Dive into Delight: 7 Food Festivals That Define Gastronomic Bliss


Embark on a delectable journey across some of India’s most exciting food festivals, where every bite tells a tale of cultural richness and culinary brilliance. From Italian extravaganzas to sizzling pizza feasts, Japanese cultural delights, and New Year’s Eve concert bashes, this listicle unfolds a gastronomic adventure that promises to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Get ready to indulge in the festive spirit and explore the diverse and delightful world of food festivals happening across the country.

MKT, The Chanakya – Italian Cuisine Festival

‘World Italian Cuisine Week’ at MKT from Nov 13th to 19th.

Chef Rinki Saha’s curated Italian menu includes Fresh Burratini, Asparagus Risotto, Saffron & Lemon Shrimp Risotto, and Pistachio Crusted Grilled Lamb Chops.

Beverage menu curated with Campari’s portfolio, featuring signature cocktails.

Promotes cultural dialogue through culinary art with a live kitchen by Chef Rinki.

‘World Italian Cuisine Week’ at MKT, New Delhi, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Cost for two: INR 2000 + taxes.

Smoke House Delhi – Pizza Festival

Two-month-long Pizza Festival at Smoke House Deli’s eleven outlets across NCR, Mumbai, Dehradun, and Bengaluru, starting Nov 16, 2023.

Features new pizzas alongside all-time favorites.

Highlights include Artisanal Pizza with unique toppings and Panuzzo, traditional pizza sandwiches.

Showcasing globally renowned pizza styles tailored for the Indian audience.

Konnichiwa Japan Festival – DLF Avenue

7th Edition of Konnichiwa Japan Festival introduces Japanese culture at DLF Avenue Saket, New Delhi, on Dec 2nd-3rd, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Japanese Food Festival highlights:

Sumo wrestlers flown in from Japan.

20 Various Artists from Japan.

Japanese Tea Ceremony, Bonsai, and Ikebana displays.

Japanese Calligraphy demonstrations.

BFF New Year’s Eve Concert Bash 2023-24

Date: Dec 30th & 31st, Time: Doors open at 02:00 PM, Venue: Leisure Valley, Sector 29, Gurugram.

A magical night of food, music, lights, and unforgettable moments.

Hottest artists and bands for a night of celebration.

Dance, sing, and welcome the new year with a bang!

A Greek Harmony Of Flavors – ITC Maurya

A weeklong celebration of Greek authentic delights at The Pavilion.

Led by Executive Chef Vasilis Bekas, awarded Best Chef of Europe for 2022.

Authentic dishes such as Traditional Greek Fava, Kotopita, Moussaka, and desserts like Karidopita and Galatopita.

Dinner Buffet, 7 pm – 11:30 pm.

Tuscan, A Celebration of Food – Radisson MBD Noida

Pasta and Salad celebration of Tuscan cuisine from Nov 17th-19th.

Delicacies include Fig and Goat Cheese Salad, Fettucini al Tartufo, Confit duck, Drunken pot, and Zuppa di Fagioli.

Venue: SXVIII, Radisson MBD Noida, for both lunch and dinner operations.

Kashmiri Wazwan Food Festival – Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal

Kashmiri Wazwan food festival at The Hebbal Cafe from Nov 17th to Nov 26th.

Culinary art form integral to Kashmiri culture and hospitality.

Highlights include Tabak Maaz, Seekh Kabab, Rogan Josh, and more.

Themed mocktails, live band, and an enchanting experience.



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