The ill- effects of pesticides, artificial fertilizers and additives are splashed everywhere but people still seem to have very little choice. The Organic Food Festival which is currently on in the city is a welcome relief under such circumstances. The festival backed by Bangalore Urban Spaces is on from the 17th of January till the 25th at Camelot, Aspasia Boutique Hotel. Apart from giving cues about fine living, the Organic Food Festival also celebrates the opening of Babette’s, a fine dining restaurant, also situated within the Aspasia Boutique Hotel.
Authentic Indian vegetarian food is being served at the Camelot to essentially celebrate Makar Shankranti . Much care has been taken to source the organic products from growers’ communities like ERA Organics, Jalvik Krishi Society and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). “The Chairman, Managing Director and I got our mothers to contribute the recipes for the festival and also be part of the research work. I can assure that it’s high on personalized care” comments Paneesh Rao, CEO, Bangalore Urban Spaces.
The ongoing food festival has some great traditional food, prepared hygienically. Curd Rice, Oil Bean Rice and Pooris are the most popular main course choices. The side- dishes that featured include Beetroot Palya, Knol Kol Palya, Mahabaratha, Ginger Chutney, Mango Chutney and Onion Raitha. If that already doesn’t seem scrumptious enough, the Radish Sambar, Ridge gourd Chutney, Brinjal Curry, Bitter gourd chips and Maddur Vada should get you hungry. All these items come in a buffet so all that you’ll need to spend is an affordable Rs. 245 per person.
The Organic Food Festival is on at:
Aspasia Boutique Hotel,
#423, 8th Main, 4th Block Koramangla,
Tel. no.- 91 80 2553 1996/ 2552 1674