So regular readers of my blog will know that I visited Cinnamon Soho a few months ago to taste their uber delicious Marmite curry. This time, owner of the Cinnamon group, Vivek Singh has come up with another unique idea to bring his Indian heritage to the streets of London!
Head to Cinnamon Kitchen’s House of Holi that will mark the renowned festival of colour on the 17th March. Traditionally Holi festival announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter with people taking to the streets and throwing colourful packets of brightly coloured paint into the air. To celebrate, the House of Holi party pod will be popping up between the 11th – 22nd March on Devonshire Square so Londoners can immerse themselves in a taste of an authentic Holi festival – think 30-minutes of paint-pelting each other in a colourful puff of powdered paradise!
I went to Holi festival at Battersea Power Station last year, so here is a little sneaky peek of what to expect!
But of course, no Indian festival would be complete without a feast of delicious dishes and Cinnamon Kitchen will be getting into the spirit with a vibrant five-course Holi menu. At £45 per person enjoy a starter of chargrilled sprouting broccoli with almonds and rose petals or Kentish lamb ‘pasanda’ with rock moss and allspice. Mains include a lotus stem korma or tandoori king prawns in a coconut and mustard curry, whilst diners can finish with traditional Holi sweets along with a carrot halwa parcel or a slice of coconut and pistachio cake. Yum!
Anise, Cinnamon Kitchen’s destination bar, will also be serving an array of colourful Holi cocktails including the Holika Fire – Applejack, fresh lime, homemade grenadine; and the Neela Heera – Broker’s Gin, Maraschino Liqueur, Crème Yvette and fresh lemon.
Fancy popping down? Tickets are just £8 per person (£15 to include a Holi cocktail and canapés) with a 50p donation going to social enterprise charity e-Coexist (e-coexist.com), which focuses on empowering women and children in India. Maximum party-size is 20 people and corporate bookings are also available.
Monday – Friday
12pm-12.30pm, 1pm-1.30pm, 2pm-2.30pm, 4pm-4.30pm, 5pm–5.30pm, 6pm-6.30pm & 7pm-7.30pm
12pm-12.30pm, then every hour until 6pm-6.30pm
9 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YL
T: 020 7626 5000
Follow @cinnamonkitchen #HouseofHoli