While you’re patiently waiting for your food, or simply want to take a little break in between all the stall hopping, it may be worth your time to check out the music scene, or be privy to cooking demos by some of the biggest chefs in town. We’re highlighting the absolutely unmissable ones.

Chef Christophe Gillino

Executive chef at The Leela Palace New Delhi, Christophe Gillino is going to be demonstrating a healthier alternative with his Steamed Seabass with Ginger and Thyme, Black Lentil, Asparagus, Rucola Sun-dried Tomatoes and Citrus oil.

When: 27th Nov; 3pm – 4pm


menwhopauseSA Music and Cooking Sessions at Palate Fest 2015Image courtesy: Shiv Ahuja

You might have met these men in the kitchen at HKV’s Gunpowder {how we miss sitting on their terrace and gorging on the spicy pandhi curry}. While you’ll have to go all the way to Goa to indulge in their delicacies now, you can still feast on their music. The band plays a mix of alternative and acoustic rock, and will also be playing numbers from their new album Amaranta.

When: 27th Nov; 4.30pm – 6pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Chef Yenjai Suthiwaja

thai Music and Cooking Sessions at Palate Fest 2015Image courtesy: Indian Food Freak

Currently of Neung Roi {Radisson Blu} fame, chef Suthijawa comes with two decades of experience, and interprets Thai in a modern and refined way, with a special focus on seasonal and fresh ingredients. She has created the menu at Neung Roi herself and will be present briefly at the Palate Fest to share some of her cooking secrets.

When: 28th Nov; 4pm – 5pm


This sufi rock band dabbles in both Hindi and English music. Supremely popular for their soulful cover of Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki, the band puts its own name to the test as they belt out tracks to intoxicate audiences.

When: 28th Nov; 7pm – 9pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Chef Ranveer Brar

ranveerbrab Music and Cooking Sessions at Palate Fest 2015Originally from Lucknow, chef Brar grew up amidst the many kebab vendors in the city. He is now the proud owner of Morisco, a seafood restaurant in Goa, Il Camino, an Italian joint, and The Chocolate Box. Having worked across a bunch of five star hotels and having been a judge on MasterChef India, the chef has a lot to bring to the table and we want to be there to witness it.

When: 29th Nov; 12pm – 1pm

Find him on Facebook here.

Chef Vicky Ratnani

vickyratnani Music and Cooking Sessions at Palate Fest 2015He was one of the first chefs in India to dabble in molecular gastronomy. Currently a chef, TV anchor, cookbook author and culinary consultant {at Dish Hospitality}, chef Ratnani is all set to share his experiences with audiences at the fest.

When: 29th Nov; 6pm – 7pm


If you’re a 90s kid, chances are you’re hummed along to Maaeri at some point or the other. If you fancy a dose of nostalgia, make sure you’re there on the last day of the Palate Fest to catch Palash Sen and company in their element.

When: 29th Nov; 7pm – 9pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Bhuvan Bam

bhuvan Music and Cooking Sessions at Palate Fest 2015Image courtesy: Shaanu Chauhan

Delhi-based singer and songwriter Bhuvam Bam recently went viral earlier this year, courtesy his song regarding the various bans imposed by the government. He’s also been known to do covers of popular Hindi songs.

When: 27th & 29th Nov; 11.30am – 1pm

Find him on Facebook here.


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