Food Festivals And Restaurants Offers In November-December 2023 That Are Not To Be Missed

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Exploring diverse flavours and culinary experiences is an adventure for the senses. Food festivals and restaurant offers are the perfect gateways to immerse yourself in the world of gastronomy. These events allow you to sample a wide array of dishes and discover unique regional cuisines, all in one place. This month, we have some exciting food festivals that promise to tantalise your taste buds and offer an unforgettable culinary journey. Don’t forget to visit these festivals with your loved ones for a gastronomical experience like never before.

Mark Your Calendar For These Irresistible Food Festivals And Pop-Ups Happening In November-December 2023:

7th Konnichiwa Japan Festival at DLF Avenue Saket

Brimming with Japanese culture, Konnichiwa Japan Festival, now in its 7th edition, is all geared up to return at the DLF Avenue Saket in New Delhi. As the Venue Partner, DLF Avenue adds its unique charm to the festival, providing the perfect backdrop for this 2-day Japanese cultural extravaganza. Organized by World Heritage Academy (WHA) in collaboration with Konnichiwa Japan Club and title sponsor Asahi Japanese Destination Management Company, the festival is set to captivate Indian audiences with a myriad of authentic Japanese delicacies, captivating performances, and engaging talks.
Where: DLF Avenue Saket in New Delhi
When: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

A Flavourful Heritage: The Cuisine Of Kashmir at JW Marriott Aerocity New Delhi

Get ready for an exciting culinary journey as JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity will be showcasing ‘A Flavourful Heritage: The Cuisine of Kashmir’ at K3, New Delhi’s Food Theatre. Experience the rich taste of Kashmiri hospitality and enjoy mouth-watering dishes like Nadru Kebabs, Rogan Josh, Chaman Qaliya, Subz Pulao, and more, all prepared in the authentic Kashmiri Pandit cooking style. Join us for an unforgettable dining experience right in the heart of Delhi. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the flavours of Kashmir – a treat for your taste buds awaits!
When: 17th – 26th November
Where: K3, JW Marriott Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi 

Jazz Brunch at Qla

Qla, the popular European restaurant located in Mehrauli, recently hosted a Sunday program featuring the internationally acclaimed music collective led by Igor Burtman, a renowned jazz artist. The iconic venue, celebrated for its exquisite ambience and diverse culinary offerings, provided the perfect setting for this extraordinary musical experience. The jazz concert hosted by Mr. Ranjan Chopra,  an avid jazz enthusiast, the event drew over 150 attendees, including distinguished artists, social activists, and professionals from various fields. As guests savoured carefully curated wines and indulged in exquisite food pairings, the event unfolded as a symphony of flavours and melodies, creating a warm and soulful atmosphere. Be on the lookout for more such enticing events at Qla.
Where: Seven Style Mile, Kalka Das Marg, next to Qutab Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi
When: December 3, 2023

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MKT X Neighbors Pop-Up

Delhi’s MKT at The Chanakya has collaborated with ‘Neighbors,’ a California-style cafe nestled in the vibrant city of Goa, for a 3-day pop-up, starting December 8th (until December 10th). The pop-up event will present the fusion of MKT, The Chanakya’s luxury dining experience, with Chef Konnark Sharma’s delightful assortment of classic and innovative dishes prepared with fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
The pop-up menu, curated by one of India’s most dynamic young chefs, Chef Konnark Sharma, promises the best of Neighbors’ eclectic coastal fare. The menu will be live for customers from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Diners can expect dishes straight out of Chef Konnark’s kitchen; explore the fusion of tastes with mouthwatering dishes such as Duck & Cherry Sambousek or the melt-in-your-mouth Butter-Basted Prawns; or heavily spiced dishes such as Moorish Pinchos or Lamb Albondigas; the menu has a variety of choices for all preferences
When: December 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2023
Timings: 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Nabe Festival at Sakura, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, New Delhi

Nabe is the most popular and classic winter food in Japan and Sakura brings a specially curated Nabe menu for this season to let you enjoy Japanese cuisine beyond sushi and sashimi. Nabe or hot pots are cooked on the paper on the table itself over a candle fire and diners get to experience myriad tastes and textures of meats, exotic seafood and vegetables soaked in a flavoursome stock.
Relish vegetarian and non-vegetarian Nabe served with classical brilliance. You can choose from Tori Kamisuki Nabe (Hot Pot with chicken and vegetables), Salmon Kamisuki Nabe (Hot Pot with salmon and vegetables), Buta Kamisuki Nabe (Hot pot with pork and vegetables), Ebi Kamisuki Nabe (Hot pot with prawn and vegetables), Kinoko Kamisuki Nabe (Hot pot with Japanese mushroom and vegetables), Yodufu (Hot pot with tofu and vegetables) and more from the menu.
When: On till  23rd Dec, 2023, 1800 hrs – 2230 hrs
Where: Sakura, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Bangla Sahib Road, New Delhi 


The Autumn Festival

The second edition of the Autumn Festival, a prelude to the renowned Hornbill Festival, will be held at the Nagaland House. It is being organized by Nagaland Tourism and offers patrons an opportunity to explore the state’s rich cultural tapestry, showcasing the finest in food, textiles, handicrafts, art, and music. The festival will be celebrated over the course of two days. Here, you can enjoy authentic Naga dishes such as Athuma Kha, Machihan, Pumpkin Stew, Chicken in Axone Sauce, among many more. With such delightful culinary offerings and other cultural experiences, this festival is a must-visit. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore the culture in depth.
When: 3rd & 4th November, 2023
Where: Nagaland House, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi

Kashmiri Food Pop-Up At Diya

The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences, best known for its luxury and excellence, is hosting a ‘Kashmiri food pop-up’ at Diya. The signature Indian restaurant, Diya collaborated with Chef Rajni to bring to you, depth full cooking from Kashmiri Pandit Cuisine for over two weeks.
The special menu is prepared by home chef Rajni Jinsi, a homemaker who grew up in Anantnag and learned the art of cooking from her mother. Chef Rajni cooking and dishes are close to her heart, and she is excited to dish out traditional Kashmiri Pandit cuisine delicacies during this exclusive pop-up at Diya, The Leela Ambience Gurugram.
When: from November 17th to 26th, 2023 
Where: The Leela Ambience Gurugram

Kashmiri Pop Up At Diya

Kashmiri Food Pop-Up At Diya

Pizza Festival at Smoke House Deli

Pizza enthusiasts, get ready for a delightful experience as Smoke House Deli is gearing up to host an exclusive pizza festival just for you. The festival boasts a special menu featuring a diverse array of delectable pizzas, each offering unique flavours and tantalising toppings that will set your taste buds aflutter. Crafted with only the freshest ingredients, these pizzas guarantee a flawlessly baked, pillowy soft dough. Prepare to indulge in the goodness of fresh, house-made cheese, complemented by rich sauces and toppings that are simply irresistible. With a wide range of options to choose from, make sure to savour the flavours of ‘The Naked Pizza,’ ‘The Panuzzo,’ and ‘The Neo Neapolitan Pizza.’ This festival is a paradise for pizza lovers, an experience you shouldn’t miss.
When: 16th November onwards
Where: Outlets at Vasant Kunj, Saket, and Sector 66, Gurugram

Kolkata Food Festival at Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place

Imagine relishing the best of Kolkata’s street food right in the heart of New Delhi. The Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place brings you the Kolkata Street Food Festival, a celebration of Bengal’s culture and cuisine. Renowned chefs have meticulously curated a special selection of dishes, faithfully recreating the flavours and traditions of the region.
From beloved classics that everyone adores to hidden culinary gems representing Bengali traditions, this 12-day food festival at Fifty9 promises something for everyone. The extensive menu showcases a masterpiece of flavours from Bengal, featuring a rich variety of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights prepared using authentic traditional methods and ingredients. Don’t miss this opportunity to savour the authentic essence of Kolkata’s street food.
When: 1st November-12th November. 7:00 pm to 11: 00 pm
Where: Fifty9 at the Radisson Blu Marina Hotel in Connaught Place, New Delhi

Giants of Jazz  at The Piano Man

For music and food enthusiasts, The Piano Man is bringing back the highly anticipated Giants of Jazz festival, and it promises to be a soulful feast for all. This edition features not one, but two spectacular events, with the first edition taking place from 1st to 5th November 2023, and 2nd edition from 12th to 18th December 2023. The festival offers an incredible lineup with three venues, eight international bands, and a total of fifteen performances. The venues include The Piano Man Safdarjung, The Piano Man Gurugram, and The Piano Man New Delhi. The festival brings together the finest jazz musicians from around the world, making it a dream come true for jazz aficionados.
As you savour the mesmerising tunes of jazz, you can also relish delectable food and beverages provided by The Piano Man’s exquisite culinary offerings. With this musical and gastronomic extravaganza, you’re in for a delightful and harmonious experience.

 ‘World Italian Cuisine Week’ At MKT

In celebration of World Italian Cuisine Week, MKT at The Chanakya is hosting a ‘World Italian Cuisine Week’ The pop-up event will showcase the richness of Italian culinary heritage and reveal the hidden recipes behind some of Italy’s renowned spirits. MKT at The Chanakya strives to showcase regional culinary fare, including food and wine, as well as tourism experiences. The special menu is designed by Chef Rinki Saha, an Executive Sous Chef at MKT to create an unrivalled gourmet experience. The assortment features a tapestry of Italian curations, ranging from Fresh Burratini and Asparagus Risotto to Saffron & Lemon Shrimp risotto and Pistachio Crusted Grilled Lamb Chops and much more. 
 Celebrating the diversity of Italian culture, the experiential destination boasts a weeklong food menu along with a beverage menu curated with Campari’s portfolio. 
When: From November 13th until November 19th, 2023. 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Where: MKT, The Chanakya Delhi

A Greek Harmony Of Flavors at The Pavillion

A weeklong celebration of Greek authentic delights can be relished at The Pavilion at ITC Maurya. This culinary showcase is led by the Executive Chef of the Presidency of Greece, Vasilis Bekas, awarded Best Chef of Europe for 2022, together with his team, Chefs Christina Tzanoulinou and Vassiliki Beka are coming to fill your palates with the fascinating tastes of Greece! Savour authentic dishes such as Traditional Greek Fava, Kotopita, Moussaka and desserts including Karidopita, Galatopita and more. A real Greek treat for Delhi foodies.
When: 19th -25th November’23. Dinner Buffet, 7 pm – 11.30 pm. 

The Pavillion

The Pavillion

Bandra Born, Mumbai

Chef Gresham Fernandes has curated a splendid 12-week pop-up inspired by his memories of Bandra as well as his travels around the globe. Located in the space previously occupied by the popular Salt Water Cafe, Bandra Born is one of the season’s hottest openings that you can’t afford to miss. Behind many of the memorably named dishes are stories and references to Bandra culture, bearing Chef Gresham’s signature style. From the menu, we especially loved the melt-in-the-mouth ‘Like Fugias, But Not,’ the flavourful ‘Posh Hearsch Puff’ and the hearty ‘B.A.T.A. Pasta.’ The spirit-forward cocktails, curated by Pankaj Balachandran, are equally captivating. ‘Gresh’s Juice’ (tequila, mezcal, amaro and vermouth) is a bracing concoction we highly recommend. If you want to play it safe, opt for the refreshing ‘Patricia’s Pussycats’ (vodka, orgeat, aperol). As for the vibes and decor, you’ll have to visit to discover their buzzing wonders for yourself. 
Where: Annexe, 87, Rose Minar, Chapel Rd, Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
When: 7.30/8 pm to 10 pm and then 10 pm till late (No kids under the age of 18 for second seating or weekend dinners)

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Global Street Food Festival at Nine Dine, Jio World Drive, Mumbai

The Global Street Food Festival at Nine Dine, Jio World Drive offers diners an incredible opportunity to explore the best of street food from around the world. Nine amazing restaurants are participating in this one-of-a-kind food festival you should not miss. Highlights include Indigo Deli’s Food Truck Menu, Neel’s and Spiceopedia’s street indulgences from various parts of India, Kofuku’s Japanese delicacies, Arbab’s grilled delights, Goan specialities by The Sassy Spoon, Grandmama’s Cafe’s Irani classics, Fried Chicken and Wraps by Legit and Flax’s healthy and wholesome offerings. 
When: 6th-19th November 2023
Where: Jio World Drive, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai.

Mumbai Coffee Festival, Jio World Drive, Mumbai

Are you a coffee lover? Then you need to check out the three-day extravaganza that is the Mumbai Coffee Festival at Jio World Drive. Explore a tantalizing range of coffee blends curated by 30+ Coffee Roasters, including renowned as well as up-and-coming roasters from across India. The Festival will also introduce its exclusive creation, the MCF 2.0 Blend, a unique concoction only available during the event. Attendees can learn the art of coffee brewing from experts in the field or participate in other types of workshops and masterclasses. They can catch the semi-finals and finals of the Latte Art Prodown as 25+ baristas compete against each other to showcase their niche talents. Attendees can also relish coffee cocktails and a wide range of savoury delights as part of their festival experience. 
When: October 24th – 26th, 2023. Timing for Friday: 4 pm to 10 pm; Timing for Saturday – Sunday: 2 pm to 10 pm
Where: South Sky, Jio World Drive
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Palate Fest 2023, Delhi

Palate Fest 2023, India’s premier culinary extravaganza, is back with a grand celebration this month. This eagerly awaited event serves as a showcase for the best in food and beverages, featuring renowned chefs, diverse cuisines, and passionate food enthusiasts. Supported by the Ministry of Tourism G20 and Delhi Tourism, Palate Fest 2023 promises a unique and accessible culinary experience.
The event boasts a diverse range of well-established and emerging food brands, offering a variety of flavours and culinary delights. Visitors can enjoy performances by celebrities, participate in masterclasses led by distinguished chefs, and explore a dedicated Kids Zone, an ice skating rink, a Gaming Truck, and more. Palate Fest 2023 is a must-visit for food lovers looking to indulge in an array of culinary experiences, making it a fantastic weekend getaway for the whole family.
When: 18th & 19th November, 2023
Where:  Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in Central Delhi
Price: Tickets start at INR 249

Thai Sojourn with Chef Nisa Yimthong, Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi

Embark on a culinary journey through the vibrant tapestry of authentic Thai flavours meticulously woven together by the talented Chef Nisa Yimthong at Tamra. Immerse yourself in a gastronomic adventure with a sumptuous traditional buffet, featuring highlights like the Sukhumvit Night Noodle Soup Cart, the exquisite Whole Steamed Fish with Lemongrass, the delectable Thai Fritto Mix Fried Seafood, and the tantalising Tub Tim Krob. Complementing this array of mouthwatering dishes are a selection of Thai-inspired beverages that will transport you to the bustling streets of Thailand. Experience the artistry of Thai cuisine and indulge your senses in an unforgettable dining experience at Tamra. 
Where: Tamra, Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi
When: 17th – 26th November, 2023, Lunch and Dinner

Sunday Alfresco Brunch, The Lodhi, New Delhi

Experience the ultimate open-air Sunday brunch at Elan, The Lodhi, New Delhi, starting November 5th. Amidst lush greens, talented chefs showcase their expertise at live cooking stations. Indulge in global cuisines, craft cocktails, and live music, with engaging activities for kids. Savour fresh delights from the Barbecue Live Counter, Antipasti on your Table, Teppanyaki, Weber Grills, Live Pasta, Pizza Counters, and a Sushi Bar. Explore flavours of Asian Stir Fry, Coastal, and Indian delicacies, concluding with delectable desserts meticulously crafted for an unforgettable dining experience.
Date: From November 5th onwards
Where: Elan – The Lodhi, New Delhi
Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Price: Champagne – INR 6,600; Sparkling – INR 5,000; Non-Alcoholic – INR 4,000; Kids (6 to 12 years) – INR 1,500

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