The taste of good times

Yuletide spirit

The taste of good times

It’s that time again to bring out the Christmas decorations that have been slowly catching dust over the past year.

The lush green Christmas trees, bridled with yards of colourful tinsel, printed bobbles and hangings, have already begun to appear, in an attempt to spread the Yuletide spirit.

While the whole City preps for the festive season, hotels in particular find this a joyous time.

The Oberoi recently had a cake-mixing session, where the who’s who of the City were seen.

As a variety of rums, vodkas, whiskeys and other spirits were added into the large table of chopped dry fruits, a pungent smell filled the air.

The Christmas spirit arrived at the hotel a little early as the guests, armed with plastic gloves, aprons and toques, sang Christmas carols while mixing the fruits.

The raisins, black currants, orange peels, almond slices, dates and more were quick to soak up the alcohol.

Chef Bhuvan said, “We keep the mix for the month before we make a variety of rich Christmas cakes. Sometimes the fruit leftover from the year is kept for the next year.”

The event also included an auction for the homeless children of Cheshire Homes.

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