06 Oct 2019
Every year, the sound of firecrackers announces the arrival of India’s brightest festival, Diwali. Homes are decorated, sweets are distributed, thousands of lamps are lit and, in London, renowned modern-Indian chef Vivek Singh is bringing the Festival of Lights to life as he hosts a series of celebrations across The Cinnamon Collection.
CANDLE LIT SUPPER CLUB: CINNAMON KITCHEN, DEVONSHIRE SQUARE
Celebrating life, love and light, guests are invited to break bread with friends, family and colleagues in the heart of the City at Cinnamon Kitchen, Devonshire Square. Vivek will host his own intimate supper club on 24th October, truly embracing the essence of sharing and celebration that lies at the heart of Diwali.
The terrace will be transformed into a twinkling candle-lit wonderland and a vibrant six-course menu will be served. For £45 per person, guests will enjoy a welcome Thandai cocktail to toast the festivities, followed by a feast of traditional Diwali dishes. Tuck into plates such as Pithod – chickpea and yoghurt gnocchi with coriander chutney (v); kale and quinoa kofta with date, ginger, tomato and lemon sauce (vg); and Tanjore style prawn curry with vegetable poriyal. To book: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diwali-supper-club-with-vivek-singh-tickets-73561866523
DECADENT DISHES: THE CINNAMON CLUB
Let the sounds, scents and tastes of Diwali inspire a prosperous year ahead at Vivek’s fine dining flagship restaurant, The Cinnamon Club. From 21st October – 3rd November, a decadent five-course Diwali menu (£55 pp) with be served up in the Grade II-listed Old Westminster Library and feature crab and curry leaf cake with hot Madras pineapple rasam; and Malai kofta with paneer and royal cumin dumpling. To book: www.cinnamonclub.com
FESTIVAL FEASTS: CINNAMON BAZAAR, CINNAMON KITCHEN BATTERSEA & OXFORD
This Diwali, Cinnamon Kitchen restaurants in Battersea and Oxford will be offering a special Thali menu. For £17 per person, expect a spread of dishes such as fiery Rajastani lamb curry; dal makhni Punjabi style black lentils; and the traditional Indian sweet Gulab jamun – caramelised milk and pistachio dumpling. For one special evening on 24th October, both restaurants will be illuminated by flickering candles as diners feast amongst a sea of lights.
Over in Covent Garden, small plates take centre stage at Cinnamon Bazaar, with a festival platter including a Kolkata cod curry with mustard and red onion, and Tandoori lamb fillet with garam masala for £18 per person.
To book: www.cinnamon-kitchen.com/battersea / www.cinnamon-kitchen.com/oxford / www.cinnamon-bazaar.com
With the exception of the supper club, all Diwali menus will run from 21st October – 3rd November.
The Cinnamon Collection
The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen (City, Battersea, Oxford), Cinnamon Bazaar
For more information please contact Lucy Burton or Elise Denyer at Roche Communications on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7436 1111