Christmas dinner in Thekkedy

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We will be in Thekkedy for Christmas and are travelling with our 3 daughters. They are rather traditional so I have promised them an alternative but scrumptious Christmas dinner.
Any advice on where this could be? All ideas gratefully received

Many thanks
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Never been to Thekkady but I plan to one day, but this place looks like it could be good.

http://www.theelephantcourt.com/dining.html

Might e=mail them about Christmas dinner.
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Thanks again Ananda

Had a look at web page and will definitely contact but does look a bit 'corporate'
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I haven't been to Thekkady for a decade, and then only experienced one hotel.

Roast Turkey, English style? I'm doubting it. But you never know. I've seen huge flocks of ducks being farmed in Kerala, so I suppose they must get eaten.

Anyway, my experience of Indian cooking of English dishes, is that they don't do the imitation very well, and that is up and down the scale from snacks to five-star "international-chef" places. I wouldn't loose all hope of getting a positive answer and result, but I think that you and the kids might do better to pig out on the local delicacies this year. Mentally prepare them!
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Thanks Nick
Not really wanting the 'traditional' Christmas lunch but looking for suggestions of a good alternative, whatever that might mean !
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Have you asked your hotel if they have anything planned for Christmas?
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Thanks Govindpuri, have done this and await a response

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Originally Posted by Carolineb66 View Post Not really wanting the 'traditional' Christmas lunch ...
I think of it wistfully every year!

Resorts may well do some sort of Christmas special, but I think you'll enjoy the food in Kerala every day.
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LOL Nick, next time you re in London.........
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It may be two years! But I'll start looking forward to it now! I won't come to UK climate in winter though. What you will feel in thekkady in December is as cold as I want to be!
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Originally Posted by Carolineb66 View Post We will be in Thekkedy for Christmas and are travelling with our 3 daughters. They are rather traditional so I have promised them an alternative but scrumptious Christmas dinner.
Any advice on where this could be? All ideas gratefully received

Many thanks
A traditional christain christmas menu would probably be something like this :-


Appam and stew (chicken/mutton)

Rice and curries including chicken roast, beef fry, cutlet, fish curry and fish fry and pork. (and maybe assorted veg items)

As you probably noticed it very non veg orientated this is because for catholics Dec 1st to christmas Mass is a period of abstinence (food wise) so after that we tend to go mad.
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Thanks John Lord - better take my elasticated waistband trousers ( required after eating all that deliciousness!!)
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Better photograph your Kerala Christmas Dinner for this thread!

(And do feel free to share your other experiences with us too )
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Too bad you won't be in Calcutta.

http://www.flurysindia.com/pdf/2013%20-flurys-menu.pdf
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Originally Posted by JOHNLORD View Post A traditional christain christmas menu would probably be something like this :-


Appam and stew (chicken/mutton)

Rice and curries including chicken roast, beef fry, cutlet, fish curry and fish fry and pork. (and maybe assorted veg items)

As you probably noticed it very non veg orientated this is because for catholics Dec 1st to christmas Mass is a period of abstinence (food wise) so after that we tend to go mad.
Having survived a fairly seriously conservative " Mic " upbringing, i thought i was aware of all the quacks and quirks it offers, but this is the first i've heard of the Dec 1st to Xmas fast ----- I am curious to know in which part of the world this custom persists ? cheers Red

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