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Eat at fine dining restaurants for just INR 500 at the fun DineFest, a ten-day culinary event starting February 19.

What is it?

Cellar Door Hospitality, spearheaded by Nachiket Shetye and Mangal Dalal, brings their casual culinary festival DineFest, to Bangalore for the first time, and we’re super excited. Inspired by the more upmarket Restaurant Week India, also their own brainchild, this one features informal but trendy restaurants. The concept sees prix fixe menus being offered to diners, serving up the house specials. And when you hear the line-up of places, you’ll be drooling before you’ve even bought your spot at the event.

Foreign offerings

Via Milano-dinefest

Via Milano

Café Cassia in Ulsoor will be dishing out true-blue Mediterranean stuff ranging from Fig and Tomato Salads to Chicken Falafel, Grilled Aubergine & Hummus Pita Wrap. Plus, a few tandoori specials. At Café Toscano and Chianti, Italy will reign supreme. So pay as much attention to your Caprese and Crostinis as you do to your pasta and ravioli, which both places are offering. Plus, grilled meats with different stuffings and sides. End with sinful Tiramisu and Panna Cotta. Koramangala folks, head to Via Milano if you’re looking for similar food that side of town. If it’s a slice of Japan you’re craving, apart from a variety of sushi and maki, Matsuri’s mains such as Saikoro steak (diced beef steak with Japanese vinaigrette sauce) and Buta No Shouga Yak (stir fried sliced pork with ginger) will have you drooling. For a mix of all sorts of international food, going from Canadian Poutine and Asian Duck Samosa to Piri Piri Chicken and American-style Beef Burgers, book a spot at The Black Rabbit.

Home turf

Closer home, Indian Kitchen will give you your dose of North Indian khana while SodaBottleOpenerWala and Red Fork will mercifully pitch in with oh-so-wonderful Parsi food. We’re already dreaming of Chicken Berry Pulao and Tareli Machi at SodaBottleOpenerWala and Red Fork’s Mutton Dhansak. Look out for Red Fork’s Euro offering too. We have Roast Chicken Leg with Kohlrabi puree on our list. For your fix of Beef Fry, Chicken Pepper Fry, Appam, Banana Fritters and Syrian-style cutlets, Ente Keralam should do the trick.

When: February 19-28

Price: INR 500 for three-course lunch and dinner

Reservations open on February 15. Book a spot at your pick of restaurant(s) here.

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Featured image: Sodabottleopenerwala – Kheema Pav

Three-Course Meals for INR 500 at the Debut of DineFest in Bangalore

Ten-second takeaway

Eat at fine dining restaurants for just INR 500 at the fun DineFest, a ten-day culinary event starting February 19.

What is it?

Cellar Door Hospitality, spearheaded by Nachiket Shetye and Mangal Dalal, brings their casual culinary festival DineFest, to Bangalore for the first time, and we’re super excited. Inspired by the more upmarket Restaurant Week India, also their own brainchild, this one features informal but trendy restaurants. The concept sees prix fixe menus being offered to diners, serving up the house specials. And when you hear the line-up of places, you’ll be drooling before you’ve even bought your spot at the event.

Foreign offerings

Via Milano-dinefest

Via Milano

Café Cassia in Ulsoor will be dishing out true-blue Mediterranean stuff ranging from Fig and Tomato Salads to Chicken Falafel, Grilled Aubergine & Hummus Pita Wrap. Plus, a few tandoori specials. At Café Toscano and Chianti, Italy will reign supreme. So pay as much attention to your Caprese and Crostinis as you do to your pasta and ravioli, which both places are offering. Plus, grilled meats with different stuffings and sides. End with sinful Tiramisu and Panna Cotta. Koramangala folks, head to Via Milano if you’re looking for similar food that side of town. If it’s a slice of Japan you’re craving, apart from a variety of sushi and maki, Matsuri’s mains such as Saikoro steak (diced beef steak with Japanese vinaigrette sauce) and Buta No Shouga Yak (stir fried sliced pork with ginger) will have you drooling. For a mix of all sorts of international food, going from Canadian Poutine and Asian Duck Samosa to Piri Piri Chicken and American-style Beef Burgers, book a spot at The Black Rabbit.

Home turf

Closer home, Indian Kitchen will give you your dose of North Indian khana while SodaBottleOpenerWala and Red Fork will mercifully pitch in with oh-so-wonderful Parsi food. We’re already dreaming of Chicken Berry Pulao and Tareli Machi at SodaBottleOpenerWala and Red Fork’s Mutton Dhansak. Look out for Red Fork’s Euro offering too. We have Roast Chicken Leg with Kohlrabi puree on our list. For your fix of Beef Fry, Chicken Pepper Fry, Appam, Banana Fritters and Syrian-style cutlets, Ente Keralam should do the trick.

When: February 19-28

Price: INR 500 for three-course lunch and dinner

Reservations open on February 15. Book a spot at your pick of restaurant(s) here.

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Featured image: Sodabottleopenerwala – Kheema Pav

Mildly addicted to shoes, sunglasses, sports and the television, Aakanksha, Deputy Editor at Little Black Book Bangalore, is a full-time dreamer with a weakness for food and travel. If she isn’t dancing, bungee jumping, or singing retro tunes, she’s likely to be curled up on a bean bag reading everything from Stephen King to Harry Potter.

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