The much awaited Lloyd Palate Fest at Nehru Park, New Delhi that commenced on Friday, 10th February, 2017 came to an end on Sunday, 12th February after a successful three day fun-filled fiesta, and was loved by families as well as youth. It was an all-embracing food and entertainment festival packed with world-class restaurants and chefs. As every year, this year too, the fest has proven itself to be one of India’s and Delhi’s finest culinary affairs.
On entering the venue, one could see all sides of the lawn thronged with kiosks of different restaurants and sponsors. Every stall had its exclusive selections to offer that were being sold to the customers. The entry was absolutely free, so there was no hassle of standing in queue to enter. From cafes, to fine dining and hotel dining restaurants, almost each brand displayed itself in the festival. It felt as if, it was the new trend to be a part of such a fest, and those brands that were not a part of it would feel left out by the end of the event. There was no cuisine that was left untried here from basic Indian to Asian, European, American, and Mexican, each one trying to compete with the other.
Besides food, there was a plethora of entertainment activities such as band performances, celebrity walk-ins, demo cooking sessions by celebrity chefs, a kid’s zone for kids, street plays and a lot more. To give a twist to the event, there were special performances by Rangreza, Drum Circle, Agastya and Euphoria. For bloggers, there were exclusive food walks with celebrity Chef Pankaj Bhadouria, Chef Rakhi Vaswani and Chef Dinesh along with top bloggers like Sonal Mahendru (YummyDelhi) and Sachin Sahni (Sachin Sahni Reviews) and other co-bloggers that took us to almost every kiosk to taste some of their popular and best grubs and beverages.
The leading participants of the Lloyd Palate fest were Pullman and Novotel, Taj Mahal Hotel, CAARA, Ooh La La, Fat Lulu’s, Farzi Café and Made in Punjab, ITC Maurya, Banta Bar, and Kylin. There were also some retail pop-ups such as Bonhomia, Nourish Organics, Olives from Spain, Nutty Grities, Leonardo Olive Oil and The Cacao Pods.
This Japanese restaurant kiosk has its outlets in Mumbai and Ansal Plaza in Delhi, and served some of the great Japanese delicacies such as Sushi and Prawn Tempura.
With various pizzerias exhibiting their items, Fat Lulu’s pulled a lot of crowd owing to their chicken tikka and pork chorizo pizzas.
Bonhomia is one of the finest Indian coffee machine vendor company, retailing cappuccino and espresso making machines, coffee powder and beans of varied flavours and milk froth machine in India. The best flavours are chocolate and hazelnut.
Redefining the menu, Caara Cafe the British Council Library exhibited their range of basil pesto recipes such as pesto pizza, pesto pasta, toasties with pesto sauce and lot more along with a range of beverages.
Kylin opened its doors first in DLF Promenade Mall Vasant Kunj and became such a rage in town, that they even showcased their menu and popular selections at the Palate Fest.
Churning out the finest quality food and beverages, Pullman was one of the luxury dining kiosks at the Palate Fest where one could try sushi and Stuffed Chicken Wings.
Yes, the same Mumbai brand is now in Delhi, and marking great success in the industry, owing to the Deli Pork Ribs and Chorizo and Scamorza Pizza.
Turning out some great innovative poutine options, Potet 13 of Hauz Khas laid out a table at the event where one could give a shot at the German Bratkartofflen and American Chilly Cheese ones.
Taj Mahal Hotel
The Taj Mahal Hotel was also to everyone’s delight, a participant of the festival, where the favourites were Chicken Ganderi Kebabs and No-chilli Mirchi ka Halwa.
Ooh La La
Ooh La La would be the best option for people to try the waffles and pancakes with a variety of toppings and sauces.
While the Lloyd Palate Fest Delhi was the most successful event running over the weekend, the icing on the cake was the event being hosted during the Valentine Week.