dishes such as the Salsiccia E Uova, Melanzane Alla Parmigiana and Pizza Affumicata E Scarmoza. To break away from the traditional Easter approach, sample dishes that have been inspired by Naples. Start off with some handmade pasta—Tortello stuffed with creamy pumpkin in a San Marzano tomato sauce and lots of fresh Italian herbs, or the lamb ragu gnocchi with rosemary- doused in red wine and a big helping of Grana Padano cheese mixed in, and then move on to their thinly rolled spinach pasta with garlic butter and cheese topped with an egg yolk (Taglierini Verde Alla’ Uovo) to get into the egg-citing spirit. Make sure to give the Easter surprise a try—Cioccolato Con Lampone, which is a creamy chocolate mousse with raspberries in a cracked chocolate egg.
When: April 20-30, 2019; 12:00 noon to 11.30 pm
Where: CinCin, Ground Floor, Raheja Towers, Near Dena Bank, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051

Also Read: Eggs-actly the Tradition Every Easter

O22 – Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai
The Easter brunch features a bountiful spread of traditional Easter culinary heritage, a gourmet egg station and egg painting and decoration activities for kids. The brunch features items such as devilled eggs, a resurrection themed ‘spherical cheese bar’ and a gourmet egg station presenting Emu, duck, quail and free-range eggs. Non-vegetarians could feast on an assortment of roasted meat dishes such as the apple and cinnamon glazed ham, Irish Guinness roasted leg of lamb, New Zealand lamb chops, pork chops, and a live seafood grill station, along with a variety of fresh baked quiches, tarts and pies. What’s more, a regional Easter fare also awaits. Dig into desi favourites such as sorpotel with sannas, chicken xacuti, ambada gosht and the famous Calcutta Portuguese Christian chicken biryani. Top this off with a decadent interactive ice cream sundae station along with an elaborate Easter dessert spread with assorted chocolate and marzipan Easter eggs.
When: April 21, 2019
Where: O22 - Trident Hotel, C 56, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

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Woodside Inn, Andheri
Easter Sunday is the holy grail of brunch. The brunch menu at the Andheri-outpost of Woodside Inn will feature a range of breads and lavash with assorted dips and cold soups such as watermelon & cucumber gazpacho. Salad options include Stewed beetroot-ice apple, candied walnut salad with crumbled feta; spring romaine salad with bacon, avocado, radish, blue cheese dressing or the smoked chicken and artichoke salad with raw mango. Appetisers include blackened cottage cheese skewer with fresh tomato relish; shrimp and cuttle fish, mango pomegranate salsa and goat cheese apricot crostini. There will also be freshly baked thin and crispy charcoal pizzas and live grill stations. Wash it down with a selection of craft beers, spirits, wines, cocktails and house sangrias. End your meal with indulgent desserts like Baked Mango cheesecake, Coconut pannacotta, Easter chocolate eggs, Honey almond cupcakes or the Dark chocolate with almond praline ice cream.
When: April 21, 2019; 12 noon to 3:00 pm
Where: Woodside Inn, Shop No. 11 & 12, New Link Plaza, Next to Oshiwara Police Station, Oshiwara, Andheri West, Mumbai

Also Read: How India Feasts During Christmas

Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa
The Easter Brunch menu curated at Grok, the in-house restaurant at Hyatt Centric Canodlim Goa boasts an elaborate lunch spread and breakfast staples. The highlights include Carrot and Hazelnut Soup, Seafood Salads alongside made-to-order omelettes and pancakes. Choose from a spread of a vegetarian and non-vegetarian mains, a carving station with Roast Turkey and Honey Glazed Ham. Pair these along with a wide selection of summer cocktails and desserts. That's not all, you also get a chance to enjoy the culinary extravagance while some foot tapping live music plays in the backdrop.
When: April 21, 2019; 12 noon to 3:30 pm
Venue: GROK at Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa, Anna Waddo, Main Candolim Road, Bardez – Goa

Featured image courtesy Woodside Inn Andheri

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