May 2023 is going to be a fun-filled month for all the foodies out there. There's no better way to celebrate the bright summery days than with some delicious foods and refreshing beverages. And wait, lots of mangoes too. Restaurants all across India are diving into the summer spirit with a host of food festivals. Whether you are looking for sweet mango treats or reminiscing traditional Indian delicacies, there is something for all of you. Check out the best festivals happening in your city, and don't miss them!
Best Food Festivals In May 2023 Across India:
Rampuri Food Festival, Hyatt Regency Delhi
Hyatt Regency Delhi is currently hosting a Rampuri food festival at Cafe, showcasing traditional Rampuri Cuisine, which is a blend of various cultures such as Mughlai, Awadhi, Afghani, and Rajput. Curated by Chef Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, the menu at the Rampuri food festival promises to transport visitors to history's Nawabi kitchens and offers a range of dishes such as Mahi Seekh Kebab, Nargisi Seekh Kebab, Zafrani Seekh, Tar Korma, Murg Changezi, Tah Biryani, and the staple Khameeri roti, available for lunch and dinner.
What: Rampuri Food Festival
Where: Cafe, Hyatt Regency Delhi, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi
When: April 29 - May 7, 2023 (Lunch: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Dinner: 7:00 PM - 11.30 PM)
Price for two: INR 5000 plus taxes
Ice Cream Festival at DLF Promenade
Summer is all about enjoying frozen treats to beat the scorching heat. Celebrate all things sweet at DLF Promenade's upcoming ice cream festival. Dessert lovers are in for a treat at this amazing gastronomic experience happening in the Vasant Kunj Mall. You can choose from the best brands that are coming together under one roof. There are vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free options as well.
What: Ice Cream Social 5.0
Where: DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, Delhi
When: 12th to 14th May, 2023
Meghalayan Spice Trail At Honk, Pullman New Delhi Aerocity
Pullman New Delhi Aerocity is hosting a Tribal Gourmet pop-up showcasing 'Meghalayan cuisine' from May 5th to May 14th, 2023, Tanisha Phanbuh, a self-taught North Eastern Food Connoisseur, and proud participant in Masterchef India Season 6 will be showcasing a range of Meghalayan re-imagined gourmet dishes at the award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant Honk.
When - 5th to 14th May' 2023 [7 PM Onwards]
Where - Honk, Pullman New Delhi Aerocity
Turkish Food Festival, Lake 360
Lake 360, the only elevated deck restaurant of Delhi NCR is organising the Turkish Fest from 12th May 2023 to bring the vibrancy of Turkish culture, soulful music and traditional Turkish food under a single roof. With a mesmerising lake view, guests can enjoy live performances by contemporary artists of various Turkish vocal styles like Turkish Pop and Kurdish music.
As the guests walk the trail of the restaurant, savoury Turkish cuisines await them. Scrumptious bites like Tavuk Sis is a fusion of Greek yogurt and marinated grilled chicken and Izmir Kofte served with spiced lamb cutlets, fragrant tomato sauce and fresh mint will be served hot and fresh by our skilled chefs. Don't miss out on Baklava and Revani, the traditional and authentic Turkish desserts.
What: Turkish Festival
When: 12th May to 31st May, 2023
Where: Lake 360 - a multi-cuisine lake-side restaurant in Karma Lakelands, Sector 80, Gurugram
Indo-Portuguese and Anglo-Indian Food Pop-Up at Roseate House New Delhi
Enjoy authentic Indo-Portuguese and Anglo-Indian cuisine at a Food Pop-Up at Roseate House New Delhi's Indian cuisine restaurant 'Kheer'. The pop-up is presented by Chef Michael Swamy, who is a pioneer in the area of food media and is a chef, food stylist, food writer and travel photographer based in Mumbai.
Chef Michael will present some of his signature dishes. These include Cottage Cheese Mousse Salad, a choice of Vegetarian or Chicken Bhujing, Veg or Prawn Risoles, Coastal Green Masala Smoked Prawns and Bandry East Indian Lamb Chops. The Main Course would consist of Veg Lonvas, Veg or Fish Chinchoni, Chicken or Pork Vindaloo with Hot Olive Salad and Curried Lamb in a Lentil Sauce (Served with Pasta). For dessert, there will be a choice of Red Rice Creme Brulee with caramelized fruit or an English Trifle.
When: May 17-21, 2023
Timings: 7 pm onwards every day and 12:30 to 3 pm for Lunch on Weekends
Where: Kheer, Roseate House, Aerocity, Hospitality District, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
Baati - Rajasthani Food Festival | JW Marriott, Aerocity
Embracing the delightful and vivacious flavours of Rajasthani cuisine, K3 is hosting an astounding gathering: Baati- Rediscovering the Forgotten Recipes of Rajasthan. The event aims to unite food lovers in celebrating the diverse food culture of Rajasthan. Savour a delightful assortment of Rajasthani veg and non-vegetarian delicacies, meticulously prepared by Chef Chetan Singh, a culinary maestro from the charming village of Adawala in Ajmer district, Rajasthan. Each dish will be infused with a slew of region-specific spices and herbs, taking you to the vibrant heart of Rajasthan.
Where: K3 - New Delhi's Food Theatre, JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity
When: Tuesday, May 16, 2023, to Thursday, June 15, 2023
Millet Food Festival At Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra
Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra organized the Millet Food Festival with the theme "Beyond the Grain." The ten-day festival aims to provide a unique dining experience featuring an extensive variety of superfoods curated by culinary experts. The hotel's chefs have undertaken a series of initiatives to explore the usage of millets in traditional cooking, including the visit to village Tundla near Agra to learn about growing the crop and cooking recipes with millets. The result is a menu that showcases millet's versatility as an ingredient and highlights its nutritional benefits.
What: Millet Food Festival
Where: Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra
When: April 26 - May 5, 2023
Mango Festival At Barbeque Nation, Karnataka
Barbeque Nation has launched its much-awaited Mango Mania food festival to celebrate the advent of the king of fruits. During the food festival, Barbeque Nation will welcome guests to its restaurants across Karnataka, with a wide spread of delectable dishes inspired by the mango. These range from beverages to dips, salads, and starters, as well as to the main course and desserts - all with the mesmerising taste of mangoes. The eat-all-you-can buffet at Barbeque Nation offers over 70+ dishes which includes 13 new mango-inspired dishes in vegetarian and non-vegetarian spreads.
What: Mango Mania Festival
Where: Multiple outlets in Bangalore, Mysore, Manipal, Hubli, Belgaum, and Mangalore.
When: April 17 to May 15, 2023
Mango Festival, Cafe Noir
With the onset of summer, Cafe Noir, an all-day French Cafe, is celebrating Mango Festival across all outlets in Bengaluru and Mumbai. Cafe Noir's specially curated mango menu consisting of mango imbibed dishes is a unique culinary experience that celebrates the sweet and juicy flavors of the mango fruit. The specially curated menu features a variety of dishes that are infused with mango, such as salads, desserts, and drinks at Cafe Noir outlets in UB City, Indiranagar, RMZ Ecoworld, Phoenix Whitefield, Kalyannagar, Lulu Mall, Orion, and Cunningham Road. The menu consists of a wide range of dishes such as Fresh Mango & Tuna and Mango Tart.
What: Mango Festival
Where: All outlets of Cafe Noir in Bengaluru and Mumbai
When: May 3 - May 14, 2023
Coast-To-Coast Menu At Coriander Kitchen, Conrad Pune
Savour the finest coastal cuisine from around the world at Coriander Kitchen, Conrad Pune. The award-winning restaurant is offering an array of seafood, Spanish tapas, coastal salads, tropical buffets as well as an Asian live counter. There are also Malaysian and Indian offerings at the festival.
Where: Coriander Kitchen, Conrad Pune
When: Starting 17th May (every Wednesday), for dinner (7pm to 11:30pm)
Poco Loco's Cinco De Mayo Fest, Mumbai
Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Mexico as Poco Loco presents a one-of-a-kind Cinco de Mayo celebration. Poco Loco will transport you to the heart of Mexico, where you'll experience the traditions, and flavours that have been celebrated for centuries. Cinco de Mayo is a significant holiday that commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Poco Loco is honouring this historic occasion with a fiesta like no other. As a tribute to the number 5, Poco Loco is offering 5-star cuisine, 5 types of Long Island Iced Tea, and special offers for groups of 5. But it's not just about the number 5. It's about celebrating the vibrant and diverse culture of Mexico through its delicious cuisine, lively music, and festive atmosphere.
What - Poco Loco's Cinco De Mayo Fest 2023
When - Friday, 5th May 2023
Where - Khar & South Mumbai Outlets
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