I wouldn’t call myself religious even though I do believe in a greater force. But I love all festivals for the sole reason that it brings people together and there’s always a grand feast involved. The best part is that for each festival I get to indulge on some delectable dishes, learn about varied cultures, their food history and take home some precious recipes too.
Since it’s a long weekend, we have packed our schedule with names of patisseries and restaurants serving some exciting Easter treats, and even signed up for a fun baking class to learn some sinful recipes. In case you are in Bangalore and wondering what to do for Easter, try picking from the following:
The pretty Mediterranean restaurant’s Easter Sunday Brunch is an elaborate affair. Our advise would be to go ready for a feast because you definitely don’t want to miss out on the Lamb Pan Rolls, Prawn and Calamari Pickle, Roast Leg of Lamb with baby potatoes and rosemary, Deviled Eggs, Garlic and Herb Roasted Chicken with jus, glazed carrots, green beans and brussel sprouts, Roasted Root Vegetable Casserole, Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Lyonnaise, or their sinful desserts such as Golden Carrot Walnut Cake, Hot Cross Buns, Assorted Easter cookies, Simnel Cake, Cinnamon Sticky Buns and Babka. They also have some interesting cocktails on offer: Frozen Cucumber, Olive Easter Martini, Orange Marmalade Martini, Olive Summer Mary, Easter Punch along with sparkling wine and sangria.
Priced at INR 2250 plus taxes
#16, Wood Street, Ashoknagar
This quaint patisserie at Indiranagar is our favourite place for desserts. This Easter, Pastry Chefs Vinesh and Joonie have included some tempting creations in their Easter specials. If you are looking for a place to pick Easter eggs, this is a must-visit.
Easter Eggs are priced at INR 150 for two
#151, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage
Easter at the plush hotel and you can only expect the best. Best place to take your kids as they can enjoy a range of fun activities like paint your own egg, the egg hunt, make your own Easter card, magic, face painting and more. The food on the other hand would be celebratory with highlights of European cuisine. You definitely don’t want to miss the dessert selection with decadent creations.
Priced at INR 3000 to 4000 plus taxes per person
Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield
Easter is also that time of the year when one looks forward to receiving special goodie baskets filled with vibrant candies and decorated Easter eggs. This is where you can do that. Get together with family and friends to feast and celebrate the spirit of Easter with an array of traditional culinary renditions at M Café. Some treats that we are looking forward to are Snail Sausage, Lamb Rack, Beef Medallions, Bratwurst, Honey Glazed Ham, and grills from the BBQ station.
Easter Sunday Brunch is priced at INR 2000 plus taxes (excluding alcohol), and INR 3000 plus taxes (including alcohol).
Ms. K Cupcakes
Don’t we just love cupcakes? And we definitely don’t need any festival to bite into some sinful ones. But baker, Katherene Deborah Abel, has on offer gorgeous Easter themed cupcakes to make it all the more interesting. We love her melt-in-the-mouth creations and can’t wait to try the new ones.
The Irish gastro pub with the spectacular rooftop setting has on offer a scrumptious Easter Sunday Brunch. The buffet spread would include starters, egg station, oyster bar, carving bar, hot dog counter, burger counter, live pasta counter along with the elaborate main course and dessert section. Look out for the special Easter cocktails.
The brunch is priced at INR 1700 all inclusive
5th Floor, 1 MG Road Mall
We like the sound of unlimited food, unlimited booze and great music as Opus celebrates Easter along with A 26, the celebrated Goan Band. We are going to keep an eye out for the whole suckling pig and the roasted lamb.
The brunch is priced at INR 1950 plus taxes
#4, 1st Main, Chakravarthy Layout, Palace Cross Road
The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore
Set in an ambient atmosphere of interactive kitchens, Easter brunch at The Market sounds like a good idea. The Michelin-starred chef, Anupam Banerjee, will be cooking up some scrumptious traditional dishes such as Roast Leg of Lamb, Meat Loaf, Vegetable Pot Pies, and other delicacies from Orient, Indian and Western cuisines. Don’t miss the Easter specials like the Hot Cross Buns, Easter eggs, and Cinnamon Sticky Buns, amongst others. For sundowners, head over to The Lantern Bar for some exciting cocktails such as Easter Crusta, a fruity vodka cocktail with notes of strawberry, mint and pineapple juice; Tamara, a cognac based cocktails with grape, litchi and bitters; Sweet Lullaby featuring vodka infused with pear puree and ginger ale, etc.
Priced at INR 2600 (excluding alcohol and taxes), INR 3100 with sparkling wine (excluding taxes), and INR 4100 with sparling Champagne (excluding taxes)
Portland Steakhouse and Cafe
If barbecue is your idea of a perfect festive weekend, then head over to Portland Steakhouse and Cafe for their Easter brunch with live barbecue. We hear they have tons of fun activities for your little ones to keep them occupied. It’s going to be a meat-lover’s dream feast with selections such as Fillet Steak with creamy garlic prawn sauce, ghost chilli rubbed steak, Grilled Delmonico Steak, Grilled Cajun Lamb Chops, Sticky BBQ Chicken Leg, and more!
#1, Brunton Heights, Brunton Cross Road, MG Road
Fairfield by Marriott, Rajajinagar
Soak in the joyous spirit of Easter with the delectable spread of dishes at Kava Grill and Lounge. Chef Mahesh Padala is all set to tempt you with his delicious creations that would include a mix of Indian and Mediterranean. What you can expect: Indian Classic Kebabs, Lemon Garlic Prawns, Cajun Spiced Sea Bass, Teriyaki Chicken, Beef Lasagna, Braised Chicken, Cannelloni with Wild Mushrooms, Minted Melon, Fennel with Feta Crumble, Watermelon and Pistachio Yoghurt, Chocolate Easter Eggs, Easter Bread Pudding, and Tiramisu to name a few.
The brunch is priced at INR 899 plus taxes (includes a glass of wine/ beer) and INR 1, 299 (including alcohol)