BANGALORE: Nothing helps one get under the skin of a community like their food. Bangalore Eats, a fun food walk venture founded by Divya and Seema Jaising (a part of the hospitality firm Che' Experiences), lets one do just that. So this Ramzan, you can take a walk through Mosque Road, indulging in the various delicacies that mark this holy month.
"What we generally do is we pick a specific area in the city and tie up with five to six restaurants, which are preferably within walking distance. Since it's Ramzan, we figured what better place to discover than Mosque Road," says Divya Jaising. "But it's not just a simple food walk. It's food with adventure, like a treasure hunt with delicacies," she continues.
They usually try to restrict the group to 35 people. "The group is then split into groups of five or six people and sent out on their trails. The various tasks usually involve activities like making their own cocktail or a nacho cookout or salad making, all in the same vein as Masterchef tasks. The idea behind this is to get people to experience food better and make it more interactive for the participants. Each task also involves food tasting at the particular restaurant. All of it culminates at the last spot where everyone has dinner together," she explains.
The group has organised two such food walks previously. The first one took place at Indiranagar on March 9, 2014 and took off from Chai Patty, the tea cafe. The second food walk happened in and around Church Street on May 11, 2014. More than 20 people participated in both the events. While the food walk is a great way to meet new people in the city, it also is a fun way to bond with your own friends over food. Just remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, carry an umbrella along and also an empty stomach.
The walk will start at 6:45 pm, July 11, at The French Loaf, Near Richards Park. The tickets can be booked at bookmyshow.com and cost `3000 per person.