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Grub Festival - all about food

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

After a successful debut last year, Grub Fest is back yet again hosting food lovers at two venues in the city and is gearing up to make its debut in towards the end of this month.

Grub Fest, a brainchild of passionate foodies like Aman Kumar, Arjun Jain, Chaitanya Mathur and Mani Singh is executing three festivals -- with the first held at CyberHub from March 3-5 with a new concept called the 'Grub Mile' that offered a preview of the festival.

The festival would head back to its base Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from March 18 to March 20 with an aim to showcase a bigger, tastier and entertaining festival in comparison to their first festival held last year in April.

The festival would see the participation of best of restaurants, artists and chefs of the city with documentary screenings, talks by top food connoisseurs, cook offs for budding chefs, and an all new version of Grub Stories.

The organisers aim to host food lovers, enthusiasts and connoisseurs of and bring them together on one food, fun and entertainment filled platform.

"We focus on showcasing new and upcoming cuisines, chefs and brands as well as give a chance to the foodies to savour the incomparable taste of Old Delhi. We aim to introduce new different concept within the festival," Chaitanya Mathur, co-founder, Grub Fest said.

"A Super Fight League (SFL), Asia's largest Pro Mixed Martial Arts Promotion known for their Pro MMA fight nights across the globe will showcase at the 'Grub Fest Delhi' providing a VIP experience from the world of Sports Entertainment," Mathur said.

Additionally, a 'Grub Theatre' would host culinary

sessions and chef cook offs along with 'A Ship Bar' by Imperfecto which the organisers claim as the first of its kind.

The organisers have also tied up with BCPBF - Breast Cancer Patients Benefit Foundation who would also raise funds and also curate a few dishes.

The organisers plan to take the fest to other cities in the country after the second season.

"We will be curating and planning our April 2016-17 calendar. Plans are to take the festival to cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chandigarh and abroad as well," Aman Kumar, co-founder, Grub Fest said.

Over 50 restaurants including Social, ATM-PCO, Indigo Deli, Flyp at MTV, Depot 29, No Filter, Big Fat Sandwich would be a part of the Fest.

Embarking on its nationwide journey, the 'Grub Fest' also travels to from March 25 to March 27 at Royal Palms in Koregaon Park.

"The city is great, it's vibrant, lots of students and youngsters. Therefore we knew it would be a great idea to start our nation-wide journey with and introduce the food festival scene to the lovely Puneites," Kumar said.

Artists like Raghu Dixit, Vir Das, Nikhil Chinappa, Nucleya, Hari and Sukhmani would entrall the audience with live performances in Pune.

First Published: Thu, March 17 2016. 11:48 IST