Planning a house party next week? Here are best caterers that’ll have your Diwali celebrations sorted, especially during a pandemic when intimate, home-bound gatherings are the way to go.
Best caterers in Delhi for Diwali
CAARA can serve any cuisine you like – European, Japanese, or Peruvian. Their Indian isn’t your typical Dal Makhni or Paneer Pasanda, think an Aloo Gobhi Casserole where the flavour is same, but the presentation is unique. The women behind it, Ambika Seth and Alice Helme are happy to discuss the menu and each dish in detail with you, making it a truly bespoke experience. They catered at the Bhane Halloween party hosted by Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja in 2019, and they’ve worked with Hermes and Paro by Goodearth, amongst others.
Run by Kainaz Contractor and Rahul Dua–the duo behind the popular Parsi restaurant, Rustom’s, and now Bhawan too; Ink & Knives strives to offer quality catering at approachable prices. Customised menus and dishes are done keeping seasonal ingredients in mind is their strong point, and you can expect culinary and aesthetic expertise in presentation from them.
They call themselves ‘people who like to pamper taste buds’ instead of caterers. They’ve got a philosophy of ‘Food by Mood’ and work with you to create an exclusive menu as per the occasion. Holy Belly has a foundation of French and British cooking techniques, but work across varied cuisines and are ingredient-forward, i.e., not letting the taste of any ingredient be lost in the dish.
Best caterers in Mumbai for Diwali
Katy’s Kitchen is ideal for a cosy house party. Based on recipes by Katy Dalal, who’s authored several cookbooks, they specialise in Parsi food and do tailor-made menus as well. A whole roast chicken, mutton farcha, sali jardaloo chicken, prawns in clotted cream, dhansak, and many more delicacies—both popular and lesser-known.
A home-style gourmet catering service, they serve several cuisines such as Indian, Italian, Mexican, Asian, and the Mediterranean. Their carefully curated gourmet menu aims at bringing global flavours to your home. Fresh, seasonal ingredients and home-style cooking is their forte.
By the folks behind Masque restaurant, Sage & Saffron creates a bespoke experience for you. They’ve got top-notch ingredients and chefs from India and around the world, an in-house wine sommelier and barman for cocktails. Be it a canape party while playing with colours or a sit-down brunch, they’ve got you covered with impeccable food, layouts, and service.
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