Mumbai to celebrate its First Family Food Fest
The Eat India Company Fest is an exceptional culinary experience conceptualized and organized by Ms. Chandni Kohli Dhall and Ms. Rekha Pamani-Gulati. This winter for the first time they bring to Mumbai, its very own Family Food Festival! A diverse range of engaging activities for all age groups along with performances from reputed artists awaits us on 12th and 13th December 2015. Held at the iconic Mahalaxmi racecourse, a carnival by day and a fiesta by night, this event promises to be enchanting and entertaining for the whole family.
A diverse list of specially selected food chains has been curated for this weekend. The list includes renowned food brands like Social, Moti Mahal Deluxe, Neel, Maroosh, The Baker’s Dozen, Magnum, Country of Origin, Belgian Waffle, Tertulia, WOW Popcorn, Baskin Robbins, Mamagoto, The Monkey Bar, MOD, Konkan Café, Fatty Bao, Jus Divine, The Bombay Food Truck and so on.
The Lalit Food Truck will be launching its first food truck at the fest.
Leading brands like Abode Boutique hotels join as the hospitality partner & Himalayan as the Natural beverage partner, Task Mitra as the Task Partner, The Neon Project as the Design Partner, Natures Basket as the Ingredient partner, and 1314 Films as the Film partner while the Fest is being supported by Radio One.
To present the visitors with a feel of fine dine, live pop-up kitchens will be set by celebrity chefs including The Executive Chef from Impresario Hospitality- Gresham Fernandes, Chef Vinod Singh- Executive chef of the Moti Mahal Deluxe from New Delhi (of Tandoori Chicken and Butter Chicken fame), one of the top 10 young chefs in the country- Chef Jaydeep Mukherjee and Chef Mukhtar Qureshi hailing from the famous Qureshi family in Lucknow and Chef Rajib of Trendz restaurant of the Lalit. There is also a special cheese making masterclass that is planned for the weekend. The event will also see a lineup of startups and home chefs like, Hakuna Batata, Yogisattva, Yummade, Namrata and Sapna Bajaj, Sweetish House Mafia, Frugurpop amongst others.
Being especially fanatical about hygiene, special measures are in place to ensure a worry-free experience for the family – Dettol is coming on board as Hygiene partner.
While food is an integral part of this celebration, the organizers of the Eat India Co Food fest are leaving no stone unturned to make it a perfect weekend outing for the family.
A line up of exciting activities for children is promised to keep them happily engaged. Guests will enjoy brands such as Camlin Kokuyo as the Art & Craft partner providing kids with access to unlimited crafting options. Cakesmith’s will bring marshmallow painting & other fun exercises. Millk offers a play area for kids with a café for parents to relax. Creative Imagination will conduct bookmark & dream catcher making workshops along with other gaming activities. Little Ustaads will expose children to Indian Classical music through instruments & rich vocals. Bookalicious by Lubaina Bandukwala, writer and host of the first literary fest for children in Hyderabad, will conduct a book reading session. Zeba Kohli’s chocolate making class will be a gateway to the Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory for kids. Go Bonkers, Mindsparks, Mr. Bookworm and so on are some of the other participants for the children’s section. Children under the age of 5 years will be given free entry to the festival. An exclusive area for senior citizens has been created, to ensure that they enjoy the ambience in comfort and soak in the experience.
In the evening the guests can enjoy live music shows by popular bands like Astitva, Saxophonist Ryan Sadri, Singer/Songwriter/DJ/Actor -Manasi Scott and Mumbai-based award-winning artist Subhro Ganguly. Expect flash mobs, mind blowing performances by a Children’s band, Balloon Art, Jugglers, impromptu games, a Live Cooking theater, on ground Food Trails and much more surprises.
The Eat India Company aims to make this festival a memorable event for the city and its people. It is a rare opportunity for people to get together with their loved ones in one open–air space, under the winter skies and rejoice. This one-of-a-kind initiative is all set to bring the food community from all over the country for every family to cherish and look forward to until next time.
The significance of the first family festival is such that it is being appreciated by celebrities and renowned personalities from various fields.
Actor Vivek Oberoi congratulates Chandni and Rekha on the concept and quotes, “Being a parent myself, I look forward to this family fest. It is great to see the energy being put into planning the day for children while we can enjoy some fine signature dishes by renowned chefs.”
Actor Sharman Joshi quotes, “who does not want to welcome a beautiful day with the family? We barely have open venues for any of our celebrations in Mumbai. It is assuring that health and hygiene is given equal importance which is otherwise neglected in such fest.
The Eat India Company Fest
Spread over two days, the Eat India Company Fest feed you like no other food festival ever has. With pop-up restaurants, live kitchens, cooking workshops, a food souk, live entertainment and specially curated activities for all ages, there is so much to explore at the festival. You can try your hands at a Live Cooking Theatre with some of India’s finest chefs showcasing their culinary skills.
This is happening on 12th Dec – 13th Dec
Venue: Mahalaxmi Race Course, Royal Western India Turf Club, Gate Number 8, Near Keshavrao khade Marg, Mahalaxmi, Western Suburbs, Mumbai
Timing: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Entry: Rs 300 (covers everything, except what you eat and drink at the fest)
The line up for the weekend is as follows…
Saturday, 12th December 2015
- Ballroom Dancing
- Mime Artists
- The Eat India Lucky Draw
- The Eat India Juggler
- Abhishek Zaveri’s Flash Mob
- Radio One Food Trails
- Saxophonist – Ryan Sadri
- Manasi Scott Live
Sunday, 13th December 2015
- The Races
- Ballroom Dancing
- Mime Artists
- The Eat India Juggler
- Just Jazz – A Teenage Band
- Radio One food trails
- The Eat India Company Indian 1000 Guineas Cup
- Abhishek Zaveri Flash Mob
- Singer /Songwriter – Subhro Ganguly
- Astitva Live