Street Food Festival, New Delhi
The National Association of Street Vendors of India as part of their two-day conference on the rights of street vendors have organised a sale-cum-exhibition of street food. Around 500 member vendors will be participating in this street food festival bringing you fast food from 20 Indian states.
The menu: Gol Gappa, Chat, Tikki, Samosas, Dhokla, Vada Pav, Idli Sambar, Uthapam, Pani Puri, Chole bhathure, Dosa, Litti Chokha, Litti Ghuni Chikha, Malpowa, Kebabs, Biryanis and lots more.
Price: Starts at Rs20.
When: 29 July 2009 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Lady Harding Medical College Staff Ground, Near Gole Market, New Delhi.
Street Food Festival, Fire, The Park, New Delhi
For those of us desperate for street food but not off the roads, Fire at The Park has brought chefs from the four metros—Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi—to celebrate street food from these cities in the lap of luxury.
Street food at The Park
The menu: Bombay Frankies, Dabeli, Kal Dosa, Kuzhi Paniyaram, Keema Ghoogni Kobiraji Cutlet, Kolkata Momos, Matra Kulcha, Missal Pav, Ragda Pattice, Sundal, Virudnagar Parotta, Ada Payasam and many more mouth watering delights.
Price: Rs950 (taxes extra) will get unlimited quantities of the dishes.
When: 17 July to 2 August 2009 during lunch (12:30pm to 3pm) and dinner (7pm to 11:45pm)
Where: Fire, The Park, Parliament Street, New Delhi.
Punjabi by Nature, Vasant Vihar, Raja Garden, Gurgaon and Noida
Want to indulge in biryanis and kebabs? Punjabi By Nature is offering Luckhnavi food till the end of August. They have chefs from Lucknow to prepare the delicacies.
Luckhnavi cuisine at Punjabi by Nature
The menu: Tandoori Bharwan Khumb, Lucknawi Paneer Tikka, Makhmali Murgh, Murgh Lehsooni Kebab, Gilafi Kebab, Sikhampuri Kebab, Galouti Kebab, Lehsooni Prawns, Paneer Pasanda, Subz Handi, Nawabi Ghosht, Nihari Ghosht, Handi Murgh and Biryani.
Price: Rs365to Rs 675 for kebab platter and Rs365 to Rs525 for the Royal Main Course.
When: Till the end of August.
Where: Punjabi by Nature (Vasant Vihar, Raja Garden, Gurgaon and Noida)
Olive, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi
The Olive is organizing a Mediterranean food festival with chef Shaun Kenworthy, who has come in from Kolkata.
The menu: Confit leg of duck, Lobster and potato salad, Proscuito wrapped sea Scallops, Rotolla of ricotta and spinach, Black pepper Pavalova
Price: Starters begin at Rs495, Main course dishes at Rs645
When: 21 July till July 27
Where: Olive, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi
Dome, InterContinental hotel, Marine Drive, Mumbai
For those in Mumbai, InterContinental hotel, Marine Drive has come up with a monsoon menu. You can sip wine, watch the rains, listen to jazz and dine in their rooftop lounge bar, Dome.
Monsoon menu at InterContinental Marine Drive
The menu: Baby pork ribs with BBQ sauce and red cabbage slaw; Cantonese cottage cheese wrap with hoisin, chilled cucumber & white onions; Grilled Vietnamese white fish with honey & balsamic drizzle; Chipotle & roasted pepper maki, Marinated Mushroom maki rolls, Spiced pickled vegetables & spinach sushi.
Price: Meal for two without alcohol is about Rs1,100 (taxes extra)
When: Till September.
Where: The Dome, InterContinental, Marine Drive, Mumbai.
ITC Grand Central, Mumbai
Wat to eat healthily during the monsoon? Try out ITC Grand Central’s health food menu ‘Arogya Aharam’.
Arogya Aharam at ITC Grand Central
The menu: Asafoetida tempered green peas, cracked coriander and turmeric tempered potatoes, grilled vegetables with herb oil, khichdi and a variety of health juices.
Price: It’s part of the breakfast and lunch buffet which is Rs700 and Rs995 plus taxes respectively.
When: 17 to 26 July 2009.
Where: Hornby’s Pavilion, ITC Grand Central, Mumbai.
Taj Residency, MG Road, Bangalore
Enjoy the best of Sri Lankan cuisine prepared by chef T. Pablis Silva from Sri Lanka
The menu: Cashewnut Nambra Curry, Mushroom Maaluwa, Devilled Prawn, Crab Ishtaram and Chicken Black pepper Curry
Price: Rs1,350 for dinner with two pints of Kingfisher beer
When: 17 to 26 July 2009.
Where: Cafe Mozaic, Taj Residency, MG Road, Bangalore