City foodies will have plenty to choose from this festive season with hotels prepared to win the heart and stomach alike.
While multi-cuisine delicacies are on offer for the cosmopolitan crowd, eateries are also attempting to drum up a traditional festive ambience with the roll of the dhak.
The Sonnet will host special buffet comprising Indian and Chinese cuisine on Ashtami and Navami at its banquet hall Ivy. The buffet, starting at Rs 600 per head, includes food from live counters. As Navratri is underway, the hotel has also included pure vegetarian meals on the menu too.
“People of this city like to dig into a varied fare. So, we cannot restrict out menu to one cuisine,” said Anup Behera, the F&B manager at The Sonnet.
Hotel Wave International on NH-33 and The Blues at Sakchi will offer a wide range of Bengali preparations.
Raja Singh, who owns both hotels, said that the elderly too eat out during Puja, but do not like to experiment. For them it is maacher jhol, posto and kasa mangsho all the way from Saptami to Dashami.
The twin hotels will, however, continue to serve their regular specialities too.
Hotel Citi Inn in Mango has planned Bangalir Bhuribhoj to lure the Bengali taste bud till October 19.
Sakchi-based Yashwee International too has introduced a wide range of Bengali dishes to cash in on the festive crowd. Chingri malai curry, mutton kasa, ghee bhaat and kachuri will be on offer.
The restaurants at Hotel Smita will bank on Bengali, Indian, Chinese and tandoor khana. The hotel has used the face of Durga, chandmala and dhak in its festive décor.