Munching at movies gets elaborate now

Last Updated 13 March 2013, 13:29 IST

On a friday when a good film hits the box-office, the weekend planner is altered to fit a film show in the to-do-list. It can come as a demand from the family or as a special treat for a loved one. Irrespective, the movie experience is a package. Gone are the days when movie watching was associated with munching popcorn and sipping aerated drinks. Today, cinema halls have a variety of options to make your experience worth remembering.

While Mexican nachos had found their way onto a cinema menu long back now, even Indian snacking options like chana jor garam and bhel puri are gaining popularity. These can be found at Satyam cineplexes where the chilled cold coffee is a must try!

Sarvdeeep Singh, general manager, food and beverage, Satyam says, “We try to provide the best street food from Indian and international cuisines. But the strategy remains to select those which are quick to serve and easy to eat because the movie viewers get a break window of 7-8 minutes only.”

Satyam has introduced variations in its menu with Italian dishes such as pasta and lasagna in veg and non-veg options. Worth a try, with hot coffee which is freshly brewed rather than being prepared from pre-mixes. Sarvdeep informs that their menu is going healthy as health freaks prefer options such as dimsum and sweet corn in snacks and juices in drinks.

Other cinema halls like DT are focusing more on serving freshly prepared food in live kitchens across all DT theatres in Delhi. While the Italian options are similar, the place also serves delectable chicken tikka, chicken sausage pizza, paneer tikka shahslik and veg salad. “Due to time crunch, a lot of movie viewers prefer having a meal during the movie screening to avoid going to a restaurant later. This is why we provide an elaborate menu so that the movie viewing can be combined with a restaurant experience,” informs Amit Thakur, senior manager, food and beverage, DT cinemas. The place had one chef stationed at Saket and Vasant Kunj each, to take care of the quality of food products.
If multiplexes are not your choice, then head to Delite which has an elaborate canteen that serves decent food. Their samosas and vadas are unforgettably big in size and pack quite a punch!

(Published 13 March 2013, 13:29 IST)

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