Palate Mini was not just about food!

Valentine’s Day is as much for the old and experienced generation as it is for young hearts. And the second edition of Palate Fest Mini coinciding with the day of love set a perfect example of this.

Held at Nehru Park, the three-day event saw a number of senior couples, besides young lovebirds, spend quality time together and dine out in the open air on its final day. 

Shobha Gadodia, married to Amar Gadodia for 22 years now, says, “We have been celebrating Valentine’s day since we started dating each other in 1990. From then till now, every year on this day, we try to do something new and be with each other for the whole day. After we heard about the festival, we decided to visit the place as we have never been to an event like this.”

This year, the fest saw participation of 70 food outlets like Garam Dharam, Golden Dragon, Wok in the Clouds, Crowne Plaza, Punjab Grill, Royal China, Koyla Kebab, with cuisines ranging from North Indian, Italian, and Arabic to Chinese, Continental and Mughlai.

Not just food, the event also took care of some good music as it brought 11 bands including Euphoria, Faridkot, Spaced Cadets, Delhi Indi Project and The Silhouette Hearts on board.

“We are having a nice time here at the event. The whole set up reminds me of the time when me and my wife were just married and went to a similar event like this. There is good food and good music; what else is required,” said 54-year-old Manish Sharma when Metrolife interrupted him while walking hand in hand with his wife Vibha.

Brainchild of Aditi Kapoor and Ruchi Sibal, the fest was a miniature version of New Delhi Palate Fest. The last edition of the event saw great response from participating restaurants and visitors.

“We wanted to create an event that celebrates everything we love about food in this city. It is a common platform for interaction, understanding, business generation and exchange of ideas for all associated culinary brands,” says Kapoor.

“The festival makes a great day out with food markets, cookery workshop, live music, tasting and dinners. Tons of culinary experiences to explore with live performances, events, promotions and celebrations make it a perfect day out,” says Sibal.

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