August has kicked off with a bang! Most of us have already started planning all the things we’ll be doing this month. For foodies, nothing quite compares to the satisfaction of exploring different foods. If you’re one of them, we have some exciting news for you. This month, a number of food festivals will be happening all over the country. You can indulge in mouth-watering delicacies along with zesty drinks and music. What else would a foodie want? If you too wish to explore the foodie inside you, we have collated a list of the best ones taking place down below. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure with your friends and family.
Here Are Some Food Festivals To Enjoy In August And September 2023:
This 10-day food promotion event showcases some of India’s best cuisines, carefully selected by a talented team of home chefs. The event is orchestrated by Ruchi Mittal, Maneesh and Vickrham, the brilliant minds behind Desi Connoisseurs, who are celebrated culinary maestros. They will be cooking alongside the culinary titans of HGI Saket to bring you an unforgettable feast. You will get to relish rich flavours from the North West frontier, along with delectable dishes from Bihar and Bengal in the East. They also have Marwari and Rajasthani food on the menu.
- What: Sovereign Feast
- Where: India Grill, 2nd Floor, Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi, Saket
- When: 4th August – 13th August 2023; 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Taste The Flavours Of Punjab At The Leela Ambience Gurugram
Embark on a flavour-packed journey in this 10-day pop-up festival as Chef Sweety Singh pays homage to the rich tapestry of Punjabi cuisine at Diya. A symphony of spices and traditions awaits, and each dish tells a heartfelt story of Punjab’s culinary heritage. Mark your calendars for an extraordinary celebration of food and culture.
- What: Taste The Flavours Of Punjab
- Where: Diya, The Leela Ambience, Gurugram
- When: 18th August – 27th August, 2023, Lunch 12:30 p to 3:30pm, Dinner: 6:30pm to 11:00 pm
Konkan Food Festival At Blooms, Eros Hotel New Delhi
Find yourself in the epicurean adventure as Blooms, Eros Hotel New Delhi presents the rich culinary repertoire from the shores of Konkan. Blooms, the multi-cuisine all-day dining restaurant offers a meticulously curated authentic Konkani menu including crab preparations, ranges of tangy fish curries and plenty of other delicious dishes that make it an unmatchable coastal food delight. We highly recommend trying the Masala Bhath – spicy Maharashtrian dal. Other must-try dishes are Vegetable Xacutti and Mangalorean Mutton Curry. Don’t forget to relish the special desserts. From Goan Dodol to Bebinca and Modak – there’s a huge variety to please your sweet tooth.
- When: 18th to 30th August, 2023
- Where: Blooms, Eros Hotel, New Delhi
- Time: 7.00 pm to 11.30 pm
Authentic Punjabi Cuisine By Chef Tikka At Shangri-La Eros New Delhi
Tamra, the all-day dining restaurant at Shangri-La Eros New Delhi, is hosting “Punjabi Flavours Unleashed”- a unique food-tasting event crafted by Chef Tikka Manpreet Singh. The curation includes authentic Punjabi dishes from the pre-partition era such as Tawey da Meat Walla Tikka, Meat Di Chaamp Adrak Walli and more. Additionally, boasting a variety of options for the vegetarian and the non-vegetarian plates, the menu serves Chooran Walli Bhindi, Tikka Singh Da Meat Tarriwala, Murgh Dahi Kali Mirch Walla, Chakunder Moongphali Di Tikki, 2 Din Walli Dal, Ambi Walla Tandoori Paneer Tikka for the main course. To culminate the meal, there is a selection of desserts, such as Rau Di Kheer and Chakunder Da Halwa, and more.
- When: 18th August to 27th August, 2023
- Where: Tamra, Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi
- Price: INR 3000+ taxes per person (Lunch)
Exquisite Pop-Up Experience, The Lodhi
Embark on an unparalleled gourmet odyssey as Perbacco at The Lodhi, New Delhi, harmonizes its culinary prowess with the renowned Avo’s Kitchen from Goa. This exquisite event is set to unite the vibrant essence of Goa’s traditional cuisine with the refined ambiance of Perbacco. This transient partnership reveres Goa’s quintessential flavours, infusing them with an elevated epicurean finesse that transports diners to sublime realms. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in a journey of flavours as the very soul of Goan cuisine comes alive.
- What: Exquisite Pop-Up Experience
- Where: Perbacco, The Lodhi, Delhi
- When: 25th August – 27th August, 2023
- Cost: INR 4500 + GST per person, served only during dinner
Rajasthani Food Festival, Fortune Select Global
With an artfully curated menu, captivating ambience, and a variety of cultural elements, the festival promises an authentic experience for each visitor. At the heart of the festival is an exquisite menu featuring a carefully chosen array of authentic Rajasthani delectables. From the famous Dal Baati Churma to the spicy Laal Maas, the menu celebrates the full range of Rajasthani flavours. There are both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options to suit different preferences and dietary needs. Indulge in quintessential Rajasthani desserts like Ghevar, Malpua, and Kulfi for a sweet conclusion to your culinary journey.
- What: Rajasthani Food Festival
- Where: Orchid, The Multicuisine Restaurant, Fortune Select Global, Gurguram
- When: 25th August – 3rd September, 2023
- Cost: INR 3000 + taxes
Special Dim Sum And Kid’s Menu, VietNom
Get ready to embark on a tempting culinary journey as VietNom, the iconic Vietnamese restaurant, has launched two exciting and delectable menus, one curated especially for kids and the other featuring a wide range of dim sum. The delectable dim sum menu features an enticing variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dim sums, ranging from mushroom cheese truffle dimsums to zucchini gyozas. Whereas the young diners can revel in the joy of choosing between a variety of appetising options, from the classic and beloved French Fries to the whimsical Grilled Chicken in Lemongrass Garlic Sauce, each bite is designed to be a tasteful adventure.
- What: Special Dim Sum and Kid’s Menu
- Where: VietNom, outlets in Cyber Hub, Gurugram, as well as Worldmark, Gurugram
- When: Both menus are live until August 31, 2023
Unlimited Dim Sum And Sushi Festival, Taki Taki
Taki Taki, the popular rooftop restaurant in Bangalore, has an exciting festival that features a wide variety of dim sum and sushi dishes, all of which are available in unlimited quantities. The festival menu features a mix of classic and innovative dim sum and sushi dishes, including lobster har gow, ginger mint prawn dumpling, Japanese shumai, truffle edamame silkening dumpling, mushroom gyoza, charsui bao, dragon roll, warm n tender, tofu panda, and yasai tempura maki.
- What: Unlimited Dim Sum and Sushi Festival
- Where: Taki Taki, Bengaluru
- When: August 12 – August 31, 2023
- Cost: INR 899++ (veg dim sum/sushi), INR 999++ (non-veg dim sum/sushi), and INR 1499 (sushi veg & non-veg or dim sum veg or non-veg). Valid only for lunch on Monday-Friday between 12 pm and 4 pm
Dim Sum And Bao Fest
The dim sum and bao fest at Karma Lakeland features an extensive menu with exclusive options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. The addictive aroma of steamed dim sum and freshly baked bao treats your senses. The delicate morsels have been marinated and steamed to perfection to deliver a sumptuous texture. The festival will run through August, welcoming you and your loved ones to embark on a gastronomic exploration that honours tradition with a fusion of creativity and innovation.
- What: Dim Sum And Bao Fest
- Where: Karma Lakeland, NH-8, Sector 80, Gurugram
- When: 10th August, 2023 onwards
Gourmet Burger Festival
Get ready to embark on a mouth-watering journey filled with the juiciest, most decadent burgers that will tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your cravings like never before! The talented chefs have crafted a menu of gourmet burgers that push the boundaries of flavour and creativity. From succulent tenderloin to savory portobello mushrooms, each burger is a work of art that showcases the finest ingredients and culinary expertise. Whether you’re a fan of classic flavours or daring combinations, this festival has something to satisfy every palate.
- What: Gourmet Burger Festival
- Where: Café, Hyatt Regency, Delhi
- When: 15th August – 31st August, 2023
The Kashmiri Rhapsody
Get ready to indulge in a unique dining experience that celebrates the rich traditions of Kashmir through two of its most significant cuisines: the Kashmiri Pandit and Wazwaan. ‘The Kashmiri Rhapsody’ is presented in collaboration with Chef Nalini and Surender Sadhu of Matamaal, India’s most sought-after Kashmiri cuisine experts. Embark on this gastronomic expedition and indulge your senses with the finest Pandit delicacies, such as Mutton Yakhni, Gaad Nadur with Mooli, Rogan Josh, and Dum Aloo, all prepared using traditional Kashmiri spices and cooking techniques.
- What: The Kashmiri Rhapsody
- Where: Riwaz, Ritz Carlton, Bengaluru
- When: 2nd August – 10th August 2023
Bao-ssum Monsoon Festival
Ironhill welcomes you to the Bao-ssum Fest in Bengaluru to meet the August monsoon. Sink your teeth into delicious soft baos paired with beers brewed at one of India’s largest chains of microbreweries. Pick a seat at any of the picturesque indoor and outdoor seating areas as you munch away on this delectable mouthful and watch the rain wash the city. Come and say cheers to a whole new experience.
- What: Bao-ssum Monsoon Festival
- Where: Ironhill Bengaluru, Marathahalli, Outer Ring Road, Bengaluru
- Cost For Two: INR 2400 (Approx)
Sheraton Grand Pune invites all its patrons to join them on a journey to explore the diverse monsoon recipes from across the country. The chefs at Sheraton Grand Pune will be bringing to the table a variety of dishes from their parts of the country. Feast on the Bombil Bhaji from Goa by Chef Siddarth, Bengali Khichuri from West Bengal by Chef Ronnie, Keema Palak Pakoda from Lucknow by Chef Varis, Aloo cha Fatfata from Maharashtra by Chef Smita and Naan Chaap Sandwich from Hyderabad by Chef Krishna.
- What: Monsoon Brunch
- Where: Feast, Sheraton Grand Pune Bund Garden Hotel
- When: 30th July – 13th August (covers dinners for weekdays and brunch on Sundays)
- Cost: INR 1750 + taxes; brunch with food: INR 2250 + taxes; spirited brunch
Back To School Friendship Day Brunch
Mark your calendars for this weekend, as Coriander Kitchen invites you and your closest friends to an extraordinary gastronomic experience offering a broad variety of scrumptious and unique flavours ranging from Asian, Indian, and Western buffets to vibrant and tangy flavours of Delhi Chaat, Jhol Momo, Korean Hot Dog, and Nalli Nihari with Khameeri Roti. You can also experience the joy of live Popcorn stations, French crepe stations, and take a trip down memory lane with the Golawala Chuski Counter, Candies, and Churros Cart.
- What: Back To School Friendship Day Brunch
- Where: Coriander Kitchen, Mangaldas Road, Sangamvadi, Conrad Pune
- When: 6th August 2023
Dehlnavi Food Festival
The Madras Pavilion at the ITC Grand Chola welcomes diners to a 4-day Dehlnavi Food Trail. It offers an experience of some of the most iconic delicacies of Dehlnavi, perfected by the master chefs. Get ready to indulge in mouth-watering dishes such as Purani Dilli Fried Chicken, Dilli Ki Nihari, Bheke Kebab, Matar Paneer Naize, and Palak Rehani, among others. You’ll also get to indulge in desserts such as Barf Ki Handi and Khurchan Kheer.
- What: Dehlnavi Food Festival
- Where: ITC Grand Chola, Anna Salai, Guindy, Chennai
- When: 3rd August – 6th August 2023; 7.30 – 11.30 pm
Swiggy Food Festival
Prepare to discover the state’s hottest eateries, bakeries, markets, and more, as this season is teeming with fun and flavour. In keeping with previous editions, you can expect to find 40+ unique food stalls serving mouth-watering delectables, electrifying live performances by your favourite artists, fun activities, and an array of delicacies to indulge your senses. Dig into some flavourful varieties of parottas, dosas or vadas. If you’re feeling adventurous enough, hog on some sinfully delicious biryani and finish it off with a glass of Jigarthanda.
- What: Swiggy Food Festival
- Where: Island Grounds, Anna Salai Mount Road, Chennai
- When: 20th August 2023
Taste Of Wazwan
During this festival, patrons can expect a symphony of flavours, aromas, and textures, showcasing the finest ingredients sourced directly from the picturesque valleys of Kashmir. The festival will feature an array of meticulously prepared traditional vegetarian and non-vegetarian options like Chicken Yakhni, Chaaman Qaliya (Paneer), Mujj Gaad (fish), Saffron Rice, Marchawangan Korma (Mutton), Palak Nadur, Havan Daal (daal), Dum Aloo, and Gaad Nadur (fish), to name a few. Guests can also indulge in a variety of traditional desserts, such as Kong Phirni and Shufta, offering a sweet ending to this gastronomic journey.
- What: Taste Of Wazwan
- Where: JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Kolkata
- When: 4th August – 13th August 2023; Dinner -7:30 pm -10.30pm
- Cost: : INR 2550 AI ( Food Buffet with Curated Mocktails )
The Dot Cocktails And Food Fest
Daddy Of Tastes Brings you a one-of-a-kind, amazing experience of amazing cocktails matched with some lip-smacking snacks. From spicy to sweet, there’s something to suit every palate. A weekend that’s all about family, friends, cocktails, food, amazing artists, games, and networking. You get to choose from an impressive variety of fifty cocktails and sixty snacks.
- What: The Dot Cocktails And Food Fest
- Where: DOT Stage, Daddy Of Tastes, Gurugram
- When: 25th August – 27th August 2023
Monsoon High Tea Festival
Indulge in the ultimate tea lover’s paradise with the Monsoon High Tea Festival, where you can savour an array of aromatic and soothing teas to complement the rainy season perfectly. From classic blends to exotic varieties, there’s a cup for every discerning tea enthusiast. Not only this, but you also get to enjoy a delectable assortment of savoury and sweet treats that capture the essence of monsoon flavours. From crispy pakoras to steaming hot chaat, each bite will be a burst of pure joy.
- What: Monsoon High Tea Festival
- Where: Atrium Deli, Ramada Gurgaon Central
- When: 4th August – 15th August 2023
Vietnamese Food Festival At Novotel Mumbai International Airport
Novotel Mumbai International Airport is hosting an exciting Vietnamese Food Festival you should check out. Executive Chef Huyen Nguyen from Pullman Phu Quoc Beach Resort has curated an extraordinary culinary experience. You can taste dishes like the iconic Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Crepe) and the tantalizing Banh Mi (Vietnamese Baguette) prepared by Chef Huyen herself. The festival also has live stations featuring a range of beverages, from the refreshing Dua Tuoi (Fresh Coconut) to the aromatic Nuoc Sam (Herbal Tea), along with the innovative fusion Pho Cocktail. As you indulge in these delicious delights, enjoy live instrumental music inspired by Vietnam.
Attendees will also be treated to an artistic showcase, courtesy of a partnership with The Asian Art House. Thus, you can immerse yourself deeper into Vietnamese culture, through this celebration of food, art as well as music. The festival is the 2nd episode of ‘Visiting Maestros presented by Food Exchange Mumbai, Novotel Mumbai International Airport.
- When: Friday, 25th August to Saturday, 2nd September 2023
- Where: Food Exchange Mumbai Level: 1 at Novotel Mumbai International Airport
- Price: INR 2295+ plus taxes (dinner only)
- Reservations: +91 8657868650 / +91 8657868756
‘Evolving Sushi’ – A Specially Curated Sushi Event At Conrad, Pune
Conrad Pune is offering sushi lovers the opportunity to embark on a delightful culinary journey from the 8th to the 17th of September. The exclusive sushi extravaganza lunch and dinner has been curated by the renowned Chef Roshan Dhal. Diners can experience incredible flavours, textures, and artistic presentations that promise to redefine the sushi landscape. Sake pairings have been expertly chosen to complement each exquisite creation.
- What: Sushi Odyssey
- Where: Masu and Koji, Conrad Pune
- When: 8th to 17th September
- Time: Lunch: 12:30 pm to 4 pm | Dinner: 8:00 pm onwards
- Reservations: 02067456745 or +91 9168603850
The Great Sushi Fiesta
Celebrate Japan’s rich culinary heritage, masterfully curated by YouMee’s expert team of chefs. They have meticulously crafted a wide array of sushi rolls that impeccably capture the essence of both traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine. Prepare to be enchanted as YouMee showcases an exceptional selection of handcrafted sushi rolls, each thoughtfully prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients. Whether one is a seasoned sushi aficionado or a first-time explorer of this ancient Japanese delicacy, the festival menu is tailor-made to please every discerning palate.
- What: The Great Sushi Fiesta
- Where: YouMee outlets in New Delhi, Gugraon, Pune, and Bangalore
- When: 14th August – 2nd October