The Grub Fest: Six reasons you cannot miss Delhi’s mega carnival of food and fun

The carnival (October 14-16) is a perfect assemblage of food, fun and entertainment.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:October 15, 2016 4:12 pm
(Source: The Grub Fest/ Facebook) (Source: The Grub Fest/ Facebook)

With the festive season comes many reasons for all sorts of fun – from delicious food to amazing dance parties. But if you’re sad that Navratri’s just gotten over and Diwali is a while away, don’t worry and head to one of the biggest food bonazas of the country in Delhi. Yes, The Grub Fest is back with its third edition and it is bigger, better and “grubbier” this time.

The festival is perfect a dream-come-true for all foodies. But this time with Pop-Up nightclubs, it is the perfect joint for all around entertainment and pleasure. Along with dance and music shows, cooking classes, an organic gourmet market, over 70 prominent and upcoming restaurants and a host of performing artists have come together under a single roof at the Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium in the Capital.

Every now and then new restaurants open in the city, but we rarely get an opportunity to visit all of them, let alone getting access to all their brilliant dishes at the same venue. All the participating restaurants showcase their best dishes in a specially curated Grub Menu.

Popular participants like Social, Koyla Kebab, Cafe Hera Pheri and Karim’s Delhi 6 have put out stalls to enthral food lovers. New entrants – which include PCO, Niche Lounge & Bistro, Chull and Ek Bar, among many others – also hope to leave a tantalising taste in your mouth as they make their debut in the fest. Not just great food, some of these food ventures has special surprises in store to amaze the audiences – like Niche from CP, with its double-storeyed feature and Imperfecto from Hauz Khaz will do a skate board restaurant.

If you think this is just about popular cafés and restaurants, you are wrong; the fest also is giving you opportunity to snake upon some scintillation items from mini food-trucks too. A special arena has been defined for these mini-vans and is called the Grub Mile. As many as 15 trucks will be there to satisfy your gastronomical demands.

The festival will also screen films about food. Enjoy Ratatouille while slurping some spaghetti, or much on some tacos while enjoy the Chef.

Any food fest is incomplete with the perfect drinks to compliment the menu and what’s better that some wine and whiskey tasting session? Excited, albeit you are. You could try out Scotch and Irish whisky tastings at the Ballantine’s Appreciation Session and the Jameson Block Party. And if you want more, there is mixology classes too to learn the tricks of the trade from the masters themselves.

So, for the ultimate foodies who not only love to gobble but also desire to be a ‘masterchef’, learn the best cuisines and delicious from executive chefs of top restaurants and know their special secrets.

Dates: 14-16 October, 2016
Venue: JLN Stadium, New Delhi
Time: 12 noon to 10pm
Ticket: Rs250 for online booking; Rs300 on-ground