The Cream & Fudge Factory
Where: All outlets (The Enclave; South City Mall; RDB Boulevard; 1 Bally High).
When: Till January 3, noon to 11pm.
On the menu: From Jingle Bell Sundaes (chocolate fudge brownie, butter, brown sugar, cream, vanilla, coffee with a few toffees on top) to Mistletoe Sundae (with strawberries, strawberry sauce, fresh mint leaves, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream)....
Pocket pinch: Rs 155 for a double scoop (taxes extra).
Where: South City Mall.
When: Till January 2.
On the menu: A special Christmas a la carte menu and a festive lunch buffet awaits you. From appetisers like Goong Satay (marinated prawns on skewers) or Gae Tod Prik Tai (crispy lamb tossed with tender peppercorn, Thai sweet basil leaves....) to Ped Pahd Nammon Hoy (stir-fried duck with mushroom and oyster sauce) or Pokchoy Faidaeng (quick-fried greens with bird’s-eye chilli and yellow bean sauce) for the mains, there’s a lot on offer. And don’t skip Tub Tim Grob (water chestnut rubies served with chilled sweetened coconut milk).
Pocket pinch: Buffet 末 Rs 678 (plus taxes) per person. A la carte meal for two 末 Rs 2,000 (plus taxes).
Where: 1/426 Gariahat Road (South), Jodhpur Park.
When: Till January 1, 8am to 11pm.
On the menu: From Pan-fried Momos and Chilli Masala Idlis to the more traditional rich plum cakes, fruit cakes, assorted cookies and rum-and-raisin chocolates, there’s something for everyone. You get complimentary chocolate hampers and truffle pastries on purchases above Rs 500. Don’t miss out on the warm choco-chip muffins and walnut brownie with ice cream and chocolate sauce while you’re there.
Pocket pinch: Rs 30 onwards.
Fortune Select loudon
Where: 21B Dr UN Brahmachari Street.
When: Zodiac — December 24-25, 7.30pm to midnight; Poolside — December 25, noon to 4pm.
On the menu: Roast Turkey with Rich Orange Sauce, Stuffed Lamb with Barbecue Sauce and Sufiyana Sabz Biryani are the top picks at the Zodiac buffet. At the Poolside buffet, Christmas specials include Roasted Chicken with Barbecue Sauce, Seafood Paella, Tawa Hara Macchi and Murg Afghani Tikka.
Pocket pinch: Zodiac 末 Rs 999 for adults and Rs 699 for kids. Poolside 末 Rs 1,199 for adults and Rs 799 for kids.
Where: The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 6 Netaji Subhas Road.
When: December 25, noon to 3pm.
On the menu: The three-course Christmas lunch has something for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. To begin with, Crab Chowder (thick crabmeat soup) and Mushroom Pate Toast (sauteed mushroom served with creamy oregano-flavoured sauce). There are yummy options in the main course 末 Sliced Suckling Pig, Bacon and Mushroom-Peppered Cabbage, Roasted Roots and Apple Cider and Stuffed Bell peppers. Desserts include Traditional Christmas Plum Pudding with Brandy Sauce and Hot Apple Pie with Ice cream.
Pocket pinch: Vegetarians 末 Rs 550 per head. Non-vegetarians 末 Rs 650 per head. Taxes extra for both.