India Gets Its 'Spook' On To Celebrate Halloween

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:45 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: “Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldronbubble,” said the three witches in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The day of the dead, better known as Halloween, will be celebrated all across the world Friday and Indian restaurants, cafes and nightclubs are in full swing to get their “spook” on.

The concept of Halloween is fast becoming a catchy routine in India. People bring out their scariest costumes and attend parties and get togethers much to the amusement of bystanders, much of whom have a bewildered look on their faces.

Restaurants usually cook up a theme menu where they name their dishes and drinks accordingly, to entice revellers to their joints.

Priyank Sukhija, owner of one of Delhi’s most popular restaurants, Cafe Out of the Box, in Hauz Khas Village has been organising Halloween theme parties since the past four years.

“We usually play around with our interiors, try to make it look spooky. The turnout has always been huge with a mix crowd including expats. This year we are doing four to five signature cocktails including the ‘Dracula’s Blood’, which is a Bloody Mary with a twist,” Sukhija told IANS.

Graveyard Cheese cake - Raasta, Hauz Khas Village Graveyard Cheese cake – Raasta, Hauz Khas Village

“People usually prefer dressing up as vampires, nurses and witches,” he said.

The other restaurants organising theme parties are Raast, Hauz Khas Village, The Monkey Bar, Vasant Kunj, The Flying Saucer, Nehru Palace, Pluto’s Platinum Lounge, Vasant Kunj, Rodeo, Connaught Place, Zu Tisch, Greater Kailash 1, and Smokey’s, Greater Kailash 2.

Exclusive Halloween dinner buffets are available in 1911 – The Imperial, Janpath, Royal China – Nehru Place and Baywatch, ITC Sheraton, Saket.

Nightclubs like Tease in Vivanta by Taj, Gurgaon are organising a party for the first time offering special deals.
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Source: IANS

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