Dive into the heart of the country’s food culture where the vibrant food scene comes alive through delectable experiences at its diverse food festivals. Each corner brims with with culinary treasures waiting to be savoured. These festivals not only showcase the city’s gastronomic diversity but also serve as a celebration of its rich heritage. Join us as we explore the bustling city, savour the irresistible regional food, and indulge in the gourmet delights that make the country a haven for food lovers. Get ready for a flavorful journey through the culinary wonders of this dynamic metropolis.
Here Are The Must-Visit Food Festivals In Jan-Feb ’24 In India:
Murshidabadi Cuisine Pop-Up at Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
Novotel New Delhi Aerocity brings Murshidabad’s rich history to life at Food Exchange. Chef Rehman, known for his culinary expertise, introduces signature dishes from January 19 to 28, showcasing the fusion of Persian and local elements in Murshidabadi cuisine. The menu includes Bihari Boti, Majlisi Kebab, Keeme Ke Tikia, Murgh Anjeer Kofta Kebab, Dum Kebab, and Murshidabad Gosht Stew. Each dish tells a story, offering guests an authentic taste of Murshidabad’s ancient roots and diverse culinary heritage.
Chowk Fest at Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida
Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Noida immerses guests in Lucknow’s vibrant Chowk Bazaar with a special event at Made In India restaurant. Known for its rich heritage and authentic Awadhi cuisine, Chowk Bazaar holds a special place in the culinary landscape, offering an array of nostalgic flavours and memories
At Made In India, the event features a Bara Imambara cutout at the entrance, honouring Lucknow’s iconic landmark. The restaurant’s ambience mirrors the charm of Chowk with narrow streets and shops. With a live basket chaat counter and a unique presentation of box-style Khasta Kachori served from an old-style Luna scooty, guests can experience a memorable culinary adventure.
A mouthwatering selection of foods can be found on the menu, including Kathal ki Galouti, Tunday Kebab, Dum Sabz Handi, Chowk ki Dal, Nalli Nihari, Nargisi Kebab, Nawabi Ghost Biryani, Awadh Subz Biryani and more.
Dates of the Chowk: Thursday, 18th Jan – Sunday, 28th Jan, 2024
Venue: Made In India, Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida
Timings: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm (afternoon brunch) / 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm (dinner)
Rice Above The Rest At Cafe Delhi Heights, Delhi
In India, Rice is not only a staple on the plate but also a cultural mainstay. Cafe Delhi Heights has curated a special menu to celebrate this very superfood. Chef Aashish Singh, Corporate Chef at Cafe Delhi Heights designed this menu keeping in mind the rice acceptance in different states in different forms. They have added dishes in the menu, which have their Origin from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Maharashtra and more. From the belt of Andhra / Karnataka, One can enjoy Rice varieties like Curd Rice, Hyderabadi Biryani, Bisi Bele Bath etc. One also gets to enjoy specials from Maharashtra like Masale Bhaat, Payesh from Assam, Gian Pilaf from Goa, Tehri from Lucknow, Yakhni Pulao from Kashmir, Jadoh from Meghalaya are added to this special menu too. Not only the specials from India, but favourites from International Cuisines like Risotto, Paella, Jasmine rice with stir-fried greens, and a Chipotle burrito bowl are added to the menu as well.
The Festival is on till 16th Feb 2024
Price for two- Rs 1000 plus taxes
At All Cafe Delhi Heights.
Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place hosts Kolkata Street Food Festival
You can now enjoy the very best of Kolkata Street food in the heart of New Delhi skilfully prepared by the expert chefs of Radisson Marina Connaught Place. – to celebrate the culture and food of Bengal in an environment befitting the cuisine. The chefs have curated and handpicked a very special selection of dishes and then recreated them faithfully to bring you an extravaganza of mouth-watering delights. From universally popular favourites that everyone loves to obscure culinary creations that represent the cream of Bengali tradition, our 12-day food festival at Fifty9 is sure to have something for everyone.
Date: 1st November – 12nd November
Time: 7:00 pm to 11: 00 pm
Mensho Tokyo X Ramano’s Chilli Oils Pop-Up Edit 2.0
Mensho Tokyo Delhi is back with the 2nd Edition of their much-awaited Pop-Up Collaboration with Ramano. The Pop-Up, which went live on 17th January 2024, has been extended till 28th January 2024, and is open to all patrons to experience, for lunch and dinner. The Limited-Edition menu consists of a variety of Mensho Tokyo’s delicious and rich Bestselling specialities, that are paired with Ramano’s Flavourful Chilli Oils. The luscious Lamb Chops and the Kimchi Sando, which is an authentic Japanese sandwich, comes glazed and drizzled with Ramano’s Honey Chilli Oil respectively.
Guests looking to indulge in Mensho Tokyo’s authentic and staple Ramen Bowls can opt for the Spicy Tori Paritan or the Vegan Spicy Garlic Ramen, which are prepared with Ramano’s Fiery OG Chilli Oil. Every table will feature a selection of Ramano’s Chilli Oils & Crisps, so if you love what you ordered, you can purchase a bottle too!
Dates of the Pop-Up: 17th January 2024 – 28th January 2024 (Lunch and Dinner)
Address: Mensho Tokyo, M Block Market, Greater Kailash II
Mexican Fiesta At Hilton Garden Inn, Saket, New Delhi
Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/Saket presents the much-anticipated Mexican Food Festival, a culinary celebration of authentic Mexican cuisine that will tantalize the taste buds of food enthusiasts in Delhi by Chef Tania Tovar, coming all the way from Mexico along with our Executive Chef Biswarup Chatterjee. The Mexican Food Festival promises to be a delectable journey through the diverse and vibrant flavours of Mexico, showcasing the rich culinary heritage of the country. Guests will have the opportunity to savour an array of traditional Mexican dishes meticulously prepared by our team of talented chefs, who have drawn inspiration from the distinct regional cuisines of Mexico.
The festival will take place from 12th February to 19th February 24 at Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi, Saket.
‘Friday Lunch At The Imperial’ This Republic Day
‘Friday Lunch at The Imperial’ will let you bid farewell to the ordinary lunch affair and welcome leisurely conversations in a picturesque setting on the serene terrace overlooking The Imperial regal lawn. Discover an array of many exquisite signature Indian, Continental and Asian creations. Explore live stations with freshly made sushi, dim sums and pizzettas, delectable pastas, like prawn Malabar curry penne, chaats and dhokla canapes, multiple styles of Biryani served with a variety of signature raitas, favourites like chicken Burgundy and Imperial schnitzel and the likes.
Oriental Duck Festival At Chowman – Delhi/NCR
One of the leading chain of restaurants in Chinese cuisine, Chowman is bringing its speciality- Oriental Duck Festival for the first time in Delhi NCR. The yearly curated quintessential monthly food festival widely renowned amongst the Chowman loyalists is witnessing its 12th edition in Kolkata this year. Embrace the winter chills with a plethora of enticing duck delicacies inspired from different parts of the world and cooked in traditional Asian style with a little bend and fusion, this month-long festival will bring in over 12 new dishes made with tender duck meat.
We tried Braised Duck in Exotic Veg, Kolkata Style Chilli Duck, Roasted Duck in Chilli Plum Sauce, Butter Chilli Garlic Duck Meat Noodles and Roasted Duck Fried Rice. All the dishes were cooked perfectly and tasted great.
The exciting menu of this food festival also consists of other delectable delicacies such as Duck Meat Soup with Oyster Mushroom, Duck Meat Bao, Crispy Fried Duck Triangles, Thai Style Aromatic Duck, Mongolian Chilli Duck, Roasted Mango Duck in Lemon Sauce, Cantonese Style Roasted Duck with Scallions, Roasted Duck in Bamboo Shoot and more.
Date: Till 12th January 2024
Time: 12 Noon-10:30 PM
Cost For Two: Rs 1500+ taxes/-
VietNom’s Winter Warmth Menu – Delhi/NCR
This Winter Season, VietNom invites you to try their exquisite Winter Warmth Menu. Step into a winter wonderland of Vietnamese culinary delights as the menu unveils warmth to chase away the chill. Immerse your taste buds with delicious Duck Pho in a rich broth and tender duck meat. Explore the Pulled Duck Lettuce Wraps, and indulge in the hearty satisfaction of Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms. For the ultimate winter feast, enjoy the Coconut Kaffir Lime Fried Rice, and don’t forget to treat yourself to the decadence of our Vietnamese Coffee Basque Cheesecake, a heavenly fusion of sweet and savoury notes.
At the VietNom bar, you can immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Winter Cocktails, from the soul-soothing VietNom Mulled Wine to Sake Bombs, The Lady in Red Cocktail, the Warm Rum Toddy, Monkey Gland as well as VietNog are the perfect Winter Warmth cocktails that offer an enticing array of flavours, promising to elevate your winter evenings. The cocktails start at INR 699 + taxes.
Mensho Tokyo’s Winter Ramen Bowls – Delhi
Mensho Tokyo invites you to escape the Cold Winter Season of Delhi and indulge in their all-new Winter Warming Ramen Bowls. The perfect hearty accompaniments for frosty winter days and nights, their newly launched Goma Negi Ramen contains thin noodles, umami miso tare, a drizzle of sesame oil, and fresh spring onions. In addition to this, the Ramen also contains a huge portion of toasted sesame seeds, giving it a nutty and wholesome flavour, and comes with an option of a light chicken, or a vegan broth.
Middle Eastern Flavours Food Festival At Parra By Khubani
Everyday celebration of authentic Middle Eastern flavours at Parra by Khubani. Embark on a gastronomic adventure at Parra by Khubani, where authentic Middle Eastern flavours take centre stage. Guided by the expertise of expat chefs from Turkey, immerse yourself in the succulent perfection of Lamb Adana, savour the aromatic journey of Beyti Kebab, and relish the freshest mezze platter in the city. Each dish is a testament to the culinary craftsmanship, transporting diners to the heart of Middle Eastern traditions.
Where: Parra by Khubani- Model Town Phase-2, Main Market, H-4/9, Third floor, New Delhi
When: Feb ’24
12 CHAPTERS OF FOOD AT CHAPTER 12
Here’s the news for Foodies! The best of Faridabad, Chapter 12 on the completion of its 5 years has launched the New Food Festival called 12 Chapters of Food at Chapter 12. The new chapters of food are basically the new food dishes, which are the absolute new treat for food lovers. Chef specially crafts the food menu after taking trials with their loyal customers and this menu is dedicated to Customers love. The menu curated has special dishes like Chakhna Platter, Kafta Kebab, Dimsum platter, Chickpea salad, Veggie Gyro, Chapter Special Mutton chaap, five-spiced chicken, Mushroom tart, Butter chicken tart, Chelo kebab, Lahori Paneer with Pudina Parantha, Shahi Rabri cheesecake
Where: Ozone Centre Plot no. 9 Ground Floor, Sector 12, Faridabad, Haryana.
‘Prawns from Seven Province’ at Empress of China, Eros Hotel, Delhi
Empress of China, the pan Asian restaurants at Eros Hotel is taking the food enthusiasts to another gastronomic journey with mesmerizing delectable prawn preparations, ‘Prawns from Seven Province.’ Indulge in the goodness of our Jumbo Golden Fried Prawn, Fire beach prawn, Prawn dumpling, Peeking Style Prawn, Dali Pan Seared Prawn cake, Batter Fried Hunani Prawn and Sichuan Prawn Spring Rolls. It’s a scrumptious treat that promises to elevate your winter dining experience. This ten-day celebration offers a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes infused with diverse sauces and spices attractively garnished to heighten the flavours.
Date: 20th January to 30th January, 2024
Time: 12.00 to 2.45 pm and 7.00 pm to 11.30 pm
Place: Empress of China, Eros Hotel
APCA Hosts a Culinary Two Days Workshop with Chef Anahita Dhondhy
The Academy of Pastry and Culinary Arts (APCA) proudly organized a two-day workshop featuring acclaimed Chef Anahita Dhondhy. The event, held at the academy, showcased a dynamic program of demo classes, expert talks, and an insightful journey-sharing session with the students. In addition to the informative sessions, Chef Anahita Dhondhy delighted students by conducting hands-on sessions where they had the privilege of creating Parsi cuisine under her and Executive Chef Sehaj Ghuman at APCA expert guidance. The interactive cooking experience allowed students to not only enhance their culinary skills but also gain a deeper appreciation for the rich flavours of Parsi cuisine such as Mawa Cake & Paneer Akuri.
Saborea México at Tamra, Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi
Embark on an epicurean expedition through the vibrant streets of Mexico with guest chef Tania Tovar from January 9th to January 14th, 2024. She will be presenting her signature dishes, including tantalising tacos, delectable choco flan, crispy tostadas, and flavourful quesadillas fritas. A specially curated selection of tequila-based cocktails will complement these delights, promising an exquisite pairing for every palate. The chef’s creations are poised to elevate Tamra’s offerings, providing an unparalleled and memorable dining experience. The lunch buffet is priced at INR 3,000 plus taxes, and the dinner buffet is priced at INR 3,200 plus taxes per person.
Lohri Special Platter – Cafe Delhi Heights, Delhi
Embrace the festive spirit of Lohri with Cafe Delhi Heights’ special Lohri platter, a culinary extravaganza curated to evoke the flavours of the season. Priced at an enticing 525 only, this exclusive offering is available from January 10th to 16th, 2019. The Lohri platter boasts a delightful assortment of traditional Punjabi delicacies, including the rustic and wholesome Makki Ki Roti paired with the piquant Sarson Ka Saag. The ensemble is complemented by the fiery kick of Green Chilli, the sweetness of Gud, and the richness of White Butter, creating a symphony of flavours on your palate. Revel in the crunch of Whole Peanuts and PopCorn, while the Gajak (Peanuts) adds a sweet and nutty touch to the feast. To conclude this gastronomic journey on a sweet note, indulge in the decadence of Gajar Ka Halwa.
Where: All Outlets
Savour the Spirit of Lohri at Moti Mahal Delux, Delhi
In celebration of Lohri, Moti Mahal Delux, South Ex, is thrilled to introduce exciting additions to their culinary repertoire, promising a gastronomic experience like never before. Embrace the festivities with the rich flavours of Amritsari and Lahori cuisine, highlighted by the delectable Amritsari Fish and Lahori Jheenga-true delights for seafood enthusiasts. For those with a penchant for poultry, the Palak Chicken seamlessly blends the richness of spinach with tender chicken, while vegetarians can relish the classic Palak Paneer-a flavorful marriage of paneer and spinach.
Gulati Restaurant Embraces Lohri Spirit with Culinary Delights
Celebrate the joyous occasion of Lohri with an exquisite Punjabi special buffet hosted by Gulati from January 12th to 14th. Immerse yourself in the rich and authentic flavours of Punjab as you indulge in a culinary journey featuring an array of delectable dishes. Delight your taste buds with the fragrant and flavorful Aloo Methi, the hearty and wholesome Saag, and the crispy and spiced Aloo Amritsari. For those craving the essence of traditional Punjabi meat dishes, the Dhaba Meat and Malai Chicken are sure to leave a lasting impression. Treat your sweet tooth with the enticing Jalebi, Rabri, and special Rewri. Savour the comforting goodness of Kadhi Chawal, the spiced perfection of Cholle, and the iconic Butter Chicken that promises to be a highlight of the buffet.
Where: Pandara Market, New Delhi and Mega Mall, Gurgaon
Makar Sankranti – The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore
On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore is hosting a unique and exquisite dining experience at their Riwaz restaurant from January 10th to 19th, called “Harvest Harmony.” This extravagant thali experience celebrates the artistry of curated dining at its finest and is perfect for the upcoming Makar Sankranti festival.
Gin Explorers Club – Retroverse Edition
The Gin Explorers Club is all set to host what is being touted as the “World’s Largest Gin Festival” in Mumbai on the 20th and 21st of January 2024. The third edition of the Gin Explorers Club (GEC) in Mumbai, features the Retroverse Edition. Attendees can enjoy memorable gin cocktails, enthralling music acts, and enchanting vibes.
The festival will spotlight an incredible selection of International and Homegrown Gins, complemented by artists creating a disco vibe and pop-up food joints serving yummy treats. People can also take advantage of visiting a special botanical wonderland and experience the ultimate juniper-fueled exploration.
Along with the gin indulgence, enjoy complimentary tasting sessions, on-ground workshops, and entertainment featuring live acts and DJ sets starting at 4 pm each day by Carly Foxx, Tech Panda x Kenzani, OG Shez, Sickflip, and more.
What: Gin Explorers Club – Retroverse Edition
When: 20th & 21st January 2024; 12 pm to 10 pm
Where: Jio World Garden, BKC
Poshmaal: Kashmiri Pandit Food Festival At The Westin, Mumbai, Garden City
The Westin, Mumbai, Garden City is hosting a scrumptious celebration of Kashmiri Pandit Cuisine in the form of Poshmaal food festival. We had the opportunity to try many of the savoury and sweet delights curated by Chef Rahul Wali. Stay true to his roots, the chef has spotlighted authentic ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. The offerings include veg as well as non-veg treats, both of which are cooked without the addition or onion, garlic or tomato. Some of the must-try dishes we loved are kulhad wale rajma chawal, kokur yakhni, kokur pulao, rogan josh, buzith olav, mutton kanti, walnut halwa and phirni.
Where: Seasonal Tastes & Kangan, The Westin Mumbai Garden City.
When: 12th January to 21st January 2024; 7 pm to 11 pm
Cost: 2899++ Seasonal Tastes buffet dinner | 3000++ Set menu at Kangan
Novotel Mumbai International Airport’s ‘Pind Di Rasoi’- A Punjabi Food Festival
Novotel Mumbai International Airport is all set to host the latest episode of the Community Kitchen Project, “Pind Di Rasoi,” in association with ChefPin from 12th January to 14th January 2024 at their modern all-day dining outlet, Food Exchange Mumbai. Under the masterful guidance of renowned Chef Rummy Nagpal, this Punjabi Food Festival promises an authentic dive into the heart of North Indian cuisine. The “Pind Di Rasoi” festival promises a feast for the senses with an extensive menu featuring delights such as Dahi Kebab, Amritsari Fish Fry, Saag & Makki Di Roti, Mutton Boti Masala, and Gajrela. Live cooking stations will add an interactive dimension to the experience, allowing guests to witness the art of Punjabi cooking firsthand. The decor will mirror the vibrant ethos of Punjabi culture, enhancing the immersive experience. Alongside the sumptuous spread, guests can enjoy traditional beverages like Patiala Lassi, Gulab Ka Sharbat, and Thandai.
Awadhi Odyssey – JW Marriott, New Delhi
JW Marriott New Delhi invites you to indulge in the intricate flavours of the Awadh region with it’s Awadhi Food Festival. Prepared by celebrated Chef Abdul Haleem Savor Galouti kebabs, Gosht pulao, Murgh Zaffrani shorba, Paneer Khubani tikka, and many more Awadhi delicacies prepared with passion and perfection. Conclude the meal with a decadent serving of Sheermal and warm Kesar chai. The symphony of spices and aromas will tantalize the taste buds, creating an unforgettable feast for the senses.
Date: 12th January to 21st January
Location: K3: New Delhi’s Food Theatre, JW Marriott New Delhi, Aerocity
Time: 7 pm to 11 pm; Sunday Brunch: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Price: INR 3800 + taxes; Sunday Brunch: Starting from INR 3999 + taxes.
Lohri with Authentic North Indian Delights at Pritam Da Dhaba
This Lohri, Pritam Da Dhaba, will showcase the heartwarming flavours of the season. Their culinary team is gearing up to serve a delectable array of dishes, including the quintessential Sarson ka Saag and Makke di Roti, prepared with the utmost care and dedication to authenticity. Every dish is infused with the true essence of North Indian home-cooked meals. Their chefs meticulously craft each dish, allowing the flavours to develop slowly and authentically. Their menu features a range of traditional dishes that will transport you to the heart of North India.
WHAT – Lohri
WHEN – 13th January, 2024
WHERE – Pritam Da Dhaba | Juhu & Dadar
The Global Food Carnival at Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata
Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata, in collaboration with the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), is set to take patrons on a culinary journey with ‘The Global Food Carnival’ on the 13th and 14th of January 2024. On this special event, Kava, the all-day dining restaurant, and The Mangrove will transform into hubs of diverse flavours and cultures, orchestrated by the culinary maestros, led by Chef Arabinda Seth, Executive Chef at Fairfield By Marriott Kolkata. The talented students from IIHM Hotel Management College, under the guidance of Chef Sanjay Kak, Director of Culinary Arts at IIHM will join forces to create a unique and memorable dining experience. Food enthusiasts from the city are invited to indulge in a feast of flavours featuring a wide array of signature specialities offering a diverse array of Indian and global food from different countries
Venue: Kava & Mangrove at Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata
Date:13th January – Dinner: 7:00 pm onwards
14th January – Sunday Brunch: 12.30 pm onwards, Dinner: 7:00 pm onwards
Price: INR 1499 AI (Non-Alcoholic Buffet) INR 2499 AI (Alcoholic Buffet with Unlimited Beverage)
Veganuary at The Hard Rock Cafe – Kolkata
Hard Rock Cafe Kolkata is proudly supporting Veganuary for the first time, this January, to offer a vegan menu as well as exclusive Rock Shop merchandise. The menu launches January 1st at all participating Hard Rock Cafe locations worldwide, including Hard Rock Cafe Kolkata. Inspired by the Hard Rock Cafe brand motto, “Save The Planet”.”The Hard Rock Cafe x Veganuary Menu” features unique vegan dishes with a signature twist – Quinoa Mexican Salad and beverages such as Health Kick, Veg Pledge, Apple Cobbler on the Rocks, Pineapple Mojito and Virgin Pineapple Mojito. This special menu also offers other meat-free dishes that can be easily veganized too, such as our delicious Cauliflower Wings, Barbeque Mushroom Burger, Mushroom Primavera Pasta and Hot Fudge Banana Bread for dessert lovers.
#DRIFTAFFAIR at The Westin Goa
Licoreria Limantour, championing at no. 7 on the list of World’s 50 Best Bars, changed the face of the Mexico City bar scene when it opened in 2011. And guess what, Jose Luis, Head Mixologist at Limantour is coming to Goa on 26th January for a #DRIFTAFFAIR at The Westin Goa. Behind the bar, the drinks offered will continue to innovate while keeping room for now-iconic serves such as the Fluffy Paloma and Margarita Al Pastor. The bar’s latest menu, Ida y Vuelta, draws on native Oaxacan ingredients with the mezcal milk punch Rosita de Cacao a favourite with regulars. Twelve years on, the party is still in full swing and Limantour shows no sign of slowing down.
Catch them on January 26th and 27th at The Westin Goa.