Dine Fest, a 10-day multi-city culinary event platform between October 23 and November 1, featuring curated dining experiences at a fraction of a la carte rates at 30 of India’s finest informal dining restaurants across Delhi and Mumbai.
Dine Fest focuses on the finest informal dining experiences showcasing three-course prix fixe menus (with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options). Both lunch and dinner will be offered at INR 600++ in Delhi. The pricing stated is per individual, exclusive of applicable taxes, service charges as well as dishes ordered outside of the special Dine Fest menu.
Where: Benihana, Nehru Place,Cafe Lota, Pragati Maidan, Depot 29, Safdarjung, Desi Roots, Saket, Diva Spiced, Lodhi Road, Kylin Premier, Vasant Kunj, La Bodega, Khan Market, Lavaash by Saby, Mehrauli, Le Bistro du Parc, Defence Colony, Punjab Grill, Saket, Rara Avis, Greater Kailash II, Rustom’s, Aurobindo Marg, The Fatty Bao, Sangam Courtyard, The Hungry Monkey, Safdarjunj, The Yum Yum Tree, New Friends Colony
Curated by Chef Sabyasachi Gorai and Abhishek Mankad is the 10 Heads Festival i.e. 10 festivals rolled into one over a span of 4 days. Picture this: food, fashion, technology, arts and music. Yes, you and your family are in for a treat since the event aims to reinvent the concept of spending the day with your loved ones. Foodistan, one of the 10 festivals, brings culinary treasures from the nooks and crannies of the country to the capital city – Daulat ki Chaat, Mathura ki Kachori, Taufiq ki Biryani and lots more. Gourmet restaurants such as Rustom’s – Parsi Bhonu, Cafe Delhi Heights, Chaayos, Fat Lulu’s and The Beer Cafe have also been confirmed for the event, plus a Farmer’s market. Still not convinced? The event will also feature exclusive pop-up restaurants and bars such as Ibiza’s Bar Barlovento, Berlin’s FluxBau and London’s Mavericks Pizzeria, 23 Grosvenor Gardens & Atlantic Bar and Restaurant. Beyond the gastronomical experience is The Toddy Fest dedicated to mixology,
cocktails, wines and beers – all set to quench your thirst and satiate your cravings.
Where: Dhanchiri Camping Resort, Gurgaon
3. The Gourmet High Street
Where: Leisure Valley, Gurgaon
4. The Grub Fest
In April this year, around 1 lakh visitors indulged in cuisines ranging from Italian to Lebanese, Chinese to Mexican, et al at the first ever Grub Fest held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The food fest featured kitchens and restaurants across the city such as Fio, Dimcha, Smokeys, Zizo and Holy Smoke as well as home bakers and upcoming chefs in the capital city. And now, just a few months later, The Grub Fest is back and with a bang! They have upped their game this time around and included more restaurants such as Social, The Backyard, Indigo Deli, B Bar and Indigo for their October edition, plus a luxury zone curated by The Leela, Gurgaon wherein an international chef will orchestrate a unique Japanese and Italian fine-dining experience. And if that wasn’t enough, it will also feature some pop-ups and a multi-storied travelling restaurant. The highlights of this edition would be Grub Explore, where cuisines from different parts of India will be on offer and chefs mastering Kashmiri, Bengali, Iranian, Arabic, Coastal and Naga cuisines will hold workshops. The Entertainment section where artistes like Parikrama, Astitva, Nikhil Chinapa and others will perform. The event also includes a Grub Market offering a range of fresh farm produce and organic preparations such as jams, waffles, gluten-free cakes, biscuits and more.
Where: Ambience Lawns, Gurgaon
When: Oct 23rd to 25th
Price: Rs. 200 for an Open Voucher
5. Asian Hawkers Market
Are you ready to go on an amazing culinary journey from China and Japan to Bali and Vietnam without stepping out of Delhi? Finally! India’s first food fest which solely focuses on Asian Cuisine makes its debut this October in the Capital. Get ready to indulge at New Delhi’s 17 leading stand-alone and 5-star restaurants including The Fatty Bao, Mamagoto, Guppy by Ai, En, Asia 7, Jade at The Claridges, Royal China, Pan Asian at The Sheraton, Yum Yum Cha, and Neung Roi at Radisson Blu Plaza over 3 days. Also, popular food-delivery services like Asian Haus and The Pho Kart are all set to dish out scrumptious delicacies. Note: The portions will be small, so you can sample lots.
When: October 23rd to October 25th
Where: Select Citywalk Saket
6. The Palate Fest
The Palate Fest promises to turn nine acres of Nehru Park into pure foodie heaven yet again, with a melange of India’s finest culinary names. 50 top restaurants of the country will be setting up their booths such as Baking Bad, Amicii, Mistral, Jamie Oliver’s, Elma’s Bakery, Kylin, Wendy’s and Smokeys to name a few. This time around, there will also be a Market Square, including 30 stalls promoting Indian and International gourmet products and ingredients like The Sugar Story, Sinful Bites, Chaayos, Keventers and House of Candy. And that’s not all – cooking sessions with renowned chefs just might be on the menu!
When: November 27th to November 29th
Where: Nehru Park
7. National Street Food Fest
Gol gappas, papdi chaat, dahi bhalla and more — the chaotic narrow gullies of India narrate many stories through the overwhelming variety of street food. Yes, it doesn’t get more dynamic than our country’s hidden gems. Just the whiff of piping hot samosas and crispyjalebis make it simply impossible to resist digging into them. If you believe that the real Michelin stars lie in the streets of India, The National Street Food Fest by NASVI (National Association of Street Vendors of India) is a must for you.
When: December 11th to December 13th
Timings: 1 pm to 10 pm
Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium