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It’s raining festivals in Pune!

With the summer vacations starting off, it’s literally raining food festivals in Pune! From Maharashtrian to Bengali to Thai, there are multiple options to choose from. Chefs have prepared specially curated menus for their patrons, and you really can’t go wrong with any of these.

Here’s a run down on how you can make this weekend realy count!

  1. ‘Peth Pujo’ at Hyatt Regency – Kolkata Food Festival

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I would not call ‘Peth Pujo’- The Bengali Way – the ongoing food festival at The Café at Hyatt Regency Pune, a Bengali Food Festival. Here is why?

It is so because, it is a SHOWCASE – a showcase of Kolkata, a city that is a melting pot of cuisines, all thanks to its culinary past. It aptly showcases how completely distinct cuisines sit happily next to each other each unique and yet each from Bengal. How the Amish and the niramish (Bengali vegetarian and non vegetarian) bumps happily next to artfully designed rich, meat based dishes from the Mughals and how the Awadhi influence came from the bawarchis, masalchis and Khansamas who tagged along with the last Nawab of Awadh who was exiled to the outskirts of Kolkata and gave local food the sweet spices, nuts and dried fruit that are characteristic of their cuisine and then came the British who  got with them not only their baking expertise but also their tea, cutlets culture.

Date: Till 30th April

Cost: INR 1050++ for lunch and INR 1299++ for dinner

Read bellydriven’s take on this buffet here!

2. Traditional Thai Fest at the Grand Sheraton

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Feast. That’s exactly what you get when you step into Feast, the buffet restaurant in any Grand Sheraton across the world. And Grand Sheraton hotel Pune stands proudly with its international brethren as it boasts a huge spread of delicacies as part of its buffet, ranging from Indian to Continental, shawrma to Paella, grills and desserts, middle easter hummus and North Indian Dahi bhalla. The choice is, indeed, mind boggling

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