August 27, 2013
The holiday period is a time when families get together and enjoy the bonds of love and trust that they share. The extended time that many people have off from work and other responsibilities affords them the opportunity to reconnect with the people that they love the most.
One of the most popular ways to reconnect with friends and family is over a warming and indulgent meal. Indulgence is one of the main characteristics of the holiday season. A lot of people will turn their back on the restrictive attitude that they have towards food throughout the majority of the year and allow themselves to consume everything that they desire.
It can be tiresome over the holiday period to cook large meals for extended family and groups of friends day after day after day. One of the most popular forms of respite whilst maintaining the sense of heavenly indulgence is visiting an Indian Restaurant. The wide variety of tastes and flavours available in Indian Cuisine will satisfy every member of the group, even the notoriously difficult to please.
If you have spent the main body of the year apart from one another, the Indian Restaurant is the perfect place to reconnect. Sharing a wide host of different starters allows for an informal beginning to the meal. Brotherhoods are renewed over the splitting of bread and food. The sense of family stems from the access to one another’s belongings and food.
Continuing the pattern of sharing throughout the main body of the meal; a variety of dishes can be split amongst the party. Placing a wide range of different dishes with far stretching flavours in the middle of the table allows for all members of the party to experience every corner of the taste universe. The spiky spice of a dry Lamb Kahari sits effortlessly alongside the creamy indulgence of a tomato based Butter Chicken. The different dishes will merge into one another to forge new tastes and unique sensations.
The informality that best serves a family occasion suits the dining style of Indian Cuisine. Abandoning all pretence of observing unnecessary niceties; total enjoyment is on the menu. Chat and laugh as you mop up the main dishes with a wide variety of naan breads and rotis.