Bhubaneswar: With only a few days to go for the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup, there is excitement in the air. To add to the extravaganza, an international food festival will kick off soon at IDCO Exhibition Ground as part of Bhubaneswar City Festival, also called ‘FEST.’
It will be from December 1 to 16, with multiple other themes. It will be partnered by two dozen leading hotels, restaurants and catering institutes. The festival will bring all cuisines including continental, regional, national and street food from across the globe under on the same platform.
According to sources, each of the partners has volunteered to represent four food items from the menu of a country of their choice, four from opted Indian states and two street food items from Odisha. However, to give a unique character to the offering at the International Food Festival, each stall will have a state theme, a country theme and an Odia theme as per choice. Some stalls will also have a choice of more than one state/country.
From the streets of Odisha there will be thunka puri, chena tarhari, egg chop, chingudi chop, keema chop, pakodi, baigani, piazi, mugapiazi, gulgula, mutton chop, chicken pakoda, mudhi mansa, jhal mudhi, dahi vada, kanji vada, alu dum, chudakadamba, malpua, dalma, chitta pakodi, chaat, kachodi chat and many more.
The food festival will also have several activities in the form of a street fest in the nearby areas. Apart from the food court, the venue will have a beautiful arch with several selfie-points with Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal or the beautiful arch of 10th century Mukteswar from the Temple City as a backdrop.
The stalls selling food items of the world will be allotted to Swosti Group of Hotels, Mayfair Group of Hotels, Hotel New Marrion, Institute of Hotel Management, The Ranch, Bhookaa, Pipul Hotel and Resorts Padmaja Premium from Mumbai, Crown Hotel, Hotel Trident, Michael’s Kitchen, Aangan, Hotel Suryansh, Moody Blues, Hotel Seetal, Hotel Empires, VITS Hotel, OTDC from Odisha Tourism, Dalma, The Shade, Pramod Hotels and Resorts, Sandy’s Tower, ITER, Bocca Café and Coca-Cola.