With special menus offering delights from different parts of India to yummy tricoloured delicacies, city restaurants are geared up to welcome customers on Independence Day. From mandatory temperature check for staff and customers to sanitising the kitchen and furniture regularly, the dining outlets are following all safety measures to provide a safe dining experience.
A special I-Day menu and gift baskets
Ajit Kumar, General Manager, Hotel Royal Orchid, says, “We are serving Independence Day special menu, which will include cuisines from different parts of India. We are also offering gift baskets with lots of goodies from Rajasthan and other states.” He adds, “We are taking all safety precautions like social distancing, giving access to the customers to our online menu, regular sanitisation and temperature checks of our employees.”
Tri-coloured decor and decorinspired by different states of India’ Many of the outlets are offering tricoloured delights. Anurag Agarwal, co-founder, Vegetrainian restaurant, says, “We have curated a special menu, including tricoloured pasta and tricoloured rice. We are ensuring contactless delivery to make it a safe dining experience for our guests.” Apart from tricoloured delights, the eateries are also focussing on the décor inspired by different parts of India. Ajit says, “Since people are not able to travel around this time, we are trying to give them the feel of different regions of India along with their taste. Our decor will have elements of different regions of India, so the guest can feel that they are visiting different cities while enjoying regional delicacies.”
‘Using disposable mats for our furniture’
Swarn Jain, owner, The Socialite, tells us that they have introduced disposable seating and table mats in their outlet. “Apart from QR code for the menu, and digital payments, we are using disposable mats on our tables and chairs. The moment guests come in, we sanitise the tables and chairs and put new mats which are disposed of after every single use. Keeping August 15 in mind, we have curated a special menu offering tricoloured dishes.” Robin Jain, the director of Falahaar, adds, “We are only providing takeaways as of now and are expecting more orders during the Independence Day weekend. Sanitisation, social distancing, frequent hand washing, wearing masks and gloves have become an integral part of our services.”
‘Will celebrate I-Day while observing social distancing’
Dipesh Sharma, the director of sales, Buena Vista Luxury Resort, says that while celebrating I-Day with their customers, they will ensure that social distancing is observed. “We have the flag-hosting ceremony in the morning, followed by recreational activities for our guests. We have also curated a special Independence Day menu with mouthwatering snacks and soft beverages. We are planning to serve fusion food in the evening. While celebrating I-Day, we will ensure that social distancing is observed along with other safety norms. Our staff wears all protective gears like mask and gloves before entering in the guest villas or while crossing the public areas.”