18TH NOVEMBER — 24TH DECEMBER 2019
In every community, eating brings people together in celebration. We are particularly good at this in India. Celebrations generally have food right in the middle of them, leaving us all thoroughly sated and burping gently (considered a courteous gesture). And here in London, there is no greater occasion to celebrate with a feast than Christmas.
We get very excited about this time of year. Our Bombay Christmas feasts are honestly some of the best food and drink we ever do. Chai Egg Nog (really!). Old-Fashioneds. A whole turkey leg, prepared in the traditional Indian raan style, cooked slowly over a day until meltingly tender, served with a spicy cranberry chutney. And finishing off with an indulgent Cognac Chai…
Our Christmas feasts bring large groups together, dining from thaals (large communal plates) laden with food. Small Plates, Grills, Biryanis and slow-cooked Turkey Raan are shared by everyone at the table, enhancing the warmth that brings you all together for a meal.
Coronavirus has blown our world apart, and all Dishooms are currently closed. It feels like the right thing for us to do.
While the restaurants are closed, we offer solace in our cookery book, which is most certainly still available to order. May it bring Dishoom, joy and plenty of Daal to your home. From all of us, with love.