Diwali, or the Hindu festival of lights, signifies the triumph of good over evil. It is construed as an embodiment of the light of God prevailing over darkness. In the light of current circumstances, the tone and tenor of this year’s Diwali entails more significance than it ever did.
The celebration of Diwali not only involves the ubiquitous illumination, firecrackers, oil lamp, and Rangoli decorations, but it also occasions the feasting on our favorite Diwali sweets and desserts.
Let us have a look at some hand-picked restaurants and pubs, which are serving some Diwali special desserts.
Add to that some exceptional cocktails that will ensure that the unrelenting grueling phase we are going through right now won’t dampen this year’s festivities.
The Lords And Barons
The Lords and Barons is an exceptional amalgamation of the neo-olden nostalgia of pre-colonial British Calcutta and an avant-garde cuisine that takes inspiration from the palate of medieval times while infusing contemporary herbs and spices. The variety of desserts and cocktails on offer is exemplary, with the highlight being the Diwali special cocktail termed as Kesariya Diwali. Some of the mouth-watering desserts you can try are the traditional Rustic Apple Cobbler, a Traditional UK style apple cobbler made with caramelized apple filling covered with butter biscuit crumble and baked. Served with house caramel sauce, chef’s special Chocolate Rainbow Cake, and Classic Fruit Truffle, English style truffle made with fruits, custard, and cake sponge layer.
The pièce de résistance of Traffic Gastropub is its myriad selection of local and imported intoxicants in the form of brews, wines, and cocktails. This year’s Diwali special is the simply termed self-explanatory Diwali Bumper and Muffins Malai which are must-try for all. A few dark rum and vodka-based cocktails that are recommended are Punch Romains, the piquant Jalapeno and Olive Martini, and Planters Punch, the classic IBA official cocktail.
The irrefutable champion of Awadhi Cuisine in the City of Joy, Aminia, has been gratifying the taste-buds of the citizenry for 90 years. The Aminia Special Firni is a firm favorite of sweet-obsessed Bengalis. Mihidana with Rabdi is a clever take on two of the most popular sweet dishes that we are smitten with and can have them at any given time of the day.
Canteen Pub and Grub
Immerse in nostalgia and reminisce your euphoric college days at Canteen Pub & Grub. Styled and formatted just like a college canteen, this place has a youthful vibe that is permeated through its debonair yet sophisticated décor. Apart from the multi-cuisine platters and delicious desserts, this place offers an original and innovative alcohol menu. Their Diwali special Cocktail menu includes gin-based cocktail cheekily named as Fuljhari, Hara Bhara, and Khus Manali. The Apple Malpua with Shahi Rabdi and Mishti Doi Cheese Cake from their dessert menu will leave you hankering for more.
Ministry Of Booze
Going by the moniker, it is readily comprehensible that the Ministry of Booze houses a comprehensive liquor menu that includes a diversified assortment of all types of intoxicants, including Alcopop. The minimalistic yet chic decor will evoke the nostalgic charm of a pub scene from the classic English movies. The multi-cuisine food and dessert menu is a mix of classic and contemporary styles. This Diwali, we recommend you to go for the Vodka-based Electronic Iced Tea or the Tequila-based Kiwi Margarita.
Toothsome and delectable dessert can make or break your Diwali/Bhai Dooj experience. Hence, gorge on some refreshing and delicious treats at these places and make your festive season a memorable one.