The national capital always celebrates Independence Day in its own, unique manner. Delhi, known for its gastronomic heritage, is fittingly building up to a foodie-special 15 August, with local restaurants offering exclusive, and exclusively Indian, dishes appropriate to the occasion. 

Hotel Vivanta by Taj in Gurgaon is celebrating India’s 70th Independence Day with a special India-inspired theme over the weekend with an Independence-Day buffet at Latitude. The special brunch includes dishes from across the country, celebrating our culinary diversity. Feast on delectable street food, tri-color-themed gourmet delights and chefs’ culinary innovations from live theatre kitchens. The buffet also features an array of tantalising mocktails infused with Indian herbs and spices. Patrons can experience the true Taj hospitality by choosing to spend their I-Day weekend here. 

Meanwhile, the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi is inviting you to revel in the spirit of freedom over this Independence Day. Visitors can treat their palate to a weekend brunch at Machan over here. The specially curated menu celebrates “Foodtriotism” and will unfurl an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes from across the country like “tiranga pulao” and Calcutta kathi rolls accompanied by Indian spiced mocktails. 

As the long weekend beckons, our hungry tummies are readying themselves to explore terrains that are dotted with delicious dishes. Enjoy the spirit of freedom with special Independence Day offers consisting of a huge spread dishes in the menu at Canteen Till I Die, Satya Niketan. You can also gorge on some snacks and salads, food from the live counters and a variety of main course and desserts along with some unlimited mocktails. From an array of tricolour-themed treats to mind blowing deals, Canteen Till I Die is another spot to celebrate Independence this year.

To add colour to your Independence Day celebration, Sagar Ratna, the South Indian food giant, has decided to serve foods laced in the three colours of the national flag, including uttapam and dosa in tricolour which are served with multi-coloured chutneys in orange, white and green: a unique way to pay homage to India’s freedom. 

L’Opéra in Delhi celebrates Independence Day with a Tricolor Macaron with Vanilla flavour and Tiranga decorations and Tricolor cake. L’Opéra has crafted its unparalleled Macaron with a design celebrating Independence Day.In spite of being an authentic French bakery and pastry house, L’Opéra has deep roots in India.

Finally, to lift your spirits a little this I-Day weekend, head to The Vault Café and Café OMG, which have come up with an interesting “Selfie with the Flag contest”. Click a selfie on the terrace of any of these two places with the national flag and the best ones stand a chance to win meal-for-two vouchers. 

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