10th to 12th February 2017 was known as the foodies weekend coz there were 4 food festivals taking place in Delhi NCR. In just one weekend it was impossible to go to all 4 food festivals, so we had to choose one! I had never been to Palate Fest before so I chose to go there. Held at Nehru Park, it opened doors from 11 AM to 11 PM from Feb 10 to 12, 2017.
Palate Fest Reimagined 2017 is known as an all-encompassing Food & Music Festival jam packed with exclusive fine-dining restaurants & world class chefs, Palate fest has proven itself to be one of India’s best culinary events, loved by families and the youth alike. So Team ChicLifeByte with an empty stomach went ahead to explore the culinary delights from the best of the restaurants under the open sky! The big wide lawn with colourful branding of the fest welcomed us whole-heartedly!
Let us all take out some time from our daily routine to taste the real street flavours of India be it from Purab, Paschim, Uttar or Dakshin- all regional flavours under one roof in a hygienic environment at The Masala Trail (TMT) by Osama Jalali.
Who doesn’t like to go for a shopping spree? It would be any girl’s dream to spend a day at a premium shopping center like Select CITYWALK amongst the national and international brands it offers. For me, my retail therapy usually ends with food therapy and while we go mad selecting the right dress or the right attire for an upcoming event or occasion, it is important to get the right fuel for your body! And that’s when we head to the superior restaurants here. Select CITYWALK gives us a choice between Confectionary, Cafes and Fine Dining restaurants which I think is great because we always have either a little hunger and do not want something too heavy while at times we are completely done with our shopping hauls and want a nice relaxing comfortable meal at a fine dining restaurant. So, lets see what the place holds for us. The food selection is divided in 3 heads:
Everybody loves his or her cup of favourite tea blend every morning or even after a walk or stressful day to retire, a cup of happiness is what you need. However the blends we take are high on caffeine but I recently attend Teamonk Global Workshop 2017 by Teamonk who are the connoisseurs of specialty teas. Infact they are the only tea venture offering quality pure & natural teas created & grown in harmony of Arunachal, Assam, Nilgiris & Darjeeling. Let the freshest leaves distil in water from the brewer to your favourite tea cup and in your belly to satiate your senses.
Fresc Co located in Janpath, Connaught Place and Ambience Mall, Gurgaon is the perfect place to dine-in for couples & family especially when Valentine’s Day is coming. Whether you are planning to surprise your beloved or your best friend or family, a meal at Fresc Co will ensure you have a perfect time.
Guppy- a contemporary outlet in the heart of the city has a lot to offer other than authentic Japanese cuisine and mesmerizing ambiance.
As you enter the cozy place, you get to take a seat in the open-air seating area that allows you to enjoy the freshness of the weather as well as your hot piping food. Caution: you should take a seat inside if you are allergic to smoke as the open-air seating allows guests to make judicious use of cigars and cigarettes. We preferred to walk in and take a seat in a comfy corner. You get a warm welcomed by the ever-so-sweet staff and also get to see live preparations that the chef is mastering.
The much-awaited meal for the winter month is now on ChicLifeByte’s palette which brings together Kashmir’s alluring flavours and takes you on a culinary voyage. The delightful Kashmiri spices are brought from the heaven of beauty, the “Flavours of Kashmir” festival being held at Caraway, the Indian speciality restaurant at The Grand New Delhi organized in association with Saal by Sunil Tickoo keeping in mind the two distinctive cooking styles of the valley- Kashmiri Pundit style and Kashmiri Wazwan cuisine. While Kashmiri Muslim cuisine is partial to onions, garlic & tomatoes, the authentic Pundit cuisine is absolutely devoid of them, be it non-vegetarian or vegetarian cuisines with elements of richness and balancing of flavours. Signature dishes include Gosthaba, Tabak Maza, Rista, Nadur Yakhni, Shufta and many more. Not to forget the authentic Rogan Josh!
Tourist in Janpath is a place representing the journey of a “traveller” whether in interiors, books, pictures or food which one finds amazing & unique with the comfortable seating. One takes a look around and there is a bar set in one corner with edgy, free spirited & travel centric interiors along with a VIP lounge & a rooftop where you can stay till the last dance. The 1200 sq. ft area spread over three floors even has a live train, travel library, live kitchen… you cannot ask for anything more.
Perched between two storeys, the first floor accommodating the dining area and an open terrace, Locale is a treat for foodies in Saket. After long, the PVR Anupam market in Saket is gaining popularity and inviting footfall owing to the new eateries opening here. One such place is Locale. The entrance has a good vibe to start with and the ambience is ideal for couples, groups or friends or families alike.
Isn’t college the phase of life you want to relive and miss the most? So here is Prankster for you- India’s First Food & Brewery Campus inspired from college life. For people who love food & good music, Prankster is a place you would love!