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    A culinary fiesta hits the city this weekend

    05Food8Lead2The PREMISES of the landmark ITC Gardenia turns into a culinary wonderland of sorts right through Sunday with the first edition of The Food Lovers Show from 10 am until 10 pm. While Food Lovers magazine has conducted quite a few successful events over the years, this one appears to be much larger in scale. The day is packed with interesting events geared to the epicurious and presents a great opportunity to indulge in all things food related a�� purchase artisanal fare, pick up a trick or two from kitchen insiders or sample the various award winning wines on offer.
    a�?Our aim is to curate a day long carnival, if you will, that offers food lovers a unique experience in terms of quality of the foods and wines as well as first hand information from experts in the field,a�? explains Kripal Amanna, founder, Food Lovers Magazine.

    05food8lead5In the offing
    The day begins with a session on modernist Indian cooking by the talented Abhijit Saha of Saha, Singapore, (which recently won Best New Resturant award in Singapore). Saha will give visitors an experience of their fine dining Indian cuisine by way of a pop-up restaurant, so make sure to make a stop there. A highlight of the day, Amanna tells us, is the unveiling of the Food Art Wall, which showcases plates as canvases and food as colour, using the technique of photographic light painting.
    Those seriously looking at kick starting their own culinary venture cannot miss the 3 pm-session where Amanna talks to top restaurateurs Riyaaz Amlani, Abhijit Saha, Jean Michel Jasserand and Manu Chandra, on the secret to running a successful food business. At Residency Road. Tickets (Rs.500) on bookmyshow.com

    a��Rashmi Rajagopal


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