Delhi NCR, a city which considers “Food as a Religion” is going to witness a surge in food festivals during the penultimate weekend of October 2015. Delhites truly believe in the motto, “we live to eat” and the fact that these festivals (irrespective of the fact that they share the same dates) are being planned on a massive is a testament to this phrase.
To cut a long story short there are three major food festivals happening in Delhi NCR on the weekend of October 23rd – 25th, 2015, and though I would suggest you visit them all, here are a few pointers that can help you decide.
10 Heads Festival … October 22nd – 25th, 2015
Venue: Dhanchiri Camp, Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, (Next to Old Toll Plaza)
The 10 Heads Festival like the name suggests is based on the ten key interest areas, ranging from music to food, fashion to the arts, even shopping and technology.
‘Band Baaja + Bass’, the music festival, ‘Foodistaan’ the food fest which promises more than 30 cuisines from across the world, ‘Toddyfest’ for the alcohol lovers with varieties of beer, wine and delicious concoctions, all to compliment the food, while ‘Dramarama’ will bring to the stage a spectacular musical!
In addition to that the ‘Jaadunagari’ will be India’s first ever festival of magic and illusion, curated by Karan Singh, and The ‘Great Indian Bazaar’ as the name suggests will be a chic fashion flea market, curated by Cosmopolitan magazine.
Personally, I think 4 days won’t be enough!
For more details (click on the link) … https://www.facebook.com/events/878757402200462/
Asian Hawkers Market … October 23rd – 25th, 2015
Venue: Select City Walk, Saket, New Delhi
Asian cuisine has always been close the heart of us Indians and when the best Asian restaurants of Delhi are gearing up to showcase their fare at one location, how can a food lover miss them. An initiative of four well-known food impresarios — Sid Mathur, Director & Head of Food of the phenomenally successful Social and Food Consultant for My Square, Select Citywalk’s food court; Atul Sikand, creator and curator of Facebook’s busiest Indian recipe-sharing group, Sikandalous Cuisine; Tanveer Kwatra, Executive Chef, Le Meridien Gurgaon; and acclaimed restaurant critic and food blogger Sourish Bhattacharyya – one can expect food of top-notch quality at the Asian Hawkers Market.
Some of the names participating include Neung Roi (Radisson Blu Plaza, NH8), Royal China, Mamagoto, Guppy by ai, Pan Asian (Sheraton New Delhi) as well as the ever-popular Jade (The Claridges), dimsumbros, Asia 7 and En, the reinvented Sampan, and newcomers such as Yum Yum Cha (the offshoot of the trend-setting Yum Yum Tree), Chi Ni (Dusit Devarana), The Fatty Bao, Wow Momo and Chi: The Asian Cookhouse.
Plus the venue, SELECT CityWalk mall by itself would be a great puller, which promises music, entertainment and of course shopping. If you like Asian you definitely need to be present at this one.
For more details (click on the link) … https://www.facebook.com/events/1632382343667087/
The Grub Fest 2.0 … October 23rd – 25th, 2015
Venue: Ambience Lawns, Gurgaon
The first Grub Fest in April, 2015, was a roaring success, despite being a novice and curated by young lads. Now they are back wiser, focussed and on a much grander scale. And as they say it, it is time to #GetGrubbed again. The Grub Fest, a brainchild of young entrepreneurs – Aman Kumar, Arjun Jain, Chaitanya Mathur & Manveer Singh Cheema, promises to be the destination for food lovers, restaurateurs, FnB industry professionals and entrepreneurs in the food space.
A personal favourite and the “be all and end all” of food, this massive food fest promises renowned names like Punjab Grill, Zambar, Olive Bistro, SodaBottleOpenerWala, Social, Indigo, Indigo Deli, Royal China, Fio, Townhall, Smokeys, À Ta Maison & PCO, Urban Pind, Dao Dimcha, Koyla Kebab, Holy Smoke, B Bar, The Backyard, Zizo, Zerzura, Room Service, amongst others.
In addition to the food, the fest is getting ready to keep the visitors engaged through interactive classes with Chefs & mixologists, Fine dining experiences in the Luxury zone, Food trucks and also giving an opportunity to small businesses, start ups, blogs and tech savvy entrepreneurs in the food space to showcase their products & skills. Like I said, the grandest of them all!
For more details (click on the link) … https://www.facebook.com/events/1646569358965523/
So, if you have not yet planned to attend any of the food festivals on the weekend of October 23rd – 25th, 2015, you still have 10 more days to plan it. I really have a craving to visit them all and try the amazing food signature to each one.
A piece of advice however, Be ready to walk a lot, Eat a lot and Party a lot and then Eat some more again!