From Turkish, Malay, Japanese and Punjabi to Purani Dilli dishes, these food festivals in Bengaluru are offering eclectic flavours
Work up a good appetite before you head to these five eclectic food festivals happening in town this week
Raj Pavilion hosts this Turkish food festival all week. Curated by the in-house chef the menu includes traditional dishes like Kumpir, Pide or Lahmacun, Kofte, and Turkish Mezze with sesame and paprika lavash. If you have a sweet tooth you must not miss the assorted Baklava, Turkish chocolate pudding and the Turkish Kunefe. Feast on the best dishes from this Eurasian country.
Rs 1995++. October 11-12, dinner only. At ITC Windsor, Windsor Square
Taste of Malaysia
Malay food lovers, attention! Chefs Roslan Adnan and Antonio from Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa (from Kota Kinabalu) are in town, and the two talented men have whipped an eclectic menu for the 10-day food festival. Sample dishes like Soto Ayam, Rendang Ayam Chilli Padi, Roti Jala, Nasi Kuning and Rebong Masak Lemak. End your meal on a sweet note with traditional desserts like Kueh Lapis, Bubur Caca and Sago Nangka.
Rs 1,375++ upwards. October 12-22, lunch and dinner. At b Cafe, Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru, Palace Road
Tales of Purani Dilli
Those who love the food from the gullies of old Delhi will be treated to some of the signature dishes at Punjab Grill all this month. Chef Amitesh Virdi's menu includes delectable options like Bheja Masala with Khamiri Roti, Paaya Curry, Galouti Kebab, Bedmi Puri with Kachaloo Sabji and the iconic Old Delhi Chole Bhature. If your mouth is watering by reading this, then just head to Punjab Grill to feast on this lavish fare.
Rs 1,400 for two. Until October 28, all day. At Orion Mall, Rajajinagar
Chatpati Gali Festival
Inorbit Mall is known for the extensive food festivals that it hosts. This weekend it's the turn of the Chatpati Gali Festival, a street food festival. The assortment of dishes includes chaats from Mumbai and Delhi, different varieties of dosas and more.
October 12-13, 5 pm onwards. At Inorbit Mall, Whitefield
Japanese Food Festival
It's a steakhouse, but Portland is known for its out-of-the-box festivals and promotions. So head to the Brunton Road venue if you are craving Japanese food. On the menu are dishes like Asparagus Chicken Tempura Roll With Ume Paste, Kabayaki Perch (Fish) With Mirin, Sake and Sesame and more.
October 12-20, lunch and dinner. At Portland Steakhouse Brunton Road