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India’s culinary scene ignites with vibrant festivals, celebrating diverse cuisines and culinary innovations. From wellness-inspired delicacies to exotic seafood and ancient Nizami cuisine, indulge your taste buds in these upcoming gastronomic delights across the nation. With our list of best food festivals in different cities in India, embark on a gastronomic adventure, savouring the finest flavours and culinary traditions at these captivating food festivals in India happening in the months of March and April 2024. Experience something new and let your palate revel in the unique foodie moments.

Here Are The Food Festivals You Can Visit And Enjoy In March-April 2024:

Cafe Delhi Heights presents International  Street Food Festival 

Cafe Delhi Heights has introduced the most dynamic food festival- International Street Food Festival. Scheduled from April 20th to May 10th, Cafe Delhi Heights is inviting patrons on an epicurean journey through the International Street Food Festival. Drawing inspiration from bustling food markets and vibrant street stalls around the world, Cafe Delhi Heights presents a carefully curated menu that showcases the rich tapestry of global cuisine.
From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the sun-kissed shores of Greece, guests can embark on a culinary voyage like no other, sampling iconic street foods from Thailand, Greece, Japan, Latin America, Canada, Lebanon, Russia, and Spain-all within the cosy confines of Cafe Delhi Heights. 
Each and every dish will take you on a wonderful global gastronomic journey but here is our recommendation: Poutine (from Canada), Empanadas (Latin America) and Churros (Spain)
At Cafe Delhi Heights Multiple outlets, Pan India
Meal for two- Rs 1500 plus taxes

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Hakkasan Mumbai Comes To Shang Palace, Shangri-La Eros New Delhi

Shangri-La Eros New Delhi is hosting an exclusive three-day culinary extravaganza at the esteemed Shang Palace, running from April 5th to April 7th, 2024. Guests have the opportunity to indulge in a unique culinary pop-up featuring the internationally acclaimed modern Cantonese restaurant, Hakkasan Mumbai, and its signature flavours at Shang Palace.
During this limited three-day affair, guests are being treated to a sensory journey as Hakkasan’s culinary artistry transforms Shang Palace into a haven of exquisite dining. Each dish at Hakkasan pays homage to ancient recipes, while every design detail narrates a story that beautifully complements the authentic Cantonese cuisine for which Shang Palace is renowned in the city. Both kitchen teams are crafting modern dishes employing traditional techniques and the highest quality ingredients.

Hakkasan at Shang Palace

Hakkasan at Shang Palace
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AnnaMaya at Andaz Delhi hosts a Vietnamese Pop-Up in association with Hyatt Regency Danang

Andaz Delhi – Hyatt’s first luxury and lifestyle hotel in India is hosting a special Vietnamese Pop-Up at their modern foodhall, AnnaMaya, in association with Hyatt Regency Danang. The menu is live till 21st April 2024 and guests can indulge in an authentic Vietnamese culinary experience, which will be exclusively curated by Sous Chef Ms. Nquyen Thi Lua and Chef Vo Anh Thi from Hyatt Regency Danang. The Vietnamese Pop-Up at AnnaMaya promises an enticing array of appetisers, including Vietnamese Pancakes, Crispy Seafood Spring Rolls, and Five Spicy Lamb Skewers, among others. For the main course, guests can relish Vietnamese Chicken Bread, Crab Stir, Vietnamese Coconut Lamb Curry, and more, all crafted using authentic Vietnamese flavours and techniques. The cooling Coconut Pudding dessert will add a refreshingly sweet taste to your palate.
The menu starts at INR 800 plus taxes.

ROOH X Naushy Mirza

ROOH, the Indian restaurant in Mehrauli we all love is holding a pop-up that you just can’t resist. Curated by Naushy Tareen, the restaurant has brought the flavours of Lucknow and Old Delhi to us in a delectable 7-course meal infused with the love and comfort of home-style cooking. The set menu has both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options bejewelled with the gems of Lucknowi cuisine. The familiar flavours of Old Delhi take the experience to a whole new level. The feast starts with an Amuse Bouch that is an ‘explosion of flavours of watermelon and mango. And the marathon of one mouthwatering dish after another transports you to the bylanes of Lucknow and Old Delhi.
The vegetarian menu presents lauki galouti with warqi paratha that even non-vegetarians would love and hara bhara kebab with poori – a combination that will surprise and amuse you at the same time. Shahi paneer in roghni taco, a platter of paneer qorma with dal and arbi curry served with sheermal, tandoori rotis, and finally a plate of kathal biryani – all culminate into a fulfilling and heart-warming meal.
The non-vegetarians have a drool-worthy meal lined up with classics like galouti kebab and shami kebab with poori – this combo meal is just not to be missed. The unique mutton pasand enclosed in a taco is also too delicious to miss. The main meal of chicken qorma, chicken stew and mutton hari mirch keema with rotis is a delightful plate that will take your taste buds on a meaty ride. Mutton yakhni pulao after that will continue keeping your heart and stomach happy.
Although we vote for the non-vegetarian menu, vegetarians too will have a great experience with this lavish meal. Don’t forget to try the desserts – shahi tukda and Zafrani phirni – as they are simply mind-blowing.

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Step into Spring as Guppy Celebrates the Hanami Festival

Guppy, a renowned Japanese restaurant from Olive Group of Restaurants, is thrilled to announce the celebrations of Hanami festival. Hanami is a time-honoured Japanese tradition that pays homage to the breathtaking beauty of cherry blossoms and the arrival of spring. This festival is an opportunity for families and friends to gather together and appreciate the splendour of cherry blossoms while indulging in mouthwatering food and beverages. Guppy has been hosting this festival annually to share the joy of this exquisite tradition with their customers.
The dishes in Guppy’s Hanami festival menu are a beautiful amalgamation of colours and flavours of spring, just like the cherry blossoms that signify the festival. The Rainbow Roll, made from salmon, tuna, yellowtail, avocado, and crab, is a visual delight with its vibrant colours and a delicious mix of flavours. Similarly, the Vegetable Rainbow Sushi, made from cream cheese, asparagus, avocado, and shishito, is a perfect representation of the festival’s theme of celebrating the beauty of spring. The Tofu, Asparagus & Artichoke dish is a nod to the fresh produce that is abundant during spring. The Grilled Yuzu Khoso Fish, with its citrusy flavour, is reminiscent of the refreshing scent of blooming flowers.
In addition to the delectable dishes, Guppy will elevate the Hanami festival experience by infusing floral elements into their cocktails.
When: 8th April – 31st May 2024
Where: 28, Main Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi
Timings: Lunch: 12 pm to 4 pm & Dinner: 6 pm to 12 am
Price for two: Rs. 2700 (without alcohol) & Rs. 3500 (with alcohol)

 

Kofuku Restaurant Introduces Exquisite Cherry Blossom Festival Menu

As spring unfurls its delicate petals, Kofuku Restaurant, renowned for its commitment to culinary excellence, is thrilled to introduce its latest gastronomic masterpiece: The Cherry Blossom Festival Menu. This captivating culinary experience pays homage to Japan’s beloved sakura season, offering patrons a symphony of flavours inspired by the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms.

The Cherry Blossom Festival Menu boasts a delightful array of culinary wonders, each dish a witness to creativity and flavour harmony. The Sakura Avocado Roll features vibrant pink rice infused with beetroot juice, embracing a creamy blend of avocado and cream cheese, adorned with a fresh strawberry garnish. Meanwhile, the Salmon Avocado Bliss Roll offers a tantalizing fusion of tender salmon, creamy avocado, and pink rice. The Pink Blushing Gyoza presents a modern twist on traditional dumplings with its captivating pink hue and savoury fillings. Pretty Pink Soba Noodles enchant diners with delicate flavours and a choice of veggie or prawn toppings.
The Cherry Blossom Festival Menu will be available exclusively at Kofuku Restaurant starting April. 
Location – Mumbai (Powai & Andheri), Delhi, Gurgaon and Goa

Kofuku - Cherry Blossom Festival

Kofuku – Cherry Blossom Festival

Himachali Dham Special Dinner at Courtyard by Marriott Aravali Resort

This April, The Aravali Kitchen at Courtyard by Marriott Aravali Resort extends an invitation to culinary enthusiasts, beckoning them on a gastronomic journey to discover the flavours of Himachal Pradesh. From the 25th to the 30th of April, guests are invited to partake in the Himachali Dham Special Dinner, a culinary event designed to immerse diners in the authentic tastes and warm hospitality of Himachal. This exclusive dinner series promises to showcase the region’s rich culinary heritage, offering meticulously crafted dishes that capture the essence of Himachal’s traditional cuisine.
The special dinner will feature a curated selection of Himachali dishes, from the classic Palak Paneer Ka Madra and Safed Channe Ka Madra to the distinctive Mukundbadi Ka Madra. Guests will be treated to a rich variety of legumes and lentils, alongside tangy favourites like Chuhare Ka Khatta, and the meal concludes sweetly with Moongi Dal Ka Halwa and Meethi Bath, all served with a side of traditional bread. This event promises a memorable journey through the flavours of Himachal Pradesh.
 

Her Gourmet Vitality – Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi

Indulge in a unique celebration of women’s health and wellness at the “Her Gourmet Vitality” festival by Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi. Join at the India Grill from March 8th to March 24th, 2024, as they honor Women’s Day with a month-long culinary experience. Experience a delightful array of dishes crafted to nourish and energise, celebrating the essence of women’s well-being. From fresh salads to delicious desserts, each bite is a tribute to love, care, and sustenance. 
Transforming Women’s Day into a month-long celebration of vitality, let’s raise a toast to women’s health and happiness at Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi.
What: Her Gourmet Vitality
When: 8th to 24th March 2024
Where: India Grill, 2nd Floor, Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi, Saket

India Cocktail Week – Delhi-NCR

Calling all cocktail enthusiasts to the India Cocktail Week in Delhi-NCR! Visit on March 9th and 10th at DLF Cyber City for a two-day extravaganza celebrating the art of mixology. Experience a world of creativity and flavour with top bar takeovers, pop-up bars, and live music featuring international stars. Sip on expertly crafted cocktails and explore the vibrant cocktail scene of Delhi-NCR. Don’t miss out on the ultimate celebration of cocktail culture at India Cocktail Week. Get ready to raise your glass and toast to unforgettable moments!
What: India Cocktail Week
When: March 9th and 10th, 3 PM onwards
Where: DLF Surface Parking 3, DLF Cyber City, Gurugram
Cost: INR 599/- Onwards

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Nizami Cuisine Unveiled at Ummrao, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport

Experience the grandeur of Nizami cuisine at Ummrao, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport. Join us from March 7th to March 17th as they showcase the rich flavours and heritage of Hyderabad’s royal kitchens. Indulge in aromatic biryanis, succulent kebabs, and exquisite desserts crafted by renowned home chef Dilnaz Baig. Let your taste buds journey through the opulent flavours of Nizami cuisine. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to savour the best of Hyderabad’s culinary delights.
What: Dilnaz Baig’s Culinary Showcase
When: March 7th to March 17th, 2024
Where: Ummrao, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport

Sri Lankan Food Festival At Momo Cafe, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport

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Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport is hosting a wonderful Sri Lankan pop-up that you cannot afford to miss. We had the opportunity to visit the Hotel’s famed Momo Cafe and taste some of the authentic dishes curated by international chef, Chanaka Denuwan from Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa. We enjoyed the street-style Kothu Roti (veg, egg and seafood options available), which was freshly made at the live counter. Other highlights included a scrumptiously spicy Mutton curry, Mirissa-style Seer Fish Curry, Devilled Chicken, Tempered Chickpeas, Prawns and Potatoes, etc. We relished them with a flavourful onion rice that just hit the spot, as well as quintessential Sri Lankan hoppers. Don’t forget to pair your food with exquisite cocktails inspired by flavours from the region. Our top picks are Dambulla (Vodka infused with kaffir lime leaves, Cointreau, sweet n sour) as well as Kandy Blossom (gin, cucumber, rose essence, mint and agar ice cubes).  

What: Sri Lankan Food Festival
Where: Momo Cafe, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport
When: 7 to 11 pm; April 19th to April 28th, 2024
Price: INR 2175++ per person

Dragon Food Festival by One China – Pune

Experience the flavours of the Far East at the Dragon Food Festival by One China in Pune. Visit Tingre Nagar and Pimple Saudagar for a culinary extravaganza celebrating the vibrant colours and bold flavours of Chinese cuisine. From sizzling stir-fries to delicate dim sum, each dish is a feast for the senses. Let the spirit of the dragon awaken your taste buds as you explore the diverse flavours of Chinese cuisine. Get ready to indulge in a world of flavours and delights!
What: Dragon Food Festival
When: Till 31st March 2024
Where: One China by Malaka Spice

Miami to Mumbai: Chef Jason Hudanish’s Pop-up at Amazonia, Mumbai

Miami-based Chef Jason James Hudanish has curated a special pop-up at Amazonia, BKC, Mumbai. The dishes have been inspired by Brazilian, Peruvian, Japanese and Venezuelan flavours, with Chef Jason’s signature twists. Highlights include Beetroot Cured Salmon Tiradito, Watermelon Carpaccio, Nikeei Katsu Curry, Aji Rocoto Glazed John Dory with Miso Soba Salad, Alfajores, etc. The dining experience will be complemented by Amazonia’s wonderful rainforest-themed decor and limited-edition cocktails curated by Mr Bartender (Fay Barretto). 

What: Chef Jason Hudanish’s Pop-up at Amazonia, Mumbai
When: 22nd March to 32st March 2024
Where: Unit No. 5, G Block BKC, Godrej BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai.

Si Si Food Menu at CinCin – Mumbai

Embark on a culinary journey to Italy’s beautiful coastline with CinCin’s Si Si Seafood menu in Mumbai and immerse yourself in the fresh and vibrant flavours of Italian seafood. From mouthwatering starters to decadent desserts, each dish is a celebration of the sea. Pair your meal with a selection of wines and handcrafted cocktails for the ultimate dining experience. Experience the magic of Italy’s coastal cuisine at CinCin. Come hungry, leave happy!
What: Si Si Food Menu at CinCin
Where: CinCin, Raheja Towers, Near Dena Bank, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East
Pricing- A La Carte Menu

The Hanami Festival At Izumi Assagao, Goa

Izumi Assagao, the award-winning Japanese restaurant, is welcoming spring with a Hanami Festival. Launching on Easter Sunday, the Hanami Festival will kick off with an Easter Picnic served on Sunday, March 31, 2024. Diners will enjoy a special menu of dishes like Mixed Non-Veg Sando; Veg Tempura Sando; Crab Croquettes; Salmon Teriyaki Onigirazu and Charred Avocado Onigirazu (Japanese rice ball). For Dessert diners can sample Fuji Tropica, coconut and pineapple sticky rice, cherry sorbet and coconut cloud; accompanied by a cocktail of the guest’s choice, options for which include Spring Wine, lychee vodka, sakura and prosecco; and Tokyo Dreams, whisky, amaretto, umeboshi shrub, and sencha tea. 
The Hanami Easter Picnic will encourage guests to celebrate Easter Sunday with this special menu, as well as usher in the beautiful cherry blossom season in Japan. The special menu will be served for brunch from 12:30-3:30 pm, accompanied by live music by the band Jazz Junction. 
The Hanami Festival will continue from April 1-7, 2024 for lunch and dinner, with this special menu being served alongside the restaurant’s regular menu.

Miss Margarita Taco Extravaganza

Noah Barnes, Chef-Partner at Miss Margarita by Arriba, has introduced a month-long taco festival featuring dishes that are exceptionally unforgettable. Dive into a tantalising array of tacos, including the refreshing Cilantro Lime Crab Taco, the crispy Tempura Cilantro Lime Prawn Taco, and the flavourful Street Style Grilled Chicken & Chilli Bean Taco. But that’s not all! Explore a plethora of other exciting taco options, from savoury beef barbacoa to zesty fish tacos and even mouthwatering vegetarian options like grilled vegetable and black bean tacos. Elevate your experience by pairing these delectable tacos with a delightful selection of margaritas. Enjoy classic lime margaritas, fruity mango margaritas, or venture into adventurous flavours like spicy jalapeno margaritas. With such a diverse range of flavours, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

What: Miss Margarita Taco Extravaganza
Where: M31 FF GK2 Market, New Delhi
 

Songkran Festival At Lyfe Hotel, Bhubaneswar

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Dive into the lively atmosphere of Songkran, Thailand’s most cherished festival, with delightful ambience and mouth-watering Thai cuisine for both lunch and dinner at Sweet Basil at Lyfe Hotel, Bhubaneswar. Enjoy the cultural experience in a lively setting, with authentic Thai music setting the mood. Indulge into a specially curated A La Carte menu, featuring authentic Thai dishes infused with traditional flavours. Enjoy exciting appetizers like Shrimp Spring Rolls, Phuket Yellow Noodles, Pomelo Thai Salad, and Siam Lemon Glass Cream Brulé, all prepared to entice your taste buds. What’s more? Quench your thirst with a refreshing welcome drink, a delightful soft drink infused with pandan leaf, lemon, and lime.

Where: Sweet Basil, Lyfe Hotel, Bhubaneswar
When: April 12th to April 21st, 2024

Swaad-e-Punjab Baisakhi Food Festival At GT Road, Delhi

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This Baisakhi, immerse yourself in the vibrant flavours of Punjab at “Swaad-e-Punjab,” hosted at The GT Road, Connaught Place. From the iconic Amritsari gud ka halwa to Chef Sherry’s signature Haldi di pinni, each dish narrates tales of emotions and celebrations, reminiscent of the festive spirit of Baisakhi. Expect classics like Maah choleyan Di Daal and charsi tikka alongside rediscovered gems like katwa gosht, all cooked to perfection with authentic spices and techniques passed down through generations.

What: Swaad-e-Punjab Baisakhi Food Festival
When: April 13th – April 30th
Where: The GT Road