17 Jan 2018
Back for its fourth year running, #HouseofHOLI makes its return to Cinnamon Kitchen in Devonshire Square from Monday 26th February – Saturday 10th March 2018. Leave the drab and dreary City at the door, don your protective white suit and step into the madness at the House of HOLI for thirty minutes of paint-pelting friends, family and colleagues to mark the Indian festival of colour.
Sitting amongst the skyscrapers of London’s financial district, Cinnamon Kitchen will bring a vivacious dose of colour to the urban environs of the Square Mile with the return of its purpose-built party pod popping up outside of Vivek Singh’s modern-Indian restaurant. The perfect excuse to escape the office, workers can kick off their heels, loosen their ties and experience a half hour of launching colourful powdered paint at each other to celebrate the renowned festival.
No Indian celebration would be complete without a feast of delicious dishes and Cinnamon Kitchen will be serving up a spirited five-course #HouseofHOLI menu to enjoy after a round of paint-throwing. Priced at £35 per person (Monday – Friday, including a Play Holi session), dishes may include:
Golguppa (v) (g) tangy potato in semolina shell, yoghurt and tamarind
Chicken Papdi Chaat (g) tandoori chicken chaat on wheat crisp with coriander chutney
Lamb Shammi Kebab tender ground lamb kebab with smoked paprika raita
Carrot & Ginger Meetha (g) carrot & ginger toffee pudding, caramel sauce
Hot Gulab Jamun (g) caramelised milk dumpling
A pop-up bar on the terrace will also be serving an array of vivid HOLI cocktails that may include:
Holika Fire – £10.50
Neela Heera – £10.50
Bhaang Lassi – E£10.50
Holi itself officially takes place on 1st March, announcing the arrival of spring and passing of winter. Infamously known for its free-for-all carnival of colours and iconic paint fights, HOLI brings together family and friends to laugh and play, forgive and forget and to celebrate love and friendship. The only rule about Holi is that there are none, so let your hair down, grab some paint and have fun.
Tickets are priced at £12 per person, or there are packages you can purchase that include authentic Holi bites and either a signature Holi cocktail or a mocktail. The whole pod can be hired for groups of up to 30 for £400, which will include arrival drinks and nibbles.
Holi Sessions – 30 minutes
First Night (Monday, 26th February) 2pm – 2.30pm then every hour until 7 – 7.30pm
Monday – Friday
Daytime – 2pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4pm – 4.30pm
Evening – 5pm – 5.30pm, 6pm – 6.30pm, 7pm – 7.30pm
12pm – 12.30pm, then every hour until 7pm – 7.30pm
9 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YL