5 reasons to go for The Grub Fest this weekend!Smriti Saxena
But before we begin listing out reasons, here’s some basic information:
- When? 14-16 October, 2016
- Where?JLN Stadium, New Delhi (Entry from Gate No. 14)
- Timings?12pm to 10 pm
- Tickets: Rs.250 on Cleartrip.com; Rs.300 On-ground
Access over 70 restaurants from Delhi- NCR : Try out the amazing Grub Menus right from stalwarts such as Karim’s to new entrants like PCO, Niche Lounge & Bistro, Chull, and Ek Bar, among many others. While all of these restaurants offer great food, some have special surprises in store (like Niche, with its double-storeyed feature).
A food truck festival :Usually, there are quite a number of food trucks featured in The Grub Fest. But this time, the organisers have taken it to another level by introducing a food truck festival–The Grub Mile–within the larger venue. So you can try out the food served by over 15 food trucks that operate in Delhi NCR at the same place, including Being Truckers, Doggy Style and Burnout! The Grub Mile has a lot of potential, and might just take on the same format that the Mini Grub festivals have in the last year or so.
Live music line-up: This is one of those features that makes The Grub Fest more enjoyable. Entertainment is something that always goes well with food, and music is the best way to do it. There’s a long list of handpicked artists who would be performing on the stage at all times, regalling you with their tunes while you munch on your fair share of good grub. This time around, you’ll have artists like Nikhil Chinapa, Zaeden, Hari & Sukhmani, Tatva K, Prateek Kuhad and Dhruv Visvanath, among many others. And if that wasn’t enough, R.S.V.P will host the first ever pop-up night club at this venue!
An interactive Grub theatre :If you’re crazy about food, and want something more out of a food fest than just new dishes to try, then The Grub Fest has the perfect fix for you. You can interact with prominent chefs, learn recipes and new cooking techniques at the Weber Grub Theatre. With chefslike Hanisha Singh, Rohan D’Souza, and Jamsheed Bhote at the helm of these activities, you’ll learn a lot and have fun while you’re at it. Plus, you can also attend mixology sessions with the mixologists from Auro Bar and Niche.
A Grub Market for your needs: If you want to change or upgrade your lifestyle by going gourmet or organic, you can interact with and sort out your selections from the many brands at the fest. Some of the biggest organic and gourmet product brands, including Raw Pressery, Odyssey India, Artisan Palate, Feedshare, The Food Art Factory, Cakeatouille and Lyall Farm Store, will present their wide range of gelato, ice creams, homemade jams, baked goodies, desserts, and fresh produce right from the farms.
Apart from these, you could also try out Scotch and Irish whisky tastings at the Ballantine’s Appreciation Session and the Jameson Block Party. Now that’s where all the whisky-lovers in Delhi should definitely head to.
Image courtesy : The Gurb Fest