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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Christmas Trail with Le Meridien New Delhi

The Christmas celebration this year was a fabulous experience at the Le Meridien New Delhi. I was invited to be a part of the Christmas trail by the hotel and embark on an odyssey that celebrated the luxe dining experiences at their exquisite restaurants. 
Meet the guiding star

The trail began at the lobby where a beautiful Christmas tree was 
illuminated. Each time the hotel ushers in the festive spirit with a 
beautiful theme and ensures guests enjoy their time at the hotel.

The Christmas Tree

The Santa Claus and his elves welcomed the guests with a warm smile, 
while the carol singers enlivened the atmosphere with their 
scintillating rhythms and added a cheer on everyone’s face.  

       Elf Workshop

A beautiful set up was created to embark the festive spirit. The elves helped the kids to create Christmas decorations.

         Christmas Treat @ Longitude

Longitude has always been my favorite when it comes to food and coffees. The illy coffee is a very special part of Longitude where guests relax in the cozy chairs and soak in the warm ambiance of the place. 

There was a wide variety of sweet delights, interesting finger food, enticing drinks and a sinful plum cake. The cake cutting ceremony was conducted amidst all the guests who clapped and rejoiced in the festivities.

I loved the plum cake that was made with a sinful combination of nuts, alcohol and spices. We even tried our hand in creating lattes with the baristas who helped us diligently.

 Christmas Cocktails @ Nero

Next we moved towards Nero where mulled wine and delectable starters awaited us. It was amazing connecting with people and making new friends there. We got to experience great taste of food and wine amidst great company.

Gala Christmas Dinner

The Christmas trail would be incomplete if the dinner isn’t mentioned. We were ushered to their fine dining restaurant called Eu De Monsoon where a beautiful spread invited us. The turkey was placed on the table, while the talented Executive chef, Devinder exhibited his craftsmanship with his culinary skills and prepared cranberry sauce that paired perfectly well with the turkey.

The gala diner comprised of vegetarian and non vegetarian delights. I opted for the former one and was pleased with my decision once the dishes arrived. The Amuse Bouche was served in the beginning that was a combination of hot and cold flavors taken down in one shot. 

The starters included Broccoli, char grilled asparagus and bell peppers that looked delectable and tasted divine. I was in loved with the flavors. The main course that followed was the Uttapam stack, kaafir lime scented stew, roasted tomato and sesame chutney that was flawless in the presentation and pleased the palette in each bite.

The North Pole

The best was yet to come with a trip to their roof top dining that served Chinese cuisine – Le Belvedere. We reached the top of the hotel and gazed at the glittering lights of the capital through their wide windows. The dessert that was prepared live before us included a chocolate infused pancake paired well with vanilla ice cream.

The Christmas Trail came to an end and we concluded the odyssey by exchanging contacts with new found friends. The journey was beautiful and the treat to the taste buds was enticing and amazing.

Le Meridien once again proved its versatility and creativity in unlocking the festive spirit with its beautifully crafted walk towards the delectable flavors of the hotel.