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7 Dishes to Have an Elegant Christmas Dinner

When it comes to Christmas, food is a serious is affair. Everyone awaits the day and specially the food and the events more than anything else. Thus most of us keep looking for inspirations for the day’s menu and bring up something deliciously different to celebrate the festival.

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Royal Feast on Christmas

Food being an important part of the Christmas celebration, menu is crafted considering the preferences of each family member and includes all the rich dishes.

Here a list of some dishes BYT suggests for you to make the feast memorable this year.

Main Course:

Mughlai Biryani

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Flavoursome Mughlai Biryani

Chicken is prepared in Moghul style with addition of rich spices and flavor. The biryani always adds the royal touch to a feast. The exotic spices used in the dish let out a wonderful aroma which dominates over the other preparations for the feast.  For best taste marinate the chicken at least 6-7 hours prior to cooking.

Tandoori Roast Cockeral

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Mouth-watering Chicken Roast

Taking into account that most Indians struggle to cook the massive turkey, Roast Cockeral is one the best alternative for it on Christmas. Chicken Roast can easy if you prepare it following a series of steps. The marinating of the chicken for the roast is the most important part of this cooking and flavors take up to 8hours to build up in the chicken before cooking. The meat turns tender, soft and juicy once it is prepared.

Pork Vindaloo

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Pork Vindaloo

This dish is a mixed bag of spicy, sweet, hot and tangy taste. Usually consumed with both rice and salad, Pork Vindaloo is a Goan dish which includes vinegar and garlics as the main ingredients, hence the name. Pork steak is infused with the rich spices of India and requires slow cooking. People now-a-days tame the dish as per their requirements.

Stuffed Mushroom Caps with Cheese

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Mushroom Stuffed with Delight

This is a simple dish to cook yet tastes amazing. Mushroom caps are sautéed and are filled with spicy creamy mixture which can have ingredients of your preference. The preparation of this dish requires baking offering a real treat to the taste buds.

Cakes and pies are an important part of Christmas celebration. The traditions include exchanging platter of sweets with relatives and neighbors, thus sweets are prepared in bulk and everyone their delicacies to stand out.

Christmas Fruit Cake

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Cake with Fruit Candies and nuts

This dense cake is filled with rich nuts and fruits in the candy form. This preparation is more popularly called the Plum cake. However not everyone can master this dish. Tip: let the cake sit longer it the tin to make it tastier.

Red Velvet Choco Chip cookies

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Red Velvet Choco cookies

This dish is yet another very tasty preparation for Christmas. If you have ready to make red velvet cake mix the preparation of these cookies get easier. If you want this dish to be vegetarian you can replace the eggs with butter. Kids absolutely love this preparation.

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

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Tempting Walnut Fudge

Often cooked on this festival, Chocolate Walnut Fudge is a rich preparation of a chocolate brownie with addition of walnuts. The walnuts can be replaced using any other nut of your preference. The cake is a sheer temptation and cannot be resisted by anyone.

6 Uses of Leftover Christmas Chocolate

Christmas is synonymous to cake and chocolate. One just can’t celebrate Christmas without either of them. Be it making at home or receiving it as gifts, chocolates are everyone’s favourite. Sugar addicts and chocoholics always find a way to escape in the world of chocolates. However, we all receive these choco gifts in bulk every Christmas where at end of the festival we have no clue how to use these chocolate leftovers.

No wonder chocolates never get wasted but we can also get creative and alter their form into something more interesting and savouring.

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Get Creative with leftover Christmas Chocolate

Here take a quick look at how you can utilize your leftover Christmas chocolates.

Chocolate Cookies

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Sinfully Delicious Choco cookies

The first thought that comes to our mind is cookies. You can chop down the leftover chocolates into small chips and add in to the dough before baking. Luscious cookies are ready to eat!

Baked Doughnuts

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Irresistible Crispy Doughnuts

Heat the leftover chocolate in saucepan and add cream to it. Let it melt and smoothen. Turn the heat off and let the mixture thicken. Dip the previously prepared doughnuts in this mixture and serve when dry. Could serve a great morning treat!

Fudge Brownie Pops

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Delightful Fudge Brownie Pops

Easy to make these pops are rich and moist and are incredibly tasty. All you need to do is prepare brownies, crumble them and prepare soft balls out of it using corn syrup. This is followed by dipping the balls in molten chocolate and then dredging them in nuts. Serve the dish once the chocolate is dry.

Choco Almond Tart

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Almond Choco Tart

Roast almonds and add them to a batter of flour eggs, sugar, vanilla, cane syrup, butter and lots of chocolate. Baked the mixture in tart pan and cool it. Rich and chocolaty tart is ready to eat!

Chocolate Pudding

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Smooth and rich pudding

Dark chocolates are usually leftover at the end of Christmas. This year you can put that leftover chocolates to use with this recipe. Add milk to a mixture of granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa, corn starch and salt and bring to boil. Let it thicken and then add dark chocolates to it followed by vanilla. Serve it in small bowls and wrap it up with plastic cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Serve chilled.

Baked Chocolate Mousse

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Chocolate Mousse

The sinfully delicious mousse can be prepared just like any other mousse followed by addition of lots of chocolate to it. The best way to taste leftover chocolates in a more relishing way.

So, this year get creative with Christmas Chocolate leftovers and transform them into anything you like.

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai is located at the lobby level of the hotel. It is the all-day dining restaurant of Four Seasons and has a lavish setting. High ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with natural light streaming in make Café Prato and Bar a perfect place for business meeting, a quiet family lunch or an intimate romantic dinner.

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Indian, Italian and Mediterranean, Café Prato and Bar presents you the best offerings of these most-sought after cuisines of the world. Being an all-day dining restaurant, breakfast is served daily at Café Prato and Bar that features continental, International and regional specialities, even idlis and Japanese breakfast.

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Poached egg with toast
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However the popular ones include egg (in any form) and toast, birchermuesli, savory waffles and crab and tomato omelettes, poori bhaji, pancakes with maple syrup and fruits (chosen by the health freaks). You must try the blonde beer dosa with coconut chutney. It is such an unsual dish.

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Blonde beer dosa with coconut chutney

The a la carte menu at Café Prato and Bar includes thoughtfully crafted dishes including pizzas and pastas, contemporary main dishes, kathi rolls, home-style curries and kebabs. Authentic Italian-style risotto and cappuccino are lunch favourites.

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Mutton rogan josh
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Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Roasted seabass
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Dinner at Café Prato and Bar turns into a more romantic and intimate affair as the chandeliers and candle light up to lend a warm ambience to the restaurant. The dinner speciality includes menus from  Chef Clinton Cooper like Beet, Sweet Tomato or Caesar Salads; Lobster Veloute; Grilled Yellow-fin Tuna; roasted Seabass; Roasted Lamb Rack (all new on the menu) in addition to the regular pizzas, pastas and Indian curries like Lamb rogan josh and saffron rice.

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Warm chocolate brownie

Dare not miss out on the desserts! It is a crazy blend of favourites like cheesecakes, Apple Pie, fruit platters and Warm chocolate brownie, classic tiramisu, roasted almond ice-cream, mixed berry compote and homemade ice-creams.

However it is the Sunday Brunch at Café Prato and Bar that is the talk of the town. This lavish multi-cuisine buffet is accompanied by drinks of your choice. Go ahead and choose from wines, French champagne, vodka and vodka-based cocktails. It is a sumptuous party with a separate kids’-friendly zone. An impeccable service ensures you have a great time at Café Prato and Bar.

Head to Café Prato and Bar right away! Make your reservations beforehand. Visit bookyourtable or call 076767 76767.