Must Attend Food Festivals in December

When I think about what to do in the last month of the year, the only thought which rules my mind is eat, party and repeat. During this month, all restaurants deck up beautifully to bid adieu to the year in a style and make sure to impress its guests by hosting carefully curated food festivals. There are so many food festivals happening just to make December to remember, however, I feel the month should be declared as NO DIETING DECEMBER. Anyways, here is the ready recknor of festivals that you can’t miss:-

Street Food Festival, Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium

Must Attend Food Festivals in December

Pull your socks to indulge in chatpata flavours of Street Food Festival. Vendors every nook and corner of the country will be bringing with the speciality of their city like Girdhar Lal with his mutton seekh kebabs and chicken korma, Akbar Chacha and his Chicken 65 from Karnataka, Vijal with his garlic and mutton litti soaked in ghee, from Bihar and a lot more.

Where: Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road
Date: December 11 – December 13
Timings: 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Entry: INR 60

Grub Fest Weekend, DLF Cyber Hub

Must Attend Food Festivals in December

Grub Fest is back again with the popular brands like Indigo Deli, Khan Chacha, Flyp @ MTV, Koyla Kebab, Sushiya, Natural Ice Cream, Bombaykery, Hive, World Pizza Journey, Wow Momo, Momocha, Orange Chopsticks, Iqbal’s Mughal Cuisine, Brown Sugar, 34 Chowringhee Lane, Fluffles, Happy Hakka, Grillz, Handi, Bonjour. You can also participate in other activities like live demonstrations, chef interactions and a lot more.

Shopping enthusiasts can shop for The Grub Market which will exhibit vegetables to salads homemade jams, namkeen, ice-creams, cupcakes, honey, aam papad, gluten free cakes and biscuits and delectable desserts.

Where: DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon
Date: December 11 – December 13
Timings: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Entry: Free 

Delhi Cocktail Week

Must Attend Food Festivals in December

The cocktail culture in India has always been vibrant and has evolved over the period of time. With the propensity towards the finest cocktail in India, Elixir Coterie, a platform which brings the alcohol connoisseurs together, hosts the Delhi Cocktail Week. A weeklong celebration of the cocktail craftsmanship which will be taking place at 150+ restaurants & bars across the city with a variety of tasting sessions, parties and master classes in the art of pouring the perfect concoction. The festival will cater the finest signature cocktail from the renowned international and Indian mixologists including Hannah Van Ongevalle (Belgium), Simone Caporale(London), Hannah Waters (Singapore), Antonio Lai (Hong Kong), Arijit Bose (Singapore), Hemant Pathak (New York), Andrea Fidora (Dubai), Karina Agarwal, Evgenya Prazdnik  and Aanchal Kaushal (India).

Where:  PCO, Smokeys, Lodi, Beer Café, Cafe Delhi Heights, Mamagoto, Bulldogs, Vault Café, GaramDharam, Hungry Monkey, Zerruco, Barcelos, Fork You, Westin, Le Meriden, Summerhouse Café, The Backyard, Raasta, Yes Minister, Hard Rock Café and many more
Date: December 12 – December 19
Timings: 12:00 pm onwards
Cost for two: INR 400 plus taxes onwards

Tapas Food Festival, Pintxo Restaurant

Must Attend Food Festivals in December

Fall in love with Spanish cuisine all over again by savouring its authentic flavours at Tapas Food Festival hosted by Pintxo Restaurant.  The special menu offers options like Albondigas en Salasa Espanola, Gambas al Ajillo, Calamares Fritos, Tortilla Espanolla, Patatas Bravas, Tomate o Pollo Bruschetta graciously smothered with extra virgin oil and garlic, sherry vinegar infused with fresh mushrooms.

Where: Pintxo Restaurant, Gurgaon
Date: on till December 15
Timings: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Cost for two: INR 3,000

Kababs Of The World, The Great Kabab Factory, Radisson Blu Marina

Must Attend Food Festivals in December

Get your ticket to relish the kababs from all the over the world at Radisson Blu Marina’s Kababs Of The World Festival. The festival features Kabab delicacies from India, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey and more. You can choose from options like Makai Ke Kabab, Galouti Kabab, Harey Moong Ka Tikka and Subz Galouti Kabab to name a few.

Where: The Great Kabab Factory, Radisson Blu Marina, CP
Date: on till December 15
Timings: 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Cost for two: INR 2,598 plus taxes

Robata Festival, Dao

Must Attend Food Festivals in December

This winter fall, DAO comes alive with the whiff of the charcoal magic as they celebrate the open grill and Robata Festival. Robata refers to a method of cooking, similar to barbecue, in which items of food on skewers are slow-grilled over hot charcoal. You can indulge in specialties like Pork Fillet in garlic pepper marination, Marinated Prawn served with seafood sauce, Bacon Unwrapped with Asparagus and Enoki Mushrooms, Vegetable Satay marinated in Peanut Sauce and lots more.

Where: Dao, GK 1, N Block
Date: on till December 15
Timings: 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Cost for two: INR 2,950 plus taxes

The Diabetic Food Trail, Bailamos

Must Attend Food Festivals in December

After over-indulging in sweets, take a break and tantalise your taste buds with sugar-free food as Bailamos is hosting The Diabetic Food Trail. On offer will be dishes like Avocado and Asparagus Green Mix, Tabbouli Salad, Spinach and Leek Red Bean Soup, Roasted Chicken with Couscous, Grilled Vegetables in Balsamic Tomato Sauce with Brown Rice, Strawberry banana Delight and a lot more.

Where: Bailamos, Punjabi Bagh
Date: on till December 15
Timings: 11:00 am onwards
Cost for two: INR 1,500 plus taxes

Winter Warm Drinks, Bailamos

Must Attend Food Festivals in December

Warm up around the fireplace this holiday season with these delicious winter drinks and cocktails at Bailamos. They have a plenty of options to offer like Naughty Mulled Wine, Daiquiri Hot Punch, Classic Irish Coffee, Hot Spiked Mocha and many more.

Where: Bailamos, Punjabi Bagh
Date: on till December 15
Timings: 11:00 am onwards
Cost for two: INR 1,500 plus taxes

Winter Cocktails, Tease, Vivanta By Taj

Must Attend Food Festivals in December

Vivanta by Taj, Gurgaon is introducing exciting Winter Cocktails at Tease.
Pick from six exciting new cocktails and pair them with scrumptious finger food to satiate your palate. Indulge in bursts of fresh flavours, in an electrifying ambience, with Mocha Magnificio paired with Beijings Crispy Corn Pepper Salt; Spiced Toddy with Chilled Prawn and Mango Salsa; Chocolate Luxe with Scamorza Scented Vegetable Quesadillas; Cinnamon Kiss with Bhatti Ka Murgh; Wacky Monk with Lamb Pepper Fry; Torrid Fiery with Non-veg Kebab Platter.

Where: Tease, Vivanta By Taj, Gurgaon
Date: on till December 20
Timings: 01:00 pm onwards
Cost for two: INR 1,500 plus taxes

Smoked Food Festival, Nagaland’s Kitchen

Must Attend Food Festivals in December

Nagaland’s Kitchen is hosting Smoked Food Festival where Naga chefs will be preparing authentic smoked cuisine. Some of the highlights of the festival include Smoked Pork, Akhuni, Anishi, Mix Vegetable Boil, Rosep Aon, Smoked River Fish with Naga Herbs, Smoked Pork with Naga Chilli and Smoked Chicken with Naga Chilli among others.

Where: Nagaland’s Kitchen, Green Park
Date: on till December 20
Timings: 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Cost for two: INR 1,200 plus taxes

Steaks and Sizzler Fiesta, The Samavar, The Ashok Hotel

Must Attend Food Festivals in December

Indulge yourself in handcrafted smoked Steaks and Sizzlers at The Samavar. From Fish Cilantro to Sizzling Chicken, the non-veg menu offers a variety of chicken, lamb and fish delicacies to choose from.

Where: The Samavar, The Ashok Hotel
Date: on till December 30
Timings: 12:00 pm onwards
Cost for two: INR 900 plus taxes onwards

Brewtails, The Beer Cafe

Must Attend Food Festivals in December

It’s that time of the year when you can sit back and relax, indulge in a cocktail or two and make merry! This December, The Beer Cafe introduces one of the finest signature beer cocktails menu – Brewtails curated by Studio De Monin to brighten up the month of celebrations. The menu offers options like Sweet Pepper – a zesty blend of lager, grapefruit and strawberry, Minty Beerijito – a classic cocktail with a beery twist and much more.

Where: The Beer Cafe
Date: on till December 31
Timings: 12:00 pm onwards
Cost for two: INR 370 plus taxes onwards

Hot Pot Hotshot Winter, Guppy by ai

Must Attend Food Festivals in December

Winter calls for hot pots, and hot pots call for chicken. Or, in this case, black chicken. Guppy’s winter menu brings the Japanese favourite, Nabe, to India, starring ‘Karaknath’ – the Indian black chicken. Also in store are Prawn and Veg hot pots, and a few other treats.

Where: Guppy by ai, Lodhi Colony
Date: on till December 31
Timings: 07:00 pm – 12:30 am
Cost for two: INR 1,800 plus taxes onwards

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