The brightly coloured Indian festival of Holi falls next month on the 17th March and for us it couldn’t come sooner. Embracing the celebrations, restaurant The Cinnamon Kitchen will be putting on a varied agenda to banish those grey skies and sodden streets for good.
Kicking off with a chance to go a little bit crazy, don a protective suit and step into a ‘paint throwing party pod’ which will take residence between the 11th and the 22nd of March in Devonshire Square. Basically doing what it says on the tin this is the perfect chance to celebrate the festival of colour with a hedonistic session of throwing paint at each other. Ideal!
Following up these energetic celebrations, The Cinnamon Kitchen will take a turn for the tasty with a five course Holi feast. Priced at £45 per person enjoy a starter of chargrilled sprouting broccoli with almonds and rose petals followed by an interesting lotus stem korma or enormous tandoori king prawns in a coconut and mustard curry. Traditional Holi sweets of carrot halwa parcels and slices of coconut and pistachio cake will finish the meal.
Also on offer for the duration of the festivities are exclusive brightly coloured Holi cocktails. This special menu will include the 'Holika Fire', a concoction of Applejack, fresh lime and homemade grenadine and the 'Neela Heera' of Broker’s Gin, Maraschino Liquer, Creme Yvette and fresh lemon.
Tickets are £8 per person or £15 with a Holi cocktail and canape. 50 pence of this will go as a donation to Coexist, a charity empowering children and women.