Easter marks the end of the Lenten Season and beginning of Eastertide, the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Many Restaurants and Pastry Shops have Easter Bunnies and Easter Eggs to celebrate the occasion.
The Story behind
Hot Cross Bun
Traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the British Isles, Australia, Canada and some parts of the Americas, a Hot Cross Bun is a spiced-sweet bun made with black currants or raisins, marked with a cross on the top. It marks the end of the Lenten Season in many parts of the world. The different parts have a certain meaning, including the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus, and the spices inside signifying the spices used to embalm him at his burial.
The oldest tradition of Easter Eggs known to man is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs wrapped in colorful foil, hand-carved wooden eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as chocolate. Eggs, in general, have always been a traditional symbol of fertility and rebirth. But in traditional Christianity, during the celebration of Eastertide, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus, from which Jesus resurrected.
The Easter Bunny a folkloric symbol of Easter, is usually depicted as a rabbit carrying Easter eggs. Originating amongst the German Lutherans of that time, “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behavior at the start of the season of Eastertide. Legend has it that the creature carries colored eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes even toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Santa Claus or the Christkind, both bringing gifts to children on the night before their respective holidays.
Bengaluru Baking Company
Bengaluru Baking Company located in JW Marriott, at the heart of the city has always catered to the needs of the Cravings of many with a sweet tooth in Bangalore. Chef Paul and his well-talented team have curated some nicely thought of designs for Easter Eggs and Easter Bunnies. I picked an Easter Bunny resting on an Easter Egg and made of White Chocolate Compound, it tastes really great. They also had a 6 foot tall Easter Egg in Gold Dust which attracted the crowd.
They have many more designs, Easter Eggs with Gold Dust. Easter Eggs filled with confectionery. Easter Bunnies, a foot tall, and many more.
They also had a few sizes of Hot Cross Buns and Bread with spicy sweet dough.
Although this is a Pastry Shop equivalent of many restaurants, it has a new menu that was recently launched which has a few varieties of single origin coffee and also a few varieties of tea.
They also have Paninis, Pizza, Burgers and many other delicious items that need more time to be spent here.
Just last week, they had a single origin Chocolate festival here!
About the Place
Address: JW Marriott Bengaluru, 24/1, Vittal Mallya Road, Lavelle Road, Bangalore
Landmark: Next to UB City
Cuisine: Bakery, Cafe, Pastry Shop
Type: Fine Dining
Cost for Two: Approx ₹1,400
Taste – 4.5/5
Ambiance – 4.5/5
Value for Money – 5/5