After Navratri, Delhi gears up for a series of food festivals

As the Navratras draw to a close, Delhi gears its appetite for a feast of food festivals over the weekend and beyond.

Written by Shantanu David | New Delhi | Published:October 23, 2015 1:55 pm
delhi-food-main As the Navratras draw to a close, Delhi gears its appetite for a feast of food festivals over the weekend and beyond.

As the Navratras draw to a close, Delhi gears its appetite for a feast of food festivals over the weekend and beyond.

Asian Nation: A well-curated offering of the familiar as well as the new, the Asian Hawkers’ Market promises something for every palate. From sharp-edged Japanese to heterogeneous Chinese and all the flavours of Asia in between, the festival brings in all the big players in the city, including Neung Roi, Royal China, Mamagoto, Guppy by ai, Sheraton’s Pan Asian, Jade by The Claridges, and new kids on the block such as Yum Yum Cha, Chi Ni by Dusit Devarana, The Fatty Bao, Wow Momo and Chi: The Asian Cookhouse.

Entry is free.
Dates: October 23-25
Location: Select City Walk, Saket

Raavan Rave: Ten Heads is the first of its kind festival, truly a cornucopia of events. Highlights include Foodistan, the food festival which has restaurants from both India and abroad participating, and Toddyfest, a curated drinks zone featuring wine, beer and cocktails. There will be performances each by artistes as varied as Lucky Ali, Badshah and Daddy G of British trip-hop group Massive Attack, apart from a magic carnival for kids featuring several illusionists. There will also be mini-festivals celebrating theatre, comics and other creative arts. From grandparents to the kids, there’s something for everyone.

Tickets available on BookMyShow
Dates: October 22-25
Location: Dhanchiri Camping Resort, NH-8, Delhi – Gurgaon Toll

Wine and Dine: Citi Dine Fest debuts in Delhi and Mumbai, offering diners a chance to eat at some of the best informal dining restaurants. The meal will be a three-course prix fixe and will cost a fraction of the amount usually charged, giving guests to explore the plethora of dining options available in their city. Delhi’s list will include Cafe Lota, Depot 29, The Fatty Bao, Le Bistro Du Parc, Rara Avis, among others while Mumbai can try the likes of Cafe Zoe, EatThai, The Sassy Spoon and Tuskers.

Price is Rs 600 plus taxes per person
Dates: October 22-November 1
Location: Multiple outlets across Delhi and Mumbai

Grub All Day: Spread out over the sprawling Ambience lawns of The Leela, Gurgaon, Grub fest returns for a triumphant second edition. Featuring pop-ups by some of the leading NCR restaurants such as Punjab Grill, Olive Bistro, Social, Indigo, Townhall, Smokeys, PCO, Dao, Holy Smoke, The Backyard, and Zizo amongst others, there will also be a gastronomy market, mixology lessons and a showcase of various regional cuisines of India.

Entry by tickets for Rs 100 and 200
Dates: October 23-25
Location: Ambience Lawns, Gurgaon
Location: Dhanchiri Camping Resort, NH-8, Delhi – Gurgaon Toll

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