A sweet year-end in waiting

Diwali marks the onset of good times – festivities, new clothes, decorations and celebrations. And how can celebrations be complete without food? Delhiites have already started shopping for gifts to give to family, relatives and business associates; and thankfully, several food outlets have come up with innovative ‘food hampers’ as presents. Metrolife takes you through some.

The newly set up Foodhall at DLF Promenade has crafted a range of food baskets to gift to your loved ones. These include a ‘Breakfast in Bed’ range which includes multigrain breads, honey, jam, muffins etc. Then there is a cheese platter – assorted cheese varieties with fruits, nuts, crackers etc; baskets of fresh fruits, dry fruits, teas, coffee and even exotic spices. You can even choose from an array of cuisine specific hampers such as the Italian affair, Soulful Thai, Japanese, best of Lebanese and Moroccan to name a few.

A spokesperson at Foodhall says, “Mithai hardly excites anyone anymore. Besides, there is the question of longevity. Sweets hardly last a few days but these baskets can be stored and used for months. Other than that, each of our baskets can be customised as per the customer’s preference. So you can literally make your own basket. We are catering to every taste and budget.”

Popular chocolate boutique, Chocolatiers at CR Park, is also making a few special preparations for Diwali 2013. Owner Sanjiv Obhrai says, “This time, we have something called Dry Fruit Mithai which is basically a bed of dry fruits laid with white chocolate. Then there are figs laid with apricots, almonds, pistachios, cashews and walnuts. Other than that customers are sure to be delighted with our cracker shaped chocolates and playing card shaped chocolates.”

If you are a fan of biscuits and cookies, head to Mrs Kaur’s in Vasant Kunj. They have all kinds of baked delights ranging from cookies, brownies, bars, muffins, puffs, chocolates and cakes to all of these in eggless preparations. You can also get cookies and bars customized as letters to read ‘Happy Diwali,’ ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Happy New Year.’ That sounds like a sweet year end.         

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