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HindustanTimes Fri,28 Nov 2014

Egg-ing on Easter

Debasmita Ghosh, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 28, 2013
First Published: 16:55 IST(28/3/2013) | Last Updated: 01:32 IST(29/3/2013)

Soak up the Easter spirit with a hearty Sunday brunch or have fun making some Easter eggs

THE CAKE SHOP
Highlights:Traditional gourmet Easter goodies such as Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, cookies, biscuits and an assortment of chocolate eggs.
Where: India Grill, Hilton Garden Inn, Saket
Price of goodies: Rs. 75 per piece to
Rs 200 per piece

CHAOBELLA
Highlights: Enjoy a scrumptious Sunday brunch over Easter specialties including boiled eggs, roasted lamb, hot cross buns, spicy sausage and vegetable frittata, plum tomato tart, glazed ham, fish and more.
Where: Crowne Plaza Today New Delhi Okhla,
Okhla Phase 1
Buffet price: Rs. 1,999 (plus taxes)

HANGOUT
Highlights: Meet Banku, their Easter furry bunny, go on a egg hunt to win prizes, or get creative by decorating your own Easter eggs· There are also hourly musical performances by Banku, and special games and rides for tiny tots, apart from a special Easter meal.
Where: Select CityWalk, Saket and DLF Mega Mal, Gurgaon
Package price: Rs. 249 (plus taxes)

NEW TOWN CAFÉ & LOUNGE
Highlights: Choice of Easter goodies like hot cross buns, Simnel cake, Linzer Torte, chocolate eggs, hens and bunny desserts, Pane di Pasque bread, prune tarts, and walnut and fig pie, will be available. The Sunday buffet features carved meats, stews, hand-made desserts with unlimited servings of premium beverages.
Where: Park Plaza Noida
Price: Easter special goodies are Rs. 99 onwards, and Sunday brunch meal for two is Rs3,000

BAYWATCH
Highlights: An extravagant Easter brunch, featuring all time traditional delights such as hot cross buns, Easter eggs and more.  The desserts that you must not miss include the key lime pie, cinnamon honey cremebrulee, Easter almond cheesecake and Easter bunny cake.
Where: WelcomHotel Sheraton, Saket
Buffet price: Rs. 2,500 (plus taxes) with alcohol

MOMO CAFÉ
Highlights: Tempting Easter brunch that will include an assorted variety of roasted turkey, roasted leg of ham, blueberry pancakes, lamb chops along with a wide selection of wines, spirits and cocktails.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, Sector 27, Gurgaon
Buffet price: Rs. 1,850 (plus taxes)

OLIVE BEACH
Highlights: Succulent pork sausage hot dog, live Torrijas and Jerk spiced lamb burgers teamed with cocktails and a scrumptious dessert buffet of Easter goodies that include soft nest cupcakes.  Tiny tots can spend time with Easter bunnies, or try their hand at egg painting.
Where: Hotel Diplomat, Sardar Patel Marg, ChanakyaPuri
Buffet price Rs. 1,895 plus taxes

LE CAFÉ
Highlights: A special brunch buffet over five live stations coupled with a fine selection of French champagne, imported wines and beers.
Where: The Suryaa, New Friends Colony
Buffet price: Rs. 1800 (plus taxes)

Make some Marshmallow Easter eggs at home
Ingredients
250gm butter, 30gm cocoa, 200gm brown sugar, 400gm condensed milk, 1.5 tsp vanilla essence, 300gm butter biscuit, 30 crumbled marshmallows, 1 cup desiccated coconut (for coating)
Method
Place the butter, cocoa, brown sugar and sweetened condensed milk in a large saucepan and cook over medium to low heat, stirring constantly. When the butter and brown sugar just melt and the mixture is smooth, remove from heat. Mix in the vanilla essence and biscuit crumbs, leave until cool enough to handle. With wet hands shape some of the mixture around each marshmallow, and shape into an oval. Roll in coconut and place on a tray lined with wax paper. Sprinkle with topping, if desired. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set. Serve in a wicker basket.
By chef Rakesh Prasad, The Suryaa


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