Kottayam: The foodies of central Kerala has a reason to celebrate this week with the annual food fest gets back offline after a break during the pandemic lockdown. The taste of north Kerala, along with the flavours of other south Indian states will be brought to Kottayam's crowd along with fun nights filled with music and entertainment from Wednesday.
This year's edition of the annual food festival organised by the Rubber Town Round Table 121 would be held at the Nagambadom Municipal ground from 24-29 January. Cooperation Minister V N Vasavan will inaugurate the food fest at 6.30 pm. Foodies in and around Kottayam can enjoy more than 300 varieties of dishes at the forty six food stalls.
This would be an amazing opportunity to try the Chettinad and Hyderabadi cuisines. Special dishes of Kozhikode and Thalassery will be the highlight of the fest. Besides, the local toddy shop dishes and a variety of dosas too would be available. The food fest serves an incredible spread of international cuisines like Thai, Indonesian. Korean, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Afghan and Iranian cuisines. Lovers of Al Faham, Arabic grilled items, burgers, American dishes and bakery items can try them at the various stalls.
The organisers informed that the stalls have been built on specially constructed platforms to ensure cleanliness and food safety. Moreover, the food items will be prepared by ensuring hygiene. The main entrance is at the Nagambadom bus stand road. Besides, there would be another entrance at the Kurian Uthup road too.
The entry is restricted through passes. There would be ticket counters at both the entrances. The visitors should park the vehicles at the indoor stadium. Interestingly, various entertainment and cultural programs too have been arranged as part of the event. The entry to the food fest is from 4.30 pm to 10 pm.
The closing ceremony, on 29 January, would be inaugurated by Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan MLA at 6.30 pm. The profits from the food fest would be donated to the Sparsh Round Table school for the differently abled students, at Parochal.