Cinnamon Kitchen Holi celebration with Vivek Singh

For the sixth year Cinnamon Kitchen celebrates Holi in the City. Holi is an Indian festival of colour and is a way to celebrate the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring.

I was invited down to the press night to celebrate Holi with some other of my community members of Love Pop Ups London as well as others from the press.

Cinnamon Kitchen

Cinnamon Kitchen is one of the restaurants within under the Cinnamon Club by Vivek Singh.

Located in the City and Battersea London these all-day dining restaurant gives diners an exciting, contemporary Indian menus which use quality and seasonal ingredients. There is a wide array of dishes to choose from their a la carte menu such as grills, tasting plates and curries as well as interesting vegetarian options. They also have reasonably priced two & three course set menus giving diners a great choice of Indian cuisine at a great price.

Discover more or book via clicking here.

Holi party pod

Holi is an ancient Hindu festival and is a way to celebrate the arrival of spring after winter. It signifies the victory of good over evil and is celebrated as a day of spreading happiness and love.

Cinnamon Kitchen Holi

For a limited time during 4 – 15 March 2020 you can celebrate Holi at Cinnamon Kitchen in the City party pod.

Sitting amongst the skyscrapers and the concrete, Cinnamon Kitchen, in association with UK’s No.1 Indian beer Cobra, brings to London a vibrant injection of colour to the urban environs of the City with the return of their purpose-built party pod directly outside Vivek Singh’s modern Indian restaurant in Devonshire Square.

This year Cinnamon Kitchen are giving back; create your own colourful artwork on canvas in the paint pod, from £5. All proceeds from the paintings and £1 from every Holi menu will be donated to Find Your Feet, helping families in Africa and Asia build a life free from poverty.

Fun with colour in the City

Arriving at Cinnamon Kitchen for the press launch evening before donning on white suits to celebrate Holi within the tropical garden complete with vibrant blooms we sipped on award winning Franklin & Sons soda’s, tonics and mixers by them all whilst eating a selection of street-food style small plates by Vivek Singh.

Settling in we had a quick meet and greet with Vivek Singh before sampling the tasty delights on offer.

Cinnamon Kitchen Holi me and Vivek Singh
Cinnamon Kitchen Holi us

Chef Vivek adds a modern twist to traditional dishes by creating great and exciting fusions yet keeping those core ingredients.

All the food was packed full of flavour and ever so tasty.

Flick through to see some images of the delights we enjoyed.

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The dish though which stood out to me in particular was the Kerala salmon curry with lemon rice.

Cinnamon Kitchen Holi food

The rice was tangy and the sauce was creamy along with a very moist, succulent fish which literally fell apart.

Cinnamon Kitchen Holi Franklin & Sons menu
Cinnamon Kitchen Holi Franklin & Sons

Franklin & Sons drinks on the night were also all really tasty.

Cinnamon Kitchen Holi Franklin & Sons

This is of the Black Forest Blush which was every so zingy making it a sweet delight.

With bellies full and our thirst quenched it was now time to celebrate Holi. However before jumping into the party pod though we had a quick speech by Vivek Singh explaining more about Holi.

We were then all blessed each by Vivek.

Cinnamon Kitchen Holi

Holi fun

It was then time for us to escape the hustle and bustle of London’s City and let loose to celebrate Holi.

Cinnamon Kitchen Holi colour

Donning on our protective white suits, grabbing bags of coloured powder we stepped into the party pod where we celebrated within a colourful world of madness pelting each other for thirty minutes with powder.

The inner child in me was released and at the end of it I looked like when I was a child when I used to cover myself in paint.

Photo credit : Roche Communications
  • Cinnamon Kitchen Holi us
  • Cinnamon Kitchen Holi Vivek Singh
  • Cinnamon Kitchen Holi us and Vivek after Holi

So much fun.

Verdict

This was my first time in celebrating Holi and I loved it. I came out looking like a colourful unicorn and headed on back home on the train looking like this. I got many odd looks.

Cinnamon Kitchen Holi me

Only thing I do say is be careful not to get in your eyes and in your mouth when celebrating Holi as it does not taste very nice.

Holi truly is the perfect antidote to escape the dull days of the office. Kick off your heels, loosen your ties, and experience the spectacular paint throwing festivities that mark the renowned Indian festival of colour at Cinnamon Kitchen.

Book your pod at Cinnamon Kitchen

Create your own colourful artwork on canvas in the paint pod, from £5. All proceeds from the paintings and £1 from every Holi menu will be donated to Find Your Feet, helping families in Africa and Asia build a life free from poverty.

Holi Sessions last 30 minutes

Monday to Thursday – 3pm, 6pm & 8pm
Friday – 3pm, 4pm, 6pm & 8pm
Saturday – 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 6pm & 8pm
Sunday – 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 6pm

Click here to book.

Thank you to Cinnamon Kitchen for inviting me and a group of members from Love Pop Ups London to celebrate Holi.

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