Food & Fun at Palate Fest
Seems like it’s raining food festivals in Delhi! The weekend of 10th Feb-12th Feb, experienced any food festivals, offering something for each taste. I never miss any food festivals that happen around me, thanks to my foodie nature. So visited the Palate Fest in Nehru Park for the first time, and I must say I was taken aback! They had so much to offer.
Palate Fest is believed to be the best culinary experience of Delhi, as it is not confined to a single type of cuisine but offers cuisines from around the globe. There were about 30 stalls across 5 zones and food ranging from sandwiches to nachos to sushi. There were cookery classes and demo-shows offered by elite chefs which upped the star quotient. I had visited the fest on the last day, as Euphoria band was in the line-up for the closing ceremony of this season’s Fest.Got really excited because this was my first time at the Palate Fest and I knew I had to taste as much good food as I could. So, for obvious reasons I knew I had to rush to the ITC Maurya stall and have the legendary Dal Bhukhara and Naan. Even though it was quite pricey for the quantity they offered, I knew I had to have it and had no regrets after having tasting it.
My friends were waiting to hog on some good Italian food, so we decided to go to Jamie’s Pizzeria and had the Red Rocket Pizza. Yet again, it was really pricey for the size but the authenticity gained all the points. An outing at a food festival is incomplete without having a thick milkshake from Keventers. So, we decided to have the chocolate milkshake from Keventers and sipped it as we looked out for more places to eat. To end our food ride, we decided to have some nitrogen ice cream from Azote. The concept of Azote is so different and unique, and that’s the reason they had majority of crowd to themselves.
As a cherry on top, Euphoria gave the best thrilling performance and set the stage for a musical evening!
It was a fun day at the Palate Fest, and I was really impressed by the ample number of food stalls present. However, most of the stalls were quite pricey for the portion sizes they offered. If only the team could improve upon the size and price, they’d surely attract more crowds next time around.
Images Source: Palate Fest Facebook Page