This is the end of 2016, but that doesn’t mean the feasting must stop! The year hasn’t been great for a lot of people and in a lot of ways, but it has been quite interesting for food. No matter the time of day, the year or where we find ourselves, food always has such an important part to play in our lives. And keeping that in mind, there are obviously tons of amazing dinners and parties to attend this year. So to help you decide which ones are the best to attend and the ones to avoid, we’ve got a list of food events that are happening in the city. Whether it’s at a hotel or a stand alone restaurant, there’s something to try out and attend.
So folks in Chennai, here’s your chance to celebrate New Year’s the right way, with the right people and a plate full of great food!
Enjoy a delicious buffet spread for dinner with a wide selection of imported beverages at Spice Haat and even a dessert buffet that will be set up in the lobby lounge! It’s the perfect way to start the year, with your tummies full of delicious food. Not interested in a standard buffet? Then you can enjoy a special festive menu for dinner at Stix, that is paired with exquisite beverages and access to the dessert buffet as well. Plus, you get to enjoy the imported beverages too! Hyatt’s Rise Up 2017 party will be underway at 365 AS with lots of music, drinks and great food to enjoy and keep you dancing all the way into the new year!
Enjoy an authentic Italian dinner crafted by Chef Bechini at Prego on New Year’s Eve. Bring your loved ones and dine by candle light while a pianist welcomes you into the new year. And at Anise, enjoy a multi-cuisine dinner while you countdown to 2017, while savouring festive delights from the days of Match Point and The Pavillion. Southern Spice treats you to a special menu of South Indian food to bring in the new year. Golden Dragon, the Chinese restaurant, will have a long list of classic surprises that will take you on a culinary journey through the past and into the future.
Vivanta By Taj
Bayview and Seagull are both hosting New Year’s Day meals, while you look out at the view of the bay and sip on your drinks and feast on delicious seafood.
The rooftop Mediterranean restaurant, Kefi, will have a Celestial New Year’s Eve dinner allowing guests to dine under a starlit sky with a five-course menu, which includes premium wines. Sit back and relax as a live band soothes your senses and welcomes you into the new year. Clubhouse, the all-day diner will have a grand buffet dinner with a feast that never ends!
The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway Chennai
Let Buzz treat you to a scrumptious buffet dinner with a never-ending flow of beverages and enjoy a festive New Year’s Eve dinner menu at Sian.
Courtyard by Marriott
Rhapsody and Paprika are hosting their own special New Year’s Eve events, where you can enjoy a lavish buffet with an unlimited amount of select alcoholic beverages at Paprika on Saturday. There will also be a live band, making it a complete evening for everyone.
The theme of the hotel this year is “World of Cinema” and you get to enjoy a fun-filled evening of art and cinema while enjoying food items that are designed and inspired by classic cinema from around the world.
Batlivala & Khanabhoy
Enjoy a Parsi feast this New Year’s and sit back and enjoy movies from the silent cinema era to have an absolutely unforgettable evening of flavours, films and fun.
Vasco’s, Ayna and Vintage Bank with special cuisines from around the world, along with a dance floor to boogie the night away. Whatever you’re interested in, the Hilton has it for you!
A multi-cuisine buffet awaits you at Colony, featuring dishes from around the world as well as Indian regional cuisines, with a live counter, selected spirits and so much more! Chap Chay has a communal feast with a Pan Asian buffet and stir fry just for New Years! Enjoy a live barbeque with kebabs and grills at Above Sea Level, along with a live band.
Raintree Anna Salai
At the multi-cuisine restaurant, The Kitchen, there is an extensive gala spread with different kinds of food and cuisine to choose from while you listen to a blues performance by The Senders. Up North will also be offering an exquisite dinner buffet with signature dishes and drinks while you sit on the 11th floor and look out onto the city. Enjoy a traditional meal at Madras, with live instrumental music combined with South Indian delicacies which will offer an array of starters and main course.
Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park
Film seems to be the best way to celebrate the new year in Chennai! The Residency is hosting a “Filmy Saapad” where guests get to enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, great drinks while a DJ spins the classics from Bollywood and Kollywood for you to dance the night away. Dakshin has an apt celebration of 27 years with a wide range of food to choose from with a special menu. Cappuccino is hosting a dinner buffet that will take guests on a gastronomical journey around the world! They also have a midnight buffet that kicks off sharp at midnight.
Le Royal Meridien
Choose from a slew of dinners at the hotel, with an a la carte special at Navaratna or a candlelight dinner at Kayal and enjoy a dinner on the high seas, or enjoy cocktails at sundown at Dome and also savour a New Year feast at Cilantro.