Calling out all the food lovers in Bangalore!! What are you doing this Friday? And Saturday and Sunday? This weekend is a weekend of some big firsts. Bangalore is having it’s first ever own Running event through the city. And it is having it’s first Food Festival too! For a city that boasts of its cosmopolitan culture and loves its food, having its own Food Festival is no surprise. In fact this was a much wanted event and this will be the first time an event of this scale is being held in Bangalore.
The Bengaluru Food Festival is being held at The Jayamahal Palace, near Cantonment railway station. It is a beautiful venue with lush green lawns, lovely architecture and lots of open space. The entry fee for the event is Rs 200 every day for adults and FREE for children. You can even buy the season pass for Rs 500/- and attend all 3 days. It is being held across three days – 17th, 18th and 19th October. The inauguration is on Friday, 17th October at 9:30 am.
The Bengaluru Food Festival is being organised by Synergypro Promotion and Events , Bangalore and will be an annual feature from now on. Rocky Singh and Mayur Sharma of the awesome and well loved travel and food show ‘Highway on my Plate’ will be at the fest! You can interact with them at the festival as well as watch them cook and learn from that.
There will be food stalls, cooking competitions, training sessions, cook offs with celebrity chefs, barbeque workshops and more. There will be chefs from various eateries, restaurants and hospitality industry demonstrating and teaching new dishes. Along with the food there is going to be music, cultural shows, bands playing throughout the day and some of the best DJs spinning out foot tapping music every night. The event will be on till almost 10 pm each night.
So what all can you expect at the Food fest? There is a Weber barbecue workshop where you will learn the art of grilling food. There will be a 60 to 90 minute session where chefs will demonstrate grilling techniques and recipes. Think of grilled chicken and smoked burgers. Yumm! The workshop is on Day two – 18th October, Saturday, 3:30 pm.
If you want to learn how to make finger licking chicken drumsticks without a drop of oil, then head to the Euroviva stall on any of the three days. All you Biryani lovers, there is a Biryani Pavilion with more than 6 types of biryanis on offer for you.
If you love to cook and think that your talent has not been spotted by the world yet, then go on and participate in the cooking competition being held in association with Euroviva. The competition named “Namma Chef 2014” will be held on Day one , 17th October, Friday at 12:00 pm. It is open to people age 20 years and above. The judging criteria is 1. Low Calorie 2. Healthy & Nutritious 3. Tasty 4. Presentable.
For the trivia hungry foodie – there will be 60 food stalls, 20 artistes, 100 live demonstrations and 15 chefs at the event! So if good food and chilled beer is part of your weekend plan then go on and indulge yourself, try new foods, enjoy cuisines from different parts of India, learn making some and have a fantastic, mouth watering three day weekend!!
For those of you who can’t make it to Bengaluru Food Festival but are craving something new and nice, you can try and attend any of these food events going on in the city –
- October Fest 2014 With German Chef Mathias Woebken at Le Meridian, Malleshwaram on 16th, 17th and 18th October.
- The Pat Chapman grill festival at Barbeque Nations across the city. BBQ Nation has partnered with UK’s Curry King Pat Chapman. The restaurant will be introducing Pat Chapmans 14 new marinades to the menu like Yorkshire Marinade, Worcestershire Marinade and the Spanish Valencia Marinade and many more flavours. On till 31st October.
- Awadhi Food Festival at Sheraton, Malleshwaram. Enjoy rich Awadhi cuisine with aromatic kababs, biryanis, tikkas and gravies prepared by Chef Maqsood and guest chef, Chef Rehman. On till 19th October.
Check EventsHigh here for many more food events going on across the city. Happy Eating!!