New Mallu Flavours In Town
Chennai based Kappa Chakka Kandhari (KaChaKaa) announced the launch of the first of its kind “The Evergreen Kerala Food Festival”, in Bengaluru today. The event is set to take place in Bengaluru from 29th to 31st January 2016 at St Johns Medical College Auditorium Koramangala.
The event is in two parts – The evergreen Kerala food festival and the evergreen Kerala buffet. The food festival will be open to public from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with sale of pickles, snacks and savouries apart from food tasting and fun filled activities. The entry for this is free.
The evergreen Kerala food Buffet will be open from 7 p.m onwards, will have a mouth-watering banquet of 54 dishes both veg and non veg along with a live band in a special evening setup. The buffet priced at Rs 1250 per head is being offered under a special early bird offer at Rs 999 for an adult and Rs 599 for children above 6 years.
KaChaKaa has coined the term called “Neo”stalgic gourmet. Good food triggers memories of your childhood sitting in the warm comfortable kitchen of your grandmother, tasting the delicious wholesome dishes made by her.
Chef Regi Mathew had decided with Augustine Kurian and John Paul to start this venture under the banner of Kappa Chakka Kandhari (KCK). KCK means Jackfruit, Tapioca and Chilli which is the staple diet of Keraliites all over the world.
“Our vision is to recreate the cuisine which we enjoyed in our childhood and make it more acceptable for the new generation. Over time we hope to get this cuisine ingrained as a food habit of people who crave for good food” said Chef Regi Mathew who passionately believes in the concept of good food. He further said “A serving of steaming authentic dishes such as Chena puzhungiyathu and mulagupottichath on an absolutely idyllic rainy day is enough to put a beaming smile on every foodie worth his salt.”
Speaking on the occasion, Augustine said, “We are going in for an experience brimming with “neo”stalgia presented in a contemporary fashion. We hope to give people the memories of them as a child sitting in the floor waiting to taste the titbits that were lovingly given by their grandmother.”
“The two food tasting experiences in Chennai and one in Bengaluru saw over 200 and 300 odd guests walking in and relishing the dishes. This has validated our stand that the demand and need for this authentic food is very much there,” he said.
We aim to replicate this show across India starting from Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkatta and across Middle East. The interest levels shown is huge, for this is something totally unique to the food lovers” said John Paul.
Venue: St John’s Medical College Auditorium, Opp BDA Comples, Koramangala
Date: 29th – 31st, 2016
Time: 11 AM to 10 PM