HT Palate Fest: Time for Delhi food lovers to groove

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Metro - Htre­porters@hin­dus­tan­

NEW DELHI: This is that time of the year when you can rel­ish on mouth-wa­ter­ing food and see some of the best mu­sic bands in the coun­try per­form. The Hin­dus­tan Times Palate Fest 2017, the big­gest and orig­i­nal food fes­ti­val in the In­dian sub­con­ti­nent, is back with its lat­est edi­tion to sa­ti­ate dis­cern­ing palates in the cap­i­tal fea­tur­ing gas­tro­nom­i­cal de­lights.

The three-day ex­trav­a­ganza be­gins on Fri­day, November 17, at Nehru Park. As the chilly weather starts set­tling in Delhi and the smog clears, it’s the per­fect weather to get out with your fam­ily and friends.

The Palate Fest brings a wide range of culi­nary de­lights—from brands such as Taj, Roseate, Veda, ITC to lo­cal but im­mensely pop­u­lar in­clud­ing Giani and Keven­ters—at one place. The cuisines at of­fer are Chi­nese, Mex­i­can, Ital­ian, street food and Le­banese. The three-day fes­ti­val will wit­ness per­for­mances by Astitva, In­dian Ocean, Eu­pho­ria, Rock­naama & Raf­taar.

This is the ninth edi­tion of Palate that is held across Delhi, Chandigarh and Goa. The last Delhi edi­tion was in Fe­bru­ary this year. The Global No­madic Arts Project, book zone, talks by ac­tor Yami Gau­tam and crick­eter Viren­der Se­hwag were some of the highlights of the fest.

Palate fea­tured in­cred­i­ble mu­si­cal tal­ent from the in­dus­try like the bands Ze­hen, Tarkash,

Swarveda, Su­mit Singh Duo, Ran­greza The Band, Drum Cir­cle, Eu­pho­ria and Adil Khan as well as live cook­ing ses­sions by pop­u­lar chefs such as Saby and Pankaj.

There was a street play per­for­mance, Ram Ka­haan Hain, by Gur­gaon The­atre Group, based on the De­cem­ber 16 gang rape. There was de­li­cious food and drinks from some of the best restau­rants, ho­tels and even Mex­i­can and Ethiopian em­bassies.

From the lawn in front of the main stage to the Mar­ket Zone and beyond, the venue had a lot to be ex­plored.

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