New Delhi, February 012023: Palate Fest 2023, the original food festival and the largest in the Indian subcontinent, is back with its latest edition, in collaboration with Mirchi Live, bigger and better than ever before! The two-day food extravaganza is coming to satiate discerning palates across all ages with a host of gastronomical delights and is taking place at a brand new venue, the versatile Aerocity Grounds at GMR Aerocity. The fest will be on from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM on the 4 th and 5 th of February 2023.
The new, beautifully landscaped venue overlooking Delhi’s newest golf course was selected at Aerocity, to ensure it remains convenient for residents of both Delhi and Gurgaon to attend this year’s Palate Fest. Not just that, but the conveniently located Aerocity Metro station makes traveling to the venue hassle-free. The much-awaited family affair once again brings together India’s finest restaurants, food enthusiasts, chefs, entertainers, and musicians, a smorgasbord of food tastings, entertainment, and an overall palate-pleasing affair. “This year is going to be extravagant as it will bring thousands across the capital territory together at a larger, more conveniently located venue, to cherish the cultural tenacity of the region, and will allow local food start-ups, makers, creators, and performers to get an extraordinary platform to showcase their talent, enthuses Ruchi Sibal, co-founder; Director, Cibology Pvt. Ltd.
The culinary-focused festival will also witness enthralling performances, catering to the versatile audience that will be in attendance. On the 4th of February, there will be an extravaganza of electronic dance music from the popular duo, Midival Punditz followed by Jasleen Royal, a contemporary multi-lingual artist who will wow us with her performance. On the 5th of February, we will have sufi masters Salman-Zaman perform post which Benny Dayal will croon to the audience. Unlimited Greens, a unit of Greenways Nursery will be additionally boosting the nature quotient with a further injection of planting, which will combine with curated art installations by Studio Paradise to truly make for a wonderful day out.
The main highlight of the fest will be the launch of Palate Mkt, an e-commerce app on its way to becoming the biggest online marketplace for all things food and gourmet. Palate Mkt is an online venture by the founders of Palate Fest and a venture built by Favcy Venture Builders. Openbook VC and Favcy VB are also investors in Cibology Pvt. Ltd., the company which owns both Palate Fest and Palate Mkt. “We created the Palate Fest to showcase the best and most popular products, as well as highlight restaurants with innovative offerings. Since we were unable to hold the food festival during the pandemic, we are especially excited to welcome the entire community back to celebrate great food and culture, and especially excited about the launch of Palate MKT” says Aditi Kapoor, co-founder, Director, Cibology Pvt. Ltd.
The food festival will have stalls set up by leading names in the culinary space, including from the kitchens of five-star hotels in the city, like the Hyatt, Solitaire by IHCL, Ambassador, and more. The lasting Delhi winters make for a great time to have delicacies from the coal-fired ovens of Koyla Kebab, Spice Market, and The Great Kebab Factory, all of whom will be present at the venue, and for those with a taste for more continental cuisine, Burgerama with their triple patty burgers and Conosh are there for the tasting. With the popularity of Asian food growing in the capital, the fests’ directors bring us Wok In The Cloud, Kylin, Art Of Dumpling, Basil, Lime, and more. For everyone with a sweet tooth, there are a host of bakeries, old and new alike; Red Moon Bakery, Bloom Café, and Basque Cheesecake, to name but a handful, present at the fest. The ever-popular Masala Story will also be there, as well as coffee connoisseurs, Blue Tokai.
Commenting on the association, Pooja Gulati, EVP and Senior Business Director of Mirchi say, “ the Palate Fest offers amusement for everyone in attendance. We always ensure that the result of our collaborations is a satisfying experience for our listeners.” The festival will also offer gastronomic delights within the curated Market Square, with over 50+ stalls offering the finest of products and ingredients. The market square will have plenty of stations where one can quench their thirst, such as The Original Shikanji, and for those who like something hot, there is Kaffa Cerrado and Beanly to name but a handful. Other activities include masterclasses by leading chefs and kids activities such as face painting and more. So grab your friends and family and mark your calendar for a great fun-filled weekend for the whole family!