Deepavali or the Festival of Lights falls on October 27—which means you have the rest of this week until Sunday to organise a sumptuous feast with your family and friends at a restaurant, especially if you have no plans of preparing your own spread at home. If you're out of ideas, we've got you covered. Consider these places that have amped up their offerings of Deepavali favourites and more.
1. Rang Mahal
Corporate chef Milind Sovani and his team have rounded up all the Deepavali favourites from the different regions in India into one glorious lunch spread, which you can savour from October 26 to 28.
Start your gastronomic journey at the three live stations: Gujarati Kadhi Khichdi station, Chennai Express with a variety of dosas and Chaat station. Highlights include kesari malai kofta, an indulgent cottage cheese spiced up with saffron gravy; lamb chops in a robust curry; and the ambrosial Hyderabadi vegetable biryani.
Dessert is a toss between the signature mango and yoghurt and a selection of mithais, crafted with healthier ingredients. For example, coconut barfi is an ensemble of soft and juicy coconut confectionery and a touch of cardamom, and pista lauj barfi uses pistachio as base and finished with a touch of gold dust. Mithais are also available for take-away.