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Asking Radhika Khanna to plan the party takes away the hassle of setting up the perfect bash. Her team manages the entire evening—from bringing in glasses and mixing drinks to heating pre-cooked food, serving and cleaning up.
If you want just her khowsuey or Continental dishes, she offers that as well. Khanna started Lotus Blossom nine years ago to help Mumbai plan at-home parties. “I realised that people are working long hours and having a party at home can be tough,” she says. She filled in that gap with a menu of largely Thai fare of “homely good quality offerings” and desserts, and has now introduced Mediterranean and European cuisine.
Lap it up Festive menus in her kitchen focus on “endless appetisers” with ample variety which guests can munch on throughout the evening such as fried fish cakes, dumplings and papaya salad in shot glasses. Khanna’s menus are high on customisation as well, so be it an ayurvedic menu, which she recently did in consultation with a food expert from Rishikesh, to sourcing ingredients for Singapore’s National Day celebrations, Khanna does it all.
On the menu Seasonal cocktails and bite-sized portions are popular during festive gatherings.
PRICE Rs 12,500 for 10 people for food
(Top) Radhika Khanna of Lotus Blossom Photograph by MILIND SHELTE