New Delhi: For food loving Delhiites a new international food festival offers another opportunity to experience the city's food and drink culture.
The three-day festival, 'New Delhi Palate Fest 2014' is set to begin from November 28 at the Nehru Park here.
"The whole idea is that it's got to be a family day. A fun day for all, be it an 8 year old or a 70 year old," says Aditi Kapoor, co-founder and director of the event.
The festival is set to include gourmet market zone, cookery workshops to experience Delhi's food and drink culture and food styling. Beginning from 11 am and would remain open till late at night.
"There is going to be a lot of music. There is a children's corner with bubbles, musicians, clowns and a lot more. So it is not just one thing. It's like a market area with gourmet, interesting ingredients and ample products for people to explore," says Ruchi Sibal, co-founder and director of the event.
The founders say that entry is free for all. People just need to get passes from before for easy entry and to avoid the queue.
"You just have to come in and pay where you are eating. All the restaurants are coming up with specialized menu; smaller menu, smaller prices. So that people can go around and try more stuff rather than just have a full meal at one place," says Kapoor.
"We don't just want people to eat at two places and miss the other delicacies. Because why do you go to a food festival? You have 44 places and you just eat at two? So we want people to explore different cuisines," adds Sibal.
Sharing their experience on the initiation of the festival, the founders said that they started out with a thought that they want to do something for the food industry since they were passionate about food but later it took its own shape and turned out to be a big one.
"We have such festivals all over the world, whether it is London or New York, Sydney, Singapore, everywhere. Then why not in Delhi?" asks Kapoor.
"Till now we have had festivals and events for fashion, design, music but nothing for food; nothing that promotes the gourmet," says Sibal.