Pop-Up Menu, Chef Jia at Mahjong Room – WelcomHotel Bengaluru by ITC

Chinese Master Chef Yuanzhong Jia is a renowned name in Mumbai where he has been instrumental in making Shanghai Club at ITC Grand Central as one of the prime destinations for Chinese Cuisine. If you are based out of Bangalore and love Chinese food then you are in for a treat! Mahjong Room at WelcomHotel is hosting a pop up with Chef Jia where he himself will be present to take you on a culinary journey to experience the delectable flavours of his home province Sichuan along with Hunan, which he holds close to his heart. Read on to know more about our preview dinner.

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Next Stop Kolkata – Festival Menu at Monkey Bar, Indiranagar

Next Stop Kolkata! is Monkey Bar’s take at recreating the finest flavours derived from the iconic streets of Kolkata. With the onset of Durga Pujo, the celebrations we see around Bangalore and other parts of the country in the form of Pandals where people from all walks of life come to enjoy the festivities is a delightful sight in itself, while we prepare ourselves to witness the grandeur of the festival, let’s not forget about the much needed Peyt Pujo as that’s something this post is gonna talk about.

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Smoky with a chance of Beer Cocktails – Smoke House Deli

What’s the best way to spend a lazy afternoon or a laid back and relaxed dinner with friends? Among many things that are coming to your mind, it is about indulging in some sizzling grills, refreshing beer cocktails and drowning in an enormous amount of gossip! Bangalore’s favourite all-day café and delicatessen Smoke House Deli is hosting a food festival comprising of just that, they’ve got the grills right and the beer cocktails to keep the fun times last longer. This special menu combination is available for a limited period only, so read on to know what you can expect from this food festival and make sure to let your gang know about it!

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Kebab and Roti Festival – Golden Rice

I had been to the launch of Golden Rice a few months ago, back then it was one of the few exceptionally good North Indian cuisine restaurants in Marathalli area serving delicious signature preparations in an affordable manner. This time they are hosting a limited period food festival to celebrate the history of Kebabs and Roti, a combination that has been savoured for a long time now and I was all eager to check it out!

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Awadhi Food Festival at Infinity, The Zuri Whitefield, Bengaluru

If you are among the many folks who are fond of the traditionally rich cuisine from Lucknowi region then a trip to Infinity, The Zuri Whitefield, Bengaluru is a mandatory affair before the 13th of May.  They are hosting a limited period food festival that is sure to take you on an unforgettable gastronomic journey to the princely state of Awadh. The special menu comprises of loads of dishes curated carefully under the guidance of Executive Chef Vijay David, read on to know more about my dining experience.

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Bowl Manifesto Food Festival at Mamagoto, Indiranagar

Grubitizer is back with yet another post and this time it is about Mamagoto’s limited period food festival called the Bowl Manifesto. I was invited here to try out the festive spread and was totally impressed by these massively elaborate one bowl meals where the base ingredient is rice and noodles that are paired with gravies made from seafood, meat, and a whole lot of exotic veggies. The food festival is on till the 20th of May so hurry up and devour yourself in these bowled beauties that are sure to take you for a quick spin across the Asian streets.

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Goa comes to Bengaluru – Goan Food Festival at JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Bengaluru

Goa is the first thing that probably comes to your mind if a vacation in India is what you are planning for. To me, Goa is that one place where the vibes are chilled out, life seems so colourful and the f&b scene there is just next level good. Goa comes to Bengaluru at JW Kitchen is a food festival you cannot afford to miss if you love Goan cuisine and want to revel in the charm of coastal cuisine, so be prepared as Chef Berna from Goa is all set to cast a spell on you!

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Chinese New Year Menu at 1Q1

When City’s best Asian cuisine restaurant decides to celebrate the Chinese New Year, there actually are no surprises there. 1Q1 is having a special menu to celebrate the Year of the Dog, and that comprises of dishes inspired by the lands of China along with curated festive cocktails that are sure to let you experience the traditions on your table. I was invited to experience this festive menu and having been to 1Q1 previously as well, I knew that am in for a treat! Read the post to know more about what you can expect from your visit to 1Q1 this season to try out the Chef’s special menu to celebrate the Chinese New Year!

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Celebrate the royal food of Punjab – Cubbon Pavilion, ITC Gardenia

Cubbon Pavillion at ITC Gardenia has to be on your wish list if authentic Punjabi cuisine is what you crave for. The spread is designed in a way that lets you taste the cherished family recipes of Chef Arshdeep and it is closer to how typical Punjabi household meal looks like! So you can find an abundance of hand home-made butter, smashed onions and rustic pickles on your table. Read on to know more about our culinary tales of Punjab!

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Smoke House Deli – Camp Grill Festival

Smoke House Deli is having a special menu offering extremely delicious dishes with their own signature twists that will surely be a treat to your taste buds.  So if you are among the many folks who love grills then you gotta experience the Camp Grill special menu at Smoke House Deli! The best way to describe the food festival would be – the sizzle of meat on the grill, there’s nothing like the lust of the perfect meat and who better to urge you to start an affair of the Meatilicious kind than Bangalore’s quintessential all-day café and delicatessen – Smoke House Deli.

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Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Irish House!

It is that time of the year when people across the globe celebrate the famous German festival – Oktoberfest! The Irish House is all prepared to let you experience the celebrations at its best, right from the décor to the specially curated German-inspired dishes they’ve got it all covered! We’re just two days away from the end of celebrations so read on and head over quickly to the nearest outlet.

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Hawker’s Menu at Mamagoto, Indiranagar

The word ‘Mamagoto’ translates to ‘fun with food’ and the chefs here have always managed to surprise us with their offerings. The on going Hawker’s food festival is inspired by the insanely delicious fare served at Hawker’s carts across Thailand. The vibrant platters and amazing cocktails are a visual treat in itself, so read on to know more about what’s offered as part of this food festival that is on until 31st July.

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Alba at JW Marriott – Neopolitan Food Festival

Alba at JW Marriott can be your best bet if you feel like indulging in authentic Italian specials in a premium and cosy setup that shouts elegance from the minute you step in. They’ve got something really exciting that will pamper your taste buds and impart the wonderful culinary traditions of Alba by sending food lovers through a whirlwind of flours and leaving you to crave for more, and all of this is gonna happen through the on-going Neopolitan Food Festival. The set menu is specially curated by International guest chef Nicola Costa, Senior Chef de partie of Hotel Rottnest in Australia. Read on to know more, you can also find details of the Masterclass with Chef Nicola in the post.

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Aamlicious Food Festival at Khandani Rajdhani

Mango is considered to be the king of fruits and the onset of this season is that time of the year where countless Mango lovers rush to get their hands on anything and everything that has the deliciousness of this fruit. Khandani Rajdhani is celebrating the season of Mangoes by letting you relish in an array of lip smacking delicacies which are all derived from Aam.

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Celebrate Christmas at Santa’s Feast – Flechazo

Flechazo means love at first sight, and this is exactly what happens when you come here for a meal as the entire dining  journey takes you way beyond the norms of munching food, instead it is a wonderful experience altogether. Flechazo takes pride in serving food that is inspired by two famous culinary regions – Mediterranean and Asian, MedeterrAsian cuisine as they say! During this festive season Flechazo has incorporated a brilliant spread which is part of their on-going food festival – Santa’s Feast! I was here on an invite to experience the same and trust me, the vibes inside are nothing short of that in a carnival.

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Beer, Kebab and Biryani Festival -Lido, Hyatt Bangalore

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a leading hospitality company with a proud heritage of making its guests feel more than welcome. Their Bangalore property is spread across 1.6 acres right in the middle of the city. It houses three ultra premium restaurants and my post here will talk about the on going food festival called Beer, Kebab and Biryani festival which is being showcased in Lido, an all day fine dining restaurant by the poolside.

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Flavours of Karnataka – Fairfield by Marriott, Rajajinagar

Fairfield by Marriott, Rajajinagar has come up with a one of a kind food festival called the Flavors of Karnataka. This festival aims at showcasing various cuisines from regions of Karnataka like Mangalore, Malendu, Kodagu, Udupi and Navayath. The master mind behind all the dishes included in this special menu is Chef Thirumal, a very humble and down to earth person who knows in and out about the traditional and technical aspects of what goes into the making of these authentic dishes. More details about this food festival can be found in this post, for now allow me to take you through my experience of being part of this native gastronomical journey.

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Soup & Dim Sum Festival – Hunan, Koramangala

Hunan is a four time award winning restaurant in the category of Best Chinese Restaurant conducted by Times Food Awards, this fact in itself was a major pushing force which convinced me to attend a bloggers table in their Koramangala outlet on an extremely rainy day. Well the other factor was that even though I have heard a lot about this amazing place and it is super close to my house, I never got a chance to visit Hunan before!! This post talks about their on going food festival called – The Soup and Dim Sum festival, a one of a kind food festival offering gourmet delights particularly created for the monsoon season.

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Dawat E Khas – Hyderabadi Food Festival @Grand Mercure

Grand Mercure Bangalore presents Dawat-E-Khas, a ten day long Hyderabadi Food Festival which aims at bringing the rich heritage of Hyderabadi cuisine on to your platter. Enjoy a blend of handpicked spices with an art of slow cooking and rich flavors of exquisitely prepared dishes, which will undoubtedly tantalize your taste buds. The spread is organised for dinner only and offers a wide variety of specialties savored by the Nawabs! The best part about this festival is that it is set up in ‘By The Blue’, one of the most premium pool side restaurant in Bangalore which is housed inside the Grand Mercure property. The place has brilliant picturesque view of beautiful pool surrounded by lush greenery. Read on to know more about this all amazing Food Festival, details of which can be found at the end of this post.

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